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Al Johnson

Al Johnson’s “Carnival Period” is really as much an integral part of the Mardi Gras custom in New Orleans as parades, floats, and masked revelers. The melody provides reigned supreme through the city’s celebratory period for four years with only a small number of rivals, such as for example “Go …

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Grandpa Elliott

Grandpa Elliott is a veteran blues vocalist and road performer who was simply entertaining audiences for many years before he gained overnight popularity through a viral online video. Grandpa Elliott was created Elliott Little in New Orleans, LA in the middle-’40s; developing up in the Lafitte Casing Projects, Elliott created …

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Tommy Edwards

Vocalist, pianist, and composer Tommy Edwards began executing in Richmond when he was 9. He produced his first influence in R&B circles in 1946, composing “That Chick’s As well Youthful to Fry.” He started recording for top level in 1949 and acquired his first strike in 1951 with “YET AGAIN” …

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Allen Toussaint

Manufacturer, songwriter, arranger, program pianist, solo musician — Allen Toussaint wore each one of these hats during the period of his lengthy and prolific profession, and his behind-the-scenes function alone could have been a sufficient amount of to create him a star of New Orleans R&B. Because of his use …

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Ziggy Modeliste

Drummer Joseph “Ziggy” Modeliste was among the primary members from the Meters, a pioneering funk music group located in New Orleans. He’s widely known as the innovator of a method of playing referred to as second-line funk. Being a single musician, he released the record Zigaboo.Com in 2000, about 2 …

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Jessie Hill

Ideal remembered for the basic “Ooh Poo Pah Doo,” New Orleans R&B tale Jessie Hill was created in the Crescent City’s Ninth Ward region on Dec 9, 1932. Elevated alongside famous brands Eddie Bo, Oliver Morgan, and Prince La La, it had been almost unavoidable that he’d pursue a profession …

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Jerry Byrne

New Orleans rockabilly kitty Jerry Byrne was created in the Crescent Town in 1940 — though raised in the town’s Irish one fourth, he even so gravitated toward African-American music, so that as a teenager sang in region juke bones and strip clubs using the Loafers, a rock and roll …

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Huey “Piano” Smith

Huey “Piano” Smith was a significant area of the fun new Orleans piano custom, subsequent in the footsteps of Teacher Longhair and Body fat Domino to consider his place among the Crescent City’s R&B top notch. He was also among R&B’s great comedians, his greatest singles coordinating the Coasters for …

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Cyril Neville

Among the four Neville Brothers, Cyril Neville was the youngest, given birth to on January 10, 1948, in New Orleans, LA. Cyril found his like of music from his parents and his old brothers young, nonetheless it wasn’t until 1967 (at age 19) that Cyril started singing expertly, as he …

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George Davis

A songwriter, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist, New Orleans local George Davis was an associate from the Hawketts, who recorded the common Crescent Town hit “Mardi Gras Mambo” for the Chess label. Additionally, he performed on numerous periods, including the types that birthed Willie Tee’s “Teasin’ You” and Lee Dorsey’s edition of …

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