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Deadline Extended! Roll with the Krewe of King James: Super Bad Sex Machine Strollers this Mardi Gras Season

Tue, 12/23/14
Authored by Soul Sister
By popular request, the deadline has been extended for you to join us for year #2 of the fun new marching krewe, rolling again as part of the KreweDelusion parade on Saturday, January 31, 2015, following Krewe du Vieux. The mission of my Krewe of King James: the Super Bad S... Read more

Mahalia Jackson, "Silent Night"

Mon, 12/22/14
Authored by David Stafford
While the performance speaks for itself, I can't really tell you much about the provenance of this video; if you know, leave a comment. The YouTube poster tersely notes that it's from 1961 but provides no other details. Silent Night was the title of Jackson's 1962 Christmas... Read more

Big Pete's Show on New Orleans place names

Sun, 12/21/14
Authored by Big Pete
My first show of the year, on Saturday morning January 3, 2015 will feature traditional jazz named for various New Orleans places, like Mahogany Hall Stomp. I will discuss these places and how some of them influenced the jazz we listen to today. Big Pete Read more

New Orleans DNA: Times-Picayune archives from 1885 to 1930

Sat, 12/20/14
Authored by Carrie Booher
It's a golden age for archive access. Another unique collection is slowly hitting the web, this time in the form of newspapers at the New Orleans Digital News Paper Archive (NOLA DNA). Local preservationist Joseph Makkos is the recipient of 30,000 tubes filled with Times-Pi... Read more

World Journey 12 /20 /14

Sat, 12/20/14
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Kabendo Mangue Konde, Le Super Mandé 07:44 Bambara Mystic Soul: The Raw Sound of Burkina Faso 2014/12/20 15:58:58 2 Mary Jobs Combination 04:12 Zimbabwe Serenades Vol 3 2... Read more

Rhythm Room Xmas Special 12/19/14

Sat, 12/20/14
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Here Comes Santa Claus Byron Lee & The Dragonaires 02:17 Christmas Party Time In The Tropics 2014/12/19 21:58:29 2 Merry Christmas To You Salem Travelers 03:05 Checker 20... Read more

Paul Sanchez, "I Got Drunk This Christmas"

Fri, 12/19/14
Authored by David Stafford
"This is a New Orleans Christmas song," says Paul Sanchez, "Which means it involves drinking...." Here's "I Got Drunk This Christmas," which appeared on the Red Beans and Ricely Yours CD/DVD project, recorded live at Papa Roux’s in Indianapolis in 2008.   Read more

Who Else is Coming to WWOZ's 34th Birthday Party this Friday?

Fri, 12/19/14
Authored by Soul Sister
This Friday, December 19, you're invited to WWOZ's 34th birthday celebration at Tipitina's. Featuring Ivan Neville's Tribute to the Neville Brothers, Davell Crawford's Tribute to James Booker, and ya girl - that's me! I'm sure there will be lots of surprises that night. Onc... Read more

Shine Delphi with Blind Boy Paxton, "You're A Mean One Mr Grinch"

Wed, 12/17/14
Authored by David Stafford
Wandering minstrel Shine Delphi and and multi-instrumentalist blues musician Blind Boy Paxton team up on "You're A Mean One Mr Grinch," the theme song from the Dr. Seuss holiday TV classic. The footage here is from the recording sessions for Best of Street New Orleans, Xmas... Read more

Show guest photos!

Tue, 12/16/14
Authored by Ms Smalls
      If you are interested in seeing photos of guests of the Tuesday New Orleans Music Show (and a few other OZ events) copy and paste my photo link. It's fun! Read more

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