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'Treme' on World Cafe | June 14, 2012

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In this edition of Sense of Place's New Orleans edition, it's all about Treme. The HBO series sets in stark relief the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina as it follows the stories of a group of individuals, many of whom were inspired by real Crescent City residents, or are played by local actors.

Listen as World Cafe host David Dye talks to the creative minds behind the show, including David Simon — creator of Treme and The Wire — along with other integral members of the Treme family. These include music supervisor Blake Leyh, singer John Boutté (responsible for the show's earworm of a theme song) and David Rogan, a local musician and radio DJ who became the basis for the character of Davis McAlary.

Rogan lives and breathes New Orleans culture. In fact, the first floor of his house in the Tremé was once the headquarters for many Crescent City brass bands. Here, he invites listeners in for a tour of the storied building — just one of many places in which music and life intersect in New Orleans. (link)


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The Hawkettes "Mardi Gras Mambo" New Orleans R&B Vol. 2
Professor Longhair "Go to the Mardi Gras" New Orleans Party Classics
Steve Earle "This City" New West Records on Air at World Cafe
Tom Waits "I Wish I Was in New Orleans" Small Change
Kermit Ruffins "Struttin' With Some Barbecue" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
The Iguanas "Boom Boom Boom" Nuevo Boogaloo
((Al Johnson & The Soul Apostles "Carnival Time" Treme Soundtrack Season 2))
Mardi Gras Indians "Indian Red (Wild Man Memorial)" From Treme: Music From the HBO Original Series, Season 1
The New Orleans Jazz Vipers "I Hope You're Coming Back to New Orleans" From Treme: Music From the HBO Original Series, Season 1
Kermit Ruffins And The Barbecue Swingers "What is New Orleans" Treme, Season 2: Music from the HBO Original Series
DJ Davis & The Brassy Knoll "Road Home" Treme, Season 2: Music from the HBO Original Series
Davis "The New Ninth Ward" The Real Davis
John Boutte "Treme Song" Treme: Music From the HBO Original Series, Season 1
John Boutte "At the Foot of Canal Street" Treme: Music From the HBO Original Series, Season 1
((John Boutte "Treme Song" Jambalaya))
Little Queenie & the Percolators "My Dawlin' New Orleans" Treme Soundtrack Season 1
Galactic "Uptown Odyssey" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Dr. John "Kingdom of Izzness" Locked Down


Grizzly Bear "Sleeping Ute" Sleeping Ute
Fiona Apple "Every Single Night" The Idler Wheel
Warpaint "Undertow" The Fool
Calexico "Para" Algiers
The Shins "Simple Song" Port of Morrow
Shawn Colvin "All Fall Down" All Fall Down
((Bebel Gilberto "So Nice (Summer Samba)" Tanto Tempo))
Silvia Telles "Samba de Uma Nota So" Amore em Hi-Fi
Bebel Gilberto "So Nice (Summer Samba)" Tanto Tempo
((Astrud Gilberto "So Nice (Summer Samba)" Look to the Rainbow))
Bobby Womack "Nothing Can Save You" The Bravest Man in the Universe
Erykah Badu "On & On" Baduizm
The Walkmen "Heaven" Heaven
Yo La Tengo "Mr. Tough" I Am Not Afraid of You & I Will Beat Your Ass