Ed Sanders | Poems For New Orleans

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Poems For New Orleans

by Ed Sanders

Poems For New Orleans is an epic poem describing the history of the city from The Battle of New Orleans to Hurricane Katrina, written by counter-culture icon Ed Sanders, and set to classic New Orleans Jazz.
Genre: Spoken Word: Poetry
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1. The Battle Of New Orleans
15:06 album only
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2. Teeming Docks- New Orleans 1820-1860
9:16 album only
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3. What If William Blake Had Gone To New Orleans?
5:14 album only
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4. Did Mark Twain Meet Marie Laveau?
3:21 album only
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5. Marie LeBage And Huey Long
3:30 album only
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6. Unearned Suffering
1:32 album only
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7. Calling On Charles And Wallace
1:17 album only
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8. Some FEMA Trailers In Hope
8:42 album only
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9. Quiet Joy
1:11 album only
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10. The Experience
2:30 album only
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11. My Ironing Board
1:21 album only
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12. Rape
3:38 album only
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13. Ash Wednesday And Lent
2:45 album only
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14. Grace LeBage
4:49 album only
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15. Then Came The Storm- A Prayer For The Victims Of Katrina
13:30 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Ed Sanders, counter-culture icon, and co-founder of the legendary group The Fugs, has created an epic poem cycle dedicated to the city of New Orleans. Tracing the history of a fictional family from The Battle Of New Orleans to Hurricane Katrina, Ed has created a brilliant work which captures the tremendous loss and indomitable hopes found in this most unique of American cities. Ed joins forces with Mark Bingham, a premier composer and musician based in New Orleans, who has assembled a large cast of A-list Crescent-City All-Stars to create a truly moving and deeply felt tribute. Named Best Poetry CD of 2007 by Bob Holman of About.com, Poems For New Orleans is a must-have WordJazz recording.

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