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Check out some new music #3

Wed, 07/09/14
Authored by Murf Reeves
  What is up Ozillians, Djing a show on OZ is so much fun, to choose songs for 3 hours, it is like my birthday every Monday.  The show does have parameters, so, sometimes, I find an artist that I totally dig, but they don't fit the format, so I started doing these blogs to ... Read more

Learn the History of NOLA Jazz Standards w/Special In-Studio Guest

Wed, 07/09/14
Authored by Carrie Booher
I'll be in subbing for the Traditional Jazz show tomorrow, Thursday, July 10, 2014 from 9-11am. Joining me will be John Joyce, bassist for New Orleans favorites The Smoking Time Jazz Club. John is one of the most knowledgeable and committed jazz musicians I've had the ple... Read more

The Young Presidents with Ivan Neville, "Time"

Mon, 07/07/14
Authored by David Stafford
New York's The Young Presidents (Mitch Kaneff and Jake Hertzog) joined up with New Orleans icon Ivan Neville to shoot this "exuberant, fun video" of their original rock tune "Time" at various locations around town, including WWOZ. This is new stuff, just published on June 2... Read more

Recipe: Crab Calas with Rémoulade Sauce

Sun, 07/06/14
Calas are a kind of creole rice fritter (or, according to an old French recipe, beignets de riz) typically containing cooked rice, yeast, sugar, eggs, and flour; the savory version here, courtesy of Louisiana Cookin' magazine, omits the sugar, adds crabmeat, and leavens with b... Read more

Meschiya Lake and The Little Big Horns, 4 Songs Live

Sat, 07/05/14
Authored by David Stafford
For your weekend viewing pleasure, here's a hot-off-the-presses, live-in-the studio performance by Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns at KEXP in Seattle, recorded on May 29 and published yesterday. It's about 26 minutes long, and includes four songs: "Catch 'em Young", ... Read more

The Piano Player

Sat, 07/05/14
Welcome to the first episode of WWOZ's new nationally syndicated program, NEW ORLEANS CALLING! We have lots in store for you in the weeks and months ahead! We start off this week by checking out the New Orleans piano tradition. Read more

Prince et al., "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", 2004

Fri, 07/04/14
Authored by David Stafford
Prince, who's headlining the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans this weekend, possesses many musical gifts, perhaps none greater than as a rock-star-style guitarist. Rolling Stone rated him 33rd of the 100 greatest ever while citing the performance in the video below as ... Read more

Clarence "Frogman" Henry, "Ain't Got No Home"

Wed, 07/02/14
Authored by David Stafford
Clarence "Frogman" Henry, a 2007 Louisiana Music Hall of Fame inductee and a New Orleans legend, delivers an epic eight-plus minute of his 1956 debut single, "Ain't Got No Home" at the LMHOF Legends Live show.   Read more

Amazing Music Lineup at the new Live Oak Cafe

Tue, 07/01/14
Authored by Mark LaMaire
If you listen to WWOZ's Morning Set , you crave good music in the morning.  Oak Street cafe used to be one of the only places in town serving live music with breakfast.  It has recently been taken over by former staff members, and is now the Live Oak Cafe.  Charles Farmer,... Read more

Al Hirt on the Johnny Cash Show, 1970

Tue, 07/01/14
Authored by David Stafford
Check out New Orleanian Alois Maxwell "Al" Hirt (1922-1999), playing his horn during a December 16, 1970 episode of Johnny Cash's musical variety show. The pace here is brisk: Hirt does 3 songs in 4min, 21sec. First, there's a quick "I Walk the Line" with Cash, followed by ... Read more

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