New Orleans Saturday Night on WWOZ

Series produced by Jamie Dell'Apa

Caption: That's me, compliments of Andy Kerr
That's me, compliments of Andy Kerr 

Music from that time when rhythm and blues and rock and roll were emerging but hadn't yet become a predictable formula. A time when musicians were listening to and incorporating these exciting emergences into their own style of music. We focus on music that is difficult to categorize. C&W that sounds like rockabilly and rockabilly that sounds like R&B which sounds an awful lot like rock. That's the sweet spot for the music on the show and, sure enough, that's where the New Orleans sound is centered.

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What does music sound like when it is taken out of context?

When John Coltrane quits walking the bar for dance patrons or some English kids leave gentle pop music for the blues of the American south, they're following their muse. Breaking out of the formula. The result can be a disaster or miraculous. Dr. Demento plays the disasters. We play the miraculous.

Music from that time when rhythm and blues and rock and roll were emerging but hadn't yet become a predictable formula. A time when musicians were listening to and incorporating these music's exciting emergence into their own style of music. We focus on music that is difficult to categorize. C&W that sounds like rockabilly and rockabilly that sounds like R&B which sounds an awful lot like rock. That's the sweet spot for the music on the show and, sure enough, that's where the New Orleans sound is centered.

Songs are arranged in sets originating from an overall theme and between songs are short interstitial sound clips that sometimes tell a parallel story or a contrasting story or are simply audio cultural artifacts used that frame the music. Hide full description

What does music sound like when it is taken out of context? When John Coltrane quits walking the bar for dance patrons or some English kids leave gentle pop music for the blues of the American south, they're following their muse. Breaking out of the formula. The result can be a disaster or miraculous. Dr. Demento plays the disasters. We play the miraculous. Music from that time when rhythm and blues and rock and roll were emerging but hadn't yet become a predictable formula. A time when musicians were listening to and incorporating these music's exciting emergence into their own style of music. We focus on music that is difficult to categorize. C&W that sounds like rockabilly and rockabilly that sounds like R&B which sounds an awful lot like rock. That's the sweet spot for... Show full description


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As always, collector's music from the 1950s to 70s.but this time with a focus on Australian bands. Their sound fit into the a typical Saturday Nig...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2014
  • Length: 02:52:12
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The music that made rock and roll but that you've never heard by musicians you've never heard of. From the 1950s to 1970s, a time just before the ...

  • Added: Jul 07, 2014
  • Length: 02:52:22
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Yeah, sure there are thousands of songs that mention jukeboxes but you don't care to count them nor listen to them. No, you're more specialized. ...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2014
  • Length: 02:53:42
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Music you've never heard by musicians you've never heard of from a radio studio in the WWOZ bathroom. Plus market testing my new pledge drive prem...

  • Added: Jul 01, 2014
  • Length: 02:52:22
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Collector's music from the golden age of Americana - the 1950s to 1970s. All the music from just before the first rock and roll song because once ...

  • Added: Jun 16, 2014
  • Length: 02:55:30
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The music created just before the first rock and roll song is the music that created America's most lasting cultural impact. Collector's music bec...

  • Added: Jun 09, 2014
  • Length: 02:48:11
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Music you've never heard by musicians you've never heard of from the time just before the first rock and roll record. From where rock and roll beg...

  • Added: Jun 02, 2014
  • Length: 02:50:49
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Of course the title doesn't make sense. None of my titles make sense as the titles and my shows all parse cultural esoterica. Collector's music i...

Bought by WNMU-FM


  • Added: May 26, 2014
  • Length: 02:57:39
  • Purchases: 1
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Music from the golden era of Americana music, the 1950s-70s. That music that birthed rock and roll. Yep, this is the music that influenced today'...

  • Added: May 18, 2014
  • Length: 03:00:36
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And they're good songs you've never heard by musicians you've never heard of... Music from the 1950s to 70s that influenced the music and musician...

  • Added: May 14, 2014
  • Length: 03:00:27
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WWOZ - an outlet for JazzFest music heads to hear the golden era of New Orleans music (the 1950s to 1970s). Tonight, "New Orleans music you've nev...

  • Added: May 04, 2014
  • Length: 02:55:07
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Music you've never heard from the 1950s to the 70s but, then again, it sounds so familiar. Familiar because my show features that precursor music ...

  • Added: Apr 28, 2014
  • Length: 02:46:41
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Christy gets to wrassle with the drunk dialers of the Quarter and uncooperative machines of WWOZ.

  • Added: Apr 29, 2014
  • Length: 02:52:41
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Somethings you can't take for granted - roots music and gravity. Both are down to earth but ignored. Music you've never heard by musicians you've...

  • Added: Apr 14, 2014
  • Length: 03:18:32
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Music you've never heard by musicians you've never heard of.... Some call it R&B or early R&R. I'm looking for those songs from the 1950s to 70s ...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2014
  • Length: 02:53:39
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Music from the 1950s to 70s that fits just between rock and roll and rhythm and blues. From musicians you've never heard of, music you wished you ...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2014
  • Length: 02:52:40
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Music you've never heard by musicians you've never heard of...

Bought by Troy Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 02, 2014
  • Length: 02:52:19
  • Purchases: 1
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Cryptic titles of these shows come from the highly effective Sales Prevention Department. It's more music you've never heard by musicians you've n...

  • Added: Mar 16, 2014
  • Length: 02:52:30
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Two hours of music you've never heard by musicians you've never heard of, all stuffed into a three hour show. Lousy farmers and their daylight sav...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2014
  • Length: 02:53:20
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"Music you've never heard by musicians you've never heard of."

  • Added: Mar 03, 2014
  • Length: 02:51:32