Lafayette Parish: Andouille sausage
Lafourche Parish: Fresh crop White beans
St Bernard Parish: Fresh-cured ham
Lafayette Parish: Crawfish boudin
Iberia Parish: Fresh bayou catfish
Acadia Parish: Medium grain Louisiana-grown rice
Of course we scored plenty goods and sundries in our home parish, Orleans, and we’ll tighten things up once we arrive in Austin (Travis County). Looking forward to seeing y’all. Here’s an eventbrite link so you can score a $5 ticket
Friday afternoon is finally here after a long work week and we’ve got Fats Domino’s “Little School Girl” on the Hi Fi here in the 9th Ward of New Orleans.
This song was the b-side to “You Done Me Wrong” and Dave Bartholomew was given a co-writing credit along with the Fat Man.
It was recorded at Cosimo’s studio on Rampart Street October 27 1953.
Eagle-eared listeners may be able to discern young legend Papoose Nelson on guitar. Nelson is one of the great, tragic figures in New Orleans music.
For the past few years I’ve been making a 430 mile drive to Madison, Alabama to purchase pork bellies from one of the top hog breeders in the U.S.A.
Henry Fudge has been breeding Duroc pigs since the early 70s and is nationally famous for raising some of the finest heritage pork available on the domestic market. Continue Reading
We’ve been on a bit of a Guitar Slim tear around the Scrumptious house of late. There have been plenty bluesmen who have called themselves Guitar Slim over the years but if you’re from the Deep South you know there’s only one real standard-bearer: Eddie Jones, the fighting pride of Greenwood, Mississippi.
We’re playing “Well I Done Got Over It” on this fine Carnival morning.
Yeah, that’s Ray Charles on piano for you record folks with big ears.
We spent a couple hours backstage at the 2020 Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc parade on Monday. Continue Reading
Listening to the Killer, Jerry Lee Lewis’s “Would You Take Another Chance On Me” this morning at the Scrumptious house. It was on this day back in 1972 that the track hit no. 1 on the country charts. The flip? “Me And Bobby McGee”
Aaron Neville’s “Tell It Like It Is” hit number one on the r&b charts on this date back in 1967.
I was not yet born but I wasn’t too old before I became a Neville Brothers fan. My mom played their records all the time on her Hi-Fi system when my sister and I were little kids.
Aaron was just 25 years old when he hit no. 1.
Hope to see y’all out
Black Creole Mardi Gras Traditions
New Orleans Jazz Museum
Thursday January 23rd