After the Storm IX: Katrina's Second Anniversary


August 22nd, 2007 ~ Two years after levee failure submerged much of New Orleans, we walk through the streets of the city with an eye towards rebuilding and repopulating. Irma Thomas, the Soul Queen of New Orleans, leads us through the renovations of her once-devastated home and the recording of her Grammy-winning post-Katrina album. Join in the second line as we take you to a street parade with New Orleans' own James Andrews and members of the Rebirth Brass Band. Finally, celebrate on stage with the oldest-working New Orleans musician as trumpeter and retired tinsmith Lionel Ferbos makes 96!

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  • Yes We Can Lee Dorsey
    Yes We Can, Raven
  • 99 1/2 Won't Do Mighty Chariots of Fire
    The New Orleans Social Club: Sing Me Back Home, Burgundy/Sony
  • Backwater Blues James 'Blood' Ulmer
    Bad Blood in the City, Hyena
  • Instrumental: Backwater Blues Edgar Hayes and the Stardusters with Lloyd Glenn
    The Swingtime Records Story, Capricorn
  • INTERVIEW: Irma Thomas
  • Shelter in the Rain Irma Thomas
    After the Rain, Rounder
  • Working on The Building Highway Q.C.'s
    The Roots of Bob Dylan, Mojo
  • Trouble in Mind Sam Cooke
    The Rhythm and the Blues, RCA
  • In the Sweet Bye and Bye Rebirth Marching Jazz Band
    New Orleans Brass Bands: Down Yonder, Rounder
  • Instrumental: City of A Million Dreams Lionel Ferbos & Dennis Browne
    Place of My Dreams, GBH
  • INTERVIEW: Lionel Ferbos
  • Didn't It Rain? Louis Armstrong
    Louis and the Angels / Louis and the Good Book, MCA UK
  • Louisiana 1927 Randy Newman
    The Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 1, Nonesuch
  • Walking to New Orleans Fats Domino
    Out of New Orleans, Bear Family
  • End Bed: Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans? Henry Butler
    American Routes original recording,
  • Down by the Riverside Dr. Michael White
    Dancing in the Sky, Basin Street
  • Old Man River The Ravens
    Old Man River, Savoy Jazz
  • Proud Mary Ike and Tina Turner
    Proud Mary: The Best of Ike and Tina Turner, EMI
  • Fortunate Son Ivan Neville
    The New Orleans Social Club: Sing Me Back Home, Burgundy/Sony
  • Born on the Bayou Creedence Clearwater Revival
    Chronicle, Volume Two, Fantasy
  • Instrumental: Lake Arthur Stomp David Doucet
    1957, Rounder
  • INTERVIEW: David Doucet
  • L'Ouragon (The Hurricane) BeauSoleil
    Live in Louisiana, Way Down in Louisiana
  • Je Vas Revenir Queen Ida and the Bon Temps Band
    Play the Zydeco, GNP
  • Instrumental: The Lost Souls (of Southern Louisiana) Dirty Dozen Brass Band
    Open Up: Whatcha Gonna Do For the Rest of Your Life, Columbia
  • SEGMENT: Treme Sidewalk Steppers Second Line Parade
  • When the Saints Go Marching In Eddie Bo
    Our New Orleans, Nonesuch
  • Going Back to New Orleans Deacon John
    Deacon John's Jump Blues: Music from the Film, Image
  • End Bed: Basin Street Blues Henry Butler
    AR original recording,