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“Saints”

“Saints.”  Say that word to a New Orleans jazzman and he will know what you mean.  If you are in the French Quarter on the street or in a club, he also may respond by extending the hand not holding … Continue reading

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Moon River, My Mama and Me

My mother never smoked cigarettes during the day. But after my daddy died in 1963, every night after I went to bed, she would fix a drink (Kentucky Gentleman bourbon and water), fire up a Kool Menthol and listen to … Continue reading

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The Nashville-New Orleans musical connection

Two things I saw this week brought the long-time musical connection between New Orleans and Nashville to mind. First, the PBS series Austin City Limits featured the Preservation Hall Jazz Band performing duets with other musicians, including bluegrass artist and … Continue reading

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Moon River, My Mama and Me

My mother never smoked cigarettes during the day. But after my daddy died in 1963, every night after I went to bed, she would fix a drink (Kentucky Gentleman bourbon and water), fire up a Kool Menthol and listen to … Continue reading

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“Saints”

“Saints.”  Say that word to a New Orleans jazzman and he will know what you mean.  If you are in the French Quarter on the street or in a club, he also may respond by extending the hand not holding … Continue reading

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