We start ’em young in New Orleans.
Has it really been 18 years since ‘Pass The Courvoisier’ by Busta Rhymes came out?
This is 9th Ward Daily Photo no. 1,062
You know you’re a big timer when Louisiana Governor Jon Bel Edwards issues a press release regarding your concern’s comeback.
Hubig’s Twitter account is oddly silent on the matter. Continue Reading
We’ve been on a multi-year deep dive into old Louisiana record labels of yore, and feel like it’s time to mention Rocky Robin’s N-Joy label out of West Monroe, Louisiana.
Roland “Rocky” Robin didn’t get his start the way most rock n roll entrepreneurs do. He first attained his pre-med undergraduate studies degree at Tulane University before receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from Northeast Louisiana University with a designation in Pharmacy.
Robin then shepherded 17 45 singles into existence between 1964 and 1967. N-Joy burned bright as the sun before flaming out.
This morning we’ve been blasting Duane Yates’ blue eyed soul classic “Passin’On By” which came out in 1965 on N-Joy. It’s a screamer and best enjoyed with a group of loud friends drinking and carousing in your living room.
It’s a Memphis Slim morning in New Orleans 9th Ward.
Stan Lewis opened Stan’s Record Shop on Texas Street in Shreveport back in 1948 but he didn’t make a national impact until 1963 when he founded the Jewel Records label. Perhaps a few of y’all are old enough to have purchased the Capricorn Records box set of old Jewel recordings that came out in 1993.
If not, run to your nearest record store and pick one up. It would cost you thousands of dollars to collect all the old vinyl that found a tidy little home on the box.
Hello Market in Bessemer, Alabama has a laundry list of meats from a well-stocked cooler located in the rear of the store. But make sure and ask Carlos for a little dirt to eat. He’ll be happy to oblige. more
The sun is out in the 9th Ward. Hope everybody stayed dry during Tropical Storm Barry.