Wednesday, August 28, 2019

WWOZ Revisits Art Neville's 13th Ward Bag

The fantastic WWOZ is reaching back into their archives for a good one and you don't have to be in New Orleans to hear it.

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In the summer of 1981, WWOZ founder Jerry Brock engineered a 90-minute WWOZ program, hosted by a then 43-year-old Art Neville. It was called "Art Neville's 13th Ward Bag," in acknowledgement of the neighborhood where he and his brothers had grown up, and Art still lived. The show was recorded at the WWOZ studios above @tipitinasuptown, which looked out over the 13th Ward across Napoleon Avenue in uptown New Orleans. This was less than a year after WWOZ first went on the air. On Wednesday, August 28, we'll be airing this show again-- the first time it's been heard in nearly 40 years. WWOZ show host @djsoulsister, a.k.a. Melissa Weber, who is also now the curator of the Hogan Jazz Archive at @tulaneu, will be joining Jerry on the air as a co-host.Listen live at 90.7 FM or starting at 2p. The show will also be available afterwards on our 2-week archive. This broadcast made possible thanks to the @jazzandheritagefoundation Archive. First image courtesy of the Hogan Jazz Archive at Tulane.
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With Art's recent passing this is a great tribute and revisit. The show airs today at 2 pm Central (1pm Eastern) and can be heard for the next two weeks on their archive site.

Pretty great stuff, here is some video of Art playing to get you in the mood.

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