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Ain't Nothin Like It

William A. Delgado Collection



Genre: Documentary

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Date Issued: 1978-06-10

Duration: 00:55:31

Subjects: Burr, Raymond William Stacey, 1917-1993 | KREWE OF BACCHUS | Superdome (New Orleans, La.) | Winkler, Henry Franklin, 1945- | MARDI GRAS | Ain't Nothin Like It | Dr. John | Professor Longhair | Vince Vance & the Valiants | McMahon, Edward Leo Peter "Ed" Jr., 1923-2009 | Kershaw, Douglas James "Doug," 1936- | Kaye, Danny, 1911-1987 | Nabors, James Thurston "Jim," 1930- | Harris, Wonga Phillip "Phil," 1904-1995 | Hope, Leslie Townes "Bob," 1903-2003 | Campbell, Glen Travis, 1936- | Gleason, John Herbert “Jackie," 1916-1987 | Como, Pierino Ronald "Perry," 1912-2001 | Reddy, Helen Maxine Lamond, 1941- | Brown, Clarence "Gatemouth," 1924-2005 | Williams, Deniece, 1950- | Bishop, Elvin, 1942- | Johnson, Al "Carnival Time," 1939- | OLYMPIA BRASS BAND | Neville Brothers | Wild Choupitoulas | Jack, Wolfman, 1938-1995 | Wolfman Jack, 1938-1995 | Helm, Mark Lavon "Levon," 1940-2012 | MARDI GRAS INDIANS | KREWE OF REX | Jackson Square (New Orleans, La.) | Kern-Lazes Productions


  • Kern, Blaine Producer
  • Lazes, Richard Co-Producer
  • Holliday, Bill Writer
  • Lazes, Richard Director
  • Holliday, Bill Director


Ain't Nothin Like It, a documentary on Mardi Gras in 1978, was produced at WWL-TV production by Kern-Lazes Productions. It contains Mardi Gras footage interspersed with concert segments filmed at the Louisiana Superdome with Wolfman Jack as host. Footage includes: Professor Longhair performing; The Neville Brothers & The Wild Choupitoulas performing;; Al Johnson performing; Dr. John performing; Olympia Brass Band performing; Mark Twain; Mardi Gras Indians; Henry Winkler; Krewe of Rex; street performers in Jackson Square; Vince Vance & the Valiants performing; Elvin Bishiop performing; Ed McMahon as Bacchus X speaking at concert; Doug Kershaw performing; Dr. John performing; Danny Kaye as Bacchus I in 1969; Raymond Burr Bacchus as II in 1970; Jim Nabors as Bacchus III in 1971; Phil Harris as Bacchus IV in 1972; Bob Hope as Bacchus V in 1973; Glen Campbell as Bacchus VI in 1974; Jackie Gleason as Bacchus VII in 1975; Perry Como as Bacchus VIII in 1976; Henry Winkler as Bacchus IX in 1977; Helen Reddy performing; Gatemouth Brown performing; Elvin Bishop performing; Deniece Williams performing; Paul Simon performing; and Levon Helm & the RCO All-Stars performing.