"Make It Funky"

by Bob Putignano

"Make it Funky - Music from New Orleans"

A film By Michael Murphy

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Michael Murphy's documentary and concert film, "Make it Funky" is a wonderful tribute to the musical heritage of New Orleans. Included are live performances and interviews with the amazing musicians who helped establish the NOLA scene-including the Neville Brothers, Allen Toussaint, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Kermit Ruffins, Irma Thomas, Lloyd Price, and narration by Art Neville.

You'll see Mardi Gras Indians and street brass bands performing on the streets, jams at blues and jazz clubs, great shots of jazz funerals, and stories from city residents about the constant music they heard on the streets and in the clubs. Director Murphy finds people who are able to explain and illustrate exactly what New Orleans funk is. The musical tour also takes you to landmark sites, such as Cosimo Matassa's J&M Music Shop which was where the first recording studio opened in New Orleans, and how it became showcase for musicians of every classic recording waxed at Cosimo's Factory- from the early 50's through the 70's.

All the performances are infectious. Enjoy this DVD, as you will be assured that NOLA will rise again! Bob Putignano www.SoundsofBlue.com

Bob Putignano, President of NY Blues and Jazz Society www.NYBluesandJazz.org & www.BluesandJazzSounds.com Bob Putignano www.SoundsofBlue.com

Bob Putignano
Radio Host WFDU's "Sounds of Blue"
President of the NY Blues and Jazz Society