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Rhythm Room Playlist 11/21/14

Sat, 11/22/14
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
See the full Rhythm Room Playlist for November 21, 2014. Read more

Dr. John, "Ice Age"

Fri, 11/21/14
Authored by David Stafford
On this day (November 21) in 1940, one Malcolm John "Mac" Rebennack was born in New Orleans. Happy birthday, Dr. John! This is the official live video for "Ice Age" from Dr. John's 2012 album Locked Down. It was filmed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, with a band that feat... Read more

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, "Frosty"

Thu, 11/20/14
Authored by David Stafford
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown demonstrates his unique and influential approach to the electric guitar on Albert Collins' signature tune, "Frosty." This performance was recorded at the Maple Leaf in New Orleans on February 4, 1984.     Read more

New Orleans Fringe Festival: Nov. 19-23

Wed, 11/19/14
Authored by Carrie Booher
The New Orleans Fringe Festival, held each November, launches again tonight with a wide and varied selection of theater and performances. Fringe is a worldwide movement that was started in Scotland in 1947 when eight performing groups were excluded from the mainstream annua... Read more

Kid Thomas Band at Preservation Hall: "Tiger Rag" (1982)

Wed, 11/19/14
Authored by David Stafford
Kid Thomas Valentine's band performs "Tiger Rag" at Preservation Hall on May 17, 1982, shot by Alan Lomax, the great collector of 20th century American folk music, and his crew. Kid Thomas' career as a New Orleans band leader lasted some six decades, from the 1920s to the 1... Read more

Marc Stone Band, "Every Dog Got His Day"

Mon, 11/17/14
Authored by David Stafford
WWOZ's Marc Stone pays tribute to his mentor Eddie Bo by covering the 1960 cut "Every Dog Got His Day" at the 2014 Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival. Catch him on 'OZ on "The Soul Serenade with Marc Stone" on Tuesdays from 2-4p at 90.7FM and   Read more

Thank You, Team 'OZ!

Sun, 11/16/14
Authored by Maryse Déjean
Team WWOZ flourished in the Fall Classic 5K on Saturday, November 8!  We gathered 37 entrants, the third most among non-profit organizations, and won $750 from the Crescent City Fitness Foundation and its program of support to both Schools and Non-Profits.   We had the part... Read more

Block Party Playlist 11/15/14

Fri, 11/14/14
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Soul Vibrations Dorothy Ashby 03:23 Afro-Harping 2014/11/15 18:02:21 2 Intenational Slackness Sam Carty & The Astronauts 03:38 International Slackness 2014/11/15 18:05:56... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 11/14/14

Fri, 11/14/14
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 The Terror The Sorcerers 03:56 Funk, Soul and Afro Rarities: An Introduction to ATA Records 2014/11/14 22:02:32 2 All That You Have Is Your Soul Tracy Chapman 05:16 Crossroa... Read more

Interview with vocalist Sarah Peterson of Smoking Time Jazz Club

Wed, 11/12/14
Authored by Carrie Hadler
New Orleans has a long and storied history of female musicians. One of the relatively recent additions to the city's current fantastic female jazz vocalist lineup, Sarah Peterson of the Smoking Time Jazz Club, sat down to chat about what it was like for her first coming to ... Read more

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