Listening to Barbara George’s I Know this afternoon on a lovely fall day in New Orleans. That’s Melvin Lastie tearing up the cornet. His family of musicians hail from Delery Street right here in the 9th Ward. And Miss Barbara? She’s a 9th Ward native too. The cut hit number one on the R&B charts.
“It has been said that the best barometer of the destiny of the Port of New Orleans is coffee,” wrote T.J. Conroy in the New Orleans Port Record, in 1943. Continue Reading
Put on Big Texas by Julius “Papa Cairo” Lamperez tonite and cut a rug shugga. That’s how we do it down here in the swamps of south Louisiana.
They’re bawdy. Continue Reading
Formally known as Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Bridge