9th Ward Daily Photo via rl reeves jr

We’re enjoying this Carnival morning playing clarinetist Alphonse Floristan Picou’s “High Society” Picou died on this day in New Orleans back in 1961. At the time of his passing New Orleans was the largest city in the Deep South. He was 82 years old.

Can you imagine the changes Picou saw take place in the south during that era?

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