Louis Cottrell's second lineLouis Cottrell’s second line Tue, Mar 28, 1978 – Page 24 · The Town Talk (Alexandria, Louisiana) ·

Unfortunately second lines are now forbidden in the City of New Orleans but that hasn’t stopped me from keeping a running count of the ones that will take place once a sense of normalcy has been restored. I’d love contributions to this project so if you see any names missing please leave a comment.

DJ Black n Mild, 44, born Oliver Stokes Jr., New Orleans bounce DJ and radio personality
Ellis Marsalis, 85, jazz pianist and teacher
Leona Elizabeth “Chine” Grandison, 69, Owner Candlelight Lounge
Ronald Lewis, 68, founder of House of Dance and Feathers, Original Big 9 Social Aid and Pleasure Club
Joe Jenkins, 90, Counsel Chief of the Guardians of the Flame Maroon Society
Theresa Elloie, 63, Owner of Sportsman Corner
Larry Hammond, 70, former King of Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club
Big Al Carson, 66, Jazz and blues musician
Ms Jessie Dell Long, age unknown, music advocate, PR lady for B.B King
Jesse ‘Midnight Creeper’Hathorne, 71, WWOZ DJ
Uganda Roberts, 77, Professor Longhair’s percussionist

And here’s an old article from 1969 describing the second line tradition

Jack R Payton. Jack R Payton. “Farewell To Jazz” Sun, Apr 13, 1969 – Page 118 · The Times (Shreveport, Louisiana) ·

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