This week's edition of The '50s R&B Show will spotlight the life and career
of soul legend Joe Simon, featuring a brand new interview with the man
himself! Simon, a native of Simmesport, Louisiana, started his recording
career on the West Coast in the late '50s with the Ech...
The sights and sounds of a defining local cultural practice, second line
parades, come alive in “Dancing in the Streets: Social Aid and Pleasure
Clubs of New Orleans,” on view at The Historic New Orleans Collection from
February 25 to June 13, 2021.
Assembled in collaborat...
1 Thank You Falletin Me Be Mice Elf Agin Junior Mance 04:20 With A Lotta Help
From My Friends
2 God Is Real Lee Fields & The Expressions 03:20 It Rains Love
3 Something Is Missing Holmes Brothers 03:14 Feed My Soul
4 Destination: Anywhere The Marvelettes 02:41 The Complete M...
The year 2021 marks the 95th annual celebration of Black history in the
US. This observation was founded as a week-long event in February, 1926 by
Dr. Carter G. Woodson and his colleagues in the Association for the Study of
Negro (now African American) Life and History, for...
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Undefeated Divas and Gents President
Kevin Devezin talks to Action Jackson about how he got started in the second
line, the group's talented designers, how they choose their fancy footwear,
and more. Hear the interview in the player be...
1 Sledgehammer Boris Gardiner 03:21 Sledgehammer
2 What Is This Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens 03:14 What Have You Done, My
3 Movin' Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens 02:48 Cold World
4 don't let the love light leave carla thomas 02:27 more from the other side
Today is Irma Thomas's 80th birthday, and we've been paying tribute to her
all day long on WWOZ. We couldn't finish out the day without sharing just a
few more rare Irma recordings from our vaults, so tune to WWOZ at 10pm CT for
an hour of some great Irma Thomas live record...
Happy 80th birthday to the Soul Queen of New Orleans, Irma Thomas! She has
been a longtime supporter of WWOZ and we've appreciated every moment of that.
Listen in to WWOZ today as our show hosts honor her in their own special
ways. Below, a few of our favorite photos of her...
New Orleanians' creativity can't be dampened by a lack of parades! Here are
just a few of the house floats from all over New Orleans that residents
designed and installed to celebrate Mardi Gras 2021.
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Chief Eric B. of the Monogram Hunters
talks to Action Jackson about loved ones lost during the pandemic, how
his suit incorporates Rhastafarian culture, his latest musical project, and
more. Hear it all in the player below: