Saturday Night New Orleans Radio

Series produced by Jamie Dell'Apa

Caption: That's me, compliments of Andy Kerr
That's me, compliments of Andy Kerr 

Music from that time when rhythm and blues and rock and roll were emerging but hadn't yet become a predictable formula. A time when musicians were listening to and incorporating these exciting emergences into their own style of music. We focus on music that is difficult to categorize. C&W that sounds like rockabilly and rockabilly that sounds like R&B which sounds an awful lot like rock. That's the sweet spot for the music on the show and, sure enough, that's where the New Orleans sound is centered.

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What does music sound like when it is taken out of context?

When John Coltrane quits walking the bar for dance patrons or some English kids leave gentle pop music for the blues of the American south, they're following their muse. Breaking out of the formula. The result can be a disaster or miraculous. Dr. Demento plays the disasters. We play the miraculous.

Music from that time when rhythm and blues and rock and roll were emerging but hadn't yet become a predictable formula. A time when musicians were listening to and incorporating these music's exciting emergence into their own style of music. We focus on music that is difficult to categorize. C&W that sounds like rockabilly and rockabilly that sounds like R&B which sounds an awful lot like rock. That's the sweet spot for the music on the show and, sure enough, that's where the New Orleans sound is centered.

Songs are arranged in sets originating from an overall theme and between songs are short interstitial sound clips that sometimes tell a parallel story or a contrasting story or are simply audio cultural artifacts used that frame the music. Hide full description

What does music sound like when it is taken out of context? When John Coltrane quits walking the bar for dance patrons or some English kids leave gentle pop music for the blues of the American south, they're following their muse. Breaking out of the formula. The result can be a disaster or miraculous. Dr. Demento plays the disasters. We play the miraculous. Music from that time when rhythm and blues and rock and roll were emerging but hadn't yet become a predictable formula. A time when musicians were listening to and incorporating these music's exciting emergence into their own style of music. We focus on music that is difficult to categorize. C&W that sounds like rockabilly and rockabilly that sounds like R&B which sounds an awful lot like rock. That's the sweet spot for... Show full description


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A focus on the Denver and Toronto regional record companies of Band Box and Quality plus a long segment on "music from outer space" based on the in...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), KFCF FM, KPRG, Prairie Public, WQCS and more


  • Added: Oct 11, 2021
  • Length: 03:46:26
  • Purchases: 6
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Songs that are only between 90 and 100 seconds are the communications professor's dream of - "the direct, active voice." No lengthy introduction o...

Bought by KFCF FM, KPRG, Prairie Public, and WYAP


  • Added: Oct 04, 2021
  • Length: 04:11:25
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Caption: Supersecos
After a hurricane reminds you that only a veneer of safety keeps you alive, it's easy to get wistful about what is important. It's not the posses...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), KPRG, KFCF FM, Prairie Public, and WYAP


  • Added: Sep 28, 2021
  • Length: 04:47:45
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: That's me, compliments of Andy Kerr
1. (Short) Searching for the 1st R&R record on Saturday Night NOLA radio from Saturday 9pm to midnight on KFCF Fresno 2. (Short) Locally o...

Bought by KFCF FM


  • Added: Sep 24, 2021
  • Length: 02:58:38
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Universals
Scratching through another corner of my endless musical library - I found a great deal of songs you've never heard by musicians you've never heard...

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  • Added: Sep 23, 2021
  • Length: 03:56:06
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Caption: Little Ray
Little Ray was a Los Angeles sensation because he could command a stage and audience - a talent that stood out even in a city full of entertainers....

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  • Added: Sep 16, 2021
  • Length: 02:57:14
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Featuring the music from J&S records, a record company started by a Black woman in 1956, Zell Sanders. Also couplets of sound-alike songs. Two un...

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  • Added: Sep 10, 2021
  • Length: 02:57:21
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Caption: 4 Pennies
The first rock and roll music arguably was centered in the post World War II era when a new music captured the imagination and hope of people in th...

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  • Added: Sep 02, 2021
  • Length: 02:57:15
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Music from the post World War II era when a new music captured the imagination and hope of people in the US and around the world. The first music w...

Bought by KFCF FM, KPRG, GCR (Global Community Radio), and Prairie Public


  • Added: Aug 25, 2021
  • Length: 02:57:06
  • Purchases: 4
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Searching for the first rock and roll record, means finding tens of thousands of records that could legitimately be the "first record," I think t...

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  • Added: Aug 09, 2021
  • Length: 02:56:59
  • Purchases: 4
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The first rock and roll song with a focust on music and musicians from the bayous of Louisiana. Where the sticky humidity and ever-present liquor ...

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  • Added: Aug 20, 2021
  • Length: 02:56:45
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Count Ossie
Tonight's show focuses on the similar sounds of early ska and rock and roll. Not a technical presentation, your ears will hear it and your soul wi...

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  • Added: Aug 05, 2021
  • Length: 02:57:01
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Caption: Little June and the Januaries
Picking mushrooms in the factory was dark, dismal, and without a future. The only light came from the radio where in 1973, Chuck E. Weiss would pl...

Bought by KPRG, KFCF FM, and Prairie Public


  • Added: Jul 30, 2021
  • Length: 02:57:15
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: That's me, compliments of Andy Kerr
Same program as 210724 but with KFCF fund drive messages

Bought by KFCF FM


  • Added: Jul 24, 2021
  • Length: 02:58:26
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Dazzlers
The bayous of South Louisiana were virtually isolated from the US by its watery jungles of bayous so we developed differently than the rest of the ...

Bought by KPRG, GCR (Global Community Radio), KFCF FM, Prairie Public, and WYAP


  • Added: Jul 21, 2021
  • Length: 02:56:51
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Bobby Byrd and the Flames
Searching for the first rock and roll record leads us to country and western songs about the atom bomb and jazz. Mix them together and you get the...

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  • Added: Jul 14, 2021
  • Length: 02:57:01
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Collegians
Vocal groups and a set of lyrics about Romance Without Finance.

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  • Added: Jul 06, 2021
  • Length: 02:57:12
  • Purchases: 5
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Tonight we feature Australian rock and rollers, songs about green stamps, and cartoons in our search for the first rock and roll song. We search i...

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  • Added: Jul 02, 2021
  • Length: 02:57:11
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Brenton Wood and Wendel Williams
Musical riffing off Greg Adams writings on his Weird Music website. Greg Adams wrote for the All-Music Guide for 10 years and has written liner no...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), KFCF FM, Prairie Public, and WYAP


  • Added: Jun 22, 2021
  • Length: 02:55:30
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Billy Mcallister
Music from the post World War II era when a new music captured the imagination and hope of people in the US and around the world. The first music w...

Bought by KPRG, KFCF FM, GCR (Global Community Radio), and Prairie Public


  • Added: Jun 14, 2021
  • Length: 02:56:42
  • Purchases: 4