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New Orleans DNA: Times-Picayune archives from 1885 to 1930

Sat, 12/20/14
Authored by Carrie
It's a golden age for archive access. Another unique collection is slowly hitting the web, this time in the form of newspapers at the New Orleans Digital News Paper Archive (NOLA DNA). Local preservationist Joseph Makkos is the recipient of 30,000 tubes filled with Times-Pi... Read more

World Journey 12 /20 /14

Sat, 12/20/14
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Kabendo Mangue Konde, Le Super Mandé 07:44 Bambara Mystic Soul: The Raw Sound of Burkina Faso 2014/12/20 15:58:58 2 Mary Jobs Combination 04:12 Zimbabwe Serenades Vol 3 2... Read more

Rhythm Room Xmas Special 12/19/14

Sat, 12/20/14
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Here Comes Santa Claus Byron Lee & The Dragonaires 02:17 Christmas Party Time In The Tropics 2014/12/19 21:58:29 2 Merry Christmas To You Salem Travelers 03:05 Checker 20... Read more

Paul Sanchez, "I Got Drunk This Christmas"

Fri, 12/19/14
Authored by David Stafford
"This is a New Orleans Christmas song," says Paul Sanchez, "Which means it involves drinking...." Here's "I Got Drunk This Christmas," which appeared on the Red Beans and Ricely Yours CD/DVD project, recorded live at Papa Roux’s in Indianapolis in 2008.   Read more

Who Else is Coming to WWOZ's 34th Birthday Party this Friday?

Fri, 12/19/14
Authored by Soul Sister
This Friday, December 19, you're invited to WWOZ's 34th birthday celebration at Tipitina's. Featuring Ivan Neville's Tribute to the Neville Brothers, Davell Crawford's Tribute to James Booker, and ya girl - that's me! I'm sure there will be lots of surprises that night. Onc... Read more

Shine Delphi with Blind Boy Paxton, "You're A Mean One Mr Grinch"

Wed, 12/17/14
Authored by David Stafford
Wandering minstrel Shine Delphi and and multi-instrumentalist blues musician Blind Boy Paxton team up on "You're A Mean One Mr Grinch," the theme song from the Dr. Seuss holiday TV classic. The footage here is from the recording sessions for Best of Street New Orleans, Xmas... Read more

Show guest photos!

Tue, 12/16/14
Authored by Ms Smalls
      If you are interested in seeing photos of guests of the Tuesday New Orleans Music Show (and a few other OZ events) copy and paste my photo link. It's fun!    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150252655058837.326635.666433836&type=1&l=44fda8333d Read more

Set List 12/16/14

Tue, 12/16/14
Authored by Ms Smalls
Tuesday New Orleans Music Show 12/16/14  King Louie and the Loose Diamonds/ Jay Reatard last session I'm Still Mad At You unreleased 2014-12-16 1:57pm The Melody Clouds The Saints Great Day 2014-12-16 1:53pm Blind Texas Marlin oh... Read more

James Booker Birthday show

Tue, 12/16/14
Authored by David Kunian
Tonight on the Kitchen Sink 10 PM we'll have the annual James Booker Birthday show!  Nothing but the PIano Prince in all his genius and finery.  Special guest Bayou Maharajah director Lily Keber will be there to add scintillating commentary and update us on the latest Lil' ... Read more

Bob Dylan, "It Must Be Santa"

Tue, 12/16/14
Authored by David Stafford
This video delivers: Bob Dylan in a wig and series of funny hats A Christmas song, written by Hal Moore and Bill Fredericks, first released in 1960, and recorded in polka-style for Dylan's 2009 album Christmas in the Heart A random, madcap party motif A guy swinging fro... Read more

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