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Interview: CTC Steppers' president Trigga Black

Fri, 04/23/21
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, the new CTC Steppers president, Walter James Fair, talks to Action Jackson about how he became one of the youngest social & pleasure club presidents, which year's theme really stands out in his memory, why it's important to parade thro... Read more

Photos: Jazz Festing In Place 2021

Fri, 04/23/21
Check out all these happy 'OZilians Jazz Festing In Place with us this week! People from 195 countries/territories tune in to WWOZ-- send us pics from your festing outpost and we'll add them to our Jazz Festing In Place online scrapbook. Remember to tell us where you're fro... Read more

Playlist: Soul Power w/Soul Sister 04/17/21

Thu, 04/22/21
Playlist: Soul Power with the Soul Sister Saturday, April 17, 2021 8:00-10:00pm CDT Listen (archived show available April 17 - May 1): “Bold Soul Sister” - Ike & Tina Turner, 1970 “Funk by the Pound” – George Smallwoo... Read more

Rhythm Room 04/16/21

Sat, 04/17/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 morning after Willie mitchell 02:14 Its dance time 2 Waiting For My Child Pops Staples 02:52 Father Father 3 A Long Journey Elizabeth King 02:21 Living in the Last Days 4 The Love I Saw In You Was Just A Mirage Smokey Robinson & The Miracles 03:04 Make It Happen (Tamla LP T... Read more

Interview: Shamarr Allen

Fri, 04/16/21
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, trumpeter Shamarr Allen talks to Action Jackson about how he got an early start in music, the musicians who helped him along the way, why he uses innovative techniques in making music, and more! Hear it all in the player below. Read more

Playlist: Soul Power w/Soul Sister 04/10/21

Sat, 04/10/21
Playlist: Soul Power with the Soul Sister Saturday, April 10, 2021 8:00-10:00pm CDT "Bold Soul Sister" - Ike and Tina Turner, 1970 "I Gotcha Now" - Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers, 1979 "Street Babies" (12" mix) - Platypus, 1979 "Keep on Movin' and Groovin'" - Atlantis, 1982... Read more

Rhythm Room 04/09/21

Sat, 04/10/21
1 01. Utopia (Instrumental) Fully Fullwood 03:53 For All Time 2 Touch the Hem of His Garment Merry Clayton 03:17 Beautiful Scars 3 Living in the Last Days Elizabeth King 03:09 Living in the Last Days 4 Share Your Love With Me Johnny Adams 03:37 Introduction To Johnny Adams 5 O... Read more

Interview: Save Our Brass's Ersel "Garfield" Bogan

Fri, 04/09/21
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Sportage trombonist Ersel "Garfield" Bogan talks to Action Jackson about how he got his brass band start in high school, why he created Brass Fest, how the Save Our Brass Culture Foundation works to help musicians, and more. Hear it al... Read more

Video: Louis Armstrong 'Beautiful Dreamer'

Thu, 04/08/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
Ultra rare Louis Armstrong! This performance of 'Beautiful Dreamer' on the Ed Sullivan Show had all but disappeared from 1957 until 2015 when the Louis Armstrong House's Ricky Riccardi surprised jazz historian Dan Morgenstern with just the audio at Satchmo Summer Fest. Yest... Read more

In Memoriam: "Miss Teen" Augustine Germaine Lewis

Wed, 04/07/21
In 2017, the Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame collaborated with WWOZ to record an oral history with "Miss Teen" (Augustine Germaine Lewis), who was Spy Girl with the Cheyenne Mardi Gras Indians in New Orleans in the 1940s and 1950s. Miss Teen passed in March 2021. Here are so... Read more

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