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New Orleans and Louisiana Music on Video
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Trace Adkins Various DVD Videos
Louis Armstrong see our list of essential Louis Armstrong videos
BeauSoleil Live From The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival - from the 2002 Jazz Fest; with interviews, videos and bonus footage
Better Than Ezra Live in New Orleans at The House of Blues - BTE captured live at the HoB in August 2003
Clarence Gatemouth Brown Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown in Concert - from the German TV "Ohne Filter"; backed by Joe Krown, Eric Demmer, Harold Floyd, David Peters (this is also available at LA Music Factory)
Clarence Gatemouth Brown Blues of Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown - Gate captured live at the Maple Leaf on February 4, 1984
Clarence Gatemouth Brown The !!!! Beat - mid-1960's TV show filmed in Dallas featured many soul and R&B stars of the era; Gatemouth Brown led the house band, and he is featured throughout the 6 DVD collection; others featured include Otis Redding, Little Milton, Etta James, Roscoe Shelton, Mighty Joe Young, Freddie King, Carla Thomas, Barbara Lynn, Johnny Taylor, Wanda Rouzan, Bobby Powell, Robert Parker, Clarence "Frogman" Henry, Joe Simon, Lou Rawls, Percy Sledge, Sam & Dave, The Bar-Kays, Patti LaBelle & the Bluebells, and many, many more!
Clifton Chenier The King of Zydeco - performances from the San Francisco Blues Festival, TV Clips, interviews, and more; includes Party Down, I'm A Hog For You, I'm the Zydeco Man, It's Christmas Time, Let the Good Times Roll, Caledonia, J'aime Pain De Mais (I Love Cornbread,) Tu Le Ton Son Ton (Every Now And Then), Cher Catin, Calinda, Clifton's Zydeco, Louisiana Two Step, and Black Gal
Harry Connick Jr. "Only You" In Concert - Harry with his Big Band and Orchestra, recorded in Quebec in January 2004; Big Band features Leroy Jones, Mark Braud, Mark Mullins, Craig Klein, Lucien Barbarin, etc. (aired on PBS)
Harry Connick Jr. Harry For The Holidays - Harry's 2003 NBC special will be released on DVD on November 2, 2004; see photos from the special here and here
Harry Connick Jr. Various VHS Videos  -  Various DVD Videos
Deacon John Moore Deacon John's Jump Blues - Deacon John performs R&B classics w/ Wardell Quezergue (bandleader) and guests Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, Tricia Boutte, the Zion Harmonizers, Tricia Boutte, Henry Butler, Amadee Castenell, Davell Crawford (also available on CD)
Dirty Dozen Brass Band Dirty Dozen Brass Band - Down & Dirty - New Orleans Brass Band pioneers captured live at the Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA
Baby Dodds Baby Dodds New Orleans Drumming - rare film of the New Orleans-born jazz drumming legend; also features clips of Josiah "Cie" Frazier, Alfred Williams, Milford Dolliole and Abbey "Chinee" Foster
Fats Domino Legends of New Orleans: The Music of Fats Domino - Fats performs his hits in front of a hometown crowd; features comments from Allen Toussaint, Dr. John and Art Neville (also available on VHS)
Fats Domino & Rick Nelson Rockin' With Rick & Fats - vintage performance from 1985 includes a Domino & Nelson duet on "I'm Walkin'" -- a Top 10 hit for both artist in 1957
Fats Domino Blueberry Hill - Fats in concert circa 1986; DVD only!
Fats Domino Fats Domino and Friends - Immortal Keyboards of Rock & Roll - 1988 film taped live at Storyville Hall in New Orleans, Ron Wood and Paul Shaffer join Fats, Ray Charles, and Jerry Lee Lewis for a night of hits
Fats Domino The Girl Can't Help It - 1956 musical comedy stars Jayne Mansfield; with Julie London, Fats Domino, The Platters, Little Richard, Gene Vincent, The Treniers, Nino Tempo, Eddie Fontaine, Abbey Lincoln, Eddie Cochran, etc.
