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Louisiana Musician Birthdays

JANUARY 1

OSCAR “PAPA” CELESTIN: Trumpeter and band leader, Napoleonville, 1884.

JUDGE RILEY: Drummer, New Orleans, 1909.

TAMMY LYNN: Vocalist, New Orleans, 1942.

 

JANUARY 2

LESLIE COOPER: Vocalist, Jackson, 1965.

TROY “TROMBONE SHORTY” ANDREWS: Trombone and trumpet player, singer songwriter, New Orleans, 1986.

LOUIS MICHOT: Violinist, Baton Rouge, 1979.

 

JANUARY 3

PRESTON JACKSON: Trombonist, New Orleans, 1902.

AL BELLETTO: Saxophonist, New Orleans, 1928.

ERVIN CHARLES: Guitarist, Port Barre, 1932.

KARL HYMEL: Saxophonist, New Orleans, 1952.

LLOYD POLITE, JR. Vocalist, New Orleans, 1986.

 

JANUARY 4

DAVID LEE, JR. Drummer, New Orleans, 1941.

 

JANUARY 5

TABBY THOMAS: Singer songwriter and guitarist, Baton Rouge, 1929.

JOHNNY ADAMS: Vocalist, New Orleans, 1932.

RUFUS THIBODEAUX: Fiddler, Ridge, 1934.

LIL’ ALFRED: Singer, Lake Charles, 1944.

JOEY “JOJO” CALDWELL: Drummer singer songwriter, New Orleans, 1973.

DEBBIE DAVIS: Singer and ukulele player, Queens, New York, 1974.

 

JANUARY 6

SIMON LOTT: Drummer and composer, Baton Rouge, 1982.

 

JANUARY 7

HENRY “RED” ALLEN: Trumpeter, New Orleans, 1908.

KENNY GILL: Guitarist, Bunkie, 1936.

GENE TERRY: Guitarist and vocalist, Lafayette, 1940.

 

JANUARY 9

ED “MONTUDI” GARLAND: Bassist, New Orleans, 1895.

 

JANUARY 11

ARTHUR “BUD” SCOTT: Guitarist and banjo player, New Orleans, 1890.

SLIM HARPO (JAMES MOORE) Singer songwriter and guitarist, Lobdell, 1924.

CHUCK CARBO: Vocalist, Houma, 1924.

 

JANUARY 12

JAMES ANDREWS: Trumpeter and vocalist, New Orleans, 1969.

 

JANUARY 13

HARRISON BARNES: Trombonist and saxophonist, Magnolia Plantation, 1889.

STEVE BROWN: String bass player, New Orleans, 1890.

PERCY HUMPHREY: Trumpeter, New Orleans, 1905.

JOE STARK: Singer songwriter, Houma, 1982.

DOYLE COOPER: Trumpeter, sousaphonist and vocalist, Alexandria, 1993.

 

JANUARY 14

CHARLES CONNOR: Drummer, New Orleans, 1935.

ALLEN TOUSSAINT: Singer songwriter and producer, New Orleans, 1938.

LIL BUCK SINEGAL: Guitarist, Lafayette, 1944.

BIG CHIEF BO DOLLIS: Mardi Gras Indian, New Orleans, 1944.

MARC BROUSSARD: Singer songwriter and guitarist, Carencro, 1982.

 

JANUARY 15

QUEEN IDA (IDA GUILLORY): Accordionist, Lake Charles, 1929.

LITTLE EDDIE LANG: Guitarist, New Orleans, 1936.

RON DAVIES: Singer songwriter, Shreveport, 1946.

 

JANUARY 16

JOHN ROBICHAUX: Bass drummer, Thibodeaux, 1866.

BARBARA LYNN: Guitarist, Beaumont, 1942.

SANDY PINKARD: Songwriter and guitarist, Abbeyville, 1947.

 

JANUARY 18

HOGMAN MAXEY: Singer and guitarist, Haynesville, 1917.

 

JANUARY 19

ALBERT “ABBIE” BRUNIES: Cornetist, New Orleans, 1900.

LEO SOILEAU: Fiddler, Ville Platte, 1904.

HENRY GRAY: Pianist, Kenner, 1925.

ALLEN FONTENOT: Fiddler, Grand Prairie, 1932.

JOE JOHNSON: Harmonica player, Independence, 1942.

JOHNETTE DOWNING: Singer songwriter, Marrero, 1962.

 

JANUARY 20

JOHN CAMPBELL: Guitarist and vocalist, Shreveport, 1952.

 

JANUARY 21

SNOOKS EAGLIN: Guitarist and vocalist, New Orleans, 1937.

B’NOIS KING: Guitarist, Monroe, 1943.

 

JANUARY 22

PUB BROWN: Clarinetist and saxophonist, Wilmington, 1917.

BIG CHIEF BO DOLLIS, JR. (GERARD DOLLIS): New Orleans, 1981.

 

JANUARY 24

ISADORE “TUTS” WASHINGTON: Pianist, New Orleans, 1907.

DOUG KERSHAW: Fiddler and vocalist, Tiel Ridge, 1936.

JOSEPH “DIAMOND JOE” MARYLAND: Singer songwriter, Terrebonne Parish, 1937.

AARON NEVILLE: Vocalist, New Orleans, 1941.

IAN ARTHUR NEVILLE: Guitarist, New Orleans, 1982.

 

JANUARY 25

WELLMAN BRAUD: String bass player, St. James Parish, 1891.

MOSES “WHISPERING” SMITH: Harp player, West Brookhaven, 1932.

CHRIS SEVERIN: Bassist, New Orleans, 1958.

 

JANUARY 26

DENNIS MCGEE: Fiddler, Bayou Marron, 1893.

HUEY “PIANO” SMITH: Singer songwriter, New Orleans, 1934.

JEAN KNIGHT: Vocalist, New Orleans, 1943.

LOREN PICKFORD: Saxophonist, flute player and composer, Kansas City, 1945.

BILLY IUSO: Singer songwriter and guitarist, New Orleans, 1969.

 

JANUARY 28

LOUIS “BIG EYE” NELSON: Clarinetist, New Orleans, 1885.

BIG FREEDIA (FREDDIE ROSS): Singer songwriter bounce artist, New Orleans, 1978.

 

JANUARY 29

LEDBELLY (HUDDIE LEDBETTER): Singer songwriter and guitarist, Mooringsport, 1889.

ALBERT SNAER: Trumpeter, New Orleans, 1902.

PAUL GAYTEN: Singer songwriter and pianist, Kentwood, 1920.

FRANK ASSUNTO: Trumpeter and vocalist, New Orleans, 1932.

DAVE JORDAN: Singer Songwriter and guitarist, Mandeville, 1972.

 

JANUARY 30

LEROY “HAPPY FATS” LEBLANC: Vocalist and guitarist, Rayne, 1915.

DON VAPPIE: Singer, guitarist, banjo player and composer, New Orleans, 1956.

GREGORY DAVIS: Trumpeter and vocalist, New Orleans, 1957.

 

JANUARY 31

ROOSEVELT SYKES: Pianist and vocalist, Elmar, 1906.

