New Orleans Music in Exile

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Overview

Robert Mugge, the music history-centered documentarian who brought the world The Gospel According to Al Green, The Return of Ruben Blades, The Last of the Mississippi Jukes and many (many) others, helms New Orleans Music in Exile - the first nonfiction film to examine the displacement of Cajun, blues, {r&b, jazz and zydeco music acts following August 2005's Hurricane Katrina. The documentarian intentionally gives short shrift to areas of the catastrophe explored by other films (such as Spike Lee's When the ...
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Overview

Robert Mugge, the music history-centered documentarian who brought the world The Gospel According to Al Green, The Return of Ruben Blades, The Last of the Mississippi Jukes and many (many) others, helms New Orleans Music in Exile - the first nonfiction film to examine the displacement of Cajun, blues, {r&b, jazz and zydeco music acts following August 2005's Hurricane Katrina. The documentarian intentionally gives short shrift to areas of the catastrophe explored by other films (such as Spike Lee's When the Levees Broke), preferring instead to channel his gaze elsewhere. His focus and emphasis thus lie in three arenas: he traces which acts specifically left the Big Easy and which destinations they chose; how New Orleans compensated for that loss; and who plans to return in the imminent future. Many five-star musicians (intimate with Mugge from prior endeavors) turn up to play electric, mesmerizing numbers and to offer occasional insights into the consequences of Katrina; these include Dr. John (on "Right Place, Wrong Time,"), Papa Grows Funk, Theresa Andersson (who covers a rousing version of "Like a Hurricane,") Irma Thomas, The Iguanas and many others. Mugge also works in interviews with New Orleans club proprietors, music journalists and record label proprietors.
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Special Features

Jon Cleary "A History of New Orleans Piano"; Big Chief Monk Boudreaux "Meet the Boys on the Battlefront"; Marcia Ball "That's What I Get"; Papa Mali "Keep Happy"; Beatinpath "The Weight of the World"; Theresa Andersson "Lie to Me"; World Leader Pretend "A Grammarian Stuck in a Medical Drama"; A New Orleans Rescue - storytelling by Dave Spizale, gm of KRVS-FM - photographs by Dave & Matthew Spizale
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - William Pearl
Placing a human face on the Katrina crisis in New Orleans, Music in Exile focuses on the men and women whose music, in large part, defined the city. Yet many of these charismatic singers and instrumentalists have been forced to ply their trade away from the community that nurtured them. This emotional story of exile and devotion personalizes the tragedy, allowing us to fully comprehend the cultural, as well as physical, devastation of a major city. Among the important musicians who both perform and relate their own stories of loss and regeneration are Cyril Neville, Marcia Ball, Dr. John, and the Big Easy mainstay vocalist Irma Thomas. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/7/2007
  • UPC: 013138300188
  • Original Release: 2006
  • Rating:

  • Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Time: 1:53:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 44,069

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Robert Mugge Director, Editor, Producer
Christopher Li Camera Operator
Michael Ruggiero Executive Producer, Producer
David Sperling Camera Operator
Seth Tallman Sound/Sound Designer
Diana Zelman Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- New Orleans Music in Exile
1. "Like a Hurricane" (Main Titles) [3:57]
2. "That's What I Get" [2:59]
3. "Hey Pockey Way" [3:22]
4. "Lightning and Thunder" [4:43]
5. "Smoke Filled Room" [6:33]
6. "It's Gonna Be Okay" [7:22]
7. "All of Me" [2:41]
8. "My Dearest Darling" [6:45]
9. "That's Enough of That Stuff" [2:30]
10. "Louisiana 1927" [4:43]
11. "When the Saints" [2:52]
12. "Lord, Lord, Lord" [1:36]
13. "Un Avalon" [4:41]
14. "Right Now I'm A'Roamin" [8:09]
15. "Blues for New Orleans" [4:15]
16. "I Will Survive" [4:04]
17. "Grammarian" [4:53]
18. "Voodoo Shoppe" [2:30]
19. "Home" [3:40]
20. "Band on the Run" [9:06]
21. "Moonburn" [2:44]
22. "Rad a Tang Tang" [3:34]
23. "I Walk on Guilded Splinters" [7:56]
24. "Sweet Home New Orleans" (End Credits) [6:51]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- New Orleans Music in Exile
   Chapters
   Extras
      Jon Cleary: "A History of New Orleans Piano"
      Big Chief Monk Boudreaux: "Meet the Boys on the Battlefront"
      Marcia Ball: "That's What I Get"
      Papa Mali: "Keep Happy"
      Beatinpath: "The Weight of the World"
      Theresa Andersson: "Lie to Me"
      World Leader Pretend: "A Grammarian Stuck in Medical Drama"
      "A New Orleans Rescue" Storytelling by Dave Spizale, GM of KRVS-FM. Photographs by Dave & Matthew Spizale
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  • Posted October 30, 2011

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!!

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