Fats Domino Jamboree - 1957 musical w/ Fats, Jerry Lee Lewis, Count Basie, Jodie Sands, Ron Coby, Slim Whitman, Carl Perkins, Frankie Avalon, Charlie Gracie, Jimmy Bowen, The Four Coins, and more (VHS only)
Dwayne Dopsie Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers: Live on Bourbon Street
Rockin' Dopsie Rockin' Dopsie and the Zydeco Twisters
Michael Doucet Learn to Play Cajun Fiddle
Dr. John Soundstage: Dr. John New Orleans Swamp - Dr. John heads a stellar lineup of Louisiana talent including The Meters, Earl King and Professor Longhair
Dr. John Dr. John Teaches New Orleans Piano - jammed full of funky playing, slowed-down instruction and the wonderful personality of "the doctor"
Dukes of Dixieland The Dukes of Dixieland and Friends - An Evening of New Orleans Symphonic Jazz
Dukes of Dixieland Salute To Jelly Roll Morton - w/ Tim Laughlin, Tom McDermott, Danny Barker
Champion Jack Dupree The Blues of Champion Jack Dupree
Snooks Eaglin The Blues of Snooks Eaglin
Funky Meters Live From The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival - from the 2000 Jazz Fest; features interviews with Art Neville and George Porter, Jr.
Banu Gibson Banu Gibson & New Orleans Hot Jazz - live in concert
The Iguanas Live From The Bluebird Theater - live in concert
Mahalia Jackson Various VHS Videos  -  Various DVD Videos
Illinois Jacquet Texas Tenor: The Illinois Jacquet Story - portrait of the late tenor sax titan (and Broussard, Louisiana native) Jean Baptiste "Illinois" Jacquet
Juvenile Cash Money Records Platinum Hits - features Juvenile, Big Tymers, Turk, Lil' Wayne, B.G, Hot Boys, Cash Money Millionaires
Juvenile Juvenile & UTP - Live from St. Louis
Juvenile Uncovered: The Series - Juvenile - an inside look at the famed New Orleans rap star
Doug Kershaw The Ragin' Cajun Live In Concert - Cajun fiddle legend live on the bayou; with classics "Diggy Diggy Lo", "Louisiana Saturday Night", and more
Jerry Lee Lewis Various VHS Videos  -  Various DVD Videos
Los Hombres Calientes Los Hombres Calientes Live - captured at the House of Blues in 2003, with lots of bonus footage of recording sessions, Louisiana Jukebox, etc.
The Marsalis Family The Marsalis Family - A Jazz Celebration - historic concert taped August 4, 2001 at UNO Lakefront Arena featured Ellis Marsalis performing with sons Branford, Wynton, Delfeayo and Jason Marsalis (with bassist Roland Guerin); also appearing are guests Harry Connick Jr. and Lucien Barbarin
Branford Marsalis Various VHS Videos  -  Various DVD Videos
Wynton Marsalis Various VHS Videos  -  Various DVD Videos
Master P Master P Presents: No Limit Records Video Compilation - with videos from Silkk Tha Shocker, Mr. Serv-On, Mia X, Tru Soulja Slim, Snoop Dogg, Fiend, Master P, C-Murder, etc.
Master P Various Master P Videos & DVD's
Percy Mayfield Percy Mayfield: Poet Laureate of the Blues - the late, great songwriter talks about his life and music, and performs his famous compositions, including "Hit The Road Jack" and "Please Send Me Someone To Love"; also features testimonials from Ray Charles and B.B. King
Tim McGraw Various VHS Videos  -  Various DVD Videos
Punch Miller 'Til The Butcher Cuts Him Down - superb study of the history of and men who played New Orleans Jazz through the eyes of one of its greatest trumpet players, Punch Miller; Punch was renowned in New Orleans and played with all the greats - King Oliver, Kid Ory, Jelly Roll Morton and Louis Armstrong; this film is about his life and the changes that New Orleans music went through during his lifetime; Punch Miller conjures up the zesty heyday of New Orleans, when music from Dejan's Olympia Brass Band ("Oh, Didn't He Ramble," "The Old Rugged Cross") and Algiers Stompers ("Algiers Strut," "Over the Waves") were a part of everyday life; Punch is also joined by Bobby Hacket for his own versions of "Exactly Like You," "Eight, Nine and Ten," "You Can Depend On Me" and "That's My Home"
Mystikal Various VHS Videos  -  Various DVD Videos
Aaron Neville Various VHS Videos  -  Various DVD Videos
