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Tributes to Dr. John, Spencer Bohren Wednesday, Thursday on WWOZ

Tue, 06/11/19
Listen in on Wednesday, June 12 as Josh Paxton joins us during the 1p hour to talk Dr. John and play a few tunes. Then, at 2p, Dave Malone, Alex McMurray, and Paul Sanchez will join Big D on 'Sittin' At The Crossroads' to pay tribute to Spencer Bohren. And Tom McDermott wi... Read more

In Memoriam: Leah Chase

Mon, 06/03/19
New Orleans Music Show host George Ingmire shared a special tribute to the late Leah Chase on Wednesday, June 5. The show is now available on our 2-week archive. George aired audio excerpts and outtakes from Chasing Dreams, a documentary film directed by William Sabourin a... Read more

Dan Penn on the '50s R&B Show

Mon, 04/22/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Tune in to the '50s R&B Show with host Neil Pellegrin on Tuesday, April 23 from 7-10p. He'll be featuring a special guest appearance by iconic and prolific songwriter Dan Penn.  Classic songs from Penn's pen include 'Do Right Woman, Do Right Man,' 'I'm Your Puppet,' 'The Da... Read more

Eternally: The Story of the Swallows

Sun, 03/31/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Tune in Tuesday, April 2, 7-10p, as host Neil Pellegrin does a special presentation on the Swallows, one of Baltimore's premier R&B vocal groups. We'll hear their story as told by lead singer, Eddie Rich, who Neil had the pleasure of interviewing in May of last year.  At 88... Read more

Amanda Shaw on Cajun/Zydeco Show, Sun. 12-2p

Sat, 03/16/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Amanda Shaw will be joining hosts Charles Laborde and Jim Hobbs during the Cajun/Zydeco Show on Sunday, March 17 (12-2p). Amanada is coming in to share news of the launch of La Joie d’Louisiane, which pays homage to Louisiana culture and heritage. The event series will laun... Read more

Quiana Lynell: Opening the Vaults for Jazz Fest at 50

Thu, 01/24/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Tune in Friday at 5p as we Open the Vaults on past Jazz Fest performances! This week, we're airing Quiana Lynell & Lush Life Band's May 4, 2017 performance in the WWOZ Jazz Tent as part of our Jazz Fest at 50 series. Performers include: Quiana Lynell - vocals Daniel Mienec... Read more

Tonight on '50s R&B with Neil Pellegrin

Tue, 10/23/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
Tune in tonight, 7-10p, for an extra special edition of the '50s R&B Show! It's our fall membership drive and host Neil Pellegrin has some treats planned for the program. Former longtime WWOZ show host Jivin' Gene will join Neil in the studio, and together they'll share vin... Read more

Marc Stone celebrates 25 years of music in New Orleans

Wed, 10/03/18
Marc Stone is celebrating 25 years of music in New Orleans with three shows this weekend. He'll be joined by Chuck Campbell. Catch them Friday starting at 7:30p at Little Gem Saloon, along with John Mooney; Saturday starting at 11p at the Maple Leaf, along with Walter Wolf... Read more

Lazy Lester tribute show, Th. 7-10p

Thu, 08/30/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
DJ Swamp Boogie will celebrate the life, times, and music of Lazy Lester on WWOZ Thursday night, 7-10p. Baton Rouge guitarist and longtime sideman to Lester, Bruce Lamb, will be joining Swamp Boogie in the studio and sharing stories of their time on the road. Listen live ... Read more

Early Aretha, Tues. 7-10p

Mon, 08/20/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
Tune in this Tuesday, August 21 as host Neil Pellegrin spotlights the formative years and pre "Queen of Soul" period of Aretha Louise Franklin on this week's 1950s R&B Show. Neil shares, "My original intent was to play 90 minutes of her early work. However, after reacquain... Read more

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