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Big Freedia bio "God Save the Queen Diva!" out now

Sun, 07/12/15
Authored by Nita Ketner
This fabulous new autobiography, “God Save the Queen Diva,” is a breezy page-turner that not only reveals the evolution of Freddie Ross, Jr. to Big Freedia the Queen Diva: it delivers an insider’s look at the development of New Orleans’ bounce music scene. All throughout, t... Read more

Block Party Playlist 07/11/15

Sat, 07/11/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Brazilian Rhyme (Interlude) Earth, Wind & Fire 01:24 All 'N All 2015/7/11 18:03:37 2 The Father Black Roots 03:58 Black Roots 2015/7/11 18:05:09 3 HIGHER & HI... Read more

Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, "Zydeco People"

Sat, 07/11/15
Authored by David Stafford
2010 Grammy winner (and WWOZ cookbook contributor) Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band do "Zydeco People" on KRVS's "Local Produce Live" at Cypress Lake Studios in Lafayette. Members of the Bayou Swamp Band include: Gabriel Perrodin, Jr. (guitar/vocals), Ronald Carrier (b... Read more

New music spotlight: Jamison Ross

Sat, 07/11/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
In 2012, a 24-year old Jamison Ross won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition in one of the only years the contest has featured drumming as its instrumental focus. Winning this prestigous competition came with a prize of a $25,000 scholarship and a recording co... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 07/09/15

Sat, 07/11/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 James Ray Bobby Ellis 02:45 Alpha Boys' School 1910 - 200 2015/7/10 22:03:24 2 If He Walked Today Arthur Conley 02:31 Kent 358 - Arthur Conley - I'm Living Good 1964 - 1974 ... Read more

Soweto Gospel Choir: Three Songs

Fri, 07/10/15
Authored by David Stafford
South Africa's Soweto Gospel Choir are two-time Grammy winners for Best Traditional World Music Album. They combine gospel, spirituals, reggae, and American popular music, as evidenced by the three songs below: "Mama Tembu's Wedding," "Avulekile Amasango/One Love," and "Khu... Read more

The Gap Band, "Early In The Morning"

Wed, 07/08/15
Authored by David Stafford
What says funky hump day better than flaming drumsticks? Check out the Gap Band (brothers Charlie, Ronnie, and Robert Wilson) performing "Early In The Morning" in 1982.  Read more

Little Freddie King, "Pauger Street Boogie"

Mon, 07/06/15
Authored by David Stafford
Here's Little Freddie King with "Pauger Street Boogie", a song rooted in his memories of the Last Chance Lounge. A cousin of Lightin' Hopkins, King was born in McComb, MS but has been a New Orleanian since the age of 14. This performance was recorded by the WWOZ video unit ... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Visits Mr. Mooney's Class

Sun, 07/05/15
Authored by David Stafford
In this piece from NPR Music, rapper Kendrick Lamar, whose latest album, To Pimp a Butterfly, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's albums chart earlier this year, visits Brian Mooney's class at High Tech High School in North Bergen, N.J. Lamar's work engages themes of blackness ... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 07/03/15

Sat, 07/04/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Rhythm Room Playlist for July 3, 2015 Read more

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