Takin' It to the Streets interviews

Takin' It to the Streets episodes containing a podcast

Interview: Glenn Hall III of Rebirth and Baby Boyz

Sat, 11/28/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Rebirth Brass Band and Baby Boyz Brass Band trumpeter Glenn Hall III gets on the phone with Action Jackson to talk about how he started playing at a very young age, the musicians who influenced him, what he hopes to accomplish in the f... Read more

Interview: Wendell Jackson, Original Four president

Sun, 11/22/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Original Four president Wendell Jackson talks to Action Jackson about how the club emerged from another group, how this year was supposed to be an important anniversary celebration, why they originally started stepping out from Armstro... Read more

Interview: Lady Wales' president Shantrell Simms

Wed, 11/18/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson gets on the phone with Shantrell Simms, president of Lady Wales Social & Pleasure Club. She shares how she first started second lining, why it's important for clubs and groups to work together, the parade years that real... Read more

Interview: Scully Well of Uptown Swingers

Wed, 11/11/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson gets on the phone with Scully Well of the Uptown Swingers. This is one of the most emotional and passionate Takin' It To The Streets interviews to date as Scully discusses the recent passing of Uptown Swingers president ... Read more

Interview: Good Fellas' Raynold Fenelon

Sat, 11/07/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson gets on the phone with Good Fellas' Raynold Fenelon to talk about how floats and modern music are impacting second line culture, how it feels to cancel this year's parade, why he's willing to spend a lot of his own money... Read more

Interview: Tony Hookfin of Men of Class

Mon, 11/02/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Men of Class president Tony Hookfin talks to Action Jackson about when he first started in second lines, how the pandemic has delayed celebrating a big anniversary, what goes into picking a king and queen, and much more "behind the sce... Read more

Interview: Big Chief Bo Dollis, Jr. and Big Queen Laurita Dollis

Sun, 10/25/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson is joined on the phone by Big Chief Bo Dollis Jr. and Big Queen Laurita Dollis of the Wild Magnolias. They discuss the intricate process of making suits, the role signals play when they parade, the huge impact Big Chief ... Read more

Interview: Family Ties founder Tyrone Brooks

Tue, 10/20/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Family Ties founder Tyrone Brooks talks to Action Jackson about how he's looking forward to the club's 20th anniversary, how colors are chosen for parades, how he first got involved with second lines, and more! Hear the whole interview... Read more

Interview: Maroon Queen Cherice Harrison-Nelson

Sun, 10/11/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Maroon Queen Cherice Harrison-Nelson talks to Action Jackson about how the culture has helped her deal with depression, the steps that were taken to give a Counsel Chief Joseph Jenkins a proper sendoff amid the pandemic, and much more.... Read more

Interview: DJ Jubilee

Sun, 10/04/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, DJ Jubilee gets on the phone with WWOZ's Action Jackson to discuss his latest music project, his efforts to mentor the younger generation, the roles he plays with Young Men Olympians and Zulu, and much more! Listen in at the player bel... Read more

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