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New Orleans

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This book is a highly personal portrait of New Orleans and its music today - a city that has been hard hit by Katrina, but is managing to keep its great jazz tradition, brass band scene, incomparable food, and unique lifestyle vital and intact. Among the musicians and groups at the heart of the New Orleans jazz scene who make their appearance in this book are: The Rebirth Brass Band, Hot 8, The Soul Rebels, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Johnny Vidacovich, Barry Martyn, Lars Edegran, Chuck Badie, Pete Fountain, Michael White, The Hot Club of New Orleans, Coco Robicheaux, record company owner George Buck, and the gospel musician Billy Edwards. The book also presents portraits of every day New Orleans people confronting a challenging situation.

Published: Sep 1, 2006

Book Contributors

Section Chapter Authors
List of Illustrations Samuel Charters
Some Considerations Samuel Charters
Chapter 1
Storm Warnings Samuel Charters
Chapter 2
A City in Darkness Samuel Charters
Chapter 3
Jazz Friends Samuel Charters
Chapter 4
Bitter Fruit Samuel Charters
Chapter 5
Preservation Blues Samuel Charters
Chapter 6
Music through the Door Samuel Charters
Chapter 7
Street Beat Samuel Charters
Chapter 8
Tradition can be a Verb Samuel Charters
Chapter 9
God's Work, Man's Work Samuel Charters
Chapter 10
Laughing in the Mall Samuel Charters
End Matter
Suggested Recordings Samuel Charters
Index Samuel Charters