Takin' It to the Streets interviews

Takin' It to the Streets episodes containing a podcast

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: 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

"For The Culture" Second Line Parade and Health Fair

Sun, 06/02/19
Tchoupitoulas Baby Dolls in the streets, March 2019 [Photo by Olivia Piskadlo-Jones]   Hear the interview with Baby Doll Honey: Read more

Norman Dixon, Jr.: Jazz Fest Flashback

Sun, 03/31/19
In this WWOZ Jazz Fest Flashback, parade coordinator Norman Dixon, Jr. shares why Jazz Fest is so important to the Social & Pleasure Clubs of the city: Read more

Interview: Lois Andrews Nelson, Queen of krewedelusion

Wed, 02/13/19
WWOZ's Action Jackson sits down with Lois Andrews Nelson, queen of krewedelusion! In addition to Queen, she is a Baby Doll, member of the Money Wasters Social & Pleasure Club, and mother of Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, James Andrews, and Buster Nelson. Get in the backstr... Read more

Interview: Diane Honore of Black Storyville Baby Dolls

Wed, 02/06/19
Takin' It To The Streets host Action Jackson sits down with Diane Honore, founder of Black Storyville Baby Dolls, and talks about why her group exists, Louis Armstrong, Storyville, Baby Doll history, and much more.  Hear it below: Read more

Original Big Seven/Mother's Day Second Line Parade

Sat, 02/02/19
Photo by Christy Grimes Read more

Pigeon Town Steppers Second Line Parade

Sat, 02/02/19
Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee Hear the interview with Pigeon Town Steppers' Rollin' Joe: Read more

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