Marva Wright & the BMWs
Popeyes Blues Tent
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
New Orleans Fair Grounds
New Orleans, La.
April 30, 2005

01. stage talk 0:30
02. Higher and Higher 4:58
03. I Will Survive 9:28
04. At Last 5:22
05. Boogie Woogie All Night Long 10:57
06. Meet Me With Your Black Drawers On 2:56

Total: 34:14

2005 Source: WWOZ-FM > Onkyo TX-SV535 receiver > MIO 2882 firewire interface > Macintosh Powerbook G4/1000 (split stereo files) > Logic 6.3.3 (trimmed, bounced to two-track stereo) > Bias Peak 4.14 (normalized by 1.28 db) > X Audio Compression Toolkit 1.58 > flac

2020 Source: WWOZ-FM > Griffin RadioShark FM-receiver hardware > USB > Sony Vaio vpcs131fm (running Ubuntu linux) > Shark v1.0 (linux command line) > SoX v.v14.4.0 > flac

Both sources recorded by nolataper. These are from the FM broadcast, not the online stream.

Editing: flac sources > MacBook Air (1.8GHz, Dual-Core Intel Core i5, OSX 10.15.5) > iZotope RX 6 v6.00.1210 (trimmed, 19 kHz notch filter applied to remove the FM pilot tone, EQ, split into songs) > X Audio Compression Toolkit 2.50 (sector boundary errors repaired, tagged) > flac

NOTE: The first 3:51 is from the rebroadcast of 2020. No additional, new material was broadcast in 2020 other than the beginning of 'Higher and Higher' as well as the stage talk that preceded it. The original 2005 broadcast began in the middle of the song.

There is an abrupt edit at at 23.5 seconds into Track 1 that was inherent in the 2020 rebroadcast. It's likely that some songs were omitted at the beginning of the performance as Marva was allotted nearly an hour but much less than that was broadcast in either 2005 and 2020.

Marva performed on the second Saturday of the 2005 festival, scheduled from 2:45 - 3:40 p.m.

Editing notes:

I used iZotope's Spectral De-Noise plugin on the first 32 seconds of the recording to reduce FM static when Marva is talking on stage. I also swapped the channels to match the original broadcast.

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