Neville Brothers Neville Brothers & Friends: Tell It Like It Is - The Neville Brothers w/ guests Gregg Allman, Ed Bradley, Jimmy Buffett, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Dixie Cups, Herbie Hancock, John Hiatt, Daniel Lanois, Ivan Neville, Dennis Quaid, Bonnie Raitt, and Buckwheat Zydeco; taped live at Storyville Jazz Hall in New Orleans in 1989
Neville Brothers 20th Century Masters: The Best of the Neville Brothers - video compilation
Kid Ory & Henry "Red" Allen Kid Ory & Red Allen In Europe
Webb Pierce Webb Pierce: Greatest Hits / Country Music Classics: Webb Pierce & Chet Atkins
George Porter, Jr. Things Ain't What They Used To Be George Porter, Jr. and Runnin' Pardners captured live at The Rendon Inn; with Russell Batiste, Brint Anderson, Tracy Griffin, Mark Mullins, Lance Ellis, etc.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band A Night in New Orleans - featuring Ben Jaffe (bass), David Grillier (clarinet), Joseph Lastie Jr. (drums), Rickie Monie (piano), Frank Demond (trombone), Wendell Brunious (trumpet) and Narvin Kimball (banjo) DVD also available
Louis Prima Louis Prima: The Wildest - profiles the magnetic Louis Prima in a nostalgic historical journey through the music scenes of New Orleans, New York and Las Vegas; lots of performance clips and rare footage; with Keely Smith and Sam Butera; DVD also available
Louis Prima Various VHS Videos  -  Various DVD Videos
Quintron The Drum Buddy Show features Quintron, Miss Pussycat, MC Trachiotomy, the Drum Buddy Dancers, and legendary R&B singer Ernie K-Doe
The Radiators Earth vs The Radiators: The First 25 - Rads celebrate 25th anniversary live at Tipitina's w/ Gregg Allman and other special guests; lots of bonus footage
Frank Sinatra Sinatra: The Classic Duets; collection featues vintage duets with Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Louis Armstrong, Lena Horne, Louis Prima & Keely Smith, Elvis Presley, and more; DVD version
Britney Spears Various VHS Videos  -  Various DVD Videos
Allen Toussaint Legends of New Orleans - Allen Toussaint, Dr. John and the Neville Brothers perform at the 2000 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival; with Bonnie Raitt and Cosimo Matassa; DVD also available
Allen Toussaint Behind the Scenes: With Allen Toussaint - composer and pianist Allen Toussaint demonstrates the art of musical composition. From the award winning PBS children's series
Boogie Bill Webb The Blues of Boogie Bill Webb
Hank Williams, Jr. Various VHS Videos  -  Various DVD Videos
Chester Zardis The Spirit of New Orleans - documentary on the late New Orleans trad jazz bassist includes performances by Chester Zardis with Danny Barker, Louis Nelson, Kid Sheik Colar, Wendell Brunious and Michael White
Various Artists Rhythm 'n' Bayous: A Road Map to Louisiana Music Robert Mugge film explores the music of Louisiana, with performances Kermit Ruffins, Hackberry Ramblers, Rosie Ledet, Dale Hawkins, Henry Butler, Claude King, Nathan Williams, Sister Pearlee Tolliver, Jambalaya Cajun Band, Henry Gray, Rod Bernard, Lil' Brian, Dale & Grace, Po' Henry & Tookie, La Famille Viator, Rev. Gerald Lewis, Ever Ready Gospel Singers, Easter Rock Church, Lil' Alfred, Warren Storm, Buddy Flett and Kenny Bill Stinson
Various Artists Dancing To New Orleans w/ Jerry Lee Lewis, Raymond Myles, John Campbell, Big Jack Johnson, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, C.J. Chenier, Michael Doucet, Beausoleil, Buckwheat Zydeco, Amanda Shaw, Lionel Ferbos, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Neville Brothers, Monk Boudreaux, Bo Dollis, Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas (Bravo TV special)
Various Artists Legends of Rock 'N' Roll Live - 1989 concert with performances by Jerry Lee Lewis, James Brown, Fats Domino, Bo Diddley, Little Richard, BB King and Ray Charles
Various Artists 3 Men of Jazz - local legends Danny Barker, Louis Nelson and Chester Zardis tell their own stories and perform their favorite traditional jazz tunes
Various Artists All Alone With The Blues - features Robert Lockwood Jr., James Booker, Henry Gray, Boogie Bill Webb, Harmonica Slim and Cousin Joe.