EMMANUEL SAYLES: Guitarist, banjo player and vocalist, Donaldsonville, 1907.

 

FEBRUARY 1

JAMES BLACK: Drummer, New Orleans, 1940.

 

FEBRUARY 2

LOUIS KEPPARD: Guitarist and tuba player, New Orleans, 1888.

EMANUEL PAUL: Saxophonist, New Orleans, 1904.

RUSTY KERSHAW: Guitarist and vocalist, Tiel Ridge, 1938.

KEVIN KOIKE: Guitarist, Houma, 1961.

 

FEBRUARY 3

KID THOMAS VALENTINE: Trumpeter, Reserve, 1896.

 

FEBRUARY 4

HAROLD DEJAN: Saxophonist, New Orleans, 1909.

 

FEBRUARY 5

CLAUDE KING: Singer songwriter, Shreveport, 1933.

WILLIAM “CHUCK” CREDO III: Guitarist, New Orleans, 1950.

 

FEBRUARY 6

LEON RENE: Songwriter, Covington, 1902.

GEORG BRUNIS: Trombonist, New Orleans, 1902.

WILLIE TEE (WILSON TURBINTON): Singer songwriter and keyboard player, New Orleans, 1944.

GENO DELAFOSE: Singer and accordionist, Eunice, 1971.

 

FEBRUARY 7

EARL KING (EARL SILAS JOHNSON): Singer songwriter and guitarist, New Orleans, 1934.

DAVID ST. ROMAIN: Singer Songwriter, Alexandria, 1978.

 

FEBRUARY 8

ALONZO “LONNIE” JOHNSON: Guitarist, New Orleans, 1889.

NORWOOD “PONY” POINDEXTER: Saxophonist, New Orleans, 1926.

 

FEBRUARY 9

RED LANE: Guitarist and songwriter, Zona, 1939.

JIVIN’ GENE (GENE BOURGEOIS): Singer, Port Arthur, 1940.

 

FEBRUARY 10

ALDUS ROGER: Accordionist, Carencro, 1916.

RONNIE KOLE: Pianist, Chicago, 1931.

ROCKIN’ DOPSIE (ALTON JOSEPH RUBIN): Accordionist, Carencro, 1932.

PHILIP FRAZIER: Tuba player, New Orleans, 1966.

 

FEBRUARY 11

LIONEL PAUL BATISTE, SR. (UNCLE LIONEL): Bass drum, New Orleans, 1932.

PHILLIP WALKER: Guitarist and vocalist, Walsh, 1937.

ROY CARRIER: Accordionist, Lawtell, 1947.

 

FEBRUARY 12

RED CLARK: Trombonist and sousaphone player, New Orleans, 1894.

CHARLES “HUNGRY” WILLIAMS: Drummer, New Orleans, 1935.

LARRY MUHOBERAC (aka Larry Gordon, Larry Owens): Keyboard player, producer and composer, Louisiana, 1937.

MICHAEL SKINKUS: Percussionist, Reading, 1969.

DUSTIN SONNIER: Singer songwriter, Vatican, 1987.

 

FEBRUARY 13

WINGY MANONE: Trumpeter and vocalist, New Orleans, 1900.

KING FLOYD: Singer, New Orleans, 1945.

 

FEBRUARY 14

MICHAEL DOUCET: Fiddler and vocalist, Scott, 1951.

STEVE PICOU: Singer and guitarist, Eunice, 1956.

 

FEBRUARY 15

FREDDIE KEPPARD: Cornetist, New Orleans, 1889.

HERLIN RILEY: Drummer, New Orleans, 1957.

 

FEBRUARY 16

KIRK JOSEPH: Tuba player, New Orleans, 1961.

IRENE SAGE: Singer songwriter and guitarist, New Orleans, 1970.

 

FEBRUARY 18

EMILE BARNES: Clarinetist, New Orleans, 1892.

DE DE PIERCE (JOSEPH DE LA CROIX PIERCE) Trumpeter, New Orleans, 1904.

WARREN STORM (WARREN SCHEXNIDER): Drummer and vocalist, Abbeville, 1937.

IRMA THOMAS: Vocalist, Ponchatoula, 1941.

KID MERV (MERVIN CAMPBELL): Trumpeter and vocalist, New Orleans, 1966.

KATHRYN ROSE WOOD: Singer songwriter and guitarist, Columbia, MD 1989.

MATTHEW DAVIDSON: Guitarist and vocalist, Shreveport, 1998.

 

FEBRUARY 19

LOUIS “KID SHOTS” MADISON: Cornetist, New Orleans, 1899.

CLARENCE HALL: Saxophonist and clarinetist, Reserve, 1903.

 

FEBRUARY 20

LEROY JONES: Trumpeter, New Orleans, 1958.

SAM WILLIAMS (BIG SAM): Trombonist and vocalist, New Orleans, 1981.

 

FEBRUARY 21

BOBBY CHARLES: Singer songwriter, Abbeville, 1938.

 

FEBRUARY 22

ERNIE K-DOE (ERNEST KADOR, JR.): Singer songwriter, New Orleans, 1936.

 

FEBRUARY 23

JOSIAH FRAZIER: Drummer, New Orleans, 1904.

AUSTIN PITRE: Accordionist, fiddler and vocalist, Ville Platte, 1918.

 

FEBRUARY 24

SAMMY KERSHAW: Singer songwriter and guitarist, Kaplan, 1958.

 

FEBRUARY 26

LIONEL CORMIER: Accordionist, Rayne 1913.

ANTOINE “FATS” DOMINO: Singer songwriter and pianist, New Orleans, 1928.

WES RAYMOND: Singer songwriter, New Orleans, 1953.

 

FEBRUARY 27

CLARENCE GARLOW: Singer songwriter and guitarist, Welsh, 1911.

ROY MONTRELL: Singer songwriter and guitarist, New Orleans, 1928.

LES HOOPER: Arranger and composer, Baton Rouge, 1940.

 

FEBRUARY 28

JOE TORREGANO: Clarinetist, New Orleans, 1952.

RANDY JACKSON: Singer songwriter and guitarist, New Orleans, 1955.

 

FEBRUARY 29

JOHNNY SONNIER: Accordionist, Opelousas, 1960.

DAVID L. HARRIS: Trombonist, vocalist and composer, Baton Rouge, 1988.

 

MARCH 1

JIMMY “KID” CLAYTON: Trumpeter, New Orleans, 1901.

BENNY POWELL: Trombonist, New Orleans, 1930.

LEROY WASHINGTON: Guitarist and vocalist, Palmetto, 1932.

KERRY GROMBACHER: Singer songwriter and guitarist, New Orleans, 1952

JOHN TRAHAN: Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Abbeville, 1962.

 

MARCH 2

MINOR “RAM” HALL: Drummer, Sellers, 1897.

NARVIN KIMBALL: Banjo player and vocalist, New Orleans, 1909.

ALEXANDER “PAPA GEORGE” LIGHTFOOT: Harp player and vocalist, Natchez, 1924.

