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Lucinda Williams: Tiny Desk Concert

Wed, 12/31/14
Authored by David Stafford
Lucinda Williams, born in Lake Charles and the daughter of former Lousiana poet laureate Miller Williams, brings her unique mixture of rock, blues, country, and Americana to this NPR Music Tiny Desk concert. She plays four songs from her beautiful new double album, Down Whe... Read more

Yes Ma'am, "The D Song"

Wed, 12/31/14
Authored by David Stafford
This video is an entertaining and hilarious romp, even if somewhat a contradiction in terms, being an "official" music video by the New Orleans street band Yes Ma'am. FWIW, it's a bit naughty and NSFW, including, among other things, some recreational drug use, a ton of twer... Read more

New Year's Eve from your WWOZ Show Hosts

Tue, 12/30/14
Authored by Carrie Booher
WWOZ show hosts have eclectic tastes and personalities, but one thread runs through them all-- a big love for music and New Orleans. They also tend to know where the party's at whether you're looking for brass, blues, jazz, rock, performance art, or anything else. Intereste... Read more

Maria Muldaur and David Torkanowsky, "Don't You Feel My Leg"

Mon, 12/29/14
Authored by David Stafford
Maria Muldaur and David Torkanowsky, "Don't You Feel My Leg" Maria Muldaur and David Torkanowsky performed "Don't You Feel My Leg" during our recent Fall Fund Drive. They did not know beforehand that we were now videotaping live shows, but they were gracious enough to allow ... Read more

Hypnotism Show

Sat, 12/27/14
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
Tonight from midnight to 3am Sunday, "Mr. Boring" will convert his always-sleep-inducing personality into the power of hypnotism.  Yep, I'm hypnotizing the Saturday night drunk listeners who call the WWOZ studio to offer themselves up to the cuckold stars of this weeks tele... Read more

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

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