Jazz Fest! The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (5-CD)
by Various Artists

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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Released: May 10, 2019
  • Originally Released: 2019
  • Label: Smithsonian Folkways

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Indian Red - The Golden Eagles
  • 2.Welcome to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival - Larry McKinley
  • 3.One Night Only [The March] - Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews
  • 4.Free to Be - Donald Harrison
  • 5.Basin Street Blues - Danny Barker
  • 6.Streetcar Named Desire, A - Terence Blanchard
  • 7.Royal Garden Blues - Kermit Ruffins
  • 8.Bring Me Flowers While I'm Living / Rub a Little Boogie - Champion Jack Dupree - (featuring Allen Toussaint)
  • 9.Back Home Again in Indiana - George Wein / Newport All Stars
  • 10.Louisiana 1927 - John Boutt,

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Yes We Can Can - Allen Toussaint
  • 2.Trick Bag - Earl King
  • 3.Ruler of My Heart - Irma Thomas
  • 4.Dizzy Miss Lizzy - Irma Thomas
  • 5.Ain't Got No Home - Clarence "Frogman" Henry
  • 6.Big Chief Got the Golden Crown - White Eagles
  • 7.Big Chief - Professor Longhair
  • 8.Iko Iko / Brother John / Saints Go Marching In - The Dixie-Cups
  • 9.Red Beans - Marcia Ball
  • 10.Litanie des Saints / Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya / I Walk on Gilded Splinters - Dr. John

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.How Ya Gonna Clap? - Ray Hackett
  • 2.Blackbird Special - The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
  • 3.Hey Now, Baby - Henry Butler
  • 4.Secret Love - Germaine Bazzle / Alvin "Red" Tyler
  • 5.Jazznocracy - The Al Belletto Big Jazz Band
  • 6.Summertime - Original Liberty
  • 7.My Bucket's Got a Hole in It - Preservation Hall Jazz Band
  • 8.I Want to Be at That Meeting / Golden Gate Gospel Train - The Zion Harmonizers
  • 9.Old Rugged Cross - Irma Thomas
  • 10.Can't Nobody Do Me Like Jesus - Gospel Soul Children / Raymond Myles
  • 11.I Can Go to God in Prayer - Johnson Extension

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Hard to Stop - Buckwheat Zydeco
  • 2.Paper in My Shoe - Boozoo Chavis
  • 3.Midland Two-Step - Savoy Family Cajun Band
  • 4.Disco et Fais Do-Do - Bruce Daigrepont
  • 5.Recherche d'Acadie - BeauSoleil
  • 6.Yellow Moon - Neville Brothers
  • 7.When the Levee Breaks - John Campbell
  • 8.It Don't Mean a Doggone Thing - John Mooney
  • 9.Starlight Diamond0/Jimmy Reed Medley: You Don't Have to Go / Baby, What You Want Me to Do / Going to New York / Honest I Do - Kenny Neal
  • 10.What Is Success - Allen Toussaint / Bonnie Raitt
  • 11.Double-Eyed Whammy - Tommy Ridgley

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • 1.Fire on the Bayou - The Funky Meters
  • 2.Take the "A" Train - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
  • 3.Blue Moon Rising - Walter "Wolfman" Washington
  • 4.Happy Home - Deacon John
  • 5.Rain Alert - Larry McKinley
  • 6.Blue Tarp Blues - Sonny Landreth
  • 7.Back on Dumaine - Anders Osborne
  • 8.Thorn in Her Side - The Subdudes
  • 9.N.O. Bounce - Big Freedia
  • 10.Smoke My Peace Pipe - The Wild Magnolias
  • 11.Amazing Grace / One Love - Neville Brothers

Product Description:

Liner Note Authors: Jeff Place; Dave Ankers.
Directors: Louis Edwards; Matt Goldman; David Foster.
Editors: Carla Borden; James Deutsch; Dave Ankers.
Photographers: Michael P. Smith; Douglas Mason; Brenda Ladd.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival -- better known as "Jazz Fest" to those who attend and to those who always dream of heading down to the Big Easy as April gives way to May -- first happened in 1970, when music festivals weren't quite as common as they were in 2019, when Smithsonian Folkways released this five-disc box set commemorating the fest's success. The very existence of Jazz Fest: The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival indicates how the event has become a cultural institution, influencing countless other regional festivals in the decades since while retaining a unique blend of local institution and tourist destination. Smithsonian Folkways remarkably re-creates that appeal with their box set, offering 50 live tracks recorded at the fest over its 50 years, a collection that illustrates how far beyond jazz the festival has grown. For listenability's sake, the box is roughly broken down into four segments: it opens with a disc of jazz, spends two CDs with blues and R&B along with gospel, devotes the third disc to Cajun and zydeco music, then concludes with a CD where funk sits alongside bounce and hip-hop. Since this is New Orleans, the borders separating the styles are extremely porous, perhaps even nonexistent, which is a big part of the thrill listening to the box. As it hops between the decades and sounds, the focus remains firmly focused on New Orleans; outsiders are certainly welcome -- Bonnie Raitt duets with Allen Toussaint on "What Is Success" -- as long as they meet the city on its own musical terms. That's why Jazz Fest: The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival works so well not only as a celebration of a festival that has become integral to the city's life, but as a celebration of the Crescent City itself: in New Orleans, there's no separating music from the city itself. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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