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Video: Ellis Marsalis at Lincoln Center

Mon, 11/13/17
A very happy birthday to Ellis Marsalis, a WWOZ Guardian of the Groove! Three years ago, he traveled for a performance at Lincoln Center in honor of his 80th birthday. Check out the performance and interview series below.  Read more

Fats Domino on our 2-week archive

Sat, 11/11/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Tuesday night 1950s R&B show host Neil Pellegrin has been paying tribute to the late, great Fats Domino with a special series of shows. Listen to the first two episodes on our 2-week archive: First show covers through 1953: listen here, available through November 13 Second... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 11/10//17

Sat, 11/11/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     Turn on Your Love Light     Lonnie Mack     02:12     Memphis Wham! 2     Children Don't Get Weary     Booker T. & The MG's     03:37     Up Tight 3     Little Light     The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers     03:20     Burn Brightly 4     Satisfaction Guaranteed     Judy W... Read more

In Memoriam: Wendell Eugene

Fri, 11/10/17
Wendell Eugene passed away on Tuesday, November 7, at the age of 94. Mr. Eugene was one of the most well-respected and longest-serving trombonists in the traditional jazz community in New Orleans. Eugene was born in New Orleans in 1923 and served in the Navy during World W... Read more

1980 PBS special: "Pete!"

Thu, 11/09/17
Take a gander back to 1980 with this PBS documentary on Pete Fountain. A pre-reality TV era PBS takes a look at Pete's rise as a musician, joins Pete and his band in their Winnebago as they cross the country to a well-paying gig, and stop in at a crawfish boil hosted by Pet... Read more

5 things to know for 11/10 - 11/16

Thu, 11/09/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) Oak Street Po Boy Fest is happening on Sunday, November 12. It will feature over two dozen local restaurants and caterers serving up various incarnations of the festival's namesake food. If you can't find your po boy here, you won't find it anywhere-- there are over 50 v... Read more

Video: Malevitus at WWOZ

Wed, 11/08/17
Revisiting the live series of music our Wednesday night Kitchen Sink hosts brought into the studio over the summer with this song from Malevitus. This was part of their 50th anniversary celebration of the "Summer of Love." Hear The Kitchen Sink every weeknight, 10p-midnight. Read more

Diggin in the Crates- Playlists for Whiskey

Wed, 11/08/17
Authored by Murf Reeves
Sometimes I feel the time is moving incredibly fast, and the only thing I can do is hold on.  A few months have gone by since I have posted, because I began a metamorphising journey, unfortunately, without superpower manifestation, but rather, starting my own business.  The... Read more

James Booker in Nice, 1978

Tue, 11/07/17
Here's a treat-- a 32-minute set of James Booker's solo set at the Nice, France Jazz Festival on June 16, 1978.  Read more

The Session at WWOZ, June 2017

Mon, 11/06/17
Check out The Session, performing live at WWOZ back in June.  From the group's website: "Individually and collectively, we are trying to create a sound that reflects who we are at this moment. However, we are each steeped in a rich tradition. We have been lucky enough to p... Read more

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