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It's an old story. A great jazz spot goes out of business and the magic goes silent often with nothing more than a sign on the door.
Except in New Orleans where they know how to give people and places a proper send-off.
The tradition of jazz funerals is still alive and well in New Orleans.
This event was not staged for tourists (though visitors who stumbled on it went home with a great story to tell.)
The Spotted Cat was one of the first clubs to re-open after the levee failures and seven days a week every day of the year it rocked Frenchmen Street with some of the best music on earth.
Here's the Treme Brass Band giving the club its send-off. The total "ceremony" went on for hours.
This video shot and produced by Jazz on the Tube for FoodMusicJustice.com