Louisiana Daily Photo: New Orleans Black Masking Indians

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Notes On Legendary Songwriter Glenn Sutton

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 least we were hard pressed
Then mama spent every last penny we had to buy me a satin dancin’ dress more

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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 persona. Beats legend KLC aka Craig Lawson was part of their clique too. more

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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 runs through, but by the middle part of the 20th century the estate was long forgotten and the northern portion of the street became famous for two nightclubs: The Hideaway and Club Desire. more

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Pony Poindexter’s New Orleans Gumbo

Pony Poindexter

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 making his way to the white isle. I say briefly because he ended up back on the mainland serving a life sentence in a Spanish penitentiary for a murder rap. more

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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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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.

Fletcher knew that he had to reclaim the stolen goods, and he did it as only a big chief could. more

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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

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 people thought of him.
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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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