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.


Scenes from a fish-fry arranged by Harry Pitman as he campaigned for the Zulu Krewe's Big Shot for Mardi Gras 1983. (He won.) Shot by Alan Lomax and crew in New Orleans, May 1982.
Funeral parade for Marshall Poland, Sr., led by Grand Marshall Gloria Irving and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Shot by Alan Lomax and crew, May 15, 1982, New Orleans.
Witch Doctor Bird of the Pretty White Eagles Krewe at work on his Mardi Gras Indian costume. (No sound recorded.) Shot by Alan Lomax and crew, May 21, 1982, New Orleans.
Big Chief Jake Millon and the White Eagles Mardi Gras Indians rehearse "To-Way-Bac-A-Way" (two of two) at Darrell's Lounge, 7th Ward, New Orleans. Shot by Alan Lomax and crew, May 1982.
James "Sing" Miller performs with Kid Thomas Valentine's band at Preservation Hall. Drums: Alonzo Stewart; Trombone: Worthia Thomas; Bass: Chester Zardis; Banjo: Emanuel Sayles; Sax: Emmanuel Paul; Clarinet: Willie Humphrey; Trumpet: Kid Thomas Valentine. Shot by Alan Lomax and crew, New Orleans, May 17, 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.

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