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Hear Ellis Marsalis from Snug Harbor, Friday at 8pm

Thu, 07/09/20
Authored by Carrie Booher
For many years, the great New Orleans piano player, composer, and educator Ellis Marsalis performed almost every Friday night at 8pm at Snug Harbor on Frenchmen Street. Ellis Marsalis passed on April 1 of this year.  For three months following, Snug Harbor hosted the onlin... Read more

"7 Days of Satch" coming July 27-Aug. 2

Wed, 07/08/20
Authored by Carrie Booher
This year, Satchmo SummerFest will present "Seven Days of Satch presented by Chevron." The multiplatform, virtual celebration is a collaboration between French Quarter Festivals, Inc., WWOZ, New Orleans National Jazz Historical Park, WWL-TV, and New Orleans Jazz Museum. Sev... Read more

Interview: Yellow Pocahontas Spy Boy Tyrone Yancy

Tue, 07/07/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Yellow Pocahontas First Spy Boy Tyrone Yancy talks to WWOZ's Action Jackson about Big Chiefs who have had a major impact, how suits have changed over the years, what Mardi Gras Indians talk about when they're sewing, and much more. Hea... Read more

In Memoriam: Tammy Lynn

Sun, 07/05/20
Tammy Lynn (also known as Tami Lynn), New Orleans soul singer and an original AFO Records artist, died June 26, 2020. She was best known for her song 'I'm Gonna Run Away From You,' which hit #4 on the UK Singles Chart in 1971. Lynn was born in Gert Town in 1942. As a child,... Read more

Rhythm Room07/03/20

Sat, 07/04/20
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Soul Serenade Beau Dollar & The Coins 02:37 Kent's Cellar Of Soul 2 Hope In A Hopeless World Pops Staples 04:27 Father Father 3 Higher And Higher Queen Esther Marrow 03:47 feat. The Harlem Gospel Singers 4 I Don't Know Why (I Love You Like I Do) Branding Iron 03:31 Deep & Gr... Read more

Video: Killer Whale 'Comfortable'

Mon, 06/29/20
The new video from Killer Whale for 'Comfortable' is giving out major early MTV vibes! Check it out below:  Read more

Independence Day weekend events

Sun, 06/28/20
Authored by Carrie Booher
Essence Fest and "Go 4th On The River," have been canceled this year due to COVID-19, but a few options remain if you're looking for something to do.  Amanda Shaw, Flow Tribe, and Brass-A-Holics will be performing at a drive-in concert and fireworks event at Bucktown Harbor... Read more

Interview: Ada Robertson of Money Wasters Social & Pleasure Club

Sat, 06/27/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Money Wasters president Ada Robertson gets on the phone with WWOZ's Action Jackson about how the group was formed, what goes into putting on a second line parade, how younger members are changing the second line landscape, and much mor... Read more

Rhythm Room 06/26/20

Sat, 06/27/20
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 cupid's holding alliance (electric indian) 02:34 mfsb - mutha funkin sonofabitch - the truth behind the philly legend 2 Burying Ground Robert Cray 02:59 That's What I Heard 3 Does It Really Make A Difference (feat. Mavis Staples) Galactic 04:42 Into The Deep (Deluxe Editio... Read more

Video: Henry Gray, Bobby Rush, Carol Fran, and Lazy Lester

Thu, 06/25/20
Blues fans, check out this jam session with Henry Gray, Bobby Rush, Carol Fran and Lazy Lester. Between songs, Gray talks about playing with Howlin' Wolf and the reputation Wolf had as being "mean." Read more

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