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Terry & the Zydeco Bad Boys "Pretty Girl Waltz"

Wed, 10/28/15
Authored by David Stafford
Terry Domingue & the Zydeco Bad Boys do "Pretty Girl Waltz," from their Back on Track, their 2014 release and their first after a six-year hiatus. Domingue sings and plays accordion; the other musicians include Kent August (guitar), Ken Herpin (guitar), Chris Domingue (rubb... Read more

New music spotlight: Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band

Tue, 10/27/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band released their latest album, Zydeco Stuff, last month on Swampadellic Records. Zydeco Stuff is another smooth, well-produced album from this group of veteran performers. Carrier is a third-generation zydeco artist with such famous relat... Read more

Tank and The Bangas, "Drummers"

Mon, 10/26/15
Authored by David Stafford
This new video for the new Tank and the Bangas song "Drummers" was shot in London at the Canary Wharf using one of the "Play Me I'm Yours" street pianos, in partnership with RawKus TV.  Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 10/23/15

Sat, 10/24/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Tubular Bells Champ Boys 03:22 Funk 'N' Soul 1973-76 2015/10/23 22:03:51 2 No Man Walks Alone Solomon Burke 02:39 Electronic Magnetism '71 (MGM LP) 2015/10/23 22:07:23 ... Read more

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Fri, 10/23/15
Authored by David Stafford
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: NPR Music Tiny Desk ConcertDuring this Tiny Desk Concert, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah tells the story behind the track "K.K.P.D." He was stopped, intimidated, and harassed by the NOPD late at night. His pride almost made him do something ill... Read more

Why You and I Love Radio

Thu, 10/22/15
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
I bet every WWOZ listener has a shared ancestry.  Every listener, in every country.  David Remnick of the New Yorker presents it perfectly:  http://current.org/2015/10/david-remnick-radio-is-an-obsession-of-mine/      Read more

New music spotlight: Brent Rose

Tue, 10/20/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Saxophonist Brent Rose released his new album, The Unexpected Gift, last month. The ten-track release runs the gamut from contemporary to free jazz, with a couple of welcome stops along the way to play out some more traditional tunes. This is an instrumentalist's album, pa... Read more

Panorama Jazz Band, "Renee" HD

Mon, 10/19/15
Authored by David Stafford
The Panorama Jazz Band performs "Renee." Recorded by the WWOZ Video Crew at Basin St Station on March 26, 2015.  Check out our playlist WWOZ Basin Street Station for more. Read more

New music spotlight: John Ellis & Double-Wide

Sat, 10/17/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Jazz musician John Ellis doesn't currently live in New Orleans but his new album with band Double-Wide certainly has a most New Orleans-y feel about it. There's no stretch here, given the time Ellis spent living in the city (he currently resides in New York) and the fact th... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 10/17/15

Sat, 10/17/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Rhythm Room Playlist 10/17/15 Read more

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