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Dr. John and the Lower 911, "Goin' Back To New Orleans"

Tue, 09/30/14
Authored by David Stafford
Dr. John and the Lower 911, joined by Donald Harrison on sax, do a ten-and-a-half minute version of "Goin' Back To New Orleans", recorded August 13, 2006 at the Newport Jazz Festival. The title track from a 1992 release by Dr John, "Goin' Back To New Orleans" was originally... Read more

Busker Blog: Dick Deluxe

Mon, 09/29/14
In this first in a series of WWOZ video profiles of New Orleans buskers, we meet Dick Deluxe, whose long, tumultuous career includes playing with New Orleans greats Earl King and Queen Ida, as well as many years of score writing with Clubfoot Orchestra virtuoso Richard Marriott. Read more

Busker Blog: Doreen Ketchens

Mon, 09/29/14
In the third WWOZ video profile of New Orleans buskers, we get to know Doreen Ketchens. "Queen Clarinet" has traveled the world playing music, but you can usually catch her act Th-Sunday outside Rouses on Royal Street. Read more

Busker Blog: Washboard Lissa

Mon, 09/29/14
In the fifth WWOZ video profile of New Orleans buskers, we head over to Royal Street and get to know banjo player and song writer Washboard Lissa. Read more

Busker Blog: Kia Cavallaro

Mon, 09/29/14
In the fourth WWOZ video profile of New Orleans buskers, we head over to Royal Street and get to know banjo player and song writer Kia Cavallaro. Read more

Busker Blog: Brian Belknap

Mon, 09/29/14
In this second WWOZ video profile of New Orleans buskers, we meet Brian Belknap, a self-taught musician who left a troubled home at an early age, thumbed cross country, making what he could playing on the streets. Currently, he plays throughout San Francisco and seasonally on... Read more

Cylinder Recordings Available for Free Listen & Download

Mon, 09/29/14
Authored by Carrie Booher
If old or obscure recordings are your thing, I've got a treat for you. The University of California at Santa Barbara partnered with the Institute of Museum and Library Services to digitize over 10,000 cylinder recordings from 1890-1928. The recordings are available to the p... Read more

Video from the Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival

Mon, 09/29/14
Last Saturday night, WWOZ's new video team produced its first live stream. We streamed two sets from the Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival: Big George Brock and the Ruthie Foster Band. If you missed it, no worries: you can see them both here. Read more

Aaron Neville and Maria Muldaur, "Amazing Grace," 1989

Mon, 09/29/14
Authored by David Stafford
Aaron Neville and folk-blues-country vocalist Maria Muldaur perform "Amazing Grace" at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, on November 26, 1989. Muldaur's career began as part of the American folk music revival and the Greenwich Village scene of the early 1960s. Her subsequent... Read more

Bayou Road Blues

Sat, 09/27/14
In this episode, we take a look at the blues in New Orleans, a city filled with blues players. Read more

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