Ponderosa Stomp Sept 15 - 17 Schedule
Wed Sep 14 17:20:29 EDT 2011
Thursday, September 15
Friday September 16
Saturday September 17
Concert Schedule Announced!
* 10th Annual Ponderosa Stomp Concert Series
* Tributes to Excello Records, Cosimo Matassa and Stax Records
* 4th Annual Stomp Nightly Music History Conference
* Clandestine Celluloid Film Series
* 3rd Annual Record Show - All Vinyl!
* The Hip-Drop
This year's Ponderosa Stomp line-up is nothing short of legendary as always.
The official schedule includes Hip Drop, two huge nights (September 16 & 17)
of concerts at a new venue this year - the Howlin Wolf on N. Peters Street.
Plus, there will also be daytime events held at the Stomp's host hotel ? the
Renaissance Arts Hotel (700 Tchoupitoulas Street) - which include the return
of the music conference, film series, and the hugely successful Ponderosa
Stomp Record Show on BOTH Friday and Saturday.
The Tenth Annual Ponderosa Stomp Concert
will take place September 16 and 17
on 2 stages at the Howlin Wolf, 907 South Peters St.
in New Orleans, Louisiana.
This milestone year will be hailed with tributes to the essential New
Orleans sound engineer Cosimo Matassa, Stax Records, Excello Records and
Southern music with Allen Toussaint, William Bell, Big Jay McNeely, Eddie
Floyd, Lady Bo, Sir Mack Rice, Lazy Lester, Dave Bartholomew, The Bo-Keys w/
Skip Pitts and Howard Grimes, Classie Ballou, Warren Storm and more.
2011 Ponderosa Stomp Concert Schedule
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4th Annual Ponderosa Stomp Nightly Music History Conference
The Ponderosa Stomp Music History Conference will take place September 15-17
at the Renaissance Arts Hotel at 700 Tchoupitoulas Street.
Admission to Conference & Clandestine Celluloid Film Series is $20 per day,
per person. This small fee gets you the whole days' line-up of panels,
discussions and films, lunch, and on Friday and Saturday, admission to the
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Booty Green: Reflections on Bobby Marchan
Moderator: Alison Fensterstock
Panelists: Wild Wayne and Gerri Hall
The year was 1953 when flamboyant singer Bobby Marchan?s troupe of female
impersonators, the Powder Box Revue, came to New Orleans for a stint at the
legendary Dew Drop Inn. An emcee at the Club Tijuana, he recorded for the
Aladdin and Dot labels before hooking up with Huey ?Piano? Smith to form the
Clowns. Marchan served as vocalist on Smith?s slew of feel-good hits on the
Ace label, such as ?Rockin? Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu,? ?Don?t You
Just Know It,? and ?High Blood Pressure.? He scored a #1 smash by covering
the Big Jay McNeely hit ?There Is Something on Your Mind? for Bobby
Robinson?s Fire label, then moved on to Stax and Duke. He ran the floor show
at Prout?s Club Alhambra on North Claiborne Avenue for years and managed the
group Higher Ground. As a pioneer promoter and producer of local hip-hop and
bounce via his Manicure Productions firm, he was a key figure in the
formation of Cash Money Records.
12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
There?s Something Fuzzy in the Garage:
An Exploration of Louisiana Garage Bands
Moderator: Michael Hurtt
Panelists: Danny Kimball, Steve Staples, and Camille Baudoin
Inspired by British Invasion groups like the Beatles, the Stones, the
Yardbirds, the Who, and the Kinks, youths across Louisiana dropped their
clarinets and trumpets and picked up guitars to form garage bands. The
records they cut on tiny labels with limited distribution are now highly
prized by record collectors. Though the music survives, very little is known
about the bands and the scenes they fostered.
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Chicken Heads and Bow-Legged Women:
A Discussion with Bobby Rush
Sponsored by the Mississippi Development Authority
Department of Tourism
Moderator: Scott Barretta
Interviewee: Bobby Rush
Louisiana native Bobby Rush has long ruled as king of the chitlin? circuit
with his ribald vocals, unforgettable showmanship, bluesy guitar and
harmonica, and voluptuous female dancers. Living in Arkansas and later
Chicago for many years, he played with fellow blues legends such as Freddie
King, Luther Allison, and Elmore James, to name just a few, before moving to
Jackson, Miss., in the 1980s. He snagged his first hit in 1971 with his
Galaxy-label single ?Chicken Heads? and later scored with ?Bowlegged Woman,
Knock-Kneed Man? for Jewel and ?Hen Pecked? (with the timeless lyric "I'm
not henpecked, I?ve just been pecked by the right hen?) for Malaco?s Waldoxy
imprint. A consummate entertainer for more than 50 years with 20+ albums to
his credit, Rush still shows no sign of stopping, whether he?s playing
Carnegie Hall or a juke joint on a dusty old road off Highway 61 in the
2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
The Things I Used to Do: The Story of Guitar Slim
Moderator: David Kunian
Panelists: Lawrence Cotton, Charles Fairley,
Irving Banister and Gerri Hall
Born Eddie Jones, Guitar Slim created one of the most seminal blues classics
of all time in ?The Things I Used to Do.? A master showman who dyed his hair
to match his suits and shoes, Guitar Slim was highly influential during the
1950s, and his colorful legacy, which touched musicians from Earl King to
Frank Zappa, is well-worth another look.