 

MARCH 3

BARNEY BIGARD: Clarinetist, New Orleans, 1906.

CHESTER JONES: Drummer, New Orleans, 1913.

HERB HARDESTY: Saxophonist, New Orleans, 1925.

HADLEY J. CASTILLE: Fiddler and songwriter, Leonville, 1933.

DWAYNE DOPSIE: Accordionist, Lafayette, 1979.

 

MARCH 4

ISRAEL GORMAN: Clarinetist, New Orleans, 1896.

JASON MARSALIS: Drummer, vibraphonist and composer, New Orleans, 1977.

 

MARCH 5

JULIUS McKEE: Sousaphonist and bassist, New Orleans, 1967.

 

MARCH 7

ALCIDE “SLOW DRAG” PAVAGEAU: Bassist, New Orleans, 1888.

ALVIN “ZUE” ROBERTSON: Trombonist, New Orleans, 1891.

LEE YOUNG: Drummer, New Orleans, 1914.

ISADAR (FABIAN ISADORE THIBODEAUX): Pianist and songwriter, Church Point, 1968.

 

MARCH 8

JOE ROBICHAUX: Pianist, New Orleans, 1900.

DONNIE PICOU: Singer songwriter and guitarist, Eunice, 1949.

 

MARCH 9

LLOYD PRICE: Singer songwriter, Kenner, 1933.

 

MARCH 10

JEFFERY BROUSSARD: Accordionist, Lafayette, 1967.

CHARLES “ALTO” TAYLOR: Saxophonist, New Orleans, 1975.

 

MARCH 11

JOSEPH RENA: Drummer, New Orleans, 1897.

CHARLIE MILLER: Trombonist, New Orleans, 1897.

AMEDE ARDOIN: Accordionist, Acadiana region, 1898.

LATELLE BARTON: Harmonica player, Marksville, 1943.

TERENCE HIGGINS: Drummer, New Orleans, 1970.

 

MARCH 12

ROBERT OVERSTREET: Vocalist, De Quincy, 1949.

 

MARCH 13

SAUNDERS KING: Guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, Staple, 1909.

LIGHTNIN’ SLIM (OTIS HICKS): Guitarist and vocalist, St. Louis, 1913.

MOSES HOGAN: Pianist and conductor, New Orleans, 1957.

TERENCE BLANCHARD: Trumpeter and composer, New Orleans, 1962.

 

MARCH 14

ROBERT PETE WILLIMAS: Singer songwriter, Zachary, 1914.

PHIL PHILLIPS: Singer songwriter, Lake Charles, 1931.

WILLIE TEE TRAHAN: Singer, Lafayette, 1944.

KRISTINA MORALES: Singer, New Orleans, 1986.

 

MARCH 15

D.J. FONTANA: Drummer, Shreveport, 1931.

TOMMY MCLAIN: Vocalist, Jonesville, 1940.

SHERYL CORMIER: Accordionist, Grand Coteau, 1945.

 

MARCH 16

ISAIAH “BIG IKE” ROBINSON: Trombonist, Thibodeaux, 1892.

LEON ROPPOLO: Clarinetist, Lutcher, 1902.

CHARLIE MILLER: Trumpeter, New Orleans, 1938.

BRYAN LEE: Singer songwriter and guitarist, Two Rivers, 1943.

KEVIN AUCOIN: Drummer, New Orleans, 1959.

 

MARCH 17

ALCIDE “YELLOW” NUNEZ: Clarinetist, New Orleans, 1884.

EDDY GILES: Guitarist and singer, Frierson, 1938.

 

MARCH 18

NEAL KIMBLE: Vocalist, New Orleans, 1934.

MAYLON HUMPHRIES: Vocalist, Kelly, 1935.

JOSEPH WARRICK (ZION HARMONIZERS): Vocalist, New Orleans, 1940.

GERALD TILLMAN (PROFESSOR SHORTHAIR): Pianist and songwriter, New Orleans, 1955.

 

MARCH 19

STEVE LEWIS: Pianist and composer, New Orleans, 1896.

ABBEY “CHINEE” FOSTER: Drummer, New Orleans, 1900.

LITTLE WALTER MITCHELL: Harmonica player, New Orleans, 1919.

CLARENCE “FROGMAN” HENRY: Vocalist, New Orleans, 1937.

 

MARCH 20

DEWEY BALFA: Fiddler, Mamou, 1927.

MARVA WRIGHT: Vocalist, New Orleans, 1948.

MARCIA BALL: Pianist and vocalist, Orange, 1949.

BYRON THOMAS (MANNIE FRESH): Rapper and producer, New Orleans, 1969.

LI’L MURPHY HINES: Washboard player and vocalist, New Orleans, 1971.

 

MARCH 21

SANTO PECORA: Trombonist, New Orleans, 1902.

 

MARCH 22

FRED ANDERSON: Saxophonist, Monroe, 1929.

CONNIE JONES: Trumpeter, New Orleans, 1934.

ROB SAOVY: Bassist, Lafayette, 1962.

 

MARCH 24

NATHAN WILLIAMS: Accordionist, St. Martinville, 1963.

 

MARCH 25

“SWEET” EMMA BARRETT: Pianist and vocalist, New Orleans, 1897.

ALBERT BURBANK: Clarinetist and vocalist, New Orleans, 1902.

ARMAND “JUMP” JACKSON: Drummer, New Orleans, 1917.

CLARENCE EDWARDS: Singer songwriter and guitarist, Lindsay, 1933.

JUVENILE (TERIUS GRAY): Rapper, New Orleans, 1975.

 

MARCH 27

JOHNNY COPELAND: Guitarist and vocalist, Haynesville, 1937.

 

MARCH 28

HERB HALL: Clarinetist, Reserve, 1907.

GERMAINE BAZZLE: Vocalist, New Orleans, 1932.

 

MARCH 29

SIDNEY ARDOIN: Clarinetist and composer, Westwego, 1901.

VAN BROUSSARD: Vocalist, Praireville, 1937.

 

MARCH 30

MICHAEL PAZ: Guitarist, pianist and vocalist, Detroit, 1955.

CHARMAINE NEVILLE: Vocalist, New Orleans, 1956.

 

MARCH 31

LIZZIE MILES: Singer songwriter, New Orleans, 1895.

CHRISTIAN SCOTT: Trumpeter and composer, New Orleans, 1983.

 

APRIL 2

ROY PALMER: Trombonist, New Orleans, 1892.

ERNIE CAGNOLATTI: Trumpeter, Madisonville, 1911.

 

APRIL 3

WALTER “FATS” PICHON: Pianist and vocalist, New Orleans, 1906.

JOHN THOMAS GRIFFITH: Singer songwriter and guitarist, Lubbock, 1960.

 

APRIL 4

BIG CHIEF JOLLY (GEORGE LANDRY): Wild Tchoupitoulas Mardi Gras Indian, New Orleans, 1917.

CAMEY DOUCET: Singer songwriter, Crowley, 1939.

ERNIE JOHNSON: Vocalist, Winnfield, 1948.

