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Rhythm Room 10/09/20

Sat, 10/10/20
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 The Horse Cliff Nobles (& Co) 02:28 The Horse (plus bonus tracks) 2 Grandma's Hands Rev. John Wilkins 02:48 Trouble 3 Pocomania Day Lovindeer 06:01 One Day Christian 4 Baby! You Oughta Think It Over Bobby Womack 02:39 Fly Me To The Moon 5 rhythm major lance 02:26 Single Okeh... Read more

In Memoriam: Rev. John Wilkins

Tue, 10/06/20
Memphis-based gospel blues guitarist and vocalist Reverend John Wilkins died this morning at the age of 76. He was the son of the influential prewar blues musician Reverend Robert Wilkins. As an adult, he served as the pastor for the Hunter’s Chapel Church in Como, Mississi... Read more

Interview: DJ Jubilee

Sun, 10/04/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, DJ Jubilee gets on the phone with WWOZ's Action Jackson to discuss his latest music project, his efforts to mentor the younger generation, the roles he plays with Young Men Olympians and Zulu, and much more! Listen in at the player bel... Read more

rhythm room 10/02/20

Sat, 10/03/20
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Once Around The Park 5ive Style 02:16 5ive Style 2 11_Call_On_God Sharon_Jones__the_Dap_Kings_ 03:39 Soul of a Woman 3 You've Got To Save Me Laura Lee 03:17 The Hot Wax-Invictus Anthology 4 What Can I Call My Own James Carr 02:48 Freedom Train (Goldwax-Vivid Sound LP 3006) ... Read more

Interview: Boneman George Quinn

Sat, 09/26/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson gets on the phone with George "The Bone Man" Quinn, the original 7th Ward boneman. Quinn shares what his role is in Mardi Gras and says that being the boneman gives him something to live for. This takes on a deeper meani... Read more

rhythm room 09/24/20

Sat, 09/26/20
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Man from Wareika Rico 03:19 Man from Wareika 2 08 It's A Groove Mildred Clark & The Kansas City Melody-Aires 02:57 Joined Together (Peacock 1974) 3 Darkest Hour Rev. John Wilkins 02:48 Trouble 4 Get Back Roy Head & The Traits 02:15 Treat Me Right 5 Same People (That You Mee... Read more

WWOZ honored with 9 nominations by Press Club of New Orleans for Excellence in Journalism

Fri, 09/25/20
We are proud to share that WWOZ has been honored with a record-breaking nine nominations by the Press Club of New Orleans for Excellence in Journalism! The nominations encompass media produced and published during the 2019 calendar year. Here are our nominations: Best Rad... Read more

Festivals Acadiens et Créoles: Ensemble en Esprit Oct. 16-18, 2020

Sat, 09/19/20
Authored by Carrie Booher
UPDATE 10/9: Due to Hurricane Delta, the festival has been rescheduled to Oct. 16, 17, and 18, 2020. For the first time in over 40 years, Festivals Acadiens et Créoles—the world’s largest Cajun and Creole festival—will be hosted virtually, to the world. With the theme "Bon... Read more

rhythm room 09/18/20

Sat, 09/19/20
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     Almighty Way     Toots And The Maytals     03:57     Flip And Twist 2     It Was Written Down     Toots & The Maytals     03:06     Slatyam Stoot 3     Monkey Girl     Toots and the Maytals     02:45      4     In The Dark     Toots and The Maytals     02:49     Antho... Read more

Interview: Cheeky Blakk

Thu, 09/17/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, rapper Angela "Cheeky Blakk" Woods talks to Action Jackson about her experiences working in healthcare, getting her start in second lines, creating a very famous dance move, and much more! Hear it all in the player below: Read more

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