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Rhythm Room 12/04/20

Sat, 12/05/20
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Der Kiezpanther Hamburg Spinners 02:34 2 help (god help america) charlie whitehead & the swamp dogg band - 03:47 charlie whitehead & the swamp dogg band 3 I Earned Mine Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens 03:00 Cold World 4 I've Been Loving You Too Long Deliah Gartrell 03:07 ... Read more

Tudo Bem Anniversary Special w/Katrina Geenen

Sat, 12/05/20
Authored by Dean Ellis
In honor of WWOZ's 40th anniversary, I will be presenting a special Tudo Bem today featuring one of the station's very first show hosts, Katrina Geenen, founder of Tudo Bem, the music of Brazil, which Suzanne Corley and I took over after Katrina--whose last show was on OZ's... Read more

A Message from the GM: Happy 40th birthday, WWOZ!

Mon, 11/30/20
A Message from the General Manager: Happy Birthday WWOZ! 40 years ago today WWOZ was awarded its federal broadcast license-the only caveat was that it had to be on the air within 24 hours! Since the station had no physical base at the time, program hosts taped shows at hom... Read more

The Minister of Swing on Hep Cat's Ball

Sun, 11/29/20
Authored by The Minister of Swing
The Minister of Swing will be back behind the board with two hours of big band sounds from the swing era on Sunday, November 29th 6-8PM right here on WWOZ's Hep Cat's Ball  Read more

Interview: Glenn Hall III of Rebirth and Baby Boyz

Sat, 11/28/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Rebirth Brass Band and Baby Boyz Brass Band trumpeter Glenn Hall III gets on the phone with Action Jackson to talk about how he started playing at a very young age, the musicians who influenced him, what he hopes to accomplish in the f... Read more

Interview: Wendell Jackson, Original Four president

Sun, 11/22/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Original Four president Wendell Jackson talks to Action Jackson about how the club emerged from another group, how this year was supposed to be an important anniversary celebration, why they originally started stepping out from Armstro... Read more

Video: Yes Ma'am 'Shoulda Lean'

Sat, 11/21/20
The new song from Yes Ma'am, 'Shoulda Lean,' on the topic of "When she wanna come home with you, but she's too drunk, don't even know your name..."  Chalmette sure is looking different these days. Read more

Rhythm Room 11/20/20

Sat, 11/21/20
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 The Hawk Big Boss Man 03:28 Winner 2 Dim Star of the Palisades Birds of Chicago 02:59 Real Midnight 3 Drown Yourself The Staple Singers 04:43 Be What You Are (Stax LP STS-3015) 4 Weep For Me Brown Sugar feat. Clydie King 03:11 Tears Full Of Soul CD1 5 Let Me Go Girl Slim Smi... Read more

Video: Sync Up Workshop - Virtual Gigging Best Practices

Thu, 11/19/20
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation presents the next installment of Sync Up workshops for musicians: Virtual Gigging - Best Practices! For the last nine months New Orleans artists of all stripes have been redefining what it means to perform in an unprecedented lands... Read more

Christmas concert series with WWOZ and French Quarter Festivals, Inc.

Thu, 11/19/20
Authored by Carrie Booher
This morning, French Quarter Festivals, Inc. announced details around their 36th annual "Holidays New Orleans Style" event. HNOS encompasses some of the city's most celebrated seasonal traditions, from Reveillon feasts to free holiday concerts. This year, the series will of... Read more

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