 

APRIL 5

LOU MILLET: Vocalist, Baton Rouge, 1926.

SPENCER BOHREN: Singer songwriter and guitarist, Casper, 1950.

 

APRIL 7

ISAIAH MORGAN: Cornet player, Bertrandville, 1897.

 

APRIL 8

GEORGE DIXON: Trumpeter, saxophonist and bandleader, New Orleans, 1909.

SHANNON POWELL: Drummer, New Orleans, 1962.

 

APRIL 9

LOUIS JAMES: Clarinetist, Thibodeaux, 1890.

JOSEPH “SHARKEY” BONANO: Trumpeter and bandleader, Milneburg, 1904.

BIG CHIEF LAWRENCE FLETCHER: Big Chief White Eagles Mardi Gras Indian tribe, New Orleans, 1921

ROCKIN’ SIDNEY SIMIEN: Singer songwriter and accordionist, LeBeau, 1938.

 

APRIL 10

J’MONQUE’D: Harmonica player, New Orleans, 1946.

 

APRIL 11

NICK LAROCCA: Cornetist, New Orleans, 1889.

JOHN LEVY: Bassist, New Orleans, 1912.

RICHARD BERRY: Singer songwriter, Extension, 1935.

 

APRIL 12

JOHNNY DODDS: Clarinetist and bandleader, New Orleans, 1892.

J.D. NICHOLSON: Pianist, Monroe, 1917.

ANDREW MCMAHON: Bassist and vocalist, Delhi, 1926.

BRINT ANDERSON: Singer songwriter and guitarist, Natchez, 1954.

 

APRIL 13

COSIMO MATASSA: Record producer, New Orleans, 1926.

BRICE MILLER: Trumpeter, New Orleans, 1974.

 

APRIL 14

D.L. MENARD: Singer songwriter and guitarist, Erath, 1932.

DERRICK SHEZBIE: Trumpeter, New Orleans, 1975.

 

APRIL 15

LITTLE SONNY JONES: Vocalist, New Orleans, 1931.

HARRY HYPOLITE: Guitarist, St. Martinville, 1937.

MIGHTY SAM MCCLAIN: Singer songwriter, Monroe, 1943.

 

APRIL 16

ALTON PURNELL: Pianist and vocalist, New Orleans, 1911.

JOHN DELAFOSE: Accordionist and vocalist, Duralde, 1939.

CLARENCE JOHNSON III: Saxophonist, New Orleans, 1974.

QUIANA LYNELL: Singer songwriter, Tyler, 1981.

 

APRIL 17

JOHNNY ST. CYR: Guitarist and banjo player, New Orleans, 1890.

GUS MUELLER: Clarinetist, New Orleans, 1890.

J.B. FUSILIER: Violinist and accordion player, Oberlin, 1901.

 

APRIL 18

HYPOLITE CHARLES: Cornet player, Parks, 1891.

LITTLE BROTHER MONTGOMERY: Pianist, Kentwood, 1906.

CLARENCE “GATEMOUTH” BROWN: Guitarist, violinist, vocalist, Vinton, 1924.

JAMES RIVERS: Saxophonist, New Orleans, 1937.

 

APRIL 19

ERNEST ROGERS: Drummer, New Orleans, 1889.

DAMION FRANCOIS: Tuba player, New Orleans, 1972.

 

APRIL 20

EMILE CHRISTIAN: Trombonist and string bassist, New Orleans, 1895.

 

APRIL 21

LORENZO TIO, JR.: Clarinetist, New Orleans, 1884.

LEO ADDE: Drummer, New Orleans, 1904.

 

APRIL 22

LEMOINE “LEMON” NASH: Guitarist and vocalist, Lakeland, 1898.

AVERY “KID” HOWARD: Trumpeter, New Orleans, 1908.

CLEVE FRANCIS: Singer songwriter, Jennings, 1945.

 

APRIL 23

JIMMIE NOONE: Clarinetist, Cut Off, 1895.

 

APRIL 24

ALLAN JAFFE: Tuba player, Pottsville, PA 1935.

 

APRIL 25

LEONARD BECHET: Trombonist, New Orleans, 1877.

SAL FRANZELLA: Clarinetist, New Orleans, 1915.

VIN BRUCE: Vocalist, Cut Off, 1932.

DERRICK “OOPS” MOSS: Bass Drummer, New Orleans, 1966.

 

APRIL 26

ROY “BOOGIE BOY” PERKINS: Pianist, bassist and songwriter, Lafayette, 1935.

TANNON “FISH” WILLIAMS: Trumpeter, New Orleans, 1975.

 

APRIL 27

MAXINE BROWN: Singer Songwriter, Campti, 1932.

GLEN DAVID ANDREWS: Trombonist and vocalist, New Orleans, 1980.

 

APRIL 28

PHIL GUY: Guitarist, Lettsworth, 1940.

 

APRIL 29

MASTER P (PERCY ROBERT MILLER): Rapper, New Orleans, 1967.

 

APRIL 30

LAWRENCE DUHE: Clarinetist, Laplace, 1887.

EARL CRUMB: Drummer, New Orleans, 1899.

FRANKIE LEE SIMS: Guitarist and vocalist, New Orleans, 1917.

BOBBY MARCHAN: Vocalist, Yuongstown, 1930.

 

MAY 1

HENDERSON CHAMBERS: Trombonist, Alexandria, 1908.

LITTLE WALTER (MARION WALTER JACOBS): Harmonica player, Marksville, 1930.

TIM MCGRAW: Singer songwriter and guitarist, Delhi, 1967.

 

MAY 2

EMILE KNOX: Drummer, New Orleans, 1902.

MANUEL “MANNY” CRUSTO: Clarinetist and saxophonist, New Orleans, 1918.

FRANK FIELDS: Bassist, Plaquemine, 1914.

BETTY ANN LASTIE: Singer and pianist, New Orleans, 1941.

 

MAY 3

WILLIE METCALF, JR.: Pianist and composer, Chicago, 1930.

 

MAY 5

PAUL BARBARIN: Drummer, New Orleans, 1901.

J.D. MILLER: Songwriter and producer, Iota, 1922.

EDWARD “KIDD” JORDAN: Saxophonist, Crowley, 1935.

 

MAY 6

OLIVER MORGAN: Vocalist, New Orleans, 1933.

 

MAY 8

LOUIS MOREAU GOTTSCHALK: Pianist and composer, New Orleans, 1829.

LUKE “LONG GONE” MILES: Guitarist and vocalist, Lachute, 1925.

JOHN FRED: Singer songwriter, Baton Rouge, 1941.

 

MAY 9

EDWARD POLLOCK: Clarinet and saxophonist, New Orleans, 1899.

 

MAY 10

ANN COOK: Vocalist, St. Francisville, 1903.

CLEVLAND CHENIER: Washboard player, Opelousas, 1921.

TEDDY RILEY: Trumpeter, New Orleans, 1924.

LARRY WILLIAMS: Singer songwriter, New Orleans, 1935.

THOMAS “BIG HAT” FIELDS: Accordionist, Rayne, 1947.

