Yet another in the seemingly endless procession of tributes is in order for
this week's edition of The '50s R&B Show.
The great New Orleans soulstress Tami Lynn, born Gloria Brown in the Gert
Town section of the city in 1942, passed away on June 26th.
Lynn began singing in...
This year, Satchmo SummerFest will present "Seven Days of Satch presented
by Chevron." The multiplatform, virtual celebration is a collaboration
between French Quarter Festivals, Inc., WWOZ, New Orleans National Jazz
Historical Park, WWL-TV, and New Orleans Jazz Museum. Sev...
This weekend would have been the 47th annual New Orleans Greek Festival on
Bayou St. John. It's a Memorial Day weekend tradition put on by the Holy
Since the Greek Festival cannot go on as planned, WWOZ would like to invite
you to "Greek Fe...
This week's '50s R&B Show will pick up where last week's left off -- with
recordings made at a New Orleans session in July of '56. From there, we'll
journey through the last recordings Little Richard made for Specialty in the
'50s before a religious awakening coaxed him awa...
This Sunday would've been Irma Thomas's 37th annual Mother's Day performance
at the Audubon Zoo. Since it can't happen this year, WWOZ will be
broadcasting an archived concert of hers to keep up the longstanding
tradition for all the moms out there.
Listen in to this speci...
Tune in Tuesday, May 5 from 2-4pm as Soul Serenade host Marc Stone pays
tribute to the late Alton "Big Al" Carson. He will be sharing memories of Big
Al from friends, fans, and more, plus music from Big Al's decades-long career
in New Orleans.
Listen live here.
On this week's '50s R&B Show (Tuesdays, 7-10pm), hear "Somethin' Else: A
Tribute to Eddie Cochran," as host Neil Pellegrin spotlights the brief but
fruitful career of Eddie Cochran to mark the 60th anniversary of his death.
It's available now on our 2-week archive.
Usually, anniversaries with more tenure get more shine and attention. I,
personally, feel a deep appreciation for and pride in Draw Fo' Radio's first
year on the WWOZ airwaves. Not many people know but Draw Fo' Radio has been
in the works for several years and to take an id...
On Monday's Jazz From the French Market, WWOZ continues its tribute to the
great musician and educator Ellis Marsalis with a special re-broadcast of a
concert first aired live on WWOZ in 1981: the Ellis Marsalis Quartet at the
Contemporary Arts Center featuring Ellis Marsal...
Listen back on our 2-week archive as Your Cousin Dimitri put together a
special quarantine show on Acoustic Blues, Sunday 2-4pm. Since we aren't
having guests in the studio during the pandemic, Dimitri put out a request
for musicians to submit songs from their homes to be p...