New Orleans Music Since World War II
by Jason Berry, Jonathan Foose, and Tad Jones
Up from the Cradle Jazz is the inside story of New Orleans music from the rise of rhythm and blues through the post-Hurricane Katrina resurrection.
"...a classic study of New Orleans music."
"One of the great books about New Orleans music. ...A must on any New Orleans bookshelf."
—New Orleans Times-Picayune
"...makes you want to clap along to the music."
—New York Times Book Review
"...as much a history of New Orleans as a history of that city's music."
"Living scholarship.... The authors have vividly and richly intertwined the nature and history of the neighborhoods, the musical families, the clubs and bars and all the rest—unto the Mardi Gras Indian tribes.... I could hear what was being said and I could almost hear the music."
Hardcover, 398 pages, ©2009