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Best of 'OZ 2017: Fats Domino Second Line

Sun, 12/31/17
We're featuring WWOZ's top videos of 2017! We lost one of the all-time greats this year-- Fats Domino passed away on October 24 at the age of 89. Thousands of fans poured into the streets of the 9th Ward for a tribute second line to the beloved Fat Man, an international su... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 12/29//17 (Best of 2017)

Sat, 12/30/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     Bookie     J-Zone     03:22     J-Zone & Pablo Martin are The Du-Rites 2     How_Do_I_Get_There     Don Bryant     03:57     Don't Give Up On Love 3     Little Bit     Mavis Staples     03:52     If All I Was Was Black 4     Still Not Dead     WILLIE NELSON     02:33 ... Read more

5 things to know for 12/29 - 1/4

Fri, 12/29/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
HAPPY NEW YEAR! 1) A few choice picks for New Year's Eve (Sunday). Full listings available at the WWOZ Livewire. Tank & the Bangas, Sweet Crude, and Alfred Banks w/Cruel Nasty at the Joy Theater Jon Cleary at Chickie Wah Wah Galactic at Tipitina's Tab Benoit at Rock'n'Bowl... Read more

Best of 'OZ 2017: Southern Decadence

Fri, 12/29/17
We're featuring WWOZ's top videos of 2017! This one features some highlights from Southern Decadence, a six-day LGBTQ event held over Labor Day weekend each year in New Orleans. The weekend includes a parade through the French Quarter on the Sunday before Labor Day.  Read more

Video: Warren Easton Jazz Band on School Groove

Wed, 12/27/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
The students from Warren Easton Jazz Band joined us in the studio for the December edition of School Groove! Check out their performance from Monday, December 11 below.  Read more

Best of 'OZ 2017: Cyril Neville & Swamp Funk

Tue, 12/26/17
We're featuring WWOZ's top videos of 2017! In this, Cyril Neville & Swamp Funk perform 'Big Chief Jolly' at WWOZ on July 6. The song's namesake is the Neville Brothers' uncle and Big Chief of famous The Wild Tchoupitoulas. The tribe's 1976 album The Wild Tchoupitoulas is no... Read more

Best of 'OZ 2017: Valley of Silent Men

Sun, 12/24/17
We're featuring WWOZ's top videos of 2017! In this, the Valley of Silent Men kick off the 2017-18 second line season in New Orleans on August 27 (in the rain!). This shows the start of the parade as the club members step out of Tapp's on S. Rocheblave then takes you inside ... Read more

Best of 'OZ 2017: D.L. Menard

Sun, 12/24/17
We're featuring WWOZ's top videos of 2017! In this, Cajun music legend D.L. Menard performs his hit, 'The Back Door / La Porte d'en Arrière' with his usual backup, the Jambalaya Cajun Band, at Cajun Zydeco Fest on June 24. He passed away just over a month later, on July 27. Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 12/22//17

Sat, 12/23/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     Jingle_Bells     Mato_     03:05      2     Peace Will Come     Southern Avenue     04:11     Southern Avenue 3     Bridges Instead Of Walls     Staple Singers     04:01     Be What You Are 4     Christmas in the Tropics     The De Paur Chorus     02:33     Calypso Ch... Read more

Best of 'OZ 2017: Tom McDermott & Aurora Nealand 'I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry'

Thu, 12/21/17
We're featuring WWOZ's top videos of 2017! In this, Tom McDermott and Aurora Nealand perform at their regular gig at Buffa's in June. Both perform in various capacities with a number of different musicians. Aurora can also be seen regularly with Panorama Jazz Band, The Roya... Read more

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