Various Artists Always For Pleasure - documentary is an insider's portrait of New Orleans' street celebrations and unique cultural gumbo: Second-line parades, Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest; with live music from Professor Longhair, Wild Tchoupitoulas, The Neville Brothers, and more (1978)
Various Artists Blues Like Showers of Rain - introduction to the world of Country Blues via historic photographs and field recordings; with Otis Spann, J.B. Lenoir, Little Brother Montgomery, Willie Thomas, Sunnyland Slim, Robert Lockwood, Lightnin' Hopkins, James Brewer and Speckled Red
Various Artists Blues Masters, Vol 1 - features Son House, Leadbelly, Bessie Smith, Mamie Smith, Roy Milton & Orch., Jimmy Rushing, Ethel Waters, Big Bill Broonzy
Various Artists Blues Masters, Vol 2 - w/ Ida Cox, Billie Holiday, Big Mama Thornton, Muddy Waters, Joe Turner, Joe Williams, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Witherspoon, B.B. King
Various Artists Messin' With The Blues - blues legends Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells perform at the 1974 Montreux Jazz Festival
Various Artists Piano Players Rarely Play Together - award winning portrait of piano legensa Professor Longhair, Tuts Washington and Allen Toussaint; Lillian Boutte also appears
Various Artists Cajun Visits/Les Blues De Balfa - Les Blues follows Cajun band The Balfa Brothers on tour and recording; tragically during filming Rodney & Will Balfa were killed; also features Alfie Young, Nathan Abshire, Tony Balfa, Rockin' Dopsie and Raymond Francois & Cajun Playboys. Cajun Visits features six masters of Cajun music, Canray Fontenot, Robert Jardell, Dennis McGee, Wallace "Cheese" Reed, Leopold Francois and Dewey Balfa
Various Artists Cajun Country: Don't Drop the Potato - the musical gumbo from the bayous of Louisiana combines French, German, West Indian, native American and hillbilly ingredients into unforgettable dance music; through the salty tales and raunchy songs of its black, white and Indian music-makers, this delightful video shows how this infectious music actually grew; features Dennis McGee, Canray Fontenot, Bois-Sec Ardoin, The Hackberry Ramblers, Dewey Balfa, and others (also available at Louisiana Music Factory)
Various Artists Cajun Country: A Musical Odyssey Through Southwest Louisiana - explores the rich culture of southwest Louisiana on a musical odyssey with Shetland fiddler Aly Bain. The musical spectrum from traditional Cajun to contemporary Zydeco is captured at dancehalls and backyard picnics with performances by Queen Ida, D.L. Menard, BooZoo Chavis, Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band, Wayne Toups, Dewey Balfa, etc.
Various Artists Delta Blues / Cajun Two-Step - features performances by Skip James, Bukka White, Son House, and Alphonse "Bois Sec" Ardoin with Canary Fontenot
Various Artists Everything But The Squeak: A Cajun Boucherie & other Louisiana Traditions - features music by Aldus Roger, Ann Savoy, Ken Smith, Donald Thibodeaux & Cajun Fever, Tante Sue, the Huval Brothers, Cheese Read, and Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band
Various Artists J'ai Ete Au Bal ("I Went To The Dance") - features Clifton Cheneir, Queen Ida, Walter Muton, Rockin' Sidney, Balfa Brothers, Marc & Ann Savoy, D.L. Menard, Nathan Abshire, Michael Doucet & Beausoleil, John Delafose, Wayne Toups, "Bois Sec" Ardoin, Chuck Guillory, The Hackberry Ramblers, Dennis McGee, Boozoo Chavis, Odile Falcon, Canray Fontenot, Paul Daigle & Cajun Gold, and others; also historic sequences on Joe Falcon, Amede Ardoin, Iry LeJeune, Harry Choates, etc.
Various Artists Jazz On A Summer's Day - highlights from the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival, w/ Louis Armstrong, Mahalia Jackson, Dinah Washington, Thelonious Monk, Jack Teagarden, Gerry Mulligan, Chuck Berry, Jimmy Giuffre, Anita O'Day, Chico Hamilton, Sonny Stitt, George Shearing and Big Maybelle; also on DVD
Various Artists Sound of Jazz - 1957 TV special with performances by Henry "Red" Allen, Billy Holiday, Thelonious Monk, Pee Wee Russell, Count Basie Orchestra, Jimmy Rushing, and others; a classic!
Various Artists Sing On: A Film of New Orleans Brass Bands - rare early jazz clips include Jack Laine's Reliance Brass Band (from 1914 Mardi Gras), also George Lewis, Jim Robinson, Louis Dumaine, John Casimir, Percy Humphrey, Harold Dejan, George Williams Brass Band and Shots Madison; also clips of funerals for Papa Celestin and Alphonse Picou
Various Artists New Orleans Jazz Funerals from the Inside - explores this unique ritual with archival footage & interviews set against the brassy backbeat of the Olympia Brass Band
Various Artists Jazz Parades: Feet Don't Fail Me Now - a celebration of New Orleans' musical culture from its piano bars & barrelhouses to brass bands and street parades; shot in the thick of funeral parades and nightclubs, Feet Don't Fail Me Now tells the story of New Orleans' unique jazz heritage; features Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Danny Barker, Kid Valentine, Willie Humphrey

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