April 23rd, 2010
I’ve been watching Treme and I thought some New Orleans jazz would be appropriate.
Treme opens with a second-line brass band and that is what the New Orleans Nightcrawlers are. Second lines are musicians and dancers which follow the main line, that is, the main section of a parade by people who have a permit to have one. For more info on the history of such parades, check out this site.
This is a great recording which was broadcast on the radio by WWOZ. The band were at the Old Point Bar in New Orleans, Louisiana on 25 May 2000.
Can of Worms
Oye Como Va
Tchfuncta/On That Day
Here’s some video of them at the Louisiana Music Factory for Jazz Fest 2009.