New Orleans Music Madness Part 3 – EP115

Today’s episode is the 3rd of three in a row about New Orleans music.

The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) recently did an online tournament where they matched New Orleans music against each other in an NCAA March Madness style bracket they called Music Madness.

People were invited to vote and they published the results online, while also linking to the launch of an online exhibit, called New Orleans Medley: Sounds of the City.

Eli Haddow and Teresa Devlin over at THNOC suggested it might be fun if I filled out my own bracket and talked about my selections. I’ve taken the challenge and covered my initial picks in the last two episodes (#113 and #114).

Today, I am joined by the bracket’s creator, Mr. Eric Seiferth.

Eric and I talk through my picks, his methodology, and more. We dive deep into the music and the people who made it.


Eric discussed THNOC’s online exhibit New Orleans Medley: Songs of the City! on the show.

THNOC’s Music Madness playlist is available on You Tube here or you can click it below.

If Spotify is your thing, check out the THNOC playlist.

To see the bracket, visit the THNOC webpage.

You can see my selections here.

For the complete collection of Jelly Roll Morton interviews on file at the Library of Congress check out this You Tube playlist or this one on Spotify.

Previous Podcast Episodes Mentioned

The Madams, Music, and Musicians of Storyville, New Orleans – Episode #35

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A special thanks to Eric Seiferth for curating the Music Madness bracket, and for joining me on today’s show. Thanks also to Eli Haddow and Teresa Devlin at THNOC for working with me to develop the idea for these episodes.

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