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Another Great Ponderosa Stomp

Wed, 10/09/13
Authored by Danielle Dietze
This year's Ponderosa Stomp featured "Architects of American Music" including the likes of The Sonics, Swamp Dogg, Ty Wagner, Gaunga Dyns, and plenty more. Apart from the live concert over the weekend, the Stomp also featured a Record Show and Music History Conference hoste... Read more

Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker

Tue, 10/08/13
Authored by David Stafford
Director Lily Keber's Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker closes this year's 24th Annual New Orleans Film Festival, playing at the Civic Theatre on Thursday, October 17 7:00p. On October 8, tickets go on sale to general public. The film, according to the festi... Read more

New Orleans High School Bands on the March in "The Whole Gritty City"

Sun, 10/06/13
Authored by David Stafford
The Whole Gritty City is a documentary premiering at this year's New Orleans Film Festival. The film, per its web site "tells the story of three New Orleans marching bands"--the Roots of Music Crusaders, the L.E. Rabouin High School Marching Band, the O. Perry Walker High S... Read more

George Porter Jr. and the McLovins from Live at Vibes

Wed, 10/02/13
Authored by David Stafford
In order to properly funk-i-fy your day, here's the great George Porter, Jr. guesting with the the McLovins (and accompanied by Grant's Tomb horns) at last July's Gathering of the Vibes jam band festival in Bridgeport, CT.   Read more

K-Doe Live at Jazz Fest, 1980-something

Mon, 09/30/13
Authored by David Stafford
This is actually "the Ernie K-Doe Official Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame Induction video", but the bulk of it consists of K-Doe performing a couple of songs (including "Mother-in-Law") at Jazz Fest, sometime during the 1980s. The sign in the background ("Schlitz Welcomes You... Read more

An Ode To Our Listeners

Fri, 09/27/13
Authored by Danielle Dietze
Good afternoon OZillians. This summer I had the oppurtunity to embark on a road trip to the far off land of the West Coast. Upon my journey I met countless of wonderful folks, some of whom knew and loved WWOZ. This was an unsuprising suprise, since we are the greatest stati... Read more

Ready Teddy McQuiston the Disc Jockey – An Appreciation

Wed, 09/25/13
Authored by David Kunian
Simply stated, they do not make them like Ready Teddy McQuiston any more. Do you hear me? They DO NOT. This was a man with more energy and more aliveness (if that's not a word, it is now) than entire counties and parishes. It's hard to believe that he's gone. Back when I ar... Read more

Clifton Chenier, "Tu Peux Cogner (Mais Tu Ne Pas Rentrer)"

Wed, 09/25/13
Authored by David Stafford
1983 Grammy winner and Blues Hall of Famer, the King of Zydeco, from Opelousas, Louisiana, here's the late great Clifton Chenier doing "Tu Peux Cogner (Mais Tu Peux Pas Rentrer)" (Keep-A-Knockin' But You Can't Come In) on Dutch television. I don't have an exact date, but so... Read more

New Orleans Music Video: Mia Borders' "Mississippi Rising"

Mon, 09/23/13
Authored by David Stafford
Jazz Fest got it exactly right when they described Mia Borders as "an embodiment of modern New Orleans - soulful, beautiful, energetic, rooted in tradition but speaking for today". Check out a recent video from her album Wherever There Is, and shot on the Mississippi a few blo... Read more

WWOZ for Tunein

Sun, 09/22/13
Authored by Danielle Dietze
WWOZ was featured on radio app TuneIn's latest ad campaign! You might have noticed them around your town in public transportation if you live in New York, Chicago, or San Francisco.              TuneIn's Ceo John Donham says WWOZ is "the best Jazz in the world... You're not... Read more

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