After the Storm X: Dog Days of August


August 20th, 2008 ~ It's hurricane season on the Gulf Coast. To commemorate it we gather songs made post-Katrina and Rita... as well as some enduring classics. Dr. John makes a soapbox of his piano and speaks out in song against the governmental missteps following our country's greatest unnatural disaster. New Orleans jazz clarinetist Dr. Michael White joins us to talk about his new songs in traditional style made following the loss of his home and musical instruments to the flood. Plus the huge influx of talented outsiders is revealed in interviews with New Yorkers who have, post-storm, become New Orleanians--what brought them to and keeps them in the Crescent City.

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  • Open Bed: Wade in the Water Ramsey Lewis
    Chess Soul: A Decade of Chicago's Finest, MCA/Chess
  • Summertime Toussaint McCall
    Nothing Takes the Place of You: The Ronn Recordings, Fuel 2000
  • Too Hot to Sleep Eilen Jewell
    Letters from Sinners and Strangers, Signature Sounds
  • Dog Days of August Cephas and Wiggins
    From Richmond to Atlanta, Bullseye Blues Basic
  • Katrina, Katrina James Andrews & Friends
    New Orleans, New Orleans, Independent Release CD single
  • Instrumental: Summertime Sidney Bechet
    Ken Burns Jazz: Sidney Bechet, Columbia
  • Hey Pocky Way The Neville Brothers & the Meters
    From the Big Apple to the Big Easy: The Concert for New Orleans, Rhino DVD
  • Storm Warning Dr. John
    Medical School: the Early Sessions of Mac "Dr. John" Rebennack, MCI
  • NY/NO CLIP: Artist Skylar Fein
  • Wade in the Water Eva Cassidy
    Songbird, Blix Street
  • Down by the Riverside Papa Celestin's New Orleans Band
    Marie Laveau, GHB
  • Instrumental: Wade in the Water Little Sonny
    Essential Blues Harmonica, House of Blues
  • NY/NO CLIP: Clubgoers in New York
  • Drop Me Off In New Orleans Kermit Ruffins
    Live at Vaughan's, Basin Street
  • Basin Street Blues Ray Charles
    The Genius Hits the Road, Rhino
  • NY/NO CLIP: Writer-Walker Nathan Deuel
  • I'm Walkin' Fats Domino
    Out of New Orleans, Bear Family
  • Streets of the City Johnny St. Cyr with Sister Elizabeth Eustis
    Johnny St. Cyr, American Music
  • End Bed: Basin Street Blues Henry Butler
    American Routes original recording,
  • Open Bed: Wade: Hurricane Suite I. Storm Warning Dr. John and the Lower 911
    Sippiana Hericane, EMI
  • Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint
    The River in Reverse, Verve
  • What's Happening Brother The Dirty Dozen Brass Band feat. Bettye LaVette
    What's Going On, Shout! Factory
  • SEGMENT: Dr. John
  • Instrumental: Do You Know What It Means (To Miss New Orleans) Don Vappie
    Papa Don's New Orleans Jazz Band, Vappielle
  • Wade in the Water The Golden Gate Quartet
    Swing Down, Chariot, Columbia
  • NY/NO CLIP: Writer Larry Blumenfeld and Social Worker Helene Greece
  • Make a Better World James Booker
    Junco Partner, Rykodisc
  • Instrumental: New Orleans Joys Tom McDermott
    Live in Paris, STR
  • Katrina James 'Blood' Ulmer
    Bad Blood in the City, Hyena
  • St. James Infirmary Cassandra Wilson
    Loverly, Blue Note
  • SEGMENT: Dr. Michael White
  • When the Saints Go Marching In The Georgia Peach
    GoodBye, Babylon, Dust to Digital
  • When the Saints Go Marching In Eddie Bo
    Our New Orleans 2005: A Benefit Album, Nonesuch
  • End Bed: Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans Tuts Washington
    New Orleans Piano Professor, Rounder