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The Love of Your Life

Sat, 08/23/14
In this episode, we listen to love stories and songs about the Crescent City, from both native New Orleanians and those who found their way here. Read more

Ray Charles, Live in Madrid, 1975

Fri, 08/22/14
Authored by David Stafford
For your weekend viewing pleasure: a vintage 1975 Madrid show by Ray Charles and the Ray Charles Orchestra. The show begins with an extended instrumental set by the Orchestra, with the genius himself taking the stage at about the 30-minute mark. The Orchestra is excellent, ... Read more

The Avett Brothers, "Souls Like the Wheels"

Fri, 08/22/14
Authored by David Stafford
Indie-roots-bluegrass folkies the Avett Brothers perform "Souls Like the Wheels" live in the attic of their headquarters in Concord, North Carolina last December. The song first appeared on their 2008 EP The Second Gleam; a live version appears on their most recent album, M... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for August, 2014

Thu, 08/21/14
All About Satchmo Fall 2014 Auditions for the Heritage School of Music Join the Movement in Hammond and Baton Rouge Meet the Interns! Culture Collison 6, August 27 Bay Bridge Fest, September 12-13 Recipe: Grilled Whole Bronzini ... Read more

Bobby Broom, July 25, 2014Bobby Broom, July 25, 2014

Wed, 08/20/14
Bobby Broom talks with Russel Shelton about his career with notable players like Sonny Rollins, Art Blakey, Kenny Burrell, and others as well as his technique and how he views music. Read more

Benjamin Booker, "Violent Shiver" and "Have You Seen My Son?"

Wed, 08/20/14
Authored by David Stafford
Benjamin Booker, who graces the cover of the current issue of Gambit Weekly, performs two blues-punk-pop songs from his eponymous debut album on ATO records: "Violent Shiver" and "Have You Seen My Son?". These versions were recorded live at WFUV, Fordham University. Alex Wo... Read more

Delfeayo Marsalis, "Sesame Street" theme and other selections from The Last Southern Gentlemen

Tue, 08/19/14
Authored by David Stafford
Back to school special! NEA Jazz Master Delfeayo Marsalis (currently featured in the wwoz.org masthead above), along with his father Ellis, brother Jason, and bassist David Pulphus perform "Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street?" and other selections from Delfeayo's u... Read more

Video: WWOZ Interns, Summer 2014

Mon, 08/18/14
This past summer, WWOZ hosted six interns from four colleges in the United States. Check out the video produced by another former WWOZ intern, Aristide Phillips, which reveals the tremendous energy, intelligence, and enthusiasm of WWOZ’s 2014 Summer Interns! Read more

Mia Borders, "Try Me On"

Mon, 08/18/14
Authored by David Stafford
During Jam in the Van's Jazz Fest visit to New Orleans, they met up with New Orleans singer/songwriter Mia Borders near Harrah's at the head of Canal Street. Here's "Try Me On" from her 2010 album Magnolia Blue.   Read more

The Squeezebox

Sat, 08/16/14
In this episode, we take a look at an instrument that might be old fashioned in much of the world -- but very much alive in New Orleans and Louisiana. It's the accordion, and you'll be surprised by just how versatile and beautiful the accordion really is. Read more

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