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Living Memories Of The Great Flood Of 1927

1927 Flood - Streaming Audio - Morning Edition, National Public Radio

An audio recording of a 2011 NPR Morning Edition news story about the Great Flood of 1927. Listen »

Lonely Days And Lonely Nights

Allan, Johnie -Audio -Lonely Days And Lonely Nights

Johnnie Allan performing his 1958 Swamp Pop classic "Lonely Day And Lonely Nights". Listen »

South To Louisiana

Allan, Johnnie -Audio -South To Louisiana

Johnnie Allan performing his Swamp Pop classic "South To Louisiana", which is an adaptation of Johnny Horton's "North To Alaska". Listen »

Canal Street Blues

Allen, Red - Musical Recording - “Canal Street Blues”

Henry “Red” Allen covers King Oliver's “Canal Street Blues” on a radio broadcast of the New Orleans Jazz Club. Listen »

The Art of Walter Inglis Anderson

Anderson, Walter Inglis - Streaming Audio - “The Art of Walter Inglis Anderson” National Public Radio

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Quoi Faire

Ardoin, Alphonse “Bois-Sec” - Musical Recording - “Quoi Faire”

A Creole tune sung by Alphonse "Bois-Sec" Ardoin from French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Bruneau's 1974 classic Dedans le sud de la Louisiane. Listen »

La Valse des Chantiers Pétrolipères

Ardoin, Amédé - Audio - La Valse des Chantiers petroliperes

Amédé Ardoin recorded La Valse des Chantiers Petroliperes between 1929 & 1934. Listen »

Les Blues de la Prison

Ardoin, Amédé - Musical Recording - “Les Blues de la Prison”

Amédé Ardoin recorded Les Blues de la Prison between 1929 & 1934. Listen »

Valse des Chantiers Petroliperes

Ardoin, Amédé - Musical Recording - “Valse des Chantiers Petroliperes”

Amédé Ardoin recorded Valse des Chantiers Petroliperes between 1929 & 1934. Listen »

Heebie Jeebies

Armstrong, Louis - Musical Recording - “Heebie Jeebies” with the Hot Fives

 A recording of Louis Armstrong and the Hot Five performing “Heebie Jeebies” in 1962. Listen »

When The Saints Go Marching In

Armstrong, Louis - Audio - When The Saints Go Marching In

Louis Armstrong covers the classic song at the 1958 Monterey Jazz Festival. The recording features Mr. Armstrong on trumpet & vocals, Trummy Young on the trombone, Mort Herbert on bass, Billy Kyle playing piano, Peanuts Hucko jammin' on clarinet, Danny Barcelona on drums, and Velma Middleton on vocals. Produced by Jimmy Lyons, this song was recorded live at the Monterey Jazz Festival on October 3, 1958 (opening night). Listen »

Cornet Chop Suey

Armstrong, Louis - Musical Recording - “Cornet Chop Suey”

Louis Armstrong recorded Cornet Chop Suey in 1926 with the Hot Five. Listen »

Struttin' With Some Barbecue

Armstrong, Louis - Musical Recording - “Struttin' With Some Barbecue”

Louis Armstrong recorded Struttin' With Some Barbecue in 1927 with the Hot Five. Listen »

As You Like It

As You Like It - Musical Recording - Oscar Papa Celastins Original Tuxedo Orchestra

"As You Like It" was recorded by Oscar Papa Celastins Original Tuxedo Orchestra ca. 1920s. Listen »

J'ai Ete Au Bal

Balfa, Dewey -Musical Recording -J'ai Ete Au Bal

Dewey Balfa and his brothers perform this spirited Cajun classic about going to the dance last night, tonight, and, if possible, tomorrow night. The song was recorded in Basile during the early seventies, as part of French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Bruneau's documentary classic "Dedans Le Sud De La Louisiane." Listen »

Tit Galop Pour Mamou

Balfa, Dewey -Musical Recording -Tit Galop Pour Mamou

Dewey Balfa and his brothers perform this ditty about a man who sold his mule for fifteen cents to buy some red candy for the kids, as well as some sugar and coffee for the old folks. The song was recorded in Basile during the early seventies, as part of French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Bruneau's documentary classic "Dedans Le Sud De La Louisiane." Listen »

Une Livre De Tabac

Balfa, Dewey -Musical Recording -Une Livre De Tabac

Fiddlers and vocalist Dewey Balfa performs this haunting song about tobacco, courtship and a horse named "Prince."He is accompanied by his brothers Will on fiddle as well, and Rodney, on guitar. The song was recorded in Basile during the early seventies, as part of French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Bruneau's documentary classic "Dedans Le Sud De La Louisiane." Listen »

Danny Barker Interview 1

Barker, Danny - Interview - WWNO FM 1

Part 1 of an interview with Danny Barker recorded for WWNO FM, New Orleans. Listen »

Danny Barker Interview 2

Barker, Danny - Interview - WWNO FM 2

Part 2 of an interview with Danny Barker recorded for WWNO FM, New Orleans. Listen »

As Long As I Live

Barker, Danny - Musical Recording - “As Long as I Live”

New Orleans Jazz Club radio broadcast featuring Danny Barker playing, “As Long as I Live.” Listen »