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New Orleans Jazz Pioneers & Their Legacy

Jim Cullum shares personal stories of trips to New Orleans as a young man that inspired his passion for jazz—first playing with cornetist Johnny Wiggs—a veteran jazzman who recalled the power of King Oliver playing for dances at Tulane University in the 19-teens.

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In Old New Orleans: The Story of Jazz Legend Bunk Johnson

Working as a handy man in rural Louisiana, Bunk Johnson was ‘re-discovered’ late in life by East Coast jazz fans. With primitive recording machines rolling, Bunk rose to the occasion—blew a few tunes on a battered horn, and started spinning yarns.

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