Monthly Archives: May 2020

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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Pony Poindexter’s New Orleans Gumbo

Pony Poindexter’s old jazz group, the Black Panthers of the Figuerettes had a good run in Ibiza back in the fifties. They were booked by Bad Jack Hand, an ex-US soldier who had taken it on the lam before briefly … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Black Masking Indian Super Sunday In New Orleans

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Black Masking Indian Super Sunday In New Orleans

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Consider Leona Tate

Leona Tate is still alive. more

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Black Masking Indian Super Sunday In New Orleans

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Black Masking Indian Super Sunday In New Orleans

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Big Chief Lawrence Fletcher of The White Eagles Indian Gang

The Big Chief of the White Eagles never backed down. When part of Lawrence Fletcher’s gang broke off to form their own tribe, they stole tambourines and a drum as they split the White Eagles practice spot in Gert Town. … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Black Masking Indian Super Sunday In New Orleans

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Black Masking Indian Super Sunday In New Orleans

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The Life and Career of Joe King Oliver

Louisianan by birth. Musician by circumstance. Imperious. Loathed by many. A bully who would break up a spitball fight with a pistol. The musically-revered Joe King Oliver charted his own path in the world of jazz and cared little what … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Black Masking Indian Super Sunday In New Orleans

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Eddie Johnson Was The Tenor Sax King of Napoleonville

After Eddie Johnson’s daddy was killed in a car crash his mama moved their family 900 miles north from Napoleonville to Chicago. Johnson had not yet started grammar school. more

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Black Masking Indian Super Sunday In New Orleans

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The Story of the Louisiana Hayride

I’ve been searching for the cockfighting man of Deslondes Street in the Lower 9 for nearly a decade. It hasn’t been easy. None of my connections here in the 9 know him but a few have known of him. I … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Black Masking Indian Super Sunday In New Orleans

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