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Tribute to Tami Lynn: Tues. 7-10pm

Tue, 07/14/20
Authored by Neil Pellegrin
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... Read more

"7 Days of Satch" coming July 27-Aug. 2

Wed, 07/08/20
Authored by Carrie Booher
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... Read more

Greek Festing In Place: Sat. 12-2pm

Tue, 05/19/20
LISTEN LIVE! 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 Trinity Community. Since the Greek Festival cannot go on as planned, WWOZ would like to invite you to "Greek Fe... Read more

Ooh! My Soul: Little Richard's Rise to Fame and Religious Awakening

Mon, 05/18/20
Authored by Neil Pellegrin
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... Read more

Mother's Day with Irma Thomas, Sun. 12-2pm

Tue, 05/05/20
Authored by Carrie Booher
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... Read more

Tribute to Big Al Carson on Soul Serenade, Tues. 2-4pm

Mon, 05/04/20
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. Read more

Somethin' Else: A Tribute to Eddie Cochran

Tue, 04/21/20
Authored by Neil Pellegrin
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. Much mo... Read more

1 year anniversary of Draw Fo' Radio

Tue, 04/14/20
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... Read more

Ellis Marsalis Quartet at CAC 1981: Monday 4pm

Mon, 04/06/20
Authored by Carrie Booher
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... Read more

Last week on Acoustic Blues

Fri, 04/03/20
Authored by Carrie Booher
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... Read more

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