9th Ward Daily Photo via rl reeves jr

Can a jump blues song be retrofitted into the Carnival music canon? It can in New Orleans 9th Ward where we’re blasting “Let’s Have Some Fun by Jesse “Babyface” Thomas. Thomas was born on this day in 1911 in Logansport up in Desoto Parish.

Also please check out an 18 year old Thomas singing “My Heart’s A Rolling Stone.” That’s a lot of hard blues coming from a teenager.

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