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John Coltrane and Stan Getz, "Hackensack"

Fri, 08/21/15
Authored by David Stafford
Here's a historic performance: John Coltrane and Stan Getz doing Thelonious Monk’s “Hackensack,” recorded in Germany in 1960. It's from the only known recording of the two great saxophone players playing together. With Oscar Peterson on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jim... Read more

Topsy Chapman and Solid Harmony, "Basin St Blues"

Wed, 08/19/15
Authored by David Stafford
Topsy Chapman and Solid Harmony do "Basin St Blues", recorded by the WWOZ Video Crew at Basin St Station in March 2015.  Read more

'Sticking Up For Children' Music & Arts Day 8/22

Wed, 08/19/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Sticking Up For Children is an effort from the New Orleans arts and culture community that connects people, specifically children, parents, and organizations in need, to arts/music and the resources necessary for sustainability and growth. One way 'Sticking Up' does this is... Read more

New music spotlight: Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers

Tue, 08/18/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers released Calling Your Name at the end of June. Everything about the album screams southern Louisiana. The tracks from this high-energy Lafayette-based group range within the Zydeco genre from upbeat to bluesy to soul/funk. This is the ... Read more

Royal Southern Brotherhood "World Blues"

Mon, 08/17/15
Authored by David Stafford
Cyril Neville, Charlie Wooten, and the rest of Royal Southern Brotherhood do "World Blues," a cut from their 2014 album heartsoulblood.  Read more

Free Music Courses & Documentaries Online

Mon, 08/17/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
With the weather still boiling and New Orleans hitting its downtime between summer festivals and tourist season, many of us are spending more time indoors in the air conditioning. Make your time productive by taking one of these free online courses: Basic Concepts of Mus... Read more

Museum Month

Sat, 08/15/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
August is museum month in New Orleans, which means if you're a member of one participating museum or cultural center, you and a guest can both receive free admission to any of the participating locations in August. Many are also offering membership discounts and special eve... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 08/14/15

Sat, 08/15/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Papa's got a brand new bag Sugar Loaf 02:17 Soul Strutting 2015/8/14 22:01:25 2 People Get Ready Chambers Brothers 03:53 The Time Has Come 2015/8/14 22:04:00 3 ... Read more

The Charmaine Neville Band, "Summertime"

Fri, 08/14/15
Authored by David Stafford
The Charmaine Neville Band with a non-standard take on "Summertime" at Snug Harbor in 2009. With lots of awesome New Orleans-in-the-summer embellishments. Video © Beate Sandor.It didn't sound like this in Porgy & Bess!  Read more

Anders Osborne with Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, "They Don't Know" live

Tue, 08/11/15
Authored by David Stafford
The Anders Osborne Band with Big Chief Monk Boudreaux (and Johnny Sansone) rock the WWOZ stage at the 2012 Voodoo Music Experience. This track, "They Don't Know," comes from their 2002 collaboration Bury The Hatchet.  Read more

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