Monday, December 17, 2007

What's in your box?

So what do you have in your MADE IN NEW ORLEANS:The Hurricane Sessions collection? Please feel free to ask questions or make comments about any of the collectibles in your set. You can do so by clicking 'COMMENTS' below this post. Or, email me personally at Periodically, we'll have a featured item along with bios & stories. Let's get the dialogue started!

Kid Thomas Band with Duke Ellington on YouTube!

Hello Friends,

Howard found this new video on YouTube featuring the Kid Thomas Band with Duke Ellington. Enjoy!

Made In New Orleans contents question

M.B. asked:
"...have received the Made in New Orleans 504 limited edition box set which contains a photograph of a musician holding a clarinet and standing in a garden,he is wearing a spotted shirt, there is no identification as to who this musician is.Could this be a photograph of George Lewis? Would appreciate your advice on the correct identification of this musician."


The musician in your photograph is indeed George Lewis. Does your photo have a Preservation Hall embossed seal on it? If so, your photograph is a cutout from the album cover of "Jazz at Preservation Hall: The George Lewis Band of New Orleans".

Here's some links about George Lewis:

George Lewis on Wikipedia

George Lewis on

George Lewis on

Recommended reading:
Song for My Fathers: A New Orleans Story in Black and White by Tom Sancton