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    Description: "New Orleans, "Mecca" of the Jazz world, has always pulsated with musical life. At the heart of this life is Bourbon Street Black - a nearly century old community of black musicians, their families, friends and followers. Skillfully weaving social history with extensive personal interviews, authors Buerkle and Barker explore the real world...
    In this pictorial study, author Leonard Huber recounts the history of Carnival in New Orleans, bringing to life in photographs and in text the colour, the pulse, and the pageantry that have earned for this annual extravaganza the distinction as 'the greatest free show on earth!' Step by step, the author traces the evolution of Carnival from its modest...
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    Great book featuring studies and interviews with lots of 60s New Orleans legends. RECOMMENDED.
    All you need to know about new Orleans finest funk brothers. Secondhand paperback original book
    60% OFF!The recent history of New Orleans is fraught with tragedy and triumph. Both are reflected in the city’s vibrant, idiosyncratic music community. In Keith Spera’s intimately reported Groove Interrupted, Aaron Neville returns to New Orleans for the first time after Hurricane Katrina to bury his wife. Fats Domino improbably rambles around Manhattan...
    Rare out-of-print book about New Orleans music. Loads of stuff about 50s and 60s r'n'b. KILLER! Out of print USA hardback - original copy w/dustjacket in good condition, pretty much 'as new'
    Second-hand first edition original copy of this fascinating book.
    USA HARDBACK IMPORT BOOK 60% OFF. ESSENTIAL BOOK ON NEW ORLEANS by John SwensonAt its most intimate level, music heals our emotional wounds and inspires us. At its most public, it unites people across cultural boundaries. But can it rebuild a city? That's the central question posed in New Atlantis, journalist John Swenson's beautifully detailed...
     
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    The virtual renaissance of all things Cajun and Creole has captivated enthusiasts throughout America and invigorated the culture back home in Louisiana. This new edition of a book first published in 1984 celebrates the music makers in the generation most responsible for the survival of Cajun music and zydeco and showcases many of the young performers...
    The expression laissez les bons temps rouler - 'let the good times roll' - conveys the sense of exuberance and good times associated with southern Louisiana's vibrant cultural milieu. Yet, for Cajuns, descendants of French settlers exiled from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in the mid-eighteenth century, this sense of celebration has always been...
    There is no more powerful celebration of the happy gumbo of life in New Orleans than Mardi Gras. In Carnival, music is celebrated along the city's spiderweb grid of streets, as all classes and cultures gather for a festival that is organized and chaotic, individual and collective, accepted and licentious, sacred and profane. The authors, distinguished...
    Mardi Gras in New Orleans is an annual explosion of tumultuous celebration. It began among the French Creoles of New Orleans and after the Civil War developed into a city-wide event with the visit of the Russian Grand Duke Alexis in 1870.In this reprint of the classic work by one of Louisiana's most notable authors, Robert Tallant examines the history...
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    Using over 90 original interviews, as well as his extensive research in a variety of New Orleans' archives, Dr. Kennedy deftly explores the role public school teachers had in the formative years of jazz, as well as the influence they continue to have on the musical life of one of America's foremost musical cities. As jazz and music mentors, these teachers...