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Steamboats Took our Music to the World: Jazz on the River

Captain “Doc” Hawley and Steamboat Stompers’ band leader Duke Heitger tell tales of life on Mississippi steamboats, past and present. Doc is the co-author of “Moonlite at 8:30” the story of excursion boats and the important shift from shipping materials to sending dance and music up the river. “Doc is truly a National Treasure”, says Duke, “He grew up on the river and his stories are pure gold.”

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