Bibliography: Music

Team: Matt Miller (lead), Brittany Howell
Version: July 2011

A dynamic, collaborative bibliography of selected resources which are relevant to the study of music in New Orleans, including entries for print publications, film and video, audio recordings, material culture, archival collections, and websites.

The full bibliography is listed below. Sub-categories are available for the following topics:

Print and Website Sources

Armstrong, Louis. Louis Armstrong, in His Own Words: Selected Writings / Brothers, Thomas David. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

———. Satchmo. Da Capo Press, 1986.

Barker, Danny, and Alyn Shipton. Buddy Bolden and the Last Days of Storyville. Cassell, 1998.

Berrett, Joshua. The Louis Armstrong Companion: Eight Decades of Commentary. New York: Schirmer Books, 1999.

Berry, Jason, Jonathan Foose, and Tad Jones. Up from the Cradle of Jazz: New Orleans Music Since World War II. 2009th ed. Univ of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2009.

Bethell, Tom. George Lewis: A Jazzman from New Orleans. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1977.

Beurkle, Jack V. & Danny Barker. Bourbon Street Black: The New Orleans Black Jazzman. Oxford University Press, 1974.

Bigard, Barney. With Louis and the Duke: The Autobiography of a Jazz Clarinetist. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.

Bissonnette, Big Bill. The Jazz Crusade: The Inside Story of the Great New Orleans Jazz Revival of the 1960’s. 1st ed. Bridgeport, Conn: Special Request Books & Recordings Division, Special Request Music Service, 1992.

Brothers, Thomas. Louis Armstrong’s New Orleans. W.W. Norton & Co., 2007.

Broven, John. Rhythm and Blues in New Orleans. Pelican Publishing Company, 1983.

———. South to Louisiana. Pelican Publishing Company, 1987.

———. Walking to New Orleans: The Story of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues. 2nd ed. Bexhill-on-Sea: Flyright Records, 1977.

Burns, Mick. Keeping the Beat on the Street: The New Orleans Brass Band Renaissance. Louisiana State University Press, 2008.

Carney, Court. Cuttin’ up: How Early Jazz Got America’s Ear. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2009.

Charters, Samuel Barclay. New Orleans: Playing a Jazz Chorus. New York: Marion Boyars Publishers, 2006.

———. Trumpet Around the Corner: The Story of New Orleans Jazz, A. American made music series. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2008.

Charters, Samuel Barclay. [from old catalog. Jazz: New Orleans, 1885-1963; an Index to the Negro Musicians of New Orleans. Rev. ed. New York: Oak Publications, 1963.

Cohn, Nik. Triksta: Life and Death and New Orleans Rap. Vintage, 2007.

Coleman, Rick. Blue Monday: Fats Domino and the Lost Dawn of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2006.

Collins, R. New Orleans Jazz: A Revised History: The Development of American Music from the Origin to the Big Bands. 1st ed. New York: Vantage Press, 1996.

Crawford, Ralston, Historic New Orleans Collection, and Tulane University. Music in the Street: Photographs of New Orleans. 1st ed. New Orleans: Historic New Orleans Collection, 1983.

Dan Baum. “ Mardi Gras Indians Do Battle, by Dan Baum.” Magazine., February 22, 2007.

Dejan’s Olympia Brass Band, Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress), and American Folklife Center. Harold Dejan’s Olympia Brass Band Concert Collection, n.d.

Dicaire, David. Jazz Musicians of the Early Years, to 1945. Jefferson, N.C: McFarland, 2003.

EDAW Inc, Surber, Barber, Choate & Hertlein Architects, and United States. Jazz Complex Buildings: New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, New Orleans, Louisiana. Historic structures and conditions assessment report. Atlanta, Ga: National Park Service, Southeast Regional Office, Architecture Division, 2002.

Edwards, Aubrey. “Where They At: New Orleans Hip-Hop and Bounce in Words and Pictures,” Spring 2010.

Flynn, Jim. Sidewalk Saints: Life Portraits of the New Orleans Street Performer Family. New York: Curbside Press, 2009.

