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Rhythm Room Playlist 02/23/18

Sat, 02/24/18
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     Mack The Knife     Bobby Emmons     02:13     Name Of The Game:Hi Records 2     That Lucky Old Sun     SOLOMON BURKE     03:00     Proud Mary 3     Spirit In The Sky     Dorothy Morrison     03:36     Brand New Day (Buddah LP) 4     One Scotch One Bourbon One Beer    ... Read more

Champion Jack Dupree in 1969

Fri, 02/23/18
Champion Jack Dupree is in fine form in this set recorded in 1969. These 27 minutes are part of a longer performance. For more, be sure to check out the links at the bottom.  Read more

5 things to know for 2/23 - 3/1

Fri, 02/23/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) Live broadcasts coming up! On Tuesday, February 27, the students from KIPP Believe Jazz Band will come to WWOZ for the February edition of School Groove. Hear these talented young people around noon. And on Wednesday, February 28, we'll be welcoming Rebirth Brass Band in... Read more

Happy birthday, Ernie K-Doe

Thu, 02/22/18
Remembering the late, great Ernie K-Doe on his birthday! He would've been 85 today. Burn K-Doe Burn!!! Listen to a clip from his 1980s WWOZ show below.  Read more

Playlist thoughts

Wed, 02/21/18
Authored by Murf Reeves
        I am struggling.  I've been struggling for a good while.  I'm pretty sure we all struggle at points in life.  The speedbumps that motivate us to do better.  My struggle has been with the job, career path and real fulfillment, and I have been seeking, researching, ... Read more

'Buckjumping' trailer

Wed, 02/21/18
Buckjumping is a feature-length documentary about dance traditions in New Orleans, observing both their contemporary expression and abiding significance. The film follows eight dancing communities as they demonstrate ownership of the streets of New Orleans, commemorate thei... Read more

Video: Bonerama 'Mr. Okra'

Tue, 02/20/18
Bonerama's tribute to Arthur J. Robinson, better known as ubiquitous produce vendor Mr. Okra (1944-2018). The band gave him a writing credit, as they used his words in the lyric. This was recorded during WWOZ's membership drive in October 2017. Read more

Free audio engineering workshops open to teens

Tue, 02/20/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
Applications are open now for two new instructional workshops in music production for teenagers presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. One workshop will teach the fundamentals of audio engineering in a recording studio environment. The other will teach the... Read more

French Quarter Fest 2018 Lineup Announced

Tue, 02/20/18
The music lineup for the 2018 French Quarter Festival is out! This year's festival is April 12-15 at stages throughout the French Quarter. WWOZ will again be broadcasting live from the festival. More details on that to come soon. This is the 35th year of French Quarter Fes... Read more

Video: A2D2 'Summertime'

Sun, 02/18/18
Arsene Delay and Antoine Diel (A2D2) talk about how they met and cover Ella Fitzgerald's 'Summertime' at the WWOZ studio on January 1, 2017.  Read more

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