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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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New Orleanians were not keen on last week's media-contangion to "regurgitate" their Hurricane Katrina stories on the ten-year anniversary of the st...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2015
  • Length: 02:52:13
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A short focus on the influence of Fats Domino throughout the swamp pop world and especially on Jimmy Donley. And the usual music you've never hear...

  • Added: Aug 23, 2015
  • Length: 02:41:33
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Back from a three week vacation with a new persona - "your invisible friend." Too much windshield time.

  • Added: Aug 17, 2015
  • Length: 02:50:38
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Music you've never heard by musicians you've never heard of... Tonight another live broadcast from a New Orleans music club from the theater dist...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2015
  • Length: 02:51:17
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Music you've never heard by musicians you've never heard of uncludign cover songs by bands that probably really did play garages as opposed to the ...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2015
  • Length: 02:53:58
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Broadcasting live from a music club in the French Quarter.

  • Added: Jul 06, 2015
  • Length: 02:57:04
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Broadcasting from an imaginary music club featuring music you've never heard by musicians you've never heard of ... unless you were very hip in the...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2015
  • Length: 03:02:13
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A live broadcast from a faux music club in the theater of your mind district in New Orleans. Seventy band plus a table full of listeners like you ...

  • Added: Jun 14, 2015
  • Length: 02:54:17
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Before rock and roll became a formula for celebrity. Before rock and roll became a formula for making money. Before rock and roll itself became a...

  • Added: Jun 07, 2015
  • Length: 02:54:41
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Music you've never heard by musicians you've never heard of. 1950s to 1970s R&B, blues and everything else that influenced the rock and rollers.

  • Added: Jun 01, 2015
  • Length: 02:59:26
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Another live show, another drink and dash on the bar tab. Then I had to hide out from the police so I went to the radio station and did the 3am to...

  • Added: May 23, 2015
  • Length: 05:58:03
Caption: Jamie In Puka Shell Necklace, Credit: Andy Kerr (Amsterdam)
Since I got kicked out of the last club for skating on the tab, tonight we are broadcasting live from a different music club here in New Orleans. I...

  • Added: May 11, 2015
  • Length: 02:51:16
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Finally get a second microphone for proper interviews but a pissed Ernie K-Doe dunks it into a pitcher of beer, brains me with it, then tosses it o...

  • Added: May 04, 2015
  • Length: 02:54:38
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A live show that you can view by looking at the video listed on the Full Description. You can also participate with the folks at the broadcast tab...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2015
  • Length: 02:56:58
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I couldn't tell you why I think 100k watts of chewing tin foil is appropriate radio but here's three hours of music you've never heard by musicians...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2015
  • Length: 02:54:32
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Jamie is visited by the Officer Duane Williams of the dreaded FCC police who is checking whether Jamie's sober to drunk listenership ratio is high ...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2015
  • Length: 02:56:56
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First hour is distinguishing the music from the usual 50s to 70s music by removing the usual 500 songs from the library of millions....

  • Added: Apr 05, 2015
  • Length: 02:54:28
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Music that led to rock and roll from musicians that influenced the rock and roll legends. None of the hits but all of the originators. Collector...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2015
  • Length: 02:50:56
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Should be able to put the definition of this show's sound into a thirty-second introduction but for the last seven years I've changed the definitio...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2015
  • Length: 03:04:52
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Music from the 1950s - 70s "that you've never heard before by musicians you've never heard of..." although it sound familiar. Really familiar beca...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2015
  • Length: 02:52:27