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Joe Lastie with Johnny Woodstock, August 28, 2014

Tue, 12/16/14
  Joe Lastie of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band came in on his birthday to speak with Johnny Woodstock about his new family gospel album, a national 2-month tour for the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and playing with the Foo Fighters. Interview conducted August 28, 2014. Read more

James Booker Birthday show

Tue, 12/16/14
Authored by David Kunian
Tonight on the Kitchen Sink 10 PM we'll have the annual James Booker Birthday show!  Nothing but the PIano Prince in all his genius and finery.  Special guest Bayou Maharajah director Lily Keber will be there to add scintillating commentary and update us on the latest Lil' ... Read more

George Porter, Jr., August 28, 2014

Tue, 12/16/14
  George Porter, Jr. and his daughter Katrina Porter join Nita Ketner on the New Orleans Music Show to talk about Carin’s Proton Blast, a benefit show for local cancer patient Carin Graber, Tab Benoit, recording with David Torkanowsky, and working with Johnny Adams and Snoo... Read more

Deacon John, Sept 25, 2014

Tue, 12/16/14
  President of Musician’s Union and Louisiana Music Hall of Fame inductee, Deacon John, talks about his career and upcoming appearance at The History Maker’s Back-to-School function at L.W. Higgins on September 25, 2014. Interview conducted by Sally Young. Read more

Bob Dylan, "It Must Be Santa"

Tue, 12/16/14
Authored by David Stafford
This video delivers: Bob Dylan in a wig and series of funny hats A Christmas song, written by Hal Moore and Bill Fredericks, first released in 1960, and recorded in polka-style for Dylan's 2009 album Christmas in the Heart A random, madcap party motif A guy swinging fro... Read more

Holiday Music Video: Dr. John and Leon Redbone, "Frosty The Snowman"

Mon, 12/15/14
Authored by David Stafford
Let's take another look at this video, which we posted last year at Chistmas: Dr. John joins Leon Redbone for a duet of "Frosty the Snowman."  The track originally appeared on Redbone's 1987 Christmas Island album. The video below was recorded during a 1990 airing on the Ni... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for December, 2014

Mon, 12/15/14
In This Issue WWOZ's 2014 in One Hundred Photos End of Year Giving Our Show Hosts' Favorite Recordings of the Year Cheers for Our Volunteers Best of the Beat Awards Carnival 2015 Kicks Off January 6 Recipe: Poached Speckl... Read more

WWOZ Volunteer Party, 2014

Sun, 12/14/14
We've said it before, but it bears repeating: WWOZ has the greatest group of volunteers in the world, and without them, this Whole Entire Thing would be impossible. So on Saturday, December 13, we celebrated them at Chickie Wah Wah, with music and food, staff and friends... Th... Read more

Special Show on Vince Taylor

Sat, 12/13/14
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
  Vince Taylor was Europe's version of Little Richard's showmanship and Elvis' dancing and sexual appeal but, well, Taylor mostly lacked musical talent.  Vince Taylor sang off-key and couldn't get his timing synched up to his band.  His audience considered these technicalit... Read more

Thanksgiving in Christmas Town: On the Road with Genius

Sat, 12/13/14
Authored by Dean Ellis
On Thanksgiving weekend several of New Orleans' finest musicians, including Tom McDermott, Aurora Nealand, and Gerald French traveled to Natal, Brazil, to take part in the 4th Annual MPB Jazz Festival, an event dedicated to fostering a musical and cultural exchange between two... Read more

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