 

MAY 11

JOSEPH “KING” OLIVER: Cornetist, composer and bandleader, Abend, 1885.

 

MAY 12

KIX BROOKS: Singer songwriter, Shreveport, 1955.

 

MAY 13

REVERT ANDREWS: Trombonist, New Orleans, 1971.

 

MAY 14

SIDNEY BECHET: Clarinetist and composer, New Orleans, 1897.

ZUTTY SINGLETON: Drummer, Bunkie, 1898.

WILL “DUB” JONES: Vocalist, Shreveport, 1928.

 

MAY 15

EDMOND HALL: Clarinetist, New Orleans, 1901.

“UNCLE” JOHNNY WILLIAMS: Guitarist and vocalist, Alexandria, 1906.

D.J. FONTANA: Drummer, Shreveport, 1931.

MAJOR HANDY: Accordionist and singer, St. Martinville, 1947.

 

MAY 16

ADOLPH SMITH: Singer songwriter and guitarist, New Orleans, 1926.

PERVIS JACKSON: Vocalist, Monroe, 1938.

 

MAY 17

PETER “CHUCK” BADIE: Bassist, New Orleans, 1925.

JESSE WINCHESTER: Singer songwriter, Shreveport, 1944.

“LUCKY” LEE HENDLER: Singer songwriter and pianist, New Orleans, 1968.

DERRICK FREEMAN: Drummer and vocalist, Houston, 1973.

 

MAY 18

GEORGE “POPS” FOSTER: Bassist and tuba player, McCall, 1892.

NOWELL “PAPA” GLASS: Drummer, New Orleans, 1927.

DOROTHY LABOSTRIE: Songwriter, Rayland, 1928.

 

MAY 20

ANGELAIS LEJEUNE: Accordionist, Church Point, 1900.

SUSAN COWSILL: Singer songwriter and guitarist, Canton, 1959.

 

MAY 22

EDDIE EDWARDS: Trombonist, New Orleans, 1891.

 

MAY 24

WILLIE HUMPHREY, SR.: Clarinetist, New Orleans, 1880.

B.B. MAJOR (IMAGE HELAIRE, JR.): Singer and guitarist, Cane River, 1937.

LELIA BROUSSARD: Singer songwriter, Lafayette, 1989.

 

MAY 25

“CREOLE” GEORGE GUESON: Banjo and guitar player, New Orleans, 1907.

JAMES CRUTCHFIELD: Singer and guitarist, Baton Rouge, 1912.

DONNIE ELBERT: Singer, New Orleans, 1936.

 

MAY 26

HANK WILLIAMS, JR.: Singer songwriter and guitarist, Shreveport, 1949.

 

MAY 27

ALBERT NICHOLAS: Clarinetist, New Orleans, 1900.

CHESTER ZARDIS: Bassist, New Orleans, 1900.

DARCY MALONE BOYE: Singer and keyboard player, New Orleans, 1979.

 

MAY 28

TOMMY LADNIER: Trumpeter, Florenceville, 1900.

 

MAY 30

JOE GAINES: Vocalist, New Orleans, 1919.

 

JUNE 2

TONY THIBODEAUX: Fiddle player, Rayne, 1938.

TODD DUKE: Guitarist, New Orleans, 1970.

 

JUNE 3

TOM BROWN: Trombonist, New Orleans, 1888.

LIZZIE DOUGLAS (MEMPHIS MINNIE): Singer songwriter and guitarist, Algiers, 1897.

 

JUNE 4

LLOYD LAMBERT: Bassist and bandleader, Thibodeaux, 1928.

 

JUNE 5

TONY JACKSON: Songwriter and pianist, New Orleans, 1876.

 

JUNE 6

RAYMOND BURKE: Clarinetist, New Orleans, 1904.

RAFUL NEAL: Harmonica player, Baton Rouge, 1936.

JOE STAMPLEY: Singer songwriter, Springhill, 1943.

JUNE YAMAGISHI: Guitarist, Japan, 1953.

 

JUNE 10

CHINK MARTIN: String bass and tuba player, New Orleans, 1886.

ERNEST “PUNCH” MILLER: Trumpeter, Raceland, 1894.

OCTAVE CROSBY: Pianist, New Orleans, 1898.

PORTER KILBERT: Saxophonist, Baton Rouge, 1921.

“SCHOOLBOY” CLEVE WHITE: Singer songwriter, Baton Rouge, 1928.

CLARENCE BROWN (JUNY BOY): Drummer, New Orleans, 1940.

 

JUNE 11

BONNIE LEE: Singer, Bunkie, 1931.

 

JUNE 12

EMMETT HARDY: Cornet player, Gretna, 1903.

JACQUES GAUTHE: Clarinetist, Gascony, 1939.

KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD: Singer songwriter and guitarist, Shreveport, 1977.

 

JUNE 13

RICHARD M. JONES: Pianist, Donaldsonville, 1889.

LAFAYETT THOMAS: Singer and guitarist, Shreveport, 1928.

 

JUNE 14

NAPPY LAMARE: Banjo and guitar player, New Orleans, 1907.

EDWARD FRANK: Pianist, New Orleans, 1932.

GERALD DURAL: Pianist, Lafayette, 1957.

 

JUNE 15

JOHNNY STEIN: Drummer, New Orleans, 1891.

PAUL MARES: Cornet player, New Orleans, 1900.

LEO NOCENTELLI: Singer songwriter and guitarist, New Orleans, 1946.

MARK MEAUX: Guitarist and vocalist, Lafayette, 1962.

 

JUNE 16

HOMER EUGENE: Trombonist, New Orleans, 1914.

NOLAN STRUCK: Singer songwriter, Dunson, 1940.

 

JUNE 17

JAMES “SING” MILLER” Pianist and singer, New Orleans, 1914.

 

JUNE 18

RAY BAUDUC: Drummer and composer, New Orleans, 1906.

SILKK THE SHOCKER (VYSHONN KING MILLER): Rapper, New Orleans, 1975.

 

JUNE 19

SHIRLEY GOODMAN: Vocalist, New Orleans, 1936.

JASON MINGLEDORFF: Saxophonist, Montgomery, 1971.

 

JUNE 20

JOHN LITTLETON: Vocalist, Tallulah, 1922.

LAZY LESTER (LESLIE JOHNSON): Harmonica player, Torras, 1933.

AL “CARNIVAL TIME” JOHNSON: Singer songwriter and pianist, New Orleans, 1939.

BOB ANDREWS: Pianist, England, 1949.

 

JUNE 21

O.C. SMITH: Vocalist, Mansfield, 1936.

REGINAL B. DURAL: Rubboard player, Lafayette, 1970.

MARK BRAUD: Trumpeter, New Orleans, 1973.

DAVID BODE: Saxophonist, New Orleans, 1984.

 

JUNE 22

ERNEST “DOC” PAULIN: Trumpeter, Wallace, 1907.

 

JUNE 23

EDDIE MILLER: Saxophonist, New Orleans, 1911.

“DEACON” JOHN MOORE: Guitarist, New Orleans, 1941.

LUTHER KENT: Vocalist, New Orleans, 1948.

