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Funky Vinyl on the Block Party

Fri, 12/26/14
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Join guest host Alski on the Block Party this week with special guest dj Tarik from the land of Prince. A transplanted local, he is a show host at our sister station in Minneapolis KFAI. Tarik will be doing a dj set spinning rare and funky 45's. Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 12/26/14

Fri, 12/26/14
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Fever The Pazant Brothers 02:48 The Brothers Funk 2014/12/26 22:00:54 2 River Lenny Williams 05:04 Pray For The Lion 2014/12/26 22:03:53 3 Exactly Like Me ... Read more

Davell Crawford, "Silent Night"

Wed, 12/24/14
Authored by David Stafford
Here's Davell Crawford rendition of "Silent Night," recorded at Tipitinas on December 19, 2014 during WWOZ's 34th Birthday Party, as well as a Flickr album of photos from the event. Read more

Deadline Extended! Roll with the Krewe of King James: Super Bad Sex Machine Strollers this Mardi Gras Season

Tue, 12/23/14
Authored by Soul Sister
By popular request, the deadline has been extended for you to join us for year #2 of the fun new marching krewe, rolling again as part of the KreweDelusion parade on Saturday, January 31, 2015, following Krewe du Vieux. The mission of my Krewe of King James: the Super Bad S... Read more

Mahalia Jackson, "Silent Night"

Mon, 12/22/14
Authored by David Stafford
While the performance speaks for itself, I can't really tell you much about the provenance of this video; if you know, leave a comment. The YouTube poster tersely notes that it's from 1961 but provides no other details. Silent Night was the title of Jackson's 1962 Christmas... Read more

Big Pete's Show on New Orleans place names

Sun, 12/21/14
Authored by Big Pete
My first show of the year, on Saturday morning January 3, 2015 will feature traditional jazz named for various New Orleans places, like Mahogany Hall Stomp. I will discuss these places and how some of them influenced the jazz we listen to today. Big Pete Read more

New Orleans DNA: Times-Picayune archives from 1885 to 1930

Sat, 12/20/14
Authored by Carrie Booher
It's a golden age for archive access. Another unique collection is slowly hitting the web, this time in the form of newspapers at the New Orleans Digital News Paper Archive (NOLA DNA). Local preservationist Joseph Makkos is the recipient of 30,000 tubes filled with Times-Pi... Read more

World Journey 12 /20 /14

Sat, 12/20/14
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Kabendo Mangue Konde, Le Super Mandé 07:44 Bambara Mystic Soul: The Raw Sound of Burkina Faso 2014/12/20 15:58:58 2 Mary Jobs Combination 04:12 Zimbabwe Serenades Vol 3 2... Read more

Rhythm Room Xmas Special 12/19/14

Sat, 12/20/14
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Here Comes Santa Claus Byron Lee & The Dragonaires 02:17 Christmas Party Time In The Tropics 2014/12/19 21:58:29 2 Merry Christmas To You Salem Travelers 03:05 Checker 20... Read more

Paul Sanchez, "I Got Drunk This Christmas"

Fri, 12/19/14
Authored by David Stafford
"This is a New Orleans Christmas song," says Paul Sanchez, "Which means it involves drinking...." Here's "I Got Drunk This Christmas," which appeared on the Red Beans and Ricely Yours CD/DVD project, recorded live at Papa Roux’s in Indianapolis in 2008.   Read more

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