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Galactic, "Into The Deep" + Interview

Fri, 09/25/15
Authored by David Stafford
Galactic performs "Into The Deep" live in Studio A at WFUV at Fordham University last month.  Hear Galactic (and the Soul Rebels) on our live broadcast tonight (9/25) of the Landing Festival pre-party at Tip's. And check out the Landing Festival this weekend, a new festival... Read more

Shemekia Copeland, "Drivin' Out Of Nashville"

Mon, 09/21/15
Authored by David Stafford
Blues vocalist Shemekia Copeland, daughter of Texas bluesman Johnny Copeland, performs "Drivin' Out Of Nashville" at Music City Roots Live from the Factory on September 17, 2015. Like the song says, "Country Music ain't nothing but the Blues with a twang."  Read more

Joe Rinaudo, Rag Medley on the Fotoplayer

Fri, 09/18/15
Authored by David Stafford
How do you "play" a player piano? In the case of a Fotoplayer, a type of player piano designed for providing music and sound effects for silent movies, by pulling various cords, the user added sound effects based on what was happening on screen: bells, whistles, thunder, et... Read more

T-Bone Walker, "Woman, You Must Be Crazy" & "Goin' To Chicago Blues"

Wed, 09/16/15
Authored by David Stafford
The late great blues pioneer T-Bone Walker does two songs, "Woman, You Must Be Crazy" & "Goin' To Chicago Blues," on a BBC airing of the Norman Granz-produced Jazz At The Philharmonic in 1966. The players include Dizzy Gillespie, Teddy Wilson, Louis Bellson, Clark Terry, Co... Read more

David Torkanowsky featuring Joe Clay, "Lucille"

Mon, 09/14/15
Authored by David Stafford
Great fun at last year's WWOZ Piano Night at the House of Blues. David Torkanowsky enlists drummer Joe Clay to sing "Lucille" and he kills it from behind his kit and out among the crown. Clay, who had a hit record in the 1950s called "(Don't Mess with My) Ducktail" and appe... Read more

Leroy Thomas & The Zydeco Roadrunners, "I Don't Want To Be Wanted"

Thu, 09/10/15
Authored by David Stafford
Leroy Thomas, AKA "the Jewel of the Bayou" was born in Lake Charles and raised in Elton LA. He and his band, the Zydeco Roadrunners, perform "I Don't Want To Be Wanted" live at the 2014 Pickathon Pumphouse Sessions in Portland, Oregon.  Read more

Dianne Reeves, Lotos Jazz Festival, Poland

Tue, 09/08/15
Authored by David Stafford
Here's a beautifully shot set by Dianne Reeves at Poland's Lotos Jazz Festival, in February 2014. Tracks include: "Tango," "I'm In Love Again," "Triste," "Waiting In Vain," "You Taught My Heart," and "Satiated."  Personnel: Dianne Reeves - vocals Peter Martin - piano Peter ... Read more

Donald Harrison Jr., "Hu Ta Nay"

Fri, 09/04/15
Authored by David Stafford
Donald Harrison Jr. does a version of "Hu Ta Nay" arranged by Joe Dyson, recorded by the WWOZ Video Crew at Basin Street Station. The cut originally appeared on Harrison's 1992 collaboration with Dr. John, Indian Blues. It also appeared in season 2 of Treme.  Read more

Roddie Romero & Yvette Landry, "I'm Leaving It Up To You"

Wed, 09/02/15
Authored by David Stafford
Contemporary Cajun/Creole artists Roddie Romero & Yvette Landry cover the early 1960s Dale & Grace hit "I'm Leaving It Up To You". This version was recorded in the same studio (La Louisianne Records) that Dale & Grace used, with the same microphones, drums, piano, etc.  Read more

Aurora Nealand and the Gordon Webster Sextet, "A Kiss To Build A Dream On"

Mon, 08/31/15
Authored by David Stafford
Aurora Nealand and the Gordon Webster Sextet do the Louis Armstrong standard "A Kiss to Build a Dream On" at L'Astral during the Montreal International Jazz Festival in July 2015. Along with Gordon Webster, the other musicians are Rob Garcia, Danny Ziemann, Dan Reitz, Danny... Read more

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