Where Ya From?

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New Orleans is filled with beautiful neighborhoods, beyond the well-known French Quarter. And a walk through a New Orleans neighborhood is a chance to witness a different way of life, where every day can be an improvisation, when you're likely to drop what you're doing to follow the sound of music coming from the next block, or get pulled into a parade, or walk down a beautiful quiet street that feels full of secrets and stories, or stop for a drink with strange characters who could only bloom in the hothouse of the Crescent City.

From the balconies of the Vieux Carre to the hidden countryside that's still within the city limits, life here is lived to the fullest, present in every moment, but there's also an understanding that these neighborhoods are built of memories as much as of bricks and wood. These memories are alive, in the musicians and everyday people of New Orleans -- and we're hearing them, as well as a great set from Little Freddie King recorded live at Basin St Station, in this week's episode.

Here's a special extra performance from Little Freddie King's appearance at Basin Street Station, "Pauger Street Boogie." Featuring Little Freddie King on guitar, Wacko Wade on drums, WIll Jordan om bass, and Bobby Lewis on harmonica.




THIS WEEK'S TRACK LISTING:

Stooges Brass Band - "Where Ya From" (music bed)
Paul Barbarin's Onward Brass Band - "Victory Walk" (music bed)
Treme Brass Band - "Back O'town Blues" (music bed)
Jon Cleary - "Port Street Blues"
My Graveyard Jaw (Michael James) - "Waste For The Evening" (music bed)
My Graveyard Jaw (Michael James) - "Lucys Song"
Pete Fountain - "Darkness On The Delta" (music bed)
The Tin Men - "So Uptown"
New Orleans Bingo Show - "Mid-City Baby"
Tony Green - "I Asked A Flower" (music bed)
Spencer Bohren - "Seven Birds"
Joe Lastie, Jr. and the Lastie Family Gospel - "He's a Mighty Good Leader" (music bed)
Gregg Stafford - "Basin Street Blues" (music bed)
Little Freddie King - "Greyhound Bus Station Blues / Bad Chicken / Pauger Street Boogie" (Live from Basin St Station)
Stooges Brass Band - "Where Ya From" (music bed)

NEW ORLEANS CALLING is a production of WWOZ, listener-supported community radio in the Crescent City.
Your host, writer, editor, interviewer, audio engineer, and co-producer is George Ingmire.
Dave Ankers is the producer.
Melanie Merz is the supervising producer.
Additional production by Jorge Fuentes.
National distribution is managed by Russell Shelton and Carmen Connor Post.
Web support by David Stafford.
Executive Producer is WWOZ’s General Manager David Freedman.

Live From Basin St. Station is made possible by a partnership between WWOZ and the historic Basin St. Station. Live recording produced by Damond Jacob. Special thanks to Michael, Bubby, and Jay Valentino, Laura Tennyson, and Khalid Hafiz.

Special thanks to:
Sally Young and Melanie Merz, for their voice talents; WWOZ's Maryse Dejean, Scott Borne, Dee Lindsey, Lauren Del Rio, Leslie Molson, Beau Royster, and Dwayne Breashears.

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