9th Ward Daily Photo via rl reeves jr

We spent an hour on the antique Broyhill sofa this morning digging to find some essential, brand-new New Orleans hip hop track to feature here, and came up empty handed. There’s plenty out there but not a single cut had that “hook” that takes a regional act and turns them into a breakout national star.

Then we put on Rockie Charles (Charles Merrick) who passed today back in 2010.

‘Riccasha’ (Ricochet with a riff on the spelling) came out in 1967 and was played a little bit around the New Orleans area but failed to turn Charles into a Joe Tex level figure.

It should have.

Put ‘Riccasha’ on today and celebrate the life of the ‘President of Soul’

This is 9th Ward Daily Photo no. 1,283

RL Reeves Jr

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