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Sirens of the Bayou: Gulf Coast R&B Queens
Moderator: Lauren Onkey
Panelists: Lavelle White and Carol Fran
Numerous chanteuses have riveted Gulf Coast audiences through the decades,
from Katie Webster and Barbara Lynn to Tami Lynn and Irma Thomas. This forum
spotlights Lavelle White and Carol Fran. As a recording artist for Don
Robey?s Duke label, White waxed great songs such as ?Stop These Teardrops?
and ?Teenage Love.? Touring with many of the major acts of the day,
including B.B. King, James Brown, and Junior Parker, she logged many hours
at New Orleans? Dew Drop Inn. Now living in Austin, Texas, she has released
several acclaimed CDs. Lafayette pianist Carol Fran recorded some classic
sides for the Excello label, including ?Knock Knock? and ?Emmitt Lee,? and
backed other J.D. Miller artists such as Slim Harpo, Lonesome Sundown, and
Lazy Lester. She cut ?The Great Pretender? with Cookie and the Cupcakes for
Lyric and also recorded songs for the Port label, including ?I?m Gonna Try.?
A frequent performer on Bourbon Street and at the Dew Drop, she enjoyed a
successful partnership with Clarence Holliman for many years until his
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Advocating for New Orleans? Historical Music Treasures
Sponsored by The Recording AcademyR Memphis Chapter
A short networking reception will be followed by a panel discussion focusing
on why/how New Orleans should celebrate its local historical music treasures
and locations (old studios, jazz clubs, homes of famous musicians) and how
it can market them to the world. Of significant importance is how does the
local music community attract the attention of and garner the buy in from
local politicians and community leaders.
Terry Stewart: President
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
* Terry Clements: Vice President
Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau
* John Frohnmayer: former chairman
National Endowment for the Arts
* Deanie Parker: Founder
Stax Museum of American Soul
* Jan Ramsey: Publisher, Offbeat Magazine
* John Schorr: President, Sun Studios
* Alex Thomas: Mississippi Development Authority
Mississippi Blues and Country Trails
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Fats Domino Concert Film, Live 1962 (35 minutes)
A rarely screened 1962 concert film of the Fats Domino Orchestra, featuring
Fats, Dave Bartholomew, Herb Hardesty, and others, courtesy Joe Lauro of
Historic Films Archive; following the screening, there will be a discussion
and Q&A with Dave Bartholomew led by Joe Lauro & Dr. Ike.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Heroes of the Stomp (60 minutes)
Joe Lauro?s annual performance compilation showcasing vintage performance
clips from Stomp artists. For the Stomp?s tenth anniversary, the focus will
be on past, present and future hopefuls.
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
The Original Soul Men: Sam & Dave (80 minutes)
Career spanning documentary of the iconic duo, which features interviews
with Al Bell, Duck Dunn, Sam Moore, Paul Schaefer and Dan Akroyd; never
broadcast in the U.S.
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
The Deacon?s Hop: Big Jay McNeely Blows His Horn
Moderator: Jason Hanley
Interviewee: Big Jay McNeely
?The King of the Sax Honkers,? Big Jay McNeely first topped the Billboard
R&B chart in 1949 with ?The Deacon?s Hop? on the Savoy label and charted
once again in 1959 with the blues-drenched ballad ?There Is Something on
Your Mind.? Infusing his style with a frantic preacher?s intensity that
paved the way toward rock 'n' roll, the rabble-rousing McNeely became known
for his outrageously flamboyant stage antics as much for his trailblazingly
torrential sax blowing, recording for many labels including Federal,
Vee-Jay, Imperial, Exclusive, Aladdin, and Warner Bros.
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
The Theater on McLemore Street with the Funky Sound:
A Look at Stax Records
Moderators: Scott Bomar and Lauren Onkey
Panelists: William Bell, Eddie Floyd,
Deanie Parker and Mack Rice
Moderator Scott Bomar will lead a panel of some of Stax?s greatest talents
in looking back on the legendary Memphis label?s earth-shaking influence on
soul, funk, and R&B.
CLANDESTINE CELLULOID Film Series
September 16 & 17 2011
Renaissance Arts Hotel at 700 Tchoupitoulas Street
11:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.
Ponderosa Stomp 3rd Annual Record Show - All Vinyl!
Friday and Saturday, September 16 & 17
11:00am - 5:00pm
Renaissance Arts Hotel
Friday and Saturday, September 16 & 17 from 11am to 5pm both days. All vinyl
record show! $5 admission donation to the Ponderosa Stomp Foundation or free
with entrance to the film festival and conference.
Great line-up of dealers!
More info at ponderosastomp.com
Thursday, September 15, 2011
10:00pm - 3:00am
618 Frenchman Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
In association with the Ponderosa Stomp, DJ Soul Sister and Brice Nice
present the fifth annual Hip Drop, the premier New Orleans showcase for DJs
and selectors from around the world to drop their hippest slabs of
heavy-duty 45s for a crowd of Stomp-loving and party-loving partiers! This
year's Hip Drop is Thursday, September 15 ? the official Ponderosa Stomp
kick-off event on the night before the festival begins. The Hip Drop is
back in the same great location from last year, DBA on Frenchman Street.
The Hip Drop schedule is tight and the line-up is limited to 10 DJs, one
half-hour set each, showcasing a heavyweight selection of funk, soul, and
garage slabs, in the styles that the Ponderosa Stomp is dedicated to
featuring. All records played at Hip Drop are original and designed for
dancing, not just obscurity!
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