We’re listening to Slim Saunder’s timeless Carnival cut “Let’s Have Some Fun” this morning in New Orleans 9th Ward. The season is not quite in full swing just yet but we’re starting the ramp up.
We’ve done this over 200 times.
Master stocks in China are handed down through familial generations like treasured heirlooms. Some are over 100 years old.
We have a long ways to go.
Here’s the rest of the menu:
$14 Gumbo, smoked chicken and andouille from Best Stop in Lafayette Parish
$14 Fried catfish with white beans and rice
$15 Kentucky country ham charcuterie plate from Penn’s Country Hams. Est. 1957. One of this company’s hams just sold for a million dollars this past summer.
$10 Shrimp Fondeaux bisque with French bread crostini (Cajun queso)
$5 Bananas Foster w/vanilla ice cream
Live music from Gypsy jazz band Scrapelli
Party starts at 6pm
Time indeed flies.
In 1925 Smith was being billed as “The Greatest and Highest Salaried Race Star in the World,” but young Louis had not had a single recording issued under his name. Bessie had 50.
That would soon change.
Dial up “St Louis Blues” today and take a look back at one the great race records of its era.
Hearts are heavy at the Scrumptious house as we reckon with the death of 5th Ward Weebie. Sometimes the best way to grieve is to sit back and blast the music of the artist you’re mourning. Weebie had dozens of local, and national hits but there was never a better one than “What’cha Working It Fa”
Pop in that old battered cassette that’s been rattling around in the glove box of your ’74 Cutlass and think about what might of been.
It’s not discernible.
In Harpo’s short 46 years on this earth he left a monolithic footprint. Simply put, Slim Harpo was the man.
When the Stones dropped their first LP back in 1964 a cover of Harpo’s ‘King Bee’ was on it. Let’s hope he got a fat paycheck.
We’re listening to “Tee-Ni-Nee-Ni-Nu” this afternoon to honor the birth of the man.