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Interview: Wilbert Rawlins

Wed, 08/12/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Landry Walker High School Band Director Wilbert Rawlins gets on the phone with WWOZ's Action Jackson to talk about how he got into teaching, the benefits of music education, the perks that come with being in a successful brass band, an... Read more

Help support WWOZ with your very own sign by Nan Parati, the sign writer for Jazz Fest

Sat, 08/08/20
At the end of a Jazz Fest day back in 1986, I was out on the field (in what is now the Folk area) writing a stack of band signs for the next day's festival. Two men ambled up and stood, watching me write, though I was more interested in the fact that Aaron Neville was sitti... Read more

Rhythm Room08/07/20

Sat, 08/08/20
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 la ranita los destellos 02:45 sicodélicos 2 I'll Keep My Light In My Window New York Community Choir 02:41 Make Every Day Count (Expanded Edition) 3 The Warning Roy Tyler & New Directions 03:53 Three Way Calling 4 Get A Hold Of You Jr Thomas & The Volcanos 03:32 Beware 5 Th... Read more

Video: Killer Whale 'Plenty of Time'

Tue, 08/04/20
The video for the new single from Killer Whale was filmed live at Downman Sounds and is about taking your time when you're making the decision to stay with a lover or move on. The song is included on the group's upcoming LP,  Tastes Like Yesterday, out September 18 via Devi... Read more

Louis Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp to hold a virtual culminating concert

Sun, 08/02/20
Authored by Carrie Booher
Celebration of the conclusion of the 26th Anniversary of the Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp will go on despite restrictions due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Like this year’s summer jazz camp, instructors and students will come together virtually to hold ... Read more

Interview: Travis Lyons of Perfect Gentlemen

Sun, 08/02/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Travis Lyons of the Perfect Gentlemen Social and Pleasure Club talks to WWOZ's Action Jackson about how this has been a year of cancellations, how city regulations have impacted parades, what parades might look like next year, and much... Read more

Rhythm Room 07/31/20

Sat, 08/01/20
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Neckbones The Du-Rites 02:27 J-Zone & Pablo Martin are The Du-Rites 2 How_Do_I_Get_There Don Bryant 03:57 Don't Give Up On Love 3 Walk Tall Esther Marrow 03:45 Newport News, Virginia 4 The Jealous Kind Bettye Swann 03:44 Complete Atlantic 72-76 Recordings '14 5 You Don't Car... Read more

Happy Little Queenie Day!

Mon, 07/27/20
We are remembering Leigh "Little Queenie" Harris today. Last year, New Orleans City Council honored her by proclaiming July 27, her birthday, as Little Queenie Day. Read more

Interview: Big Chief Howard Miller of Creole Wild West

Sat, 07/25/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Big Chief Howard Miller of the Creole Wild West talks to WWOZ's Action Jackson about how he became a Big Chief, how Mardi Gras Indian suits have changed over the years, whether the pandemic could lead to 2020 suits being worn next year... Read more

Rhythm Room07/24/20

Sat, 07/25/20
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Yank African Music Machine 04:32 African Music Machine (Singular CD no##) 2 We Shall Overcome Toots & the Maytals 03:28 Bla.Bla.Bla 3 Ernest Franklin / Kickin' Life Ernest Franklin 03:18 The Dynamic Ernest Franklin 4 I Can't Be All Bad Johnny Adams 03:02 Heart & Soul 5 She'... Read more

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