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Fabio's Instructional Tape

Sat, 09/26/09
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
I believed the 4am infomercial. And only $29.99 for a Life-Coach-In-A-Box seemed like a steal. Then when they threw in a collection of mystery soul artist music, I took the bait. Unfortunately, when the cassette tapes(!) arrived, the coach was Fabio and the music was tha... Read more

Come On Over for New Orleans' flavored Flamenco!

Tue, 09/22/09
Authored by Your Friend
Story by Sharon Armstrong. New Orleans-born dancer Eliza Alcalá remembers the day she decided to give up ballet, which she had studied since the age of three, in favor of Flamenco. “I have always been dancing,” she said. “But when I was 13, I saw a woman dancing Flamenco a... Read more

Jelly Roll Justice On The Coast

Tue, 09/15/09
Authored by Jelly Roll Justice
YOSHI'S: I've been out on the West Coast catching some fantastic music. On the Jazz side, the highlight has to be Yoshi's in San Francisco on Fillmore. Charlie Haden (legendary bassist and composer) got together with Ernie Watts on sax, Alan Broadbent on piano and Rodney ... Read more

????? Riddle Me This ??????

Tue, 09/15/09
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
In a dream, the Riddler and Alex Trabek asked for this Saturday night's drunk drive time shift theme - songs and quotes that ask a question. Oh you big baby, don't reach for the TV remote and give up on this theme. New Orleans greats Lloyd Price and Allen Toussaint lead th... Read more

Home, Honey Island Sweet Home

Mon, 09/14/09
Authored by Your Friend
Story by Sharon Armstrong. A guitarist, a bassist, a drummer and a mandolin player all walk into a bar in San Francisco – what do you get? The answer is the distinctly New Orleans blending of funk, roots music and country that is the Honey Island Swamp Band. Stranded in S... Read more

Reflections on The Detroit Jazz Festival

Sun, 09/13/09
Authored by Charles Burchell
Last week I had a "killing two birds with one stone" trip. I got a chance to visit with one of my oldest friends, Leon Anderson and his family, in Detroit, Michigan. And I also got the advantage of attending all four days of the Detroit Jazz Festival. Unlike our very famous... Read more

You Lie!

Sat, 09/12/09
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
Another not-so-special show by Jamie using topical sound clips and music about "lying" to prove ... Well wait, this requires some background before the blockbuster news story of the year: During the last week's joint session of Congress, Congressman Joe Wilson heckled Pre... Read more


Tue, 09/08/09
Tune in Wednesday night September 9th (09-09-09) for a special "Number 9" show celebrating the number nine. Join us at a special time of 9:00 p.m. as we play music with a NINE association. We may even spin some backwards. Does this make it a 6 association????????? We will... Read more

HUH!!! Shout it loud - HUH!

Tue, 09/08/09
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
It started with that HUH! that was worked your core better than Pilates. It was the key ingredient in mambo music and the mambo was so popular that it worked itself into every musical style imaginable. R&B, blues, jazz and yep plenty of New Orleans music including the cla... Read more

Everything He Did Was Funky: Lee Dorsey - a radio documentary produced by David Kunian

Wed, 08/19/09
Authored by David Kunian
Everything He Did Was Funky: Lee Dorsey - a radio documentary produced by David Kunian has its rough mix premiere tonight - Wednesday 8/19/09 10 PM CST - on WWOZ 90.7 FM The documentary features Dorsey's many hits and should-have-been hits and commentary from... Read more

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