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Rhythm Room 04/30/21 Tribute to Suzanne Corley

Sat, 05/01/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Kokpa Dobet Gnahore 03:56 Djekpa La You 2 Tus Pencas Lila Downs 03:24 Salón Lágrimas y Deseo 3 Koumba Tshala Muana 06:17 African Divas Vol. 1 4 Bantwanyana Awu Dima Sisters 02:30 Classic Mbaqanga Girl Groups - Vol. 5 5 Die With My Dignity Singing Sandra 05:00 6 Año Bisiesto ... Read more

In Memoriam: Ron Phillips

Thu, 04/29/21
It is with great sadness that we share more hard news with you this week. Longtime WWOZ show host Ron Phillips has passed, suddenly. On Tuesday, he enjoyed an evening out with friends and had a wonderful time, and when he returned home he had a sudden heart attack and died.... Read more

In Memoriam: Suzanne Corley

Tue, 04/27/21
It is with great sadness that we share the news that longtime WWOZ show host Suzanne Corley has passed, at 52. She had been part of the WWOZ family since 2002, and over the last decade was the host of the World Journey and Tudo Bem shows on Saturdays, and for many years was... Read more

Playlist: Soul Power w/Soul Sister 04/24/21

Tue, 04/27/21
Playlist: Soul Power with the Soul Sister Saturday, April 24, 2021 8:00-10:00pm CDT Listen (archived show available April 24 - May 8): “Bold Soul Sister” - Ike & Tina Turner, 1970 “Together We Can Shine” – Linx, 1981 ... Read more

Video: Piano Night 2021

Tue, 04/27/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
Welcome to WWOZ Piano Night 2021: From Our Homes to Yours! This is a benefit for WWOZ, but as in 2020, no tickets are required. By going virtual we are able to open our doors and make seats to welcome thousands of guests who never would have been able to all fit in the same... Read more

Rhythm Room 04/23/21

Sat, 04/24/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Teasin' Cornell Dupree 03:56 What It Is!: Funky Soul and Rare Grooves (Disc 4) 2 Long Walk To D.C. Staple Singers 02:33 Ultimate Staple Singers: A Family Affair 1 3 oh_jehovah Stanley Beckford 03:16 Reggaemento 4 I'm a Fool for You James Carr 01:58 A Man Needs A Woman 5 No... Read more

Interview: CTC Steppers' president Trigga Black

Fri, 04/23/21
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, the new CTC Steppers president, Walter James Fair, talks to Action Jackson about how he became one of the youngest social & pleasure club presidents, which year's theme really stands out in his memory, why it's important to parade thro... Read more

Photos: Jazz Festing In Place 2021

Fri, 04/23/21
Check out all these happy 'OZilians Jazz Festing In Place with us this week! People from 195 countries/territories tune in to WWOZ-- send us pics from your festing outpost and we'll add them to our Jazz Festing In Place online scrapbook. Remember to tell us where you're fro... Read more

Playlist: Soul Power w/Soul Sister 04/17/21

Thu, 04/22/21
Playlist: Soul Power with the Soul Sister Saturday, April 17, 2021 8:00-10:00pm CDT Listen (archived show available April 17 - May 1): “Bold Soul Sister” - Ike & Tina Turner, 1970 “Funk by the Pound” – George Smallwoo... Read more

Rhythm Room 04/16/21

Sat, 04/17/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 morning after Willie mitchell 02:14 Its dance time 2 Waiting For My Child Pops Staples 02:52 Father Father 3 A Long Journey Elizabeth King 02:21 Living in the Last Days 4 The Love I Saw In You Was Just A Mirage Smokey Robinson & The Miracles 03:04 Make It Happen (Tamla LP T... Read more

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