9th Ward Daily Photo via rl reeves jr

Man this is a hot cut. “New Bon Ton Roulay” by Clarence Garlow was recorded at Cosimo Matassa’s studio on Rampart Street and dropped on the Aladdin label in 1953. The band: Clarence Garlow on vocals and guitar, Shelby Lackey on alto sax, Wilmer Shakesnider on tenor sax, Johnnie Mae Brown on piano, and and Johnny Marshall on drums.

This is prime Mardi Gras music and carnival starts in five days.

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