Let’s all commence to eating King Cake. It’s Epiphany y’all.
A few old-timers may remember Montana’s great-uncle, Chief Becate Batiste who founded the Creole Wild West back in 1880.
Creole Wild West are recognized as being the first Black Masking Indian groups.
Tootie Montana died on June 27, 2005 as he was speaking out against police brutality in front of New Orleans City Council.
Tomorrow is officially Tootie Montana Day in New Orleans.
The gathering will take place at the Tomb of the Unknown Slave outside St Augustine Church in Treme at 3:30pm.
But, just put on A Losing Battle, the Dr John-written and produced track that Adams put out in 1962 and tell me that he had a better.
Need more proof? Drop the needle on I Won’t Cry.
Who’s better? I’ll wait right here.
I got to see Mr Adams one time when I was still a teenager, and had a laughable fake ID that got me in the door of the storied Eldorado Club in the depths of Birmingham’s notorious West End.
He strolled onto the tiny stage wearing a super-sharp, 70s-looking two-piece suit, and proceeded to tear the house down for two hours including one of the fieriest encores I’ve ever heard in my life.
Johnny Adams passed away in 1998.
I miss Hubig’s Pies. It was on this day back in 2006 that the old New Orleans pie maker reopened after temporarily closing due to Hurricane Katrina. There was a landrush at Frady’s One Stop when those pies hit the shelves. I’d give a king’s ransom for just one of Hubig’s coconut pastries.
What was your favorite Hubig’s pie?
Today in ’82 Bunny Matthews dropped his first Vic and Nat’ly cartoon in the Times-Pic. Vic and Nat’ly, owned a bar in the 9th Ward and Matthews drew their lives to general hilarity amongst old school 9th Warders.
Blasting Young General YG7, part of the new breed of hip hop coming out of Louisiana. It’s good to take a break from our steady diet of Fats Domino and Hot 8 to see what the young’uns are listening to these days.
Art Rupe of Specialty Records went hard after Lloyd Price when Price bought his recording contract out for $1,000. Continue Reading
Get your New Year off to a good start with Huey ‘Piano’ Smith’s Happy New Year from 1962
When you walk down the path towards Master Stock you are committing yourself to reinvigorating the mother at least once a week until the day you die.
I’ve done this roughly 250 times in the past five years. It’s not drudgery. Frankly, it’s a pleasure.