Sweeney’s Gumbo YaYa airs live on KAOS, every Thursday 10 a.m. to noon (PST). We stream the show and most shows now are edited and posted on MixCloud.
Here are descriptions of the show by date aired in 2016 as well as well as links to playlists, recordings and the related blog post.
December 29 Recorded Show – Last show of the year. Hear are my top 10 New Orleans releases plus some lagniappe.
December 22 Play List – It’s all about the holidays– New Orleans style.
December 15 Recorded Show – More 2016 releases with some fun holiday music.
December 8 Recorded Show – More 2016 releases.
December 1 Play List – 2016 releases
November 24 Recorded Show – Fill your Thanksgiving plate with these wonderful New Orleans dishes.
November 17 Recorded Show – Birthday recognition for Buckwheat Zydeco, Dr. John, Ellis Marsalis, Jr. and Craig Klein.
November 10 Recorded Show – A post election hangover focusing on music by women musicians from New Orleans.
November 3 Play List
October 27 Recorded Show featuring music honoring All Saints Day.
October 20 Play List
October 13 Recorded Show featuring music of and a live interview with Sam Williams of Big Sam’s Funky Nation.
September 29 Recorded Show – Honoring the life of Buckwheat Zydeco plus much more.
September 22 Recorded Show – Featuring blues music from Louisiana including Big Al Carson, Dana Abbott, Dr. John, Snooks Eaglin, and many more.
September 15 Recorded Show – Featuring some great Louisiana music, including the latest from Lafayette and interview with Roddie Romero of Roddie Romero & the Hub City All-Stars.
September 8 Recorded Show – Celebrating two years of being on the air by playing lots of my favorites.
September 1 Recorded Show – Songs in recognition of Katrina and other Louisiana floods.
August 27 Playlist – Music of Dale Hawkins and other Louisiana swamp pop stars.
August 18 Recorded Show – Music of Barbara George and many other New Orleans R&B stars plus much more.
August 11 Recorded Show – Music of Pete Fountain and other stellar New Orleans clarinetist.
August 4 Recorded Show – Music by Big Sam’s Funky Nation, the Deslondes, Leyla McCalla, Benny Turner, Colin Lake, Gina Forsyth, and many others, including the Immortal One (Louis Armstrong) in honor of his 115th birthday.
July 28 Recorded Show – Featuring interview with Taylor Smith of The Roamin’ Jasmine and a lot of brass band and funk.
July 28 Playlist – Lil Queenie’s birthday and much more.
July 21 Playlist – It’s all good!
July 14 Playlist – It’s all good!
July 7 Playlist – It’s all good!
June 30 Playlist – It’s all good!
June 23 Recorded Show – It’s all good!
June 16 Recorded Show – New Orleans to Chicago.
June 2 Recorded Show – Funk (debut of new New Orleans Suspects release), jazz, R&B, soul and country. Plus interview with James Dumont (just the interview)
May 26 Recorded Show – Jazz, R&B, Brass Bands and more.
May 19 Recorded Show. Jazz, R&B and Country featured in this set.
April 28 Recorded Show – Sad that I’m not in New Orleans for JazzFest, I try to recreate the experience through radio, playing musicians from the Thursday lineup.
April 21 Recorded Show – Blues, Funk & R&B along with an interview with Michael Murphy on his new book, Hear Dat.
April 14 Recorded Show – The story of Basin Street Blues
April 7 Recorded Show – The music of New Orleans and nearby.
March 24 Recorded Show – The music of the French Quarter Festival, focusing on Saturday’s line up. Also included an interview with tour guidebook author Michael Murphy.
February 25 Recorded Show – Celebrating Antoine “Fats” Domino’s 88th birthday with his songs and covers his songs by Bonnie Raitt and Jon Cleary, Tin Men, Bonerama, Galactic and more including new music from New Orleans.
February 18 Recorded Show – Dove deep into some exceptional new releases from New Orleans artists, including the recent grammy winner Jon Cleary.
February 11 Recorded Show – Love songs from New Orleans for Valentine’s Day.
February 4 Recorded Show – Mardi Gras songs
January 18 Recorded Show – Music in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. including Mahalia Jackson, John Boutte’ and Champion Jack Dupree.
January 4 Recorded Show – First show of the year honoring Trombone Shorty’s birthday, recognizing the start of the Carnival season and previewing upcoming Northwest performances of New Orleans musicians.