Summer Days And Nights

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This week's episode, titled "Summer Days And Nights," focuses on ways to pass a summer day and night in New Orleans, with music by Bobby Charles, Allen Toussaint, the Iguanas and many others. We also spend time fishing with piano player Matt Lemmler, and eating snowballs with locals before catching a streetcar uptown for a night of music.

Here's a list of interesting links and information about the stories and music in this week's show:

From PBS, here are some details of the life of the great New Orleans jazz legend Sidney Bechet.

Bobby Charles is one of the most interesting Louisiana songwriters you might never have heard of!   Check out this profile courtesy WWNO, the NPR affiliate station in New Orleans.

Here's a great animated video that shows the humorous side of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
 

 

A look at some of the most unusual snowballs in New Orleans.

Here's a Jam In The Van video of  Anders Osborne 's Summertime in New Orleans -- which mentions WWOZ a few times:

Here's Allen Toussaint performing a solo version of "Southern Nights," which was also a Number One hit for Glen Campbell in 1977. 

 

The Erin Rose is a bar on Conti Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans.

The Mid-City Rock n Bowl is an institution in New Orleans, and worth a visit if you're in town!
 

THIS WEEK'S TRACK LISTING:
(show opening music bed was "Sophsticated Cissy" by the Meters)
Sidney Bechet - "Summertime"
Matt Lemmler - "In My Life"
(music bed: "Gone Fishin'")

Bobby Charles - "I Must Be In A Good Place Now"
Preservation Hall Jazz Band - "Ice Cream"
(music bed: Tony Green - "Russian Lullaby")
Anders Osborne - "Summertime In New Orleans"
Buckwheat Zydeco - "In The Summertime"

(Music bed: Glen Campbell - "Southern Nights")
Allen Toussaint - "Southern Nights"
007 - "Summer Breeze"
The Iguanas - "Late At  Night"
The Iguanas - "Boom Boom Boom"
(music bed: Dr John - "New Island Midnight")
The Dixie Cups - "Gee the Moon Is Bright Tonight"

 

NEW ORLEANS CALLING is a production of WWOZ, listener-supported community radio in the Crescent City.
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.

Special thanks to: 
Sally Young and Melanie Merz, 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;
the staff of the Rock N Bowl in Mid City;
and to WWOZ's interns:  Olivia Broslawsky, James Bullard, Candace Crawford, Ben Russell, and Lily Wasserman.

 

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