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  • Announcing 'Jazz Fest: The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival' Box Set, Out May 10th

    Few music festivals are as rich, profound, and joyous as the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, now entering its 50th year. With 50 tracks recorded live, Jazz Fest captures the festival’s ecstatic spontaneity, which defines the essence and vitality of American popular music. Ever since its inception a half century ago, Jazz Fest has exuberantly expressed the unique confluence in New Orleans of Native American, African, Caribbean, European, Hispanic, and Asian communities. With essays and annotations by Keith Spera, Karen Celestan, Robert Cataliotti, Jeff Place, Rachel Lyons, and Jon Pareles, plus photos spanning the festival’s history, this box set delivers the sights and sounds of being at Jazz Fest for those who have not yet been there, and rekindles memories for the hundreds of thousands who return to New Orleans year after year. The set includes 5 discs, over 300 minutes of music, and a beautifully designed 136-page book.

    Rolling Stone helped us to announce the album and they are currently streaming Trombone Shorty's "One Night Only (The March)". You can also pre-order the album and stream a sampler wherever you listen to music.

    Jazz Fest: The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival was created by The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, utilizing its archive and with the assistance of the Jazz & Heritage radio station WWOZ; the production was made possible through the generous support of The Helis Foundation.

    Tracklist:

    Disc 1:

    • The Golden Eagles - Indian Red
    • Larry McKinley - Welcome to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
    • Trombone Shorty - One Night Only (The March)
    • Donald Harrison, Jr. - Free to Be
    • Danny Barker - Basin Street Blues
    • Terence Blanchard - A Streetcar Named Desire
    • Kermit Ruffins Big Band - Royal Garden Blues
    • Champion Jack Dupree with Allen Toussaint - Bring Me Flowers While I’m Living / Rub a Little Boogie
    • George Wein and the Newport All-Stars - Back Home Again in Indiana
    • John Boutté - Louisiana 1927

    Disc 2:

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

    Disc 3:

    • Ray Hackett - How Ya Gonna Clap?
    • The Dirty Dozen Brass Band - Blackbird Special
    • Henry Butler - Hey Now, Baby
    • Germaine Bazzle and the Red Tyler Quintet - Secret Love
    • Al Belletto Big Band - Jazznocracy
    • Original Liberty Jazz Band - Summertime
    • Preservation Hall Jazz Band featuring Dr. Michael White - My Bucket’s Got a Hole in It
    • The Zion Harmonizers - I Want to Be at That Meeting / Golden Gate Gospel Train
    • Irma Thomas - Old Rugged Cross
    • Raymond Myles and The Gospel Soul Children - Can’t Nobody Do Me Like Jesus
    • Johnson Extension - I Can Go to God in Prayer

    Disc 4:

    • Buckwheat Zydeco - Hard to Stop
    • Boozoo Chavis - Paper in My Shoe
    • The Savoy Family Cajun Band - Midland Two-Step
    • Bruce Daigrepont - Disco et Fais Do-Do
    • Beausoleil - Recherche d’Acadie
    • The Neville Brothers - Yellow Moon
    • John Campbell - When the Levee Breaks
    • John Mooney - It Don’t Mean a Doggone Thing
    • Kenny Neal - Starlight Diamond / Jimmy Reed Medley: You Don’t Have to Go / Baby, What You Want Me to Do / Going to New York / Honest I Do
    • Allen Toussaint and Bonnie Raitt - What Is Success
    • Tommy Ridgley - Double-Eyed Whammy

    Disc 5:

    • funky METERS - Fire on the Bayou
    • Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown - Take the "A" Train
    • Walter “Wolfman” Washington - Blue Moon Rising
    • Deacon John - Happy Home
    • Larry McKinley - Rain alert
    • Sonny Landreth - Blue Tarp Blues
    • Anders Osborne - Back on Dumaine
    • The Subdudes - Thorn in Her Side
    • Big Freedia - N.O. Bounce
    • Wild Magnolias - Smoke My Peace Pipe
    • The Neville Brothers - Amazing Grace / One Love
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