Foster, Pops. Pops Foster; the Autobiography of a New Orleans Jazzman as Told to Tom Stoddard. Stoddard, Tom. Berkeley, University of California Press, 1971.

Friedlander, Lee. Jazz People of New Orleans, The. 1st ed. New York: Pantheon Books, 1992.

Gabbard, Krin. Hotter Than That: The Trumpet, Jazz, and American Culture. 1st ed. New York: Faber and Faber, 2008.

Gara, Larry, and Warren Baby Dodds. Baby Dodds Story: As Told to Larry Gara, The. Revised. Rebeats Publications, 2003.

Gushee, Lawrence. Pioneers of Jazz: The Story of the Creole Band. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Hannusch, Jeff. I Hear You Knockin : The Sound of New Orleans Rhythm and Blues. Swallow Pubns, 1985.

Hersch, Charles B. Subversive Sounds: Race and the Birth of Jazz in New Orleans. University Of Chicago Press, 2009.

Historic New Orleans Collection. In the Spirit: The Photography of Michael P. Smith from the Historic New Orleans Collection. 1st ed. New Orleans, La: Historic New Orleans Collection, 2009.

Jason Berry. “African Cultural Memory in New Orleans Music.” Black Music Research Journal 8, no. 1 (1988): 3-12.

Johnson, Jerah. Congo Square in New Orleans. Louisiana Landmarks Society, 1995.

———. “Jim Crow Laws of the 1890s and the Origins of New Orleans Jazz: Correction of an Error.” Popular Music 19, no. 2 (April 2000): 243-251.

———. “New Orleans’s Congo Square: An Urban Setting for Early Afro-American Culture Formation.” Louisiana History: The Journal of the Louisiana Historical Association 32, no. 2 (Spring 1991): 117-157.

Kennedy, Al. Chord Changes on the Chalkboard: How Public School Teachers Shaped Jazz and the Music of New Orleans. Studies in jazz; no. 41. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2002.

King Oliver in New York. n.p.: RCA Victor LPV 529. [1966], n.d.

Kmen, Henry A. Music in New Orleans: The Formative Years, 1791-1841. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1966.

Koenig, Karl. Jazz Map of New Orleans. Covington, LA (1627 S. Van Buren, Covington 70433): Basin Street Press, 1991.

Lacen, Anthony (Tuba Fats). “Anthony “Tuba Fats” Lacen Interview.” Interview by Linda “Mustang Sally” Perkins. Tape Recording, July 2003. University of New Orleans Community History Project.

Leer, Norman. Second Lining. Lewiston, N.Y: Mellen Poetry Press, 1997.

“Life Is a Carnival: The Wild Magnolias: Music.” Life Is A Carnival, 1999.

Lomax, Alan. Mister Jelly Roll: The Fortunes of Jelly Roll Morton, New Orleans Creole and “inventor of Jazz”. 1st ed. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001.

Longstreet, Stephen. Sportin’ House; a History of the New Orleans Sinners and the Birth of Jazz. 1st ed. Los Angeles: Sherbourne Press, 1965.

Marcia Gaudet, and James C. McDonald. “Mardi Gras, Gumbo, and Zydeco: Readings in Louisiana Culture,” April 15, 2003.

Marquis, Donald M. In Search of Buddy Bolden: First Man of Jazz. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1978.

Martyn, Barry, and Mick Burns. Walking with legends : Barry Martyn’s New Orleans jazz odyssey. An LSU Press paperback original. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press.

McKnight, Mark. “Researching New Orleans Rhythm and Blues.” Black Music Research Journal 8, no. 1 (1988): 113-134.

McNutt, Randy. Guitar Towns: A Journey to the Crossroads of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press, 2002.

Miller, Matt. “Dirty Decade: Rap Music and the U.S. South, 1997-2007.” Southern Spaces, no. 10 (n.d.).

Morgan, Thomas L. Historic Photos of New Orleans Jazz. Nashville, Tenn: Turner Publishing, 2009.

