Louisiana State Museum Archives Radio Programs

Burnsap Upon the death of three New Orleans Jazz legends—Anthony “Tuba Fats” Lacen, Harold Dejan, and Milton Batiste—Mick Burns (1942-2007), a jazz musician and author of Keeping the Beat on the Street: The New Orleans Brass Band Renaissance, prepared a one-hour radio tribute for each that included music by and interviews with the musician. The Louisiana State Museum has recently added these three programs to its digital sound archives, supporting the audio files with relevant photographs and text. Together, the programs provide a compelling oral history of the New Orleans jazz scene for most of the twentieth century. To find the programs, go to the Louisiana State Museum Jazz Collection Web site at: http://louisdl.louislibraries.org/JAZ/Pages/home.html and search for “Mick Burns”.

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