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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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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
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The Louisiana rock and roll that didn't utilize the New Orleans sound associated with Dave Bartholomew and Cosimo Matassa. Music from west of the ...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2015
  • Length: 01:49:30
Caption: Spock Listening To My Show
Lyrics referring to Mars with interstitials from Spock. If you like this, you'll need to move out of your parent's basement and leave the record s...

  • Added: Mar 03, 2015
  • Length: 02:59:36
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Music for the weekend after Mardi Gras - a celebration of Ash Weekend. Plenty of Louisiana swamp blues music for the geared-down mood. Then again...

  • Added: Feb 23, 2015
  • Length: 02:54:24
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And as always, music you've never heard by musicians you've never heard of.... A theme in anticipation of Mardi Gras, it will work any year.

  • Added: Feb 18, 2015
  • Length: 02:58:04
Caption: From Salt Lake City's premier restaurant critic (and a mean bassist), Ted Scheffler.   , Credit: Ted "Da Bob" Scheffler
Songs about outer space, satellites, rockets and hot rods with plenty of instrumentals you can "do it yourself" sing over. Even an example of Jami...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2015
  • Length: 02:51:43
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More music you've never heard by musicans you've never heard of. This week's special - 100% less mass-hypnotism!

  • Added: Feb 02, 2015
  • Length: 02:53:16
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I was the guy who screamed at the horror picture, "The murder is in there. Don't go into the basement ..." Same thing happens when I hear a girl...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2015
  • Length: 02:52:50
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Music you've never heard by musicians you've never heard of (but somehow seem more relevant than what is recorded today). The second hour of the s...

  • Added: Jan 11, 2015
  • Length: 02:48:49
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The idea was boneheaded in conception and worse in execution. That's why I'm on Saturday at midnight - nobody listen except drunks and they don't ...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2015
  • Length: 03:03:28
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Between the usual "music you've never heard by musicians you've never heard of..." will be a mass hypnotism performed by me with the help of some f...

  • Added: Dec 30, 2014
  • Length: 02:56:24
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Starting the show with a spotlight on Vince Taylor who many have cited as the real life prototype for David Bowie's wacky character, Ziggy Stardust...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2014
  • Length: 02:55:06
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Interactive media being all the rage but I'm a dozen social media behind so I'm trying to catch up by inventing my own interactive media. (That wa...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2014
  • Length: 02:44:07
Caption: That's me, compliments of Andy Kerr
Working out why I don't use identifiers for myself or the music in the first hour of the show.

  • Added: Nov 11, 2014
  • Length: 02:50:16
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Music you've never heard by musicians you've never heard of but who influenced the rock and rollers that everyone has heard. Collector's music for...

  • Added: Oct 15, 2014
  • Length: 02:52:08