We’re really surprised that the old Little Saxony nickname for Bywater hasn’t been revived. That’s one of the best things about New Orleans. People aren’t constantly trying to “brand” different parts of the city. We’re perfectly happy being 20 years behind the times.
The 2019 Family Ties Social Aid and Pleasure Club second line was rolling along without a hitch til the heavens opened up and the downpour hit. Continue Reading
Y’all probably think we only listen to soul and r&b from the golden era of New Orleans music but we play plenty other records at the Scrumptious house too. Like Geordie’s “All Because of You”
We’re marking the anniversary of the birth of Brian Johnson, born on this day in 1947. Y’all know him best as the second singer for AC/DC but he first drew acclaim by scaling the charts all the way to #6 in the UK with his old outfit Geordie’s “All Because of You”
St Claude Avenue is named after St. Claudius of Besancon. Claudius was born around the year 603 and worked as a border guard prior to becoming a priest. ‘Claude’ grew fame as a teacher and ascetic eating only one small meal a day. He lived to the ripe old age of 93 and his existence was marked by a devotion to “manual labour, silence, prayer, reading of pious books, especially the Holy Bible, fasting, watching, humility, obedience, and poverty.”
We spend an inordinate amount of time educating ourselves on New Orleans’ rich history of street names.
If you’d like to read more about St Claude you may do so here.
Every person in New Orleans has a favorite s&p club and ours is 9 Times Social Aid and Pleasure Club. It helps that half their roll occurs within an easy walk of our humble 9th ward home. Here’s our gallery from last year’s roll.
We’re on a major Sugar Boy Crawford kick tonight in the Florida Development of New Orleans 9th Ward. Sugar Boy was born in Central City and went to Booker T Washington High School before breaking out in the local music scene in the early 50s.
He was still a school boy.
He wasn’t much older when he penned Jock-A-Mo, one of the great New Orleans party anthems and, according to Crawford, mistitled. ““It wasn’t my idea to call the song Jock-A-Mo — Leonard Chess did that.” “If you listen to the song, I’m singing ‘Chock-A-Mo’. Not ‘Jock-A-Mo’. When Leonard listened to the session in Chicago, he thought I said ‘Jock-A-Mo’. When I saw the record for the first time I said: ‘That’s not the title, it’s Chock-A-Mo.”