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Wardell Quezergue Turns 80

Tue, 03/16/10
Authored by Mike Kobrin
WWOZ congratulates arranger/producer Wardell Quezergue on his 80th birthday! Known as the "Creole Beethoven," Wardell led his own band (the Royal Dukes of Rhythm) and arranged for the likes of Fats Domino and Professor Longhair before forming Nola Records in 1964. That lab... Read more

Morning Set & Kitchen Sink Meet in Austin for South By Southwest

Mon, 03/15/10
Check back starting Thursday, March 18, as WWOZ's Thursday Morning Set host Scott Borne and Wednesday Night Kitchen Sink 10 to 12 co-host Boudin Man send in blogs, pictures and updates from the 2010 South By Southwest Music, Film and Interactive Conference & Festival in Aus... Read more

1950 on the Tuesday New Orleans Music Show

Mon, 03/15/10
Authored by Tom Morgan
The Tuesday New Orleans Music Show hosted by Tom Morgan gets back to its year by year exploration of New Orleans music. This week it is 1950 with recordings by Papa Celestin, Professor Longhair, Archibald, Paul Gayten, Fats Domino, Harry Choates, Kid Ory, Dave Bartholomew, ... Read more

"Brunch with a Side of the Blues"

Mon, 03/15/10
Authored by George Ingmire
We start today's show by doing the "Dap Walk" with funk pioneer Ernie Vincent. Then we stop in for brunch at Bywater BBQ, and later, we shake it up with Brother Tyrone and the Mindbenders. At the end, we'll wind down with a nightcap at Chickie Wah Wah, a music club on Canal... Read more

In Memoriam: Rockie Charles

Fri, 03/12/10
Authored by Mike Kobrin
Rockie Charles, known as "The President of Soul" thanks to his early 1970's hit of the same name, passed away on March 12 at the age of 67. The Louisiana native backed up Percy Sledge, Otis Redding, and others, and recorded gems like "Show My People Around The Curve". After de... Read more

YLC Wednesday at the Square Concerts

Fri, 03/12/10
The YLC Wednesday at the Square concert series returns to downtown New Orleans for 12 weeks beginning on March 24 with Trombone Shorty. The ‘OZ Outreach Krewe will be there to sign up volunteers, accepting pledges and selling ‘OZ gear. WWOZ will broadcast three of the concerts... Read more

Sista Teedy's Crawfish Étouffée

Fri, 03/12/10
This recipe comes to us from Tricia "Teedy" Boutté — she's not only one of the most soulful singers in the music business, she's a fabulous cook as well! Read more

Tabla Master Badal Roy to Visit Jazz from the Market

Thu, 03/11/10
Authored by Jelly Roll Justice
The brilliant Badal Roy will visit WWOZ on Thursday March 18th for an interview with Jelly Roll Justice on Jazz from the Market. The acclaimed tabla genius will be in the Crescent City for several performances and teaching workshops from Tuesday through Saturday of that we... Read more

Jungle Boogie

Thu, 03/11/10
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
Welcome to the Jungle Why are there so many songs about the "jungle?"  Hundreds of songs from country and western to disco and every style in between. Jungle songs?   Imagine oooga boogas, oongowas, monkey and elephant noises and way too many Tarzan yells all put to music. ... Read more

Thank you

Wed, 03/10/10
Authored by Big D
What a wonderful show today. It was fortunate that I had the studio set when Tab Benoit came in late on George's show so we could bring him to you in best form. I really enjoyed engineering that set and can't wait to listen to the recording. Crossroad got about a 15 minute ... Read more

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