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5 things to know for 7/22-7/28

Fri, 07/22/16
'5 things to know' is a weekly feature highlighting different parts of the WWOZ world that you may have missed this week, including unique WWOZ programming and video, plus New Orleans events, artists, places, features, and more. For 7/22-7/28: 1) Tales of the Cocktail is i... Read more

New music spotlight: Allen Toussaint

Wed, 07/20/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Allen Toussaint, the patriarch of New Orleans R&B, recorded one last session before he passed away in November 2015. The 14-track deep American Tunes features solo piano recordings made at Toussaint's home studio as well as others made with guests like Jay Bellerose, Bill F... Read more

Video: Champion Jack Dupree and Allen Toussaint at Jazz Fest 1990

Tue, 07/19/16
Check out this absolutely phenomenal footage of Champion Jack Dupree with Allen Toussaint at the Music Heritage Stage at Jazz Fest 1990, uncovered during research for a recent two-part episode of WWOZ's New Orleans Calling. This performance was part of Champion Jack's first... Read more

Champion Jack Dupree: What We Left Out

Tue, 07/19/16
Authored by Dave Ankers
NEW ORLEANS CALLING was launched in the spring of 2014. Right out of the gate we knew what we wanted the show to be. It wasn’t musicology, or history, or a tourism vehicle. We wanted to give listeners a window into New Orleans people, life and culture, whether they were her... Read more

Two-Week Archive: WWOZ On Demand

Tue, 07/19/16

Rhythm Room Playlist 07/15/16

Sat, 07/16/16
1 Aardvark Big Boss Man 3:54 Last Man On Earth 7/15/16 22:01 2 Heaven Is 10 Zillion Light Years Away Wonder, Stevie 5:02 Fulfillingsness' First Finale (AF) 7/15/16 22:06 3 Pick Myself Up Andrew Tosh 4:20 Legacy: An Ac... Read more

5 things to know for 7/15

Fri, 07/15/16
'5 things to know' is a weekly feature highlighting different parts of the WWOZ world that you may have missed this week, including unique WWOZ programming and video, plus New Orleans events, artists, places, features, and more. For the week ending July 15, 2016 and the com... Read more

1934 Louisiana Lomax Recordings Now Available Online

Thu, 07/14/16
It's a great day for historians and fans of Louisiana's rich musical heritage-- the John and Alan Lomax recordings from their summer 1934 trip through the southern portion of the state are now available online, complete with photographs and extensive notes, including transl... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for July, 2016

Tue, 07/12/16
In This Issue A New WWOZ.ORG Meet the Staff: Pearl Ricks, Outreach Coordinator 'OZ at IPW New Music Spotlight New Orleans Calling: Champion Jack Dupree Recipe: Marc Stone's Pasta all’Amatriciana" Quick Links ... Read more

New music spotlight: James Evans' Octuple Odyssey

Tue, 07/12/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
James Evans' Octuple Odyssey's latest, The Golden Whippet of Algiers, is a mishmash of humor and musicianship as traditional jazz meets contemporary classical. Evans' New Orleans-based 8-piece takes listeners on a jazz journey that is both fun and a pleasure to listen to. T... Read more

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