Nance, Marilyn. “White Eagles – Black Indians of New Orleans.” Still image, 1980.

Nassar, Emil. “,” n.d.

New Orleans Jazz and Second Line Drumming. DCI video transcription series. Miami: Manhattan Music, 1995.

New Orleans Jazz Club. The Second Line. New Orleans: New Orleans Jazz Club, n.d.

“Offbeat..” Offbeat, Inc., 1988. OCLC WorldCat FirstSearch.

Palmer, Robert. Tale of Two Cities: Memphis Rock, New Orleans Roll. Inst for Studies in Amer Music, 1979.

Raeburn, Bruce Boyd. New Orleans Style and the Writing of American Jazz History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2009.

Ramsey, Frederic. Jazzmen. Limelight Editions, 1985.

Regis, Helen A. “Blackness and the Politics of Memory in the New Orleans Second Line.” American Ethnologist 28, no. 4 (November 2001): 752-777.

Rose, Al. New Orleans Jazz; a Family Album. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1967.

———. New Orleans Jazz: A Family Album. 3rd ed. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1984.

Roth, Russell. “On the Instrumental Origins of Jazz.” American Quarterly 4, no. 4 (Winter 1952): 305-316.

Sancton, Tommy. Song for My Fathers: A New Orleans Story in Black and White. New York: Other Press, 2006.

Schafer, William John. Brass Bands and New Orleans Jazz. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1977.

Scherman, Tony. Backbeat: Earl Palmer’s Story. Da Capo Press, 2000.

Schuster-Craig, Sean. “Twankle & Glisten,” n.d.

Shipton, Alyn. New History of Jazz, A. Rev. and updated ed. New York: Continuum, 2007.

Smith, Michael P. Mardi Gras Indians. Gretna: Pelican Pub. Co, 1994.

Spera, Keith. “101 Runners drum up Mardi Gras Indian funk on their first official album | – French Quarter Festival in New Orleans –” Newspaper. NOLA, April 9, 2010.

Spitzer, Nick. “Love and Death at Second-Line.” Southern Spaces, no. 20 (n.d.).

———. “Rebuilding the “Land of Dreams”
Expressive Culture and New Orleans’ Authentic Future.” Southern Spaces, no. 29 (n.d.).

Starr, S. Frederick. Bamboula!: The Life and Times of Louis Moreau Gottschalk. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Stewart, Alexander. “’Funky Drummer’: New Orleans, James Brown and the Rhythmic Transformation of American Popular Music.” Popular Music 19, no. 3 (October 2000): 293-318.

Stokes, W. Royal. The Jazz Scene: An Informal History from New Orleans to 1990. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.

Sublette, Ned. The Year Before the Flood: A Story of New Orleans. Chicago, Ill: Chicago Review Press, 2009.

Suhor, Charles. Jazz in New Orleans: The Postwar Years Through 1970. Studies in jazz no. 38. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press, 2001.

The Mardi Gras Indians Super Sunday Showdown. Cambridge, Mass: Rounder, 1992.

The Music of New Orleans. n.p.: Folkways Records FA 2461-2465. [1958-59], n.d.

The Wild Magnolias. “They Call Us Wild: Wild Magnolias: Music,” 2007.

Touchet, Leo. Rejoice When You Die: The New Orleans Jazz Funerals. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1998.

Tresselt, Frank. [from old catalog. New Orleans street cries. New York: Movietone music corporation.

Tulane University, and Microfilming Corporation of America. New Orleans Jazz Oral History Collection of Tulane University (1-45). Glen Rock, N.J: Microfilming Corp. of America, 1978.

Turner, Frederick W. Remembering Song: Encounters with the New Orleans Jazz Tradition. New York: Viking, 1982.

Wagnleitner, Reinhold, ed. Satchmo Meets Amadeus. Vol. 2. Transatlantica. Studienverlag, 2007.

Wild Magnolias. “Wild Magnolias : New Orleans, LA.” The Wild Magnolias, Copyright 2010.

Wild Tchoupitoulas. “The Wild Tchoupitoulas: The Wild Tchoupitoulas: Music,” 1991.

