Spotted this Sunday driver cruising down St Claude. She ended up ‘crashing’ into a police cruiser. The cop was laughing so hard he couldn’t write a ticket. It was on a second line.
Oh to have been alive and on the streets of New Orleans in the late 50s when Sister Dora Alexander was working up crowds with her tambourine and acapella vocals.
Bible in hand, the old street evangelist prowled the alleys of the Vieux Carre in search of sinners who could be turned from their rowdy ways by a godly woman with bullhorn vocals.
‘Times Done Changed’ was recorded by Samuel Charters on March 8th 1958 at 638 St Peter St. in the French Quarter.
Put some Jelly Roll Morton on this afternoon.
Listening to Awood ‘Mr. Magic’ Johnson this afternoon. Mr Magic was a 9th Ward legend before his untimely passing in a car accident in Mississippi back in 2013.
Johnson’s debut LP ‘Sky’s the Limit’ went to no. 15 on the Billboard charts when it came out back in 1998.
Ambré Perkins is a young New Orleans singer poised to break out on the national music scene. We were turned onto her through her work with Pell whom we’ve posted about earlier this week. Continue Reading