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New Orleans Calling: Rhythm Of Life

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

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

This week we take a look at New Orleans as a city filled with young musicians, like Tank and the Bangas. Photo: Tank and the Bangas on Facebook
This week we take a look at New Orleans as a city filled with young musicians, like Tank and the Bangas. (Photo: Tank and the Bangas on Facebook)

This week’s episode, titled “Rhythm Of Life,” takes a look at New Orleans as a city filled with young musicians who embrace the traditions here and keep them alive by making them their own. Sometimes it’s a matter of taking old music in a new direction. Sometimes it’s playing new music in an old style. Or even creating something nobody has ever imagined before. This week on New Orleans Calling, we take a listen to their music and their stories.

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.

Here’s a list of interesting links and information about the stories and music in this week’s show, “Rhythm Of Life”:

Here’s a full Trombone Shorty concert from 2012:

Here’s the New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Original Jazz Band, performing their version of the “Game of Thrones” theme song at BB King’s in New York City:

Here’s Hurray for the Riff Raff performing “The Body Electric” on “The Late Show with David Letterman” on June 25, 2014:

And here ‘s Hurray for the Riff Raff, again, performing a short live set in the Bumbershoot Music Lounge in Seattle. Recorded by KEXP September 1, 2014:

Here’s Tank and the Bangas performing “Rhythm of Life” on a New Orleans rooftop, for BalconyTV:


(opening music bed: Trombone Shorty – “Backatown”)
Trombone Shorty – “Hurricane Season”
New Orleans Swamp Donkeys – “Charleston”
(music bed: Bob French and the Storyville Jazz Band – “High Society”)
New Orleans Swamp Donkeys – “Maple Leaf Rag”
(music bed: New Orleans Swamp Donkeys – “Game of Thrones theme song”)
(music bed: Tuba Skinny – “Skid Dat De Dat”)
Tuba Skinny – “Lonesome Drag”
Sweet Crude – “One In The Hand”
(music bed: Sweet Crude – “Super Vilaine”)
(music bed: Balfa Brothers – “Parlez Nous a Boire”)
Sweet Crude – “Parlez Nous a Boire”
(music bed: Sports & Leisure – “Devil”)

(music bed: Hurray for the Riff Raff – “Take Me”)
Hurray for the Riff Raff – “The Body Electric”
(music bed: Hurray for the Riff Raff – “Daniella”)
Hurray for the Riff Raff – “My Sweet Lord”
(music bed: The Gaturs – “Get Up”)
Tank and the Bangas – “Rhythm Of Life”
Jonathan Boogie Long – “Blues Revolution”
(music bed: Sonny Landreth – “Old Flame”)
Jonathan Boogie Long – “From Stevie Ray To Killing Floor”
(music bed: Galactic Featuring Trombone Shorty and Corey Henry – “Cineramascope”)

New Orleans Calling is a production of WWOZ, listener-supported community radio in the Crescent City, with support from 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.

Mallory Whitfield is an artist, speaker, and author based in New Orleans. In 2016, she was honored to be included in the 19th class of Gambit’s 40 Under 40, which salutes the brightest innovators, artists, and professionals in New Orleans. She currently hosts the Badass Creatives podcast, which features marketing and business advice for creatives, as well as interviews with a diverse range of handmade artists, performers, makers, and creative entrepreneurs. During Mardi Gras, you can usually find her parading with Noisician Coalition in Muses or with The 501st Legion in Tucks.

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