This film is footage of legendary New Orleans clarinetist George Lewis' jazz funeral. There are family members, reporters and fans present on a rainy funeral day in New Orleans. The Olympia and Eureka Jazz Bands are shown playing dirges at the cemetery before launching into an up-tempo number, complete with jubilant, second-line dancing.
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