A two-part radio documentary on the music of Allen Toussaint hosted by George Ingmire. Part one features interviews with Allen Toussaint. Part two features interviews with the late Sarah Dash, Leo Nocentelli, George Porter, Irma Thomas, and Dr. Ike.
This documentary originally aired on WWOZ in New Orleans and was produced by Dave Ankers and George Ingmire.
‘Think of Me First as a Person’, a 2006 entry into the National Film Registry, is now available at Vimeo on Demand. Here’s a video short, featuring an interview with Mike Mashon, from the Library of Congress, about the film’s entry into the National Film Registry.
You can still purchase the DVD here – the DVD version includes several additional films, including ‘My Favorite Child’, a film by Roger M. Richards about Dwight Core 40 years after the original film.
Sound Recordist (New Orleans)
While in film school, I produced a 22-minute documentary on Herman Leonard’s 80th birthday (2003) which took place at Rosy’s Jazz Hall in uptown New Orleans — around the same time, I recorded Herman talking about his travel photography, at Longue Vue House and Gardens, and made this short.
From 2016, produced for WWOZ’s Piano Night, using interviews I conducted, along with one by Ben Sandmel (with Allen Toussaint.)
Editor, Sound Recordist, Camera (interviews in New Orleans)
I met Henry Butler back in 1999 at a now shuttered jazz club on Rampart Street, the Funky Butt — he was a regular guest on my show on WWOZ and always a pleasure to see perform live. This film was made in 2015.
Henry passed away in 2018.
Please don’t read me
a poem with razor blades
in it, though I’d love one
with caper berries and
sea salt, figs, basil and
a creaky wooden chair
holding the book you fell
asleep with last night
as butterflies flew from
the tips of your fingers