9th Ward Daily Photo via rl reeves jr

It’s a Memphis Slim morning in New Orleans 9th Ward.

Stan Lewis opened Stan’s Record Shop on Texas Street in Shreveport back in 1948 but he didn’t make a national impact until 1963 when he founded the Jewel Records label. Perhaps a few of y’all are old enough to have purchased the Capricorn Records box set of old Jewel recordings that came out in 1993.

If not, run to your nearest record store and pick one up. It would cost you thousands of dollars to collect all the old vinyl that found a tidy little home on the box.

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