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Interview: Big Chief Bo Dollis, Jr. and Big Queen Laurita Dollis

Sun, 10/25/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson is joined on the phone by Big Chief Bo Dollis Jr. and Big Queen Laurita Dollis of the Wild Magnolias. They discuss the intricate process of making suits, the role signals play when they parade, the huge impact Big Chief ... Read more

Rhythm Room 10/23/20

Sat, 10/24/20
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Theme From Beverly Hills Cop The Mighty Mocambos 03:38 45 2 I Shall Be Released Nina Simone 03:56 To Love Somebody 3 I'm Just Another Soldier The Staple Singers 03:54 Be Altitude; Respect Yourself (Stax LP STS-3002) 4 Sweet Harmony Lloyd Charmers 03:20 Dread Broadcasting Co... Read more

Interview: Family Ties founder Tyrone Brooks

Tue, 10/20/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Family Ties founder Tyrone Brooks talks to Action Jackson about how he's looking forward to the club's 20th anniversary, how colors are chosen for parades, how he first got involved with second lines, and more! Hear the whole interview... Read more

Lake Charles Musician Relief Fund benefit this Saturday

Tue, 10/20/20
Authored by Carrie Booher
This Saturday at 7pm CT, musicians help musicians during a streaming concert benefitting the Lake Charles Musician Relief Fund. Scheduled performers include Zachary Richard, Sonny Landreth, Sean Ardoin, Jourdan Thibodeaux, Cedric Watson, Joel Savoy, Ronnie Fruge, Yvette Lan... Read more

Rhythm Room 10/16/20

Sat, 10/17/20
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Reggae Medley Coyabalites 03:17 Unhinged 2 B4 - A LOT TO BE THANKFUL FOR.mp3 CLARENCE SMITH 04:32 WHATEVER HAPPENED TO LOVE 3 We Got To Have Peace Curtis Mayfield 04:45 Roots 4 After It's Too Late Bobby "Blue" Bland 02:30 Ain't Nothing You Can Do 5 Greedy Greedy Emporer Val... Read more

WWOZ wins 5 Press Club of New Orleans Awards for Excellence in Journalism

Thu, 10/15/20
Authored by Carrie Booher
We are happy to share that WWOZ won five Press Club of New Orleans Awards tonight in the categories of 'Best Radio Story,' 'Best Feature Videography,' 'Best Social Media Campaign,' 'Best Social Video,' and 'Best Multi-Feature Photography!' In addition to the wins, we also ... Read more

Interview: Maroon Queen Cherice Harrison-Nelson

Sun, 10/11/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Maroon Queen Cherice Harrison-Nelson talks to Action Jackson about how the culture has helped her deal with depression, the steps that were taken to give a Counsel Chief Joseph Jenkins a proper sendoff amid the pandemic, and much more.... Read more

Rhythm Room 10/09/20

Sat, 10/10/20
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 The Horse Cliff Nobles (& Co) 02:28 The Horse (plus bonus tracks) 2 Grandma's Hands Rev. John Wilkins 02:48 Trouble 3 Pocomania Day Lovindeer 06:01 One Day Christian 4 Baby! You Oughta Think It Over Bobby Womack 02:39 Fly Me To The Moon 5 rhythm major lance 02:26 Single Okeh... Read more

In Memoriam: Rev. John Wilkins

Tue, 10/06/20
Memphis-based gospel blues guitarist and vocalist Reverend John Wilkins died this morning at the age of 76. He was the son of the influential prewar blues musician Reverend Robert Wilkins. As an adult, he served as the pastor for the Hunter’s Chapel Church in Como, Mississi... Read more

Interview: DJ Jubilee

Sun, 10/04/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, DJ Jubilee gets on the phone with WWOZ's Action Jackson to discuss his latest music project, his efforts to mentor the younger generation, the roles he plays with Young Men Olympians and Zulu, and much more! Listen in at the player bel... Read more

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