‘New Orleans All the Way Live’ archives – Rob Wagner Trio

Here’s an archived recording of the Rob Wagner Trio from 2011, featuring Rob Wagner on saxophone, Jesse Morrow on bass, and James Alsanders on drums, recorded by WWOZ at the Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro in New Orleans.  This program originally aired on ‘New Orleans All the Way Live’, a nationally syndicated radio program produced for WWOZ. Check out Rob’s Bandcamp page for some of his recordings on Valid Records.    

Think of Me First as a Person, available: Vimeo on Demand

‘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.

Henry Butler tribute

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.

Champion Jack Dupree

A two-part radio documentary (with breaks each half-hour) about Champion Jack Dupree, a New Orleans piano player with quite a story: as an important tie to the boogie woogie piano players of Storyville; a boxer, an expatriate during the Jim Crow south and a man who came home (for a visit) many years later to see a change, more inclusive United States.

Champion Jack Dupree (photo: Dick Waterman)

Champion Jack Dupree: Audio Documentary

Produced by George Ingmire and Dave Ankers for WWOZ2016

Champion Jack Dupree: Putting together the Pieces, part 1 of 2
Champion Jack Dupree: Putting together the Pieces, part 2 of 2

No One Went Hungry: Cajun Food Traditions Today (documentary)

I spent several weeks (and gained several pounds) traveling though Cajun country with Kevin McCaffrey, recording interviews with chefs, lovers of cast iron, farmers and historians. 

The food traditions of Louisiana are known around the world — this film intimately captures the people who maintain and innovate these foodways.