“Romp and Stomp,” a weekly, one-hour radio broadcast hosted by DJ Chris Brown on Centenary College of Louisiana‘s KSCL 91.3 FM, will present its annual “all-Shreveport radio show” at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8, 2013. Brown, who is a popular local music historian and works as an archivist at Centenary College, will spin records by obscure recording acts with names like Buddy Woods and the Wampus Cats and Little Duck and the Quackers. If you’ve never tuned into this annual presentation, it’s a fascinating, often humorous exploration of Shreveport-Bossier’s history told through the medium of music. If you find yourself outside of the broadcast radius of KSCL 91.3 FM, you can stream the program from KSCL’s website.
Brown and fellow Louisiana music enthusiast Austin Lee maintain the fantastic Shreveport Songs music blog, which is required reading for anyone who loves Louisiana history and the music of bygone eras. If you enjoy what you hear on Tuesday, you’ll want to subscribe to the Shreveport Songs blog.
While we’re on the topic of having fun with old records, vinyl enthusiasts should also check out Naked Vinyl, a roving DJ night that features crowd-sourced playlists with seasonal themes. The next installment of Naked Vinyl will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10 at Marilynn’s Place in Shreveport. Naked Vinyl mastermind Kern Courtney encourages record collectors to bring a 33 or 45 rpm record that would fit the evening’s theme of “In With the New.” Naked Vinyl takes place on the first Thursday of most months at Marilynn’s Place and is free to attend.