Listening to Down In The Chile’ by Wild Child Butler this afternoon. This slab came out way back in 1966. Wild Child had a long career that carried him all the way from his home town of Autaugaville, Alabama to Windsor, Ontario, Canada where he settled down from the life of an itinerant bluesman.
The Encyclopedia of Alabama has a nice bio on the man here
Mr. Spider is one of the premiere second line ropes-men. He also performs the role of flag man for a few social aid and pleasure clubs. Men like Mr. Spider are the glue that holds the second lines together.
On Sunday afternoon second lines there’s a handful of young bloods honing their chops so they can possibly be the next Trombone Shorty.
If you’re passing through the Treme tomorrow you may happen upon a big street party near St Augustine Church. It’ll be the birthday celebration of Mr Henry Youngblood, a 6th Ward legend who will be forever memorialized via his ‘Big Fat Woman’ cut he sang whilst fronting the Treme Brass Band.
Happy 86 birthday Mr. Youngblood.
This is 9th Ward Daily Photo no, 1,154.