This episode, titled "Rhythm Of Life," takes a look at New Orleans as a city filled with young musicians, who embrace the traditions here, and keep them alive by making them their own. Sometimes it's a matter of taking old music in a new direction. Sometimes it's playing new music in an old style. Or even creating something nobody has ever imagined before. This week on New Orleans Calling, we take a listen to their music and their stories.
Here's a list of interesting links and information about the stories and music in this week's show, "Rhythm Of Life":
Here's a full Trombone Shorty concert from 2012:
Here's the New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Original Jazz Band, performing their version of the "Game of Thrones" theme song at BB King's in New York City:
Here's Hurray for the Riff Raff performing "The Body Electric" on the Late Show with David Letterman on June 25, 2014 :
And here 's Hurray for the Riff Raff, again, performing a short live set in the Bumbershoot Music Lounge in Seattle. Recorded by KEXP September 1, 2014 :
Here's Tank and the Bangas performing "Rhythm of Life" on a New Orleans rooftop, for BalconyTV:
THIS WEEK'S TRACK LISTING:
(opening music bed: Trombone Shorty - "Backatown")
Trombone Shorty - "Hurricane Season"
New Orleans Swamp Donkeys - "Charleston"
(music bed: Bob French and the Storyville Jazz Band - "High Society")
New Orleans Swamp Donkeys - "Maple Leaf Rag"
(music bed: New Orleans Swamp Donkeys - "Game of Thrones theme song")
(music bed: Tuba Skinny - "Skid Dat De Dat")
Tuba Skinny - "Lonesome Drag"
Sweet Crude - "One In The Hand"
(music bed: Sweet Crude - "Super Vilaine")
(music bed: Balfa Brothers - "Parlez Nous a Boire")
Sweet Crude - "Parlez Nous a Boire"
(music bed: Sports & Leisure - "Devil")
(music bed: Hurray for the Riff Raff - "Take Me")
Hurray for the Riff Raff - "The Body Electric"
(music bed: Hurray for the Riff Raff - "Daniella")
Hurray for the Riff Raff - "My Sweet Lord"
(music bed: The Gaturs - "Get Up")
Tank and the Bangas - "Rhythm Of Life"
Jonathan Boogie Long - "Blues Revolution"
(music bed: Sonny Landreth - "Old Flame")
Jonathan Boogie Long - "From Stevie Ray To Killing Floor"
(music bed: Galactic Featuring Trombone Shorty and Corey Henry - "Cineramascope")
Host, writer, editor, interviewer, audio engineer, intrepid field recorder, and co-producer is George Ingmire.
Dave Ankers is the producer.
Melanie Merz is the supervising producer.
Vocal tracks produced by Jorge Fuentes.
National distribution managed by Russell Shelton and Carmen Connor Post.
Web support by David Stafford.
Live tracks mixed by George Ingmire and Khalid Hafiz.
Executive Producer is WWOZ’s General Manager David Freedman.
Additional interviews for this show were conducted by Leslie Cooper.
Special thanks to:
Sally Young and Crystal Gross, for their voice talents;
WWOZ’s Dwayne Breashears, Scott Borne, Dee Lindsey, Lauren Del Rio, Leslie Molson, Beau Royster, and Maryse Dejean;
Rachel Lyons, Dolores Hooper, and the Archives of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival & Foundation.