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Published: 2010/04/30

JazzFest Update: Gov’t Mule, Elvis Costello Open Week Two, Aretha Franklin Bails

A view from Gov’t Mule’s set. Photo by Heath Robson,

The second weekend of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival kicked off Thursday morning at the city’s famed Fairgrounds. Like the other days of JazzFest, Thursday’s lineup boasted an eclectic mix of bands, ranging from Widespread Panic, Gov’t Mule and Blues Traveler to the Average White Band, Elvis Costello and Steve Martin and the Canyon Rangers.

Gov’t Mule played immediately before Widespread Panic on the festival’s main Acura Stage and ran through “Blind Man In The Dark,” “Steppin,’” “Lightly,” “Broke Down On The Brazos,” “Railroad Boy,” “Beautifully Broken,” “I’ll Be The One,” “Thorazine Shuffle” and “Soulshine.” Though he’s played the Acura Stage with the Neville Brothers and a variety of friends, Ivan Neville also performed on the Acura Stage with his current project Dumpstaphunk for the first time.

Meanwhile, Elvis Costello headlined the festival’s second largest performance space, the Gentilly Stage, with his Americana-influenced group the Sugarcanes. The group, which features Americana vets like Jerry Douglas and Jim Lauderdale, focused on material from Costello’s 2009 release Secret, Profane & Sugarcane, as well as covers like the Rolling Stones’ “Happy” and the Grateful Dead’s “Friend of a Devil.” (Costello covered The Dead’s “Berta” on the same stage in 2005). Later in the day, Costello joined a variety of musicians at a tribute to songwriter Bobby Charles at New Orleans’ Parish at the House of Blues. Other guests included Shannon McNally and Dr. John.

JazzFest continues today at the Fairgrounds. Co-headliner Aretha Franklin has canceled her appearance at today’s event for unknown reasons. The signer also canceled her JazzFest appearance in 2009. Earth, Wind & Fire will perform in Franklin’s place.


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Arzum August 11, 2012, 18:26:53

James BookerOctober 28, 1983The Maple Leaf BarNew Orleans, Louisiana, USAWCOX-TV2 Cox Cable“Music City” showVery decent audio and video qutliay. This content has been shared before but not as good qutliay as this. No released material There is a James Booker live at The Maple Leaf Bar audio CD release on Rounder, but it is not the same content as this.00:00:00 intro00:01:24 Papa Was a Rascal00:05:05 instrumental00:09:04 Tico Tico00:12:33 One For The Highway00:15:37 One Helluva Nerve00:19:28 instrumental >00:20:58 instrumental >00:21:56 instrumental >00:23:15 instrumental >00:23:53 Blues Minuet >00:24:46 Lawdy Miss Clawdy >00:28:02 Classified00:30:25 announcer / station ID00:30:53 Yes Sir That’s My Baby00:35:48 Roberta00;39:07 instrumental00:41:54 Put Out The Light00:44:52 instrumental00:45:36 instrumental00:47:16 announcer / Music City show promo (with The Neville Brothers)00:48:23 instrumental >00:52:33 instrumental [cut]00:52:51 unknown title [cuts in]00:56:00 credits00:57:43 end(Any help with the setlist will be greatly appreciated.)lineage: low gen. off air VHS tape Hi-Fi tape [first transfer June, 2010] > Sony WV-DR7 > Sony DVMC-DA2 Media Converter > Apple Macintosh Final Cut Pro (minor nip and tuck edits, filter to replace bottom of screen head switch jitter with black and chaptering) > Compressor > DVD Studio Pro (menu and authoring) > VIDEO_TS file set.Audio post capture processing in Pro Tools (DC offset and normalization plus a few clicks seamlessly removed). Audio placed back into Final Cut Pro before Compressor down-sampling.Video: NTSC 720 480 VBR 7.7 Mbps peak, 6.2 Mbps average data rate, 2-pass.Audio choice of: Dolby Digital 2/0 (L,R), 48 kHz sample rate, 448 kbps data rateor: Linear PCM (2 channel 48kHz 16 bit).Notes: This recording is from less than 2 weeks before James Booker’s death on November 8, 1983.From James Booker’s wikipedia page: Film-maker Jim Gabour captured Booker’s final concert performance. The footage from the Maple Leaf Bar in New Orleans was broadcast on Cox Cable and a six-and-a-half-minute improvisation, Seagram’s Jam, featured in Gabour’s film All Alone with the Blues. (Please note that Seagram’s Jam was not included in the Cox Cable broadcast and therefore is not included in this torrent.)Enjoy and SHARE!

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