This is a nominally a look at the rich musical history and influence of New Orleans but the truth is this is a hellacious collection of music that is going to get you bopping around the theater or room. You need to see this in a place with a great sound system so you can move to the music.
I know right now the filmmakers and the promotional people are probably upset that I am not talking about the discussion of the city and its musical history, but the truth is you’re not going to remember that, you’re going to remember the music. I watched the film twice in a row. Once to see the film, the second time to crank up the music and feel good.
I don’t know what else to say other than the film has The Neville Brothers, Dr. John, Irma Thomas, Ledisi, G-Eazy, Snoop Dogg, WIlliam Bell, Galactic, Mannie Fresh, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, George Porter Jr., Christian Scott, Donald Harrison, Big Freeda, Ani DiFranco, PJ Morton of Maroon 5, Rebirth Brass Band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Soul Rebels, Voice of the Wetlands, The Givers, Dumpstaphunk, Cheeky Blakk, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Big Sam, Terence Higgins, Walter Wolfman Washington, Dee-1, Davell Crawford in it, so whats not to love?
An absolute must see.