Has it really been 20 years since O.C Smith died? Put on At Last My Baby’s Coming Home tonight; dim the lights, chill the ham and invite some company over.
Remember when second lines were legal in New Orleans? Men like this routinely rolled along with the parades on their highly-customized bicycles. I can hardly wait til January of 2022 when the second lines can legally roll once more.
When second lines were still legal in New Orleans Mr Joe Stern was at nearly every single one of them.
It’s a Queen Ida and The Bon Temps Zydeco Band morning here in New Orleans 9th Ward. Put on La Louisiane while you’re frying your morning bacon. I can’t count how many kings of Zydeco there have been but there is only one Queen – and that’s Miss Ida.
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.