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Part of the fabric of the New Orleans sound was ripped free on this day back in 2009 when Eddie Bo passed. We could spend hours writing about Mr Bo but suffice to say he was one of the cornerstones of New Orleans r&b and his passing left a hole in our town’s music scene that will never be filled.

He had dozens of instant classics but if you want to feel quintessential Bo put on his collaboration with Oliver “Nookie Boy” Morgan, “Roll Call”

Don’t do it if you’re not prepared to jump up and start dancing or buckjumping like a wild woman. It’s totally infectious.

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We’re celebrating the anniversary of the birth of soul man Elbert Wiggins Giles more famously known as Eddie Giles, born on this day in 1938 in Frierson, Louisiana.

Giles passed away a year ago in Shreveport. Put on an old burner like ‘Soul Feeling’ and celebrate the life of the fighting pride of Caddo Parish.

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We’re kicked back in New Orleans 9th Ward and marveling at how the ‘end of the worlders’ have somehow seized the day.

Oh, and listening to Leadbelly of Mooringsport, Louisiana.

“Ain’t It A Shame To Go Fishin’ On A Sunday” first Appeared on Leadbelly’s Last Sessions Volume One.

Release Date, 1953.

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We spent an hour on the antique Broyhill sofa this morning digging to find some essential, brand-new New Orleans hip hop track to feature here, and came up empty handed. There’s plenty out there but not a single cut had that “hook” that takes a regional act and turns them into a breakout national star.

Then we put on Rockie Charles (Charles Merrick) who passed today back in 2010.

‘Riccasha’ (Ricochet with a riff on the spelling) came out in 1967 and was played a little bit around the New Orleans area but failed to turn Charles into a Joe Tex level figure.

It should have.

Put ‘Riccasha’ on today and celebrate the life of the ‘President of Soul’

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Pictured: 12lbs of house-cured bacon steaks in the Scrumptious kitchen. A few times a year we make the 850 mile round trip drive to Henry Fudge’s heritage pork hog farm in Madison, Alabama to lay in pork bellies.

It’s worth the trip.

Each one of these bone-in bacon steaks weighs roughly a pound.

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We’re celebrating the anniversary of the birth of one of Louisiana’s most legendary producers, Huey P. Meaux. If you’ve ever been at a late-night party out in Cajun country you’ve most certainly heard “My Toot Toot” by Rockin’ Sydney; Meaux was responsible for that old-timey Grammy winning classic.

Huey P. Meaux was born today back in 1929.

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We’re listening to ‘Party Party’ by Treety this afternoon. The 7th Ward native grew up on Frenchmen Street, and has humble roots – playing her first gig a few years back for $150 on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. Our kind of gal. It’s nice to take a little break from Betty Wright, and listen to the new school musicians trying to make a life for themselves in New Orleans