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Satchmo Seminars, 2014

Wed, 08/13/14
In addition to tons of great live music, Satchmo SummerFest included a series of eighteen seminars on all aspects of Louis Armstrong's life and career. If you missed them, never fear! You can see all of them here on WWOZ.org. Read more

Honey Island Swamp Band, "Cane Sugar"

Wed, 08/13/14
Authored by David Stafford
Here's a sweet treat for a hot August Wednesday: a live version of the Honey Island Swamp Band's "Cane Sugar", recorded live during a "Sitting In" session at Tipitina's on Dec 1, 2012. The song is the title track on the band's fourth album, released by Louisiana Red Hot Rec... Read more

Luke Winslow King, "Down by the Riverside"

Tue, 08/12/14
Authored by David Stafford
During Jam in the Van's Jazz Fest visit to New Orleans, they met up with Luke Winslow King outside the Botanical Gardens in City Park. Here's his take on the spiritual "Down by the Riverside", adding his name to a long list of New Orleans musicians who've covered the song, ... Read more

Big Sam, June 30, 2014

Mon, 08/11/14
Big Sam with Murf, June 30, 2014 Read more

Michael O'Hara, July 22, 2014

Mon, 08/11/14
Michael O'Hara of the Sheiks with Ms Smalls on July 22, 2014.   Read more

Luther Gray, May 29, 2014

Mon, 08/11/14
Luther Gray with Nita Ketner on May 29, 2014 Read more

Play It By Ear

Sat, 08/09/14
In this episode, we find the connections between the legendary musician Danny Barker, a Baptist Church marching band from New Orleans, and brass bands like the Dirty Dozen and Rebirth. Read more

Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran, circa 1958-59

Sat, 08/09/14
Authored by David Stafford
For your weekend viewing pleasure, an amazing hour with rock-and-roll and rockabilly pioneers Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran, compiled from performances on a 1950s California TV show called Town Hall Party. The Gene Vincent songs come from appearances on October 25, 1958, a... Read more

Dirty Dozen Brass Band, "Unclean Waters"

Fri, 08/08/14
Authored by David Stafford
Get your Friday Funk Fix right here: the Dirty Dozen Brass Band performing "Unclean Waters" live at a fundraiser for the Roots of Music called the Family Funktion and Crawfish Berl. It was shot at the historic Hotel Storyville in New Orleans during Jazz Fest 2012.   Read more

Trombone Shorty, "Buckjump"

Thu, 08/07/14
Authored by David Stafford
Trombone Shorty performs "Buckjump" with Orleans Avenue, for a taping of Sound Opinions at WBEZ in Chicago. The album version of this track, from 2011's For True, featured as guests the Rebirth Brass Band.   Read more

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