Talk That Music Talk: Passing On Brass Band Music In New Orleans The Traditional Way – Bruce Sunpie Barnes and Rachel Breunlin (Book) *US ONLY*


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Release Date: 2014

Publisher: University of New Orleans Press

In the early 1900s, Jazz was created in New Orleans. Soon afterwards the fear began…it’s moving away, it’s going to die out, it needs to be preserved. Yet each generation has put time and energy into making sure the roots of the music stay strong in the city. this book is about the history of that kind of organizing work, and what happened when the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park brought together a new group of young people to learn traditional brass band music from older musicians and the Black Men of Labor Social Aid & Pleasure Club.


  1. Music For All Ages” Towards A Collective Voice
  2. Bruce Sunpie Barnes and Rachel Breunlin
  3. Organizing Music In New Orleans: Life Histories Of Social Justice, Art & Community-Based Education
  4. Jerome Smith With Louis Armstrong
  5. Fred Johnson, Jr. With Ray “Hatchet” Blazio
  6. Gregg Stafford With Danny Barker
  7. Preparing A Funeral
  8. Black Men Of Labor
  9. Doratha “Dodie” Smith and William Smith
  10. Living In Tradition
  11. Benny Jones, Sr. and Will Hightower With Uncle Lionel Batiste and Roger Lewis
  12. Anthony Bennett and Jose Bravo Besselman With Kirk Joseph and Johnny Vidacovich
  13. Joseph Torregano and Jeremy Jeanjacques With Al Kennedy and Waldren “Frog” Joseph
  14. Kenneth Terry and John Michael Bradford With Milton Batiste and Donald Harrison, Jr.
  15. Woody Penouilh and Doyle Cooper With Wesley Schmidt, Leslie Cooper and Joe Torregano
  16. Ray Lambert and Xavier Michel With Hart McNee and Will Smith
  17. Oscar Washington and Aurelien Barnes With Melvin Washington and Caleb Windsay
  18. Julius Lewis and Thaddeaus Ramsey With Ashton Ramsey and Julius’ Friends and Family
  19. End Notes
  20. Index

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Weight 64.0 oz
Dimensions 12.5 × 9.5 × 1 in
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