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World Journey 01/17/15

Sat, 01/17/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
World Journey Playlist for 01/17/15 Read more

Trombone Shorty, "On Your Way Down"

Fri, 01/16/15
Authored by David Stafford
Some of my favoite Trombone Shorty shows happened along the river at French Quarter Fest. Here he is a few weeks before the April 2010 release of Backatown doing "On Your Way Down," a classic Allen Toussaint track from Life, Love, and Faith (1972).   Read more

Ruben Blades, "Dime"

Wed, 01/14/15
Authored by David Stafford
In honor of WWOZ's string of live broadcasts and video streams from from Danilo Perez's Jazz Club at American Trade Hotel Panama, January 12-16 in conjunction with the 2015 Panama Jazz Festival, here's Panamanian Ruben Blades with "Dime," a cut that originally appeared on S... Read more

The Honorable South, "Overdue"

Mon, 01/12/15
Authored by David Stafford
The Honorable South and vocalist/songwriter Ms. Charm Taylor give us this video for "Overdue", which they describe as "Our new Lover's rock inspired by the ancient divine feminine goddess Osun, PRINCE, and birds of paradise." It's from their 2014 release Faithful Brave & Ho... Read more

New Orleans Preservation Timeline Project

Sat, 01/10/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
The New Orleans Preservation Timeline project at the Tulane School of Architecture is a fascinating new resource for those interested in the work that's been done in the region by architectural preservationists since the mid-1800s. Launched in April, the timeline site allow... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 1/9/15

Sat, 01/10/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 In the Midnight Hour Little Mac & the Boss Sounds 02:37 atlantic 45-2309 2015/1/9 22:01:44 2 Far Celestial Shores Mavis Staples 02:55 One True Vine 2015/1/9 22:04:36 ... Read more

Sonny Landreth, "Zydeco Shuffle"

Fri, 01/09/15
Authored by David Stafford
From KRVS, Radio Acadie in Lafayette, it's Local Produce Live at Cypress Lake Studios featuring the king of "Slydeco," Sonny Landreth, doing "Zydeco Shuffle." Read more

Luke Winslow-King, "Swing That Thing"

Tue, 01/06/15
Authored by David Stafford
Here's the official video for "Swing That Thing," from Luke Winslow-King's new album Everlasting Arms, a record that serves up "soul-seasoned country blues with a punch".   Read more

Rebirth Brass Band, "Do Whatcha Wanna"

Mon, 01/05/15
Authored by David Stafford
Last Jazz Fest, Jam in the Van, the outfit that goes "anywhere accessible by road to find and record intimate musical experiences" for their fans, stopped on Frenchmen Street to record a Rebirth Brass Band rendition of their classic "Do Whatcha Wanna". Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 1/2/14

Sat, 01/03/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Fat Jam Ben Sidran 3:20  1/2/15 22:01 2 Spirit In The Sky Dorothy Morrison 3:36 Brand New Day (Buddah LP) 1/2/15 22:05 3 why am i treated so bad Julie Driscoll & Brian Auger 3:36 open1/2/15 22:09 4 Swing & Dine The Melodians 3:13 Musical Feast (Mrs. Pottinger's High Note... Read more

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