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New Orleans Calling: A Visit to the Ooh Poo Pah Doo

WWOZ’s nationally-syndicated one-hour program New Orleans All The Way Live has been recently renamed and re-imagined in a great new form, with a new name — New Orleans Calling.

Welcome to New Orleans Calling, WWOZ’s nationally syndicated program. New Orleans Calling airs on WWOZ 90.7 FM in New Orleans every Saturday morning from 7 a.m.-8 a.m., and you can also listen online to recent episodes at wwoz.org.

Listen to this week’s episode of New Orleans Calling.

The Ooh Poo Pah Doo Bar in the Treme section of New Orleans is just an everyday neighborhood bar, with live music in the evenings — but when you step inside you discover it’s home to an extended family of R&B and jazz musicians that traces back three, four, five and maybe more generations in the Crescent City. And the current generations are filled with some of the best-known performers in New Orleans today, including James Andrews, Trombone Shorty and Glen David Andrews. Come with us for a visit with the bar’s owner, Judy Hill Broadus, and her nephew James Andrews, as they tell us about the family and its music.

The Ooh Poo Pah Doo Bar is located at 1931 Orleans Avenue in New Orleans. (Photo: Ooh Poo Pah Doo Bar on Facebook)
The Ooh Poo Pah Doo Bar is located at 1931 Orleans Ave. in New Orleans. (Photo: Ooh Poo Pah Doo Bar on Facebook)

Every week on New Orleans Calling, we provide additional material online to accompany each show, in case you’re interested in finding out more. Sometimes it’s going more in-depth, sometimes it’s something cool we didn’t have time to go into, and sometimes it’s just plain fun.

We hope you enjoy this week’s program, “A Visit to the Ooh Poo Pah Doo.” Here’s some background about Judy starting the bar. And here’s a little more info on the bar, which is located at 1931 Orleans Ave. in New Orleans.

The late R&B legend Jessie Hill was the father of Judy Hill Broadus, owner of the Ooh Poo Pah Doo lounge. Here’s a rare and too-short video snippet from Jazz Fest in 1991, of R&B legend Jessie Hill performing “Ooh Poo Pah Doo,” which gave Judy the name of her bar. (Trivia: when the song became a hit in 1961, it was the mostly-instrumental B-side “Ooh Poo Pah Doo Part 2” that actually charted — not the vocal track we think of today.)

Here’s a brief video from 2000 of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, featuring a 13-year-old named Troy Andrews — Trombone Shorty. Andrews is the grandson of Jessie Hill, and the nephew of Judy Hill Broadus.

And here’s a much taller Trombone Shorty in 2014 in Jackson Square, talking about growing up playing music in New Orleans.

Travis “Trumpet Black” Hill and his cousin James Andrews at Jazz Ascona in Switzerland in 2013. James is Troy Andrews older brother, and he and Travis are both grandsons of Jessie Hill.

And here’s Glen David Andrews, cousin of James Andrews and Trombone Shorty on their father’s side, performing “I Can Do Bad By Myself” with his band, for Jam in the Van.

THIS WEEK’S TRACK LISTING:

(music bed) “Feelin’ Good” – Herb Hardesty & His Band
“Your Mama Don’t Dance” – James Andrews
(music bed) “Jammin'” – Herb Hardesty & His Band
“It Must Be Wonderful” – Walter ‘Papoose Nelson’ sings with Herb Hardesty
(music bed) “Need You” – Prince La La
“She Put the Hurt on Me” – Prince La La
(music bed) “Ooh Poo Pah Doo, Part 2” – Jessie Hill
“Ooh Poo Pah Doo, Part 1” – Jessie Hill
(music bed) “Why Holler” – Jessie Hill
“Got Me A New Love Thing” – James Andrews
(music bed) “I Ain’t Gonna Give Nobody None Of This Jelly Roll” – Sweet Emma Barrett
“Sweet Emma” – James Andrews
(music bed) “Ory’s Creole Trombone” – Alvin Batiste with Red Callender, Al Casey, Alan Dawson

(music bed) “Neph” – Trombone Shorty
“(Talkin’ About The) Zulu King” – James Andrews and Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews
(music bed) “Slippin’ and Trippin'” – Trombone Shorty
“Gonna Make You Stomp Your Feet (Live at Voodoo Fest)” – Trombone Shorty
(music bed) “Knock With Me / Rock With Me” – Lil’ Rascals Brass Band
“Rock Star (Like Mike)” (Live at Three Muses) – Glen David Andrews
(music bed) “Wind It Up” – Stooges Brass Band
“Ooh Poo Pah Doo” – Trombone Shorty and James Andrews
(music bed) “Lil’ Liza Jane” – James Andrews and Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews

New Orleans Calling is a production of WWOZ, listener-supported community radio in the Crescent City, with support from NewOrleansOnline.com and GoNOLA.comNew Orleans Calling is an internationally syndicated weekly radio show produced by George Ingmire highlighting the unique music, food, festivals, and culture of the Crescent City. Ingmire culls from WWOZ’s vast library of live recordings and connects with musicians from across the city to bring you one-of-a-kind music and musician interviews — from flagship music festivals to living room concerts.

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