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Lower Ninth Ward

John T. and the record trucks

by barry September 30, 2010

There’s a new 80-second audio clip on our Meet the Musicians page: R&B guitarist John T. Lewis talking about the trucks that sold 45-rpm records in the Lower Ninth Ward when he was growing up. Check it out. And, if you’re in or near the Big Easy this coming Sunday night, Oct. 3, also check […]

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“The President of Soul is gone”

by admin March 18, 2010

This has been a rough month for Louisiana blues and R&B. Last week saw the passing of 67-year-old guitarist and vocalist Rockie Charles, who grew up in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward. From his bio on the web site of Pondersosa Stomp, the annual music festival where he was a regular: Charles cut his teeth […]

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