Monthly Archives: May 2020

Louisiana Daily Photo: Young Black Masking Indian

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Louisiana Daily Photo: You May Be Cool But You Will Never Be As Cool As This Man

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Oooh-Oooh-Oooh: Notes On The Life Of Lloyd Price

Lloyd Price loved to hang out with his little brother Leo at their mama Beatrice’s fried catfish restaurant, the Fish ’n’ Fry in Kenner, Louisiana when they were kids. She had a jukebox filled with early blues stompers like Beans … Continue reading

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Alligator Pear Beef Steak Pop Up in New Orleans 9th Ward

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Shakespeare Park

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Soul’s Seafood

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Blanche Thomas Was The Unknown Soul Queen Of Treme

Blanche Thomas was born in New Orleans 6th Ward on October 5, 1922; one of seven siblings, her daddy Sam Thomas was a well-known trumpet and bass player who performed with Kid Howard, and Jim Robinson. Her mama, Malvina Stripling, … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Super Sunday In Central City

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Baby Dodds Is On The Mount Rushmore of New Orleans Drummers

Baby Dodds was playing a gig in Chicago at Lincoln Gardens in 1923 when he purchased his “favorite drum.” It set him back ten bucks. When asked to show it off he does so gladly before kissing it and placing … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Polo Nola Photography

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Chilled Out at Shakespeare Park

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The Original Bebop Man Bob Kaufman

New Orleans native Bob Kaufman aka the Original Bebop Man was thrown into a San Francisco jail 39 times in 1959. His crimes? Reciting his poetry on the streets. He got tossed in the can so frequently that his friends … Continue reading

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New Orleans Rapper B.G Is United States Federal Prisoner Number 31969-034

“We’re coming in the rap game knocking thangs down, so you either roll with us or get rolled over.” A fateful night in New Orleans East cost Christopher Dorsey aka B.G his freedom in 2009. more

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Louisiana Daily Photo: New Orleans Black Masking Indians

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Louisiana Daily Photo: New Orleans Black Masking Indians

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Notes On Legendary Songwriter Glenn Sutton

I remember it all very well lookin’ back it was the summer I turned eighteen We lived in a one room rundown shack on the outskirts of New Orleans We didn’t have money for food or rent to say the … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: 3rd Ward New Orleans

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Central City Soul Food Man

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New Orleans Rapper Six Shot Should’ve Hit It Big

Jermaine Tucker grew up in the Magnolia Housing Project with his running mate Daryll Tapp aka Soulja Slim. When they were little kids just coming up, Slim’s nickname was Ice Cream, and Tucker was still developing his infamous 6 Shot … Continue reading

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Notes On New Orleans Bluesman Little Sonny Jones

Desire Street in New Orleans Upper 9th Ward is named for Désirée Gautier Montrieul who passed away in December of 1868, and is buried in St Louis Cemetery number 2. Her daddy owned the plantation that the famous street now … Continue reading

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