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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

Bauls of Bengal field recordings on 'World Journey' Saturday

Fri, 08/17/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
Tune into World Journey with host Suzanne Corley on Saturday, August 18, 2018. Early on in the show, she'll be sharing field recordings of Bauls of Bengal, made by Charlie Steiner at Jaidev Mela in West Bengal over a 25 year period. World Journey airs from 4-6p every Saturd... Read more

Jimmy Horn, Benny Maygarden, Johnny J + more, Th. 7-10p

Tue, 07/17/18
Authored by DJ Swamp Boogie
Tune in to the evening R&B Show on Thursday, July 20 as DJ Swamp Boogie welcomes Jimmy Horn, of Special Man Industries, to talk about some new releases and collaborations. Benny Maygarden and Johnny J will also be stopping by to perform a few classic Blues cuts from the Exc... Read more

Hear entire Henry Butler Jazz Fest 2002 set, Sun. 4p

Sat, 07/07/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
Sunday at 4p, listen in to a special edition of Sitting In as host Tom Roche shares a classic Henry Butler concert in its entirety, direct from the Archive of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. This brilliant set has not been heard since it originally aired live on... Read more

Tribute to Lorraine Gordon, Weds. 6-9a

Tue, 06/19/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
Tune in Wednesday morning as host Breaux Bridges pays tribute to Lorraine Gordon, owner/operator of the legendary NYC jazz club The Village Vanguard from 6-9a on The Morning Set.  Ms. Gordon died on Saturday, June 9, at age 95. He'll be playing tracks of some of the many re... Read more

Tonight on the '50s R&B Show

Tue, 06/19/18
Authored by Neil Pellegrin
Two more music legends have recently passed, and there will be tributes to both on tonight's edition of The '50s R&B Show, 7-10p.  Dominic Joseph "D. J." Fontana, a native of Shreveport, La., was likely the first drummer to join the staff of the Louisiana Hayride. There, he... Read more

The Life & Times of Jimmy Beasley: Tues. 7-10p

Mon, 05/28/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
Tune in Tuesday, May 29 to hear the '50s R&B Show with host Neil Pellegrin. He'll be featuring the life and music of legendary hitmaker and fan-favorite, Jimmy Beasley, during his 7-10p slot. If you missed it, hear it on our 2-week archive through Monday, June 11, 2018. Nei... Read more

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