DONALD HARRISON, JR.: Saxophonist and composer, New Orleans, 1960.

LUMAR LEBLANC: Snare drummer, New Orleans, 1967.

 

JUNE 24

“CAPTAIN” JOHN HANDY: Saxophonist and clarinetist, Pass Christian, 1900.

RANSOM KNOWLING: String bass player, New Orleans, 1912.

CLINT HOUSTON: Bassist, New Orleans, 1946.

HARRY HARDIN: Violinist, New Orleans, 1979.

 

JUNE 25

STEWART DAVIS: Bassist, New Orleans, 1918.

CLIFTON CHENIER: Accordionist, Opelousas, 1925.

CHARLES MOORE: Guitarist, New Orleans, 1951.

 

JUNE 26

BRENTON WOOD: Singer songwriter, Shreveport, 1941.

ELDRIDGE HOLMES: Singer songwriter, Violet, 1941.

AL BERARD: Violinist, guitarist, mandolinist and vocalist, Grand Anse, 1960.

 

JUNE 27

TONY SPARGO: Drummer, New Orleans, 1897.

NATHAN ABSHIRE: Accordionist, Gueydan, 1913.

CAMILE BAUDOIN: Guitarist, New Orleans, 1948.

JOHNNY VIDACOVICH: Drummer, New Orleans, 1949.

 

JUNE 28

OSCAR “CHICKEN” HENRY: Trombonist, New Orleans, 1888.

 

JUNE 29

LEONARD LEE: Singer, New Orleans, 1935.

 

JUNE 30

HARRY SHIELDS: Clarinetist, New Orleans, 1899.

WALLACE DAVENPORT: Trumpeter, New Orleans, 1925.

PHILLIP ANSELMO: Vocalist, New Orleans, 1968.

TOM DRUMMOND: Bassist, Shreveport, 1969.

 

JULY 1

CHARLES HARTMAN: Trombonist, New Orleans, 1898.

LEON NDUGU CHANCLER: Percussionist and songwriter, Shreveport, 1952.

CHUBBY CARRIER: Accordionist, Church Point, 1967.

 

JULY 2

LEE ALLEN: Saxophonist, Kansas, 1926.

REGGIE HOUSTON: Saxophonist and vocalist, New Orleans, 1947.

NICK DANIELS, III: Bassist, New Orleans, 1955.

PAUL MEANY: Singer and keyboardist, New Orleans, 1976.

MATT PERRINE: Sousaphonist, bassit and composer, San Bernardino, 1969.

 

JULY 3

“MISS” LAVELLE WHITE: Vocalist, Amite, 1929.

PETE FOUNTAIN: Clarinetist, New Orleans, 1930.

 

JULY 4

STEVE ANGRUM: Clarinetist, New Roads, 1895.

FRANK LASTIE: Drummer, New Orleans, 1902.

CHAMPION JACK DUPREE: Singer and pianist, New Orleans, 1910.

CHICAGO BOB NELSON: Harmonica player, Bogalusa, 1944.

KIRK “JELLY ROLL” JOHNSON: Harmonica player, Lake Charles, 1953.

MISS SOPHIE LEE: Singer songwriter, Chicago, 1969.

SHAMARR ALLEN: Trumpeter and songwriter, New Orleans, 1980.

 

JULY 5

SMILEY LEWIS: Vocalist, DeQuincey, 1913.

CORNELIUS “TENOO” COLEMAN: Drummer, New Orleans, 1929.

 

JULY 6

BESSIE GRIFFIN: Vocalist, New Orleans, 1922.

DANNY WHITE: Vocalist, New Orleans, 1931.

GREGG STAFFORD: Trumpeter, New Orleans, 1953.

DAVID DOUCET: Guitarist, Scott, 1957.

 

JULY 8

LARRY GARNER: Guitarist and singer, Baton Rouge, 1952.

 

JULY 9

JOE DARENSBOURG: Clarinetist, Baton Rouge, 1906.

DUKE BURRELL: Pianist, New Orleans, 1920.

STANTON MOORE: Percussionist, New Orleans, 1972.

ANDRE THIERRY: Accordionist, Richmond, 1979.

 

 JULY 10

BENNIE PETE, Tuba player, New Orleans, 1976.

 

JULY 11

CHARLIE GABRIEL: Clarinetist, New Orleans, 1932.

CRANSTON CLEMENTS: Guitarist, New Orleans, 1951.

BRUCE DAIGREPONT: Accordionist and vocalist, New Orleans, 1958.

GREGORY VEALS: Trombonist, New Orleans, 1973.

 

JULY 12

ALFRED “BABY” LAINE: Cornet player, New Orleans, 1895.

PAUL FOSTER: Vocalist, Shreveport, 1920.

VAN CLIBURN: Pianist, Shreveport, 1934.

ROBERT EUSTIS: Singer songwriter and guitarist, New Orleans, 1949.

 

JULY 13

GEORGE LEWIS: Clarinetist, New Orleans, 1900.

LONG JOHN HUNTER: Guitarist and vocalist, Ringold, 1931.

JOE BARRY: Singer songwriter, Cut Off, 1939.

 

JULY 14

RAYMOND MYLES: Vocalist, New Orleans, 1958.

COREY HENRY: Trombonist, New Orleans, 1975.

DEVIN PHILLIPS: Saxophonist, New Orleans, 1981.

 

JULY 15

TATS ALEXANDER: Clarinetist, New Orleans, 1898.

LANCE ELLIS: Saxophonist, New Orleans, 1960.

 

JULY 17

LIONEL FERBOS: Trumpeter and vocalist, New Orleans, 1911.

MARGIE EVANS: Singer, Shreveport, 1940.

LUCIEN BARBARIN: Trombonist, New Orleans, 1956.

 

JULY 18

CARL FONTANA: Trombonist, Monroe, 1928.

LINDA GAIL LEWIS: Singer, Ferriday, 1947.

KEITH “WOLF” ANDERSON: Trombonist, Chicago, 1964.

 

JULY 19

EDDIE MORRIS: Trombonist, New Orleans, 1894.

LITTLE FREDDIE KING: Guitarist and vocalist, McComb, 1940.

JOHN AUTIN: Singer songwriter and pianist, New Orleans, 1957/

 

JULY 20

BRAZELLA BRISCOE: Vocalist, New Orleans, 1948.

 

JULY 21

OMER SIMEON: Clarinetist and saxophonist, New Orleans, 1902.

PLAS JOHNSON: Saxophonist, Donaldsonville, 1931.

SIDNEY COX: Singer songwriter and guitarist, Homer, 1965.

ROBERT MIZELL: Vocalist, Shreveport, 1971.

 

JULY 22

PAT RAMSEY: Harmonica player, Shreveport, 1953.

 

JULY 23

TONY JOE WHITE: Singer songwriter and guitarist, Oak Grove, 1943.

WILLIAM “CHUCK” CREDO, IV: Guitarist, New Orleans, 1980.

 

JULY 24

BYRON BERNARD: Saxophonist, New Orleans, 1962.

