Takin' It to the Streets interviews

Takin' It to the Streets episodes containing a podcast

Interview: Spy Boy Charlie Tenner

Tue, 10/01/19
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson sits down with Spy Boy Charlie Tenner of Comanche Hunters. Spy Boy Charlie shares the differences between the Indians masking now and those "back in the day," who often had weapons as part of their suits, the job of a Sp... Read more

Interview: Spy Boy Ricky Getteridge

Sat, 09/21/19
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson sits down with Spy Boy Ricky Getteridge. They discuss coming up at 2008 Marigny St. (home of the Monogram Hunters in the 1960s), his first time masking with the Yellow Pocahontas under Big Chief Tootie Montana, the diffe... Read more

Interview with Benny Jones, Sr.

Sat, 09/14/19
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson talks with Benny Jones, Sr., leader and owner of Treme Brass Band. They discuss his childhood in the 6th Ward, including the drumming tradition in his family and neighborhood from the 1950s onward. He remembers attending... Read more

Family Ties Second Line Parade

Mon, 08/26/19
Family Ties at Jazz Fest [Photo by Eli Mergel] START Prime Example Jazz Club (1909 N. Broad). Proceed up N. Broad St. to St. Ann St. Make a U-turn. STOP Lillie's Bar. Continue on N. Broad St. to Ursulines Ave. RIGHT turn onto Ursulines Ave to 2634 Ursulines Ave. STOP Lisa... Read more

Young Men Olympians Second Line Parade

Mon, 08/26/19
Action Jackson sits down with Norman Dixon, Jr. to talk about YMO's second line parade this Sunday. Read more

Interview: Ronald W. Lewis

Thu, 08/15/19
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson talks with Ronald W. Lewis, founder of the Original Big Nine Social and Pleasure Club, and director of the House of Dance & Feathers in the Lower 9th Ward. Lewis shares his experiences masking in the 1980s and 1990s, wha... Read more

Interview with photographer Freddy Hill

Sat, 09/07/19
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson sits down with documentary photographer Freddy Hill. Hill has been photographing New Orleans social and pleasure clubs and Mardi Gras Indians in New Orleans for more than 15 years. Her work captures all aspects of the cl... Read more

Interview: Mr. C, second line videographer

Sat, 08/10/19
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, hear Action Jackson's interview with Mr. C, the second line videographer. They discuss his background and how he got involved with the parades, what he tries to capture each Sunday, and much more. Below, see one of the videos he's prod... Read more

Interview with Baby Doll Satin Mitchell

Sun, 07/28/19
Hear the interview with Baby Doll Satin Mitchell as she sits down with Action Jackson to talk about the Baby Doll sisterhood, the difference between "costumes" and what the Baby Dolls wear, the need for new Baby Dolls, and much more!  Read more

Interview with Ben "Da Grill Man" Smith

Tue, 07/23/19
Hear the interview with Ben "Da Grill Man" Smith as he sits down and talks with WWOZ's Action Jackson about parades in the 1960s, the Jolly Bunch, what's on the grill, the seasonal nature of his business, his idea for including the second line community in the national even... Read more

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