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Percy Humphrey (1905-1995)

He was the last of the legendary Humphrey Brothers, the unflappable pair who stared into the faces of the hundreds of thousands of traditional jazz fans that passed through Preservation […]

Obituary: John Delafose

Because of his frequent Thursday’ appearances at the Maple Leaf Bar, John Delafose was the first zydeco player heard live by many New Orleans fans, including this writer. For his […]

Obituary: Willie Humphrey

It was one of those little rituals that speaks volumes about the nature of music in New Orleans, and New Orleans musicians. When the car containing Willie Humphrey would pull […]

Obituary: Danny Barker

“St. James Infirmary” by J. Primose, adapted and decorated by Danny Barker As performed on Save the Bones (Orleans Records) When I die I want you to dress me in […]

Obituary: Harlan White

During a December 1990 interview, Harlan White explained his fondness for performing in restaurants, where patrons would probably be more interested in their meals than the live entertainment. Citing the […]