WWOZ Latest

WWOZ brings together our local, national and international supporters into a distinctive community that celebrates and strengthens the music, musicians, culture and culture bearers of New Orleans.

See You Later Alligator

Tue, 09/10/13
Authored by Danielle Dietze
Listen to NPR’s “The Untold Story of Bobby Charles” What started with the lofty goal to write a song for Fats, the Louisiana native Bobby Charles would leave a bump in the musical path--whether he wanted to or not. His music lingers, unnoticed under his own name, but it den... Read more

"New Orleans All The Way Live: Magnetic Ear! A Curry In 4 Acts"

Tue, 09/10/13
Authored by George Ingmire
On any given night in New Orleans, you’re likely to find a place with live music and free food. Sometimes it’s red beans and trad jazz, other times it’s BBQ and the blues. On this week’s program, it’s curry and the Pocket brass of Magnetic Ear, an ensemble headed by Martin K... Read more

Irma Thomas & B.B. King: "You Can Have My Husband"

Mon, 09/09/13
Authored by David Stafford
In this red hot clip from two decades ago, the Soul Queen of New Orleans rips through "You Can Have My Husband" with B.B. King, from the latter's Blues Summit, which also included appearances by Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor, Albert Collins, & more.     Read more

Invitation to Soul Sister's Birthday Jam & "James Brown Get Down" w/Nigel Hall Band featuring Christian McBride - Sept. 13

Sat, 09/07/13
Authored by Soul Sister
Greetings, WWOZ listeners and family. To all here at home in New Orleans on Friday, September 13, I'd like to invite you to my big birthday jam, the 7th annual one I've done at the legendary Tipitina's. Everyone is invited. Details below and also at the following link. With... Read more

Luke Winslow-King - Bloody Sunday Sessions

Fri, 09/06/13
Authored by David Stafford
So named because bloody marys helped generate the idea, Bloody Sunday Sessions is "a web-based video series of stripped down musical performances occurring in the back of the iconic New Orleans’ mule-drawn carriages." In this edition, Luke Winslow-King and his band bring the... Read more

Young Mens Olympians, Norman Dixon

Fri, 09/06/13
Norman Dixon of YMO talks with WWOZ's Action Jackson. Read more

Ponderosa Stomp: This Weekend

Thu, 09/05/13
Authored by David Stafford
The Mystic Knights of the Mau Mau present the 11th Ponderosa Stomp a month henceforth, October 4-5 at the Rock'n'Bowl. Get a taste of who's playing with a "musical preview" video, which does a nifty job of conveying the feel of the event. Read more

"What's My Line?" with Mahalia Jackson, 1961

Tue, 09/03/13
Authored by David Stafford
In the late 1950s and 1960s, Mahalia Jackson was not only renowned as a gospel singer; she achieved a surprising (from our vantage point) mainstream fame. She was "the main attraction in the first gospel music showcase at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1957," and at the 1963 ... Read more

Trapper Keeper, August 27, 2013

Mon, 09/02/13
August 27, 2013 -- 17:32 Will Thompson and Marcello Benetti of Trapper Keeper talk with T.R. Johnson. Read more

John Gros, August 16, 2013

Mon, 09/02/13
August 16, 2013 -- 35:58 John Gros of Pappa Grows Funk talks with WWOZ's Black Mold on the eve of the band's final show before an indefinite hiatus. They are joined by Josh Freund and Sam Radutzky of Abis Productions, who are producing a "funkumentary" about the band. Read more

Get the 'OZone monthly newsletter
Flaming drumsticks
Support the Guardians of the Groove
Navy Guardians Tee - $20.00