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.
Listening to “Rockin’ with Fes” by Roy “Baldhead” Byrd who y’all know as Professor Longhair. This cut dropped in 1952 on the Federal label, and I believe that’s the legend Walter “Papoose” Nelson on guitar. Papoose died criminally young and to this day when his name gets mentioned folks eyes tear up in his old 6th Ward neighborhood.