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WWOZ Internship Interview with Ishan Allen

Mon, 06/30/14

WWOZ Internship Interview with Olivia Broslawsky

Sun, 06/29/14

Guardians of the Groove 7: Asia Muhaimin and Nita Ketner

Sat, 06/28/14
Authored by David Stafford
The latest installment of "Guardians of the Groove" (see below for more on the series) aired on WWL-TV on May 27. Asia Muhaimin, band director at Warren Easton High, sat down with WWOZ's Nita Ketner.  About "Guardians of the Groove": WWOZ has partnered with WWL-TV to reco... Read more

Allen Toussaint, "It's A New Orleans Thing"

Thu, 06/26/14
Authored by David Stafford
Allen Toussaint performs "It's A New Orleans Thing", a cut from his 2013 album Songbook, on Sound Opinions, a public radio show from WBEZ in Chicago. At the end of an older video version of this song, he notes that it was "inspired by Professor Longhair", an influence that ... Read more

Sarah Quintana, "Riz Au Lait"

Wed, 06/25/14
Authored by David Stafford
Here's a video version of Sarah Quintana's humorous paean to riz au lait (AKA rice pudding, a classic French comfort food) from her 2012 album World Has Changed. In this version she's accompanied by "found" precussion instruments: pots and pans in the kitchen of Huh! Restau... Read more

"New Orleans All The Way Live: Shopping with Walter ‘Wolfman’ Washington”"

Tue, 06/24/14
Authored by George Ingmire
This week we jump in the car with Walter 'Wolfman' Washington for an hour of not just music but also a road trip to a local clothing store. Tune in as we drive and talk about where he got his style, shoes, and his music mentors. We also swing by Willie Mae’s Scotch House fo... Read more

Glen David Andrews, 3 songs with Jam in the Van

Mon, 06/23/14
Authored by David Stafford
From the intimate confines of the Jam in the Van vehicle, Glen David Andrews rips and rocks through three tracks: "I Can Do Bad All By Myself", "Guilded Splinters", and the Satchmo standard "What a Wonderful World". "I Can Do Bad All By Myself"   "Guilded Splinters"   "Wh... Read more

John Lee Hooker and Ry Cooder, 1992

Fri, 06/20/14
Authored by David Stafford
For your weekend viewing pleasure, check out this four-song set by John Lee Hooker (1917-2001) and Ry Cooder at the "All Our Colors" benefit, Shoreline Ampitheater, Mountain View CA, 10/10/1992 The set list: Intro  - Lonely Man 05:35 - It Serves Me Right To Suffer 13:33 -... Read more

Van Morrison and Bob Dylan on the Hill of Muses, 1989

Fri, 06/20/14
Authored by David Stafford
In the summer of 1989, Van Morrison was travelling in Greece with a film crew, making the documentary One Irish Rover. One sunny day, he was joined in Athens by Bob Dylan, who'd just ended a European tour. They brought their acoustic guitars to the place in Athens where the... Read more

The Original Pinettes Brass Band, "Ain't No City"

Wed, 06/18/14
Authored by David Stafford
The Original Pinettes Brass Band won the 2013 Red Bull Street Kings competition. Part of the prize: studio time and tutoring from people like Mannie Fresh and Trombone Shorty, both of whom appear in this version of "Ain't No City" cut in the Red Bull Studio.     Read more

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