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Merry Nazz-mas

Sun, 12/25/11
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
From the great boxing writer turned attorney and regular WWOZ listener: Michael Marley   The Nazz by Lord Buckley   Now look at all you cats and kitties out there whippin' and wailin' and jumpin' up and down and suckin' up all that juice and pattin' each other on... Read more

Sound Clash Holiday Edition

Tue, 12/20/11
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Join Brice Nice (Vinyl) and Alski (Digital) on the Rhythm Room this Friday as they once again have a musical duel. Special holiday edition of Sound Clash featuring no holiday songs. Read more

Gentilly Jr. Shows You How to Survive the Holidays

Sun, 12/18/11
Authored by Christy
Getting hounded by the same 10 tunes everywhere you go this holiday season? Tune in this Monday at 7pm and let Gentilly Jr. cure your holiday blues with some...holiday blues. Not to mention bluegrass. Plus all genres in between - maybe even some holiday hot rod.  "I can jus... Read more

Not your usual kind of Christmas show!!

Wed, 12/14/11
Authored by Raymond Kent
Tune in to WWOZ FM in New Orleans this Friday morning, December 16th from 6 to 9 a.m. Louisiana time for my holiday modern jazz show!  Amidst a handful of standard Christmas songs done in a creative, non-standard and very enjoyable way – will be songs of Peace on earth and ... Read more

A few "Soul Sister" playlists for you . . .

Mon, 12/12/11
Authored by Soul Sister
Hi, right on friends and soulful people. Over the years, updating my playlists here has not been one of my strong suits , though it is my main goal to inform all listeners about the music I'm playing so that you can enjoy it for yourself again and again.  Thanks to the new ... Read more

Music From The Other Port City

Sat, 12/10/11
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
Like New Orleans; Seattle and Portland are geographically isolated port cities that have always created their own unique sound.  Unlike New Orleans, the primarily caucasian populations of Seattle to Portland, often tuned their ears to the largest closest city (Los Angeles) ... Read more

Jimmy the Kid Rides Into Town

Fri, 12/09/11
Jimbo Mathus is saddled up and ready to ride into town. He is heading toward the Quarters and the Blues Breakdown Show, with your hostess "The Problem Child". Jimbo Mathus was born and raised in Mississippi and learned the music as it was passed down through the generations... Read more

Steppin' Out The West Bank Way

Thu, 12/08/11
Authored by Christy
The West Bank Steppers came out on the streets of Algiers on Sunday December 4 for their 22nd annual second line.  HARAMBE was the theme of the parade, which means "Let's Pull together" in swahili.  The Lady Buck Jumpers made a special appearance, and The Small Souljers Bra... Read more

A New Christmas Legacy

Sat, 12/03/11
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
This Christmas season the Irish House on St Charles Avenue will be continuing its plans to provide a venue for live Celtic music in New Orleans, with a little help from the Mississippi-based Traditional Irish band Legacy - fiddler and singer Valerie Plested and guitarist Do... Read more

A Message of Thanks During this Holiday Season

Sat, 12/03/11
Authored by Kathleen Lee
With the passing of Thanksgiving, I thought this would be the perfect time to thank everyone who has been a part of making this past year so wonderful for me. As you know, this past year I have been celebrating my 10th anniversary as the show host of the Swing Session and m... Read more

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