New Orleans 1982

Funeral parades; Mardi Gras Indians and Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs; the Dirty Dozen Brass Band; veterans of the Storyville hot jazz scene; and scenes from Jazz Fest and Preservation Hall.


Beatrice Austin and Iona Raybon discuss second lining, funeral parades, and various social aid and pleasure clubs in the neighborhood with Alan Lomax. (Part 2 of 2.) Shot by Lomax and crew at Ms. Austin's home in Treme, New Orleans, May 16, 1982.
Scenes from the 1982 Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans with music by the Dirty Dozen Brass band and featuring members of the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club, the Big Jumpers, and the Young Men's Olympians. Shot by Alan Lomax and crew, May 8, 1982.
Kid Thomas Valentine's band performs "Tiger Rag" at Preservation Hall. Drums: Alonzo Stewart; Trombone: Worthia Thomas; Bass: Chester Zardis; Piano: Sing Miller; Banjo: Emanuel Sayles; Sax: Emmanuel Paul; Clarinet: Willie Humphrey; Trumpet: Kid Thomas Valentine. Shot by Alan Lomax and crew in New Orleans, May 17, 1982.
Big Chief Jake Millon and the White Eagles Mardi Gras Indians rehearse "My Big Chief's Got the Golden Crown" at Darrell's Lounge, 7th Ward, New Orleans. Shot by Alan Lomax and crew, May 1982.
Legendary New Orleans jazz collector and scholar William (Bill) Russell plays a violin improvisation over shots of his archive. Shot by Alan Lomax and crew at Russell's home in New Orleans, May 1982.
Alan Lomax and an unidentified man discuss the New Orleans experience over crawfish at Fleming's Seafood, May 1982. Followed by brief explanation of the crawfish preparation.

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