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!
|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|
Playlist archive for Bill Thomson:
- Louisiana Dance Hall !!!
- EPs: Guilded Splinters and the blues ...
- Welcome to New Orleans ... and 2017!
- Last LDH show of 2016 !!!
- Porcupine Meat .... and more!
- A Salute to the Great WWOZ !!!
- Louisiana Dance Hall MegaMix!
- LDH is rockin' it again ... in WRIR Fund Drive Style!
- Louisiana Dance Hall: Folk Fest recap, new music and more!
- Buckwheat Zydeco, R.I.P.
- Louisiana Dance Hall time!
- The Louisiana Dance Hall is open!
- Louisiana Dance Hall is hot ... like RVA in August!
- Louisiana Dance Hall mix!
- Tonight, we got the BLUES .......
- It's HOT here in the Louisiana Dance Hall!
- Louisiana Dance Hall's Gonna Take You Downtown For Some French Rockin' Boogie!
- "Well, come on ev'rybody take a trip with me...."
- LDH featuring Geno Delafose, 2016 RFF artist!
- Louisiana Dance Hall, funkin' it up!
- Back in the Dance Hall!
- Louisiana Dance Hall, mixing it up again!