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170,000 Great Depression Era Photographs Now Available Online

Mon, 10/06/14
Authored by Carrie Booher
Last month, Yale University and the Library of Congress made over 170,000 photographs from across the United States available for browsing through a new program called Photogrammar. The photos were taken from 1935 to 1945 by photographers commissioned by the U.S. Farm Secur... Read more

Ebola Panic!!!

Sat, 10/04/14
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
  Ah.  Here in New Orleans, we've seen it already:   Elia Kazan's Panic in the City: One night in the New Orleans slums, vicious hoodlum Blackie and his friends kill an illegal immigrant who won too much in a card game. Next morning, Dr. Clint Reed (a.k.a. Billy Robinson) of... Read more

Benny Goodman, Live in Copenhagen, 1981

Sat, 10/04/14
Authored by David Stafford
For your weekend viewing pleasure, 52 minutes of Benny Goodman, live in Copenhagen in 1981. Erroneously billed as Goodman's last performance (which actually happened in 1986, during the year of his death), there are guest appearances from Svend Asmussen and Jimmy Maxwell; t... Read more

Rhythm Of Life

Sat, 10/04/14
"Rhythm Of Life" New Orleans is a city filled with young musicians, who embrace traditions and keep them alive by making them their own. Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 10/03/14

Sat, 10/04/14
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Soul Serenade Beau Dollar & The Coins 02:37 Kent's Cellar Of Soul 2014/10/3 22:01:48 2 Higher And Higher Queen Esther Marrow 03:47 feat. The Harlem Gospel Singers 2014/10... Read more

Les Femmes d'Enfer, September 14, 2014

Fri, 10/03/14
Jim Hobbs talks with members of Les Femmes d'Enfer (translation: "Women of Hell"), an all-female Cajun/zydeco band from Port Townsend, Washington led by Claudette Boudreaux, who is originally from Dulac, Louisiana. They talk about the Cajun music scene in the Pacific Northw... Read more

Jimmy Cliff, Two Songs Live at Glastonbury 2011

Thu, 10/02/14
Authored by David Stafford
Jamaican music legend Jimmy Cliff, who'll be performing Monday at the HOB New Orleans, does two songs ("You Can Get It If You Really Want" and Johnny Nash's "I Can See Clearly Now") live in 2011 at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, a five-day music f... Read more

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: 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

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