Sunday December 15th 2019, one of the top three social aid and pleasure clubs will take to the streets of our beloved 9th Ward. We’ll have a route sheet up as soon as one drops. There are dozens of great second lines per year in New Orleans but few can hang with these legends.
New Orleans has the best street dancers in the U.S. Every Sunday afternoon, hundreds of them take to the avenues to show what they got while the hottest brass bands in the country perform. Nell Rhee is one of the top second line strutters in our city. Here she is preparing to get down in the Holy Cross neighborhood.
Fruit Cup Man shows up at all the 9th Ward second lines. This being New Orleans, those delicious, healthy fruit cups are drenched in PGA. You won’t need more than one of them to get your mind right.
Listening to ZoeWithdaFlow’s collab with G-lep – “Paid Em Off” on Zoe’s latest mixtape. It’s already up on Youtube if you don’t have time to roll down to Mike’s on St Claude.
When I was a little kid about the age of the young boy in the photo I thought Fats Domino was the coolest man on the planet. I’d swoon when he came on the radio. “Reeling and Rocking” by Fats came out in 1952, and was the “b” side of the “Going Home” 45 on the Imperial label.
Fats Domino(v/p), Wendell Duconge(as), Robert “Buddy” Hagans(ts), Harrison Verrett(g), William “Billy” Diamond(b), Cornelius Coleman(d).
Producer: Al Young
Engineer: Cosimo Matassa
This is 9th Ward Daily Photo no. 1,188. We live in the best ward in the entire city, and it’s a privilege to document our neighborhoods.
Here’s an odd but interesting way to get an overview of our work.
‘Stormy Weather’ by Dave Bartholomew was the b-side of his King Records 10″ that came out in 1952. The ‘a’ was High Flying Woman. ‘Stormy Weather’ is a chestnut and has been recorded by everybody under the sun from Billie Holiday to Joni Mitchell.