“Ya Heard Me Official website,” n.d.

Sound Recordings

Cheeky Blakk. F**k Bein’ Faithful. Audio CD. Tombstone Records, 1996.

———. Let Me Get That Outcha. Audio CD. Bmg Japan, 1996.

Code 6. Let’s Go Get Em. Audio CD. Varrio Slang, 1998.

Hotboy Ronald. Walk Like Ronald. Audio CD. King’s Entertainment, 2002.

Jelly Roll Morton: The Library of Congress Recordings. n.p.: Riverside RLP 9001-9012. [1957], n.d.

Jubilee, D. J. Bouncin All Over The World. Audio CD. Take Fo, 1999.

Juvenile. 400 Degreez. Audio CD. Cash Money, 1998.

Katey Red. Y2 Katey. Audio CD. Take Fo Records, 2000.

Lady Red. Lady Red. Audio CD. On Song, 1996.

Lady Unique. Froggy Style. Audio CD. Top Down, 2000.

Lil Goldie. Act a Donkey on a. Audio CD. Mobo, 1997.

Mia X. Good Girl Gone Bad. Audio CD. Priority Records, 1995.

Morton, Jelly Roll. The King of New Orleans jazz. n.p.]: RCA Victor LPM 1649. [1959], n.d.

Ms. Tee. Female Baller. Audio CD. Cash Money Records, n.d.

———. Having Thing$!! Audio CD. Cash Money, 1998.

Mystikal. Ghetto Fabulous. Audio CD. Jive, 1998.

———. Let’s Get Ready. Audio CD. Jive, 2000.

Rebirth Brass Band. Ultimate. Metairie, LA: Mardi Gras Records, 2000.

Rebirth Brass Band, Rebirth Brass. Feel Like Funkin’ It Up. Audio CD. Rounder, 2009.

———. Hot Venom. Audio CD. Mardi Gras Records, 2001.

Ricky B. Let’s Go Gitt’em. Audio CD. Mobo Entertainment, 1996.

Soulja Slim. Give It 2 ‘Em Raw. Audio CD. Priority Records, 1998.

U.N.L.V. 6th & Baronne. Audio CD. Cash Money, 1998.

———. Greatest Hits – With New Songs. Audio CD. Cash Money, 1997.

Various Artists. Down South Hustlers: Bouncin’ And Swingin’ Tha Value Pack Compilation. Audio CD. Priority Records, 1995.

Film and Video

“Solja Rag” video, 2008.

Brown, Charlie, and Rebirth Brass Band. Never a Dull Moment 20 Years of the Rebirth Brass Band. [New Orleans, La.]: Mojotooth Productions, 2005.

Code 6 – Let Go Get Em (Produced By Ice Mike), 2008.

Creole Wild West. Mardi Gras Indians. Online Video (YouTube), Documentary. Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, 2008.

D J Jimi -Where They At? – video, 2009.

Da Rangaz – Get On Down – Last Chance Records, 2008.

Devious aka Mr. Freestyle f/ Bustdown – The Club Scene, 2008.

FADER TV: An Interview With Big Freedia, 2009.

Fours, Deuces and Trays [Version 1], 2008.

Fours, Deuces and Trays [Version 2], 2008.

Full Pack featuring Precise – Give You What You Need, 2008.

Josephine Johnny – Workin It Sumthin, 2008.

Keith Reynaud, Jr. Let Me Do My Thang: Rebirth Brass Band, n.d.

Mannie Fresh Interview + Crazy Freestyle! – Thisis50 Exclusive, 2008.

Mystikal – Here I Go [DIRECTOR’S CUT], 2008.

Mystikal – Here I Go [DIRECTOR’S CUT], 2008.

Mystikal – Y’all Ain’t Ready Yet [DIRECTOR’S CUT], 2008.

New Orleans BOUNCE: Da Sha Ra Pt. 1, 2009.

New Orleans BOUNCE: Da Sha Ra Pt. 2, 2009.

Wild Magnolias promo. Online Video., 2008.