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Seva Venet, April 6, 2014

Mon, 06/02/14
Seva Venet vists with Hazel the Delta Rambler to talk about the development of jazz through 19th and early 20th century string bands. Read more

Jose Torres-Tama, May 16, 2014

Mon, 06/02/14
New Orleans author and performance artist Jose Torres-Tama visits Keith Hill to discuss his book titled New Orleans Free People of Color & Their Legacy. Read more

Joseph Torregano, May 15, 2014

Sun, 06/01/14
  Brass Band veteran Joseph Torregano visits with WWOZ's Sally Young. They discuss his life, his family, and "the tradition." Read more

In Memoriam: Second Chief Brian Baptiste

Fri, 05/30/14
Second Chief Brian Baptiste of the Golden Star Hunters has passed away. Read more

In Memoriam: Big Chief Curtis "Suga" Williams, Sr.

Fri, 05/30/14
Big Chief Curtis "Suga" Williams, Sr. of the Cheyenne Hunters has passed away. Read more

In Memoriam: Big Chief Jackie J. Green, Sr.

Fri, 05/30/14
Jackie J. Green Sr., Big Chief of the Red, White and Blue Mardi Gras Indian tribe, passed away on May 21, 2014, at his home in New Orleans, LA. Read more

Junior Murvin, "Police and Thieves"

Fri, 05/30/14
Authored by David Stafford
The late Junior Murvin (d. 2013) performs his 1976 international smash "Police and Thieves" live on the UK TV show Later With Jools Holland in 2004. Famously covered by the Clash, "Police and Thieves" is the title track from one of the greatest roots reggae albums recorded,... Read more

Mighty Sam McClain, "Higher Ground"

Wed, 05/28/14
Authored by David Stafford
2013 Blues & BBQ Festival headliner and Monroe, Lousiana native Mighty Sam McClain rips up Stevie Wonder's "Higher Ground" in this 6:47 clip from an Extended Play Sessions episode. The full show will air in Boston and New England on May 31 on WBIN-TV Boston; hopefully it wi... Read more

"New Orleans All The Way Live: Wayfaring Through The Blues"

Tue, 05/27/14
Authored by George Ingmire
Whether you’re doing the Mississippi Slow Drag or the New Orleans Shuffle, you’re in the right place. During the program, we’ll be exploring music from the 1920s, when Blues and Jazz were musically closer with Luke Winslow-King, and then continue on into the 30s and 40s whe... Read more

Luther Allison, Live in East Berlin, 1987

Mon, 05/26/14
Authored by David Stafford
The late, great Luther Allison thaws out Cold War Europe with a smoldering 74-minute set of classic guitar-based Chicago blues. Makes for great holiday weekend viewing. Read more

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