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Guardians of the Groove: Germaine Bazzle with Jellyroll Justice

Thu, 01/16/14
Authored by David Stafford
The newest installment of "Guardians of the Groove" (see below for more on the series) aired on WWL-TV last night (Jan 16). WWOZ's Jellyroll Justice talked with master teacher and legendary jazz singer Germaine Bazzle at Snug Harbor, about the origins of her singing style and ... Read more

Home Of The Groove

Wed, 01/15/14
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Join us this week on the Rhythm Room. Special guest DJ Daniel Phillips author of the great Louisiana music blog "Home Of The Groove"( will be stopping by with lots of rare vinyl 45's of New Orleans soul & funk. Read more

Hurray for the Riff Raff, 4 songs live on KEXP

Wed, 01/15/14
Authored by David Stafford
Our favorite public station in Seattle posted this video the other day: Hurray for the Riff Raff performing live in the KEXP studio, recorded last October. It's a four-song set ("Look Out Mama", "The Body Electric", "Crash On The Highway", and "The New San Francisco Bay Blu... Read more

Music Video: Glen David Andrews with Paul Sanchez: "Gilded Splinters"

Mon, 01/13/14
Authored by David Stafford
Glen David Andrews reworks Dr. John's "I Walk on Guilded Splinters" with Paul Sanchez on guitar. According to its YouTube post (by Come See About Me Productions), the video "was filmed over the course of several nights recording the tracks and through two live performances ... Read more

Live in Concert: CJ Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band

Fri, 01/10/14
Authored by David Stafford
If you've got the time this weekend, here's a smoking hot, hour-and-ten-minutes-long concert by CJ Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band. It was origninally webcast live on September 21, 2013, from the Potomac Atrium of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washing... Read more

Music Video: Dash Rip Rock, "Meet Me at the River"

Thu, 01/09/14
Authored by David Stafford
Here's a blast of pure summer fun to cure your winter blues, from Louisiana Music Hall of Famers Dash Rip Rock. It's a south Lousiana party in a roots rock video, complete with boats, dogs, dacquiris, and bonfires.  And a guitarist-on-water skis. Says frontman Bill Davis, "... Read more

Joan of Arc Parade Photos

Tue, 01/07/14
Authored by David Stafford
Carnival 2014 is underway!  Check out the gallery below for 6 beautiful shots from last night's Joan of Arc parade in the Quarter, the work of WWOZ volunteer photographer Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee. Read more

Music Video: Hot 8 Brass Band, "New Orleans" live at Pickathon 2012

Tue, 01/07/14
Authored by David Stafford
The Hot 8 Brass Band performs "New Orleans" live at the 2012 Pickathon Pumphouse Sessions near Portland, Oregon. At Pickathon, the Indie-Roots Music festival, there's a 10x10 Pumphouse in the middle of the woods on the festival grounds at Pendarvis Farm. Dozens of acts reco... Read more

Music Video: Maggie Koerner, "Neutral Ground"

Mon, 01/06/14
Authored by David Stafford
The recent video below by Shreveport native Maggie Koerner is the title track of her second album, Neutral Ground. It's her first video, as she tells Your Cousin Dimitri in this interview. It's beautifully produced, and at 9 minutes long, something of an epic. The Times-Pic... Read more

Victor Goines Visits OZ With New CD

Fri, 01/03/14
Authored by Jelly Roll Justice
On Thursday, January 2nd, clarinet and sax genius Victor Goines stopped by WWOZ to share his newest CD "Morning Swing" and his insightful thoughts about jazz and life.  On his own "Rosemary Joseph Records" label, "Morning Swing" is Victor's salute to Benny Goodman --- hence... Read more

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