George Lewis' Jazz Funeral

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  • January 1969

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  • 4:28; color; sound; V-172 S. 1239

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  • 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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