The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit

A Salute to the Great WWOZ !!!

Bill Thomson

WRIR is driven by its mission to air under-represented music, news and views to the RVA listening area, and beyond! It is one of many listener-supported and volunteer-driven community radio stations across the USA that enrich the lives of people and serve the community. In New Orleans, WWOZ 90.7 FM is the city’s Jazz and Heritage Station, a community radio station currently operating out of the French Quarter. Like WRIR, WWOZ is a listener-supported, volunteer-programmed radio station. WWOZ’s mission is to be the worldwide voice, archive and flag-bearer of New Orleans culture and musical heritage. Since 1994, WWOZ has produced a series of limited-edition CDs as fund drive “thank-you” gifts to donors. To date, 44 of these CDs have been released, with great performances that are unavailable anywhere else. Today, in thanks and in a kindred spirit with WWOZ, I’m featuring 2 hours of tracks from these WWOZ “Sounds of New Orleans” CDs. I want to salute that great New Orleans station, and share more music that you will not hear anywhere else in this listening area! Enjoy the journey, and thanks for listening!

Artist Song Album Record Label Year/Comments
Treme Brass Band Down In The Treme No Cover Charge - WWOZ on CD, Fall 2012, Vol. 37 Friends of WWOZ, Inc. (not for sale) 2012
New Orleans Suspects Swampthang Anytime And Anywhere - WWOZ on CD, Fall 2015, Vol. 43 Friends of WWOZ, Inc. (not for sale) 2015
Papa Grows Funk Stanky Streetwise - WWOZ on CD, Spring 2010, Vol. 32 Friends of WWOZ, Inc. (not for sale) 2010
Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers Hey Joe In The Zone - WWOZ on CD, Fall 2008, Vol. 29 Friends of WWOZ, Inc. (not for sale) 2008
Shemekia Copeland Givin' Up You Lawdy, Lawdy, It's CD #40! - WWOZ on CD, Spring 2014, Vol. 40 Friends of WWOZ, Inc. (not for sale) 2014
Ivan Neville & Dumpstafunk Meanwhile Dues Paid! - WWOZ on CD, Spring 2009, Vol. 30 Friends of WWOZ, Inc. (not for sale) 2009
John Mooney & Bluesiana Jambalaya The Sounds of New Orleans - WWOZ on CD, 1994, Vol. 1 Friends of WWOZ, Inc. (not for sale) 1994
James Andrews & Crescent City Allstars Keep that Music Playin' You Shoulda Been There! - WWOZ on CD, Fall 2011, Vol. 35 Friends of WWOZ, Inc. (not for sale) 2011
Tab Benoit Blues Is A Feelin' Face The Music - WWOZ on CD, Fall 2013, Vol. 39 Friends of WWOZ, Inc. (not for sale) 2013
Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience Psychedelico (Psychedelic Zydeco Medley) Tumed In - WWOZ on CD, Fall 2014, Vol. 41 Friends of WWOZ, Inc. (not for sale) 2014
Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band Rock Me Baby Peak Performance - WWOZ on CD, Spring 2012, Vol. 36 Friends of WWOZ, Inc. (not for sale) 2012
Papa Mali Smoking at Tiffany's OZ STRAIGHT, No Chaser - WWOZ on CD, Spring 2015, Vol. 42 Friends of WWOZ, Inc. (not for sale) 2015
Allen Toussaint Jazzity Project Blue Drag Don't Stop The Music - WWOZ on CD - Fall 2010, Vol. 33 Friends of WWOZ, Inc. (not for sale) 2010
Walter Wolfman Washington & The Roadmasters Skintight Sounds of New Orleans - WWOZ on CD - Vol. 4 Friends of WWOZ, Inc. (not for sale) 1996
B-3 Organ Summit My Mama Told Me So OZology - WWOZ on CD - Fall 2009, Vol. 31 Friends of WWOZ, Inc. (not for sale) 2009

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