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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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Interactive media means bringing in the least and most uncommon denominators so to do interactive radio, it's gotta be really simple. Especially S...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2016
  • Length: 02:55:53
Caption: That's me, compliments of Andy Kerr
Under construction. The flood has me working more than the usual hour per week so I'm just posting the audio and hoping I'll get back my drivel fo...

  • Added: Aug 26, 2016
  • Length: 02:49:37
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still under construction but the music is loaded (and so am I).

  • Added: Aug 15, 2016
  • Length: 02:53:37
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Under construction

  • Added: Aug 08, 2016
  • Length: 02:52:21

  • Added: Aug 07, 2016
  • Length: 02:51:23
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When did the explosion of Americana music creativity in the late 1950s start to collapse on itself? It was August 15th, 1965 with the Beatles at ...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2016
  • Length: 03:17:31
Caption: Ancient Romans created this statuary to memorialize the two finger, five beer joke they loved so much., Credit: Pompeii Statue Photographers, Inc.
The non-commercial music that influenced popular music and rock and roll. Ah, that's the same as every week and who really cares about that? T...

  • Added: Jul 17, 2016
  • Length: 02:57:14
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Not an oldies show or "hits through the ages." A radio show about the music that influenced the musicians and music you know. All the non-hits, n...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2016
  • Length: 02:54:27
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Canadian musicians and bands named after synthetic fibers plus songs about Baltimore and not trusting "that guy." What did you expect from a radio...

  • Added: Jul 04, 2016
  • Length: 02:59:30
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Plenty of interstitials tonight but the breakthrough is discovering the obvious. We have all heard them. Heard their first doo wop riffs. How c...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2016
  • Length: 02:52:01
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Music you've never heard by musicians you've never heard of (but who directly influenced the rock and roll pioneers that we all heard - over and ov...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2016
  • Length: 02:48:52
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That music that pioneered rock and roll and popular music but that never sold well enough to be a "hit." The music that influenced Dylan, Elvis, T...

  • Added: Jun 14, 2016
  • Length: 02:47:01
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Music you've never heard by musicians you've never heard of ...

  • Added: Jun 08, 2016
  • Length: 02:39:48
Caption: Mike Marley with his old friend Muhammad Ali and Mike's former employer Don King.
Interrupting my Saturday night music radio show with some words about Muhammad Ali who passed earlier in the day. Ali's impact on me as an 8th gra...

  • Added: Jun 07, 2016
  • Length: 46:15
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Popular music could have evolved very differently and it wasn't apparent which route it would take then and in hindsight it's still a bit amazing h...

  • Added: Jun 01, 2016
  • Length: 02:50:43
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Hold your nose, Jamie Dell'Apa is on the radio.

  • Added: May 27, 2016
  • Length: 02:49:18
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Sheesh - it's Saturday night in the French Quarter.

  • Added: May 25, 2016
  • Length: 02:48:11

  • Added: May 25, 2016
  • Length: 02:51:24
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Back when America had only a couple TV networks and movies to provide a perspective on foreign lands, shows such as Tarzan, King Kong and Daktari i...

  • Added: May 16, 2016
  • Length: 02:52:16
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A show about that small step, the stumble from being an artist to being homelessness and helplessness. Music and readings by those folks who lived...

  • Added: May 09, 2016
  • Length: 02:57:43