 

JULY 25

CHARLES CHRISTIAN: Trombonist, New Orleans, 1885.

JOHNNY WIGGS: Cornetist, New Orleans, 1899.

 

JULY 26

WALTER “PAPOOSE” NELSON: Guitarist, New Orleans, 1932.

BRENTON WOOD: Vocalist, Shreveport, 1941.

KEVIN HARRIS: Saxophonist, New Orleans, 1955.

 

JULY 27

PAPA CAIRO (JULIUS LAMPEREZ): Guitarist, New Orleans, 1922.

LEO ABSHIRE: Fiddle player, Kaplan, 1933.

CLYDE KERR, JR.: Trumpeter and composer, New Orleans, 1943.

LEIGH “LI’L QUEENIE” HARRIS: Vocalist, New Orleans, 1954.

KEVIN O’DAY: Drummer, New Orleans, 1973.

 

JULY 28

LEON PRIMA: Trumpeter, New Orleans, 1907.

DELFEAYO MARSALIS: Trombonist, New Orleans, 1965.

 

JULY 29

ALBERT WYNN: Trombonist, New Orleans, 1907.

AARON FLETCHER: Saxophonist, New Orleans, 1979.

 

JULY 30

VERNELL FOURNIER: Drummer, New Orleans, 1928.

BUDDY GUY: Guitarist, Lettsworth, 1936.

RAPPER MAC (MCKINLEY J. PHIPPS, JR.): Rapper, New Orleans, 1977.

 

JULY 31

PETER BOCAGE: Cornetist and violinist, New Orleans, 1887.

DAVY MOONEY: Guitarist, New Orleans, 1980.

 

AUGUST 1

WILLIE CORNISH: Trombonist, New Orleans, 1875.

RAYMOND WEBER: Drummer, New Orleans, 1966.

 

AUGUST 2

ANATIE “NATTY” DOMINIQUE: Cornetist and composer, New Orleans, 1896.

GREGG MARTINEZ: Singer, Lafayette, 1956.

AMANDA SHAW: Singer and fiddle player, Fitchburg, 1990.

 

AUGUST 3

OLIVER ALCORN: Clarinet and saxophonist, New Orleans, 1910.

AUGUST BROUSSARD: Accordion player and songwriter, Westlake, 1946.

HAMID DRAKE: Drummer, Monroe, 1955.

 

AUGUST 4

LOUIS ARMSTRONG: Singer songwriter and trumpet player, New Orleans, 1901.

EDDIE MARRERO: String bassist, New Orleans, 1902.

JOSEPH “RED” CAILLOU: Pianist, New Orleans, 1905.

SONNY SIMMONS: Saxophonist, Sicily Island, 1933.

FRANKIE FORD: Singer songwriter, Gretna, 1939.

 

AUGUST 5

DON ALBERT: Trumpeter, New Orleans, 1908.

 

AUGUST 6

TONY PARENTI: Clarinetist, New Orleans, 1900.

LILLIAN BOUTTE: Vocalist, New Orleans, 1949.

VICTOR GOINES: Clarinetist and saxophonist, New Orleans, 1961.

STAFFORD AGEE: Trombonist, Biloxi, 1971.

 

AUGUST 7

LYNN AUGUST: Accordionist, Lafayette, 1948.

 

AUGUST 8

ELMER “COO COO” TALBERT: Trumpeter, New Orleans, 1900.

ALPHEE BERGERON: Accordionist, Point Noir, 1912.

PHIL ZITO: Drummer, New Orleans, 1914.

AL KING: Vocalist, Monroe, 1926.

WEBB PIERCE: Vocalist, West Monroe, 1926.

 

AUGUST 10

BILL JOHNSON: Guitarist, New Orleans, 1872.

HENRY “BOOKER T” GLASS: Bass drum player, New Orleans, 1888.

NAT TOWLES: String bassist, New Orleans, 1905.

 

AUGUST 11

CRYING SAM COLLINS: Singer songwriter and guitarist, Louisiana, 1887.

CLINT WEST: Vocalist, Vidrine, 1938.

BENNY JONES, SR.: Snare drummer, New Orleans, 1943.

JON CLEARY: Singer songwriter and pianist, Kent UK, 1962.

DAVID HANSEN: Drummer, New Orleans, 1963.

 

AUGUST 12

ANDREW “ANDY” ANDERSON: Trumpeter, New Orleans, 1912.

WALLACE “CHEESE” READ: Fiddler, Eunice, 1914.

PERCY MAYFIELD: Singer songwriter, Minden, 1920.

JOE JONES: Singer songwriter, New Orleans, 1926.

ROD BERNARD: Vocalist, Opelousas, 1940.

HERMAN “ROSCOE” ERNEST: Drummer, New Orleans, 1951.

KERRY BROWN: Drummer, New Orleans, 1954.

 

AUGUST 13

ROBERT “BABY BOY” WARREN: Singer songwriter, Lake Providence, 1919.

ANDY GRIGGS: Singer songwriter, West Monroe, 1973.

 

AUGUST 14

HOWARD BOWIE: Singer, New Orleans, 1938.

 

AUGUST 15

MONK HAZEL: Drummer, Harvey, 1903.

MARION MARCOTTE: Singer songwriter, Moreauville, 1916.

NOLAN WASHINGTON: Singer, New Orleans, 1931.

 

AUGUST 16

ARMAND J. PIRON: Violinist, New Orleans, 1888.

TONY ALMERICO: Trumpeter, New Orleans, 1905.

CHUCK GUILLORY: Fiddler and singer, Mamou, 1919.

HUEY THIERRY: Saxophonist and singer, Jennings, 1936.

BOBBY MITCHELL: Singer, Algiers, 1935.

BARBARA GEORGE: Signer, Smithridge, 1942.

T.K. HULIN: Singer, St. Martinville, 1943.

 

AUGUST 17

EDGAR BLANCHARD: Guitarist, Grossetete, 1924.

SAM BUTERA: Saxophonist, New Orleans, 1927.

GUITAR GABLE (GABRIEL PERRODIN): Guitarist, Bellevue, 1937.

 

AUGUST 18

FRANK PARKER: Drummer, New Orleans, 1919.

 

AUGUST 19

AL MORGAN: String bass player, New Orleans, 1908.

JOHNNY REININGER: Clarinet and saxophonist, New Orleans, 1908.

JIMMY DONLEY: Singer songwriter, Gulfport, 1929.

EDDY RAVEN: Singer songwriter, Lafayette, 1944.

IVAN NEVILLE: Singer and keyboardist, New Orleans, 1959.

MITCHELL PLAYER: Bassist, Shreveport, 1970.

PERCY ROMEO MILLER: Rapper, New Orleans, 1989.

 

AUGUST 20

JULIUS FARMER: Bassist, New Orleans, 1949.

 

AUGUST 21

RODNEY RICHARDSON: Bassist, New Orleans, 1917.

SAVANNAH CHURCHILL: Singer songwriter, Colfax, 1920.

JAMES BURTON: Guitarist, Dubberly, 1939.

HENRY BUTLER: Singer songwriter and pianist, New Orleans, 1949.

