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Interview: Westbank Steppers president Pal Alexander

Wed, 01/20/21
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Westbank Steppers president Henry "Pal" Alexander talks to Action Jackson about their charity work, how the club was established, why it's important to have a second line on the West Bank, and more. Hear it all in the player below! Read more

Rhythm Room01/15/21

Sat, 01/16/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Crackle Ska The Higher Notes 03:13 Double Salute 2 Love Is All Buck D.D. Black 03:09 Mississippi Bluze Mass 3 Victory! Michelle David & The Gospel Sessions 04:20 2020 - The Gospel Sessions Vol. 4 4 Out In The Country David Ruffin 03:36 David - Unreleased LP & More 5 Play Me... Read more

French Quarter Festival announces 2021 dates: Sep. 30-Oct. 3

Thu, 01/14/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
This morning, French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI), the nonprofit organization that produces French Quarter Fest, announces their dates for the 2021 festival. The event will take place September 30-October 3, 2021. In 2022, French Quarter Fest will return to its traditiona... Read more

Interview: Fred Johnson of Black Men of Labor

Tue, 01/12/21
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Fred Johnson of the Black Men of Labor talks to Action Jackson about a program that helps first-time homebuyers, why the club's parade is now in October instead of Labor Day Weekend, putting parade preparations on hold amid the pandemi... Read more

Today's New Orleans Music Show Murf Reeves - Corey Ledet 1.11.21

Mon, 01/11/21
  How is it going? I hope you were listening today and were curious about Corey Ledet and it led you here.  I had such a good time listening to Corey talk about his projects and discoveries.  The enthusiasism and excitement, especially about the connection to the traditi... Read more

Danny Barker Week at WWOZ

Sun, 01/10/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
Welcome to Danny Barker Week on WWOZ! Each morning this week, 9-11am CT, our trad jazz show hosts will be paying tribute to the great jazz guitarist, singer, banjo player, and a composer. This year, we've partnered with the Danny Barker Banjo & Guitar Festival to share thei... Read more

Rhythm Room01/08/21

Sat, 01/09/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Jam Rock Rico Rodriguez 03:27 Jama Rico 2 All That You Have Is Your Soul Tracy Chapman 05:16 Crossroads 3 Who God Bless Blaxx 03:36 4 Stop Knocking Arthur Conley 02:45 One More Sweet Soul Music '73 5 Hold Me Baby Basil Daily 02:48 Studio One 45 6 Cheater Man Esther Phillips ... Read more

George Porter, Jr. & the Runnin' Pardners: 'Crying For Hope'

Tue, 01/05/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
Check out the new single from George Porter, Jr. & His Runnin' Pardners for their song 'Crying For Hope.' This is band's first new studio recording in over five years. 'Crying For Hope' is the title track of the band's forthcoming full-length studio album, which is due out ... Read more

Interview: Men Buckjumpers president

Tue, 01/05/21
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, the Original Men Buckjumpers president talks to Action Jackson about why the club has survived so long, why the parade attracts a large crowd, how club members choose their fancy footwear, and more! Hear it all in the player below: Read more

Rhythm Room01/01/21 Favorite Music 2020

Sat, 01/02/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Darkest Hour Rev. John Wilkins 02:48 Trouble 2 Give God the Blues Shemekia Copeland 03:48 Uncivil War 3 The Ghetto (Live) Ruthie Foster 05:10 Live at the Paramount 4 Morning in America Durand Jones & The Indications 03:52 American Love Call 5 Wolves in Disguise Izo FitzRoy 0... Read more

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