Alibi V.17 No.32 • Aug 7-13, 2008 

Music to Your Ears

New Orleans Playlist

DJ Soul Sister shares some of her favorite tracks

“Fire on the Bayou” by The Meters

For 14 years, DJ Soul Sister has been manning the boards Saturday nights between 8 and 10 p.m. at listener-supported WWOZ 90.7 FM in New Orleans. In fact, her program “Soul Power,” the country's longest-running rare groove radio show, was the last to air before WWOZ signed off during Hurricane Katrina. On top of her radio gig, Soul Sister hosts three weekly "right-on party situations" that satisfy New Orleanian yearnings for underground disco, deep funk, boogaloo, soul, rare groove and more. With this mix, you can join her noble campaign to make your booty do its duty.

“Big Chief” by Dr. John

1) "Handa Wanda" • The Wild Magnolias Mardi Gras Indians • They Call Us Wild (Sunny Side Records)

2) "Do Whatcha Wanna" • Rebirth Brass Band • Do Whatcha Wanna (Mardi Gras Records)

3) "Fire on the Bayou" • The Meters • Fire on the Bayou (Sundazed Music Inc.)

4) "Stop, Pause" • DJ Jubilee • Jubilee All (Stop Pause) (Take Fo' Records)

“Say Wont’cha” by Chocolate Milk

5) "Buck Jump Time" • Gregory D & DJ Mannie Fresh • D Rules The Nation (Yo! Records)

6) "Check Your Bucket" parts 1 and 2 • Eddie Bo • Check Your Bucket (Bo-Sound)

7) "Treme' Second Line" • Kermit Ruffins • Live At Vaughan's (Basin Street)

8) "Know With Me—Rock With Me" • Lil Rascals Brass Band • Buck It Like A Horse (Mardi Gras Records)

9) "Get On Up" • Walter Wolfman Washington • Get On Up (Charly)

10) "Big Chief" • Dr. John • Dr. John's Gumbo (Elektra/Wea)

11) "Desitively Bonnaroo" • Dr. John • Desitively Bonnaroo (Label M.)

12) "Street Parade" • Earl King • Street Parade (Varese Sarabande)

13) "Say Wont'cha" • Chocolate Milk • Best of Chocolate Milk (RCA Victor Europe)

14) Anything by the Soul Rebels Brass Band or Hot 8 Brass Band

15) "Local New Orleans" • Katey Red • Y2 Katey (Take Fo' Records)

Seek out Soul Sister at djsoulsister.com.