MARLON JORDAN: Trumpeter, New Orleans, 1970.

COLLIE BUDDZ (COLIN HARPER): Singer, New Orleans, 1981.

 

AUGUST 22

DALE HAWKINS: Singer songwriter, Goldmine, 1936.

 

AUGUST 23

JOHN LINDSAY: Bassist, New Orleans, 1894.

ADAM HEBERT: Singer songwriter and fiddler player, Grand Marais, 1923.

WALTER PAYTON: Bassist and sousaphone player, New Orleans, 1942.

DALTON REED: Singer, Cade, 1952.

 

AUGUST 25

FREDDIE KOHLMAN: Drummer, New Orleans, 1918.

TROY TURNER: Guitarist, Baton Rouge, 1969.

WILLY DEVILLE: Singer songwriter, New York, 1950.

 

AUGUST 26

FREDDIE LONZO: Trombonist, New Orleans, 1950.

BRANFORD MARSALIS: Saxophonist and composer, New Orleans, 1960.

 

AUGUST 27

LESTER YOUNG: Saxophonist and composer, Woodville, 1909.

JACK DELANEY: Trombonist, New Orleans, 1930.

FERNEST ARCENEAUX: Accordionist, Carencro, 1940.

REGINALD STEWARD: Trombonist, New Orleans, 1965.

 

AUGUST 28

THOMAS “MUTT” CAREY: Cornetist, Hahnville, 1892.

ERVING CHARLES JR. Bassist, New Orleans, 1941.

 

AUGUST 29

JIMMY C. NEWMAN: Vocalist, High Point, 1927.

KUFARU MOUTON: Percussionist, New Orleans, 1949.

DAVE MALONE: Singer songwriter and guitarist, New Orleans, 1952.

ANDRE BOHREN: Singer songwriter, drummer and pianist, New Orleans, 1979.

 

AUGUST 30

HENRY KID RENA: Cornetist, New Orleans, 1898.

WILLIE BRYANT: Bandleader and vocalist, New Orleans, 1908.

PLACIDE ADAMS: Drummer and string bassist, New Orleans, 1929.

 

AUGUST 31

BILL EASTWOOD: Banjo player and guitarist, New Orleans, 1899.

HERMAN RILEY: Saxophonist, New Orleans, 1933.

BOBBY PARKER: Singer songwriter, Lafayette, 1937.

CHARLIE BRENT: Songwriter, New Orleans, 1948.

JEFF HANNUSCH: Bassist, Kitchener, Ontario, 1954.

TRICIA BOUTTE: Vocalist, New Orleans, 1968.

MICHAEL JUAN NUNEZ: Singer-songwriter and guitarist, Vermilion Parish, 1968.

 

SEPTEMBER 1

ALFRED WILLIAMS: Drummer, New Orleans, 1900.

LAWRENCE WALKER: Songwriter and accordion player, Duson, 1908.

 

SEPTEMBER 2

JIMMY CLANTON: Vocalist, Baton Rouge, 1940.

JOE SIMON: Vocalist, Simmesport, 1943.

STEVE MASAKOWSKI: Guitarist and composer, New Orleans, 1954.

 

SEPTEMBER 3

TERRANCE SIMIEN: Singer songwriter and accordionist, Mallet, 1965.

DAVELL CRAWFORD, Singer songwriter and pianist, New Orleans, 1975.

 

SEPTEMBER 4

JOHNNY BAYERSDORFFER: Trumpeter, New Orleans, 1899.

U.P. WILSON: Singer and guitarist, Shreveport, 1934.

KIPORI “BABY WOLF” WOODS: Singer songwriter and guitarist, New Orleans, 1971.

 

SEPTEMBER 5

MILTON BATISTE, JR.: Trumpeter, New Orleans, 1934.

 

SEPTEMBER 6

CHARLES “BUDDY” BOLDEN: Cornetist, New Orleans, 1877.

BUZZ BUSBY: Songwriter and mandolin player, Eros, 1933.

LESTER “PICK” DELMORE: Drummer, New Orleans, 1953.

WEBBIE (WEBSTER GRADNEY, JR.): Rapper, Baton Rouge, 1985.

 

SEPTEMBER 7

“LITTLE” JOE LINDSAY: Drummer, New Orleans, 1899.

AMEDEE BREAUX: Accordionist, Rayne, 1900.

ALVIN ALCORN: Trumpeter, New Orleans, 1912.

JOE NEWMAN: Trumpeter, New Orleans, 1921.

PAUL MCCOY: Singer songwriter and guitarist, Mandeville, 1981.

 

SEPTEMBER 8

HARMONICA FATS: Harmonica player, McDade, 1927.

EARL NELSON: Vocalist, Lake Charles, 1928.

A.J. LORIA: Pianist and composer, New Orleans, 1947.

ZACHARY RICHARD: Singer songwriter, Lafayette, 1950.

 

SEPTEMBER 9

EARL HUMPHREY: Trombonist, New Orleans, 1902.

TOM EBBERT: Trombonist, New Orleans, 1919.

DJ JUBILEE: Singer, New Orleans, 1965.

JOHN GROS: Singer songwriter, keyboard and French horn player, New Orleans, 1966.

MELISSA WEBER (DJ SOUL SISTER): Deejay, New Orleans, 1974

SOULJA SLIM: Rapper, New Orleans, 1977.

HUNTER HAYES: Singer songwriter and guitarist, Breaux Bridge, 1991.

 

SEPTEMBER 10

ROY BROWN: Singer songwriter, New Orleans, 1925.

TONY “OULABOULA” BAZLEY: Drummer, New Orleans, 1936.

 

SEPTEMBER 11

SIDNEY DESVIGNE: Cornetist, New Orleans, 1893.

JIMMIE DAVIS: Singer songwriter, Quitman, 1899.

HARRY CONNICK, JR.: Singer songwriter and pianist, New Orleans, 1967.

 

SEPTEMBER 12

WALDREN “FROG” JOSEPH: Trombonist, New Orleans, 1916.

DAVID TORKANOWSKY: Pianist and composer, New Orleans, 1956.

 

SEPTEMBER 13

LARRY SHIELDS: Clarinetist, New Orleans, 1893.

FRANK “BIG BOY” GOUDIE: Clarinetist, Youngsville, 1899.

JOSEPH “MR. GOOGLE EYES” AUGUSTUS: Singer, New Orleans, 1931.

IVORY LEE SEMIEN: Drummer and vocalist, Washington, 1931.

 

SEPTEMBER 14

ARCHIBALD (LEON T. GROSS): Pianist, New Orleans, 1916.

FLO ANCKLE: Clarinetist, New Orleans, 1927.

BARRY COWSILL: Singer songwriter, Newport, 1954.

 

SEPTEMBER 15

SAMMY PENN: Drummer and vocalist, Morgan City, 1902.

EDDIE SUMMERS: Trombonist, New Orleans, 1903.

GEORGE “KID SHEIK” COLAR: Trumpeter, New Orleans, 1908.

SILAS HOGAN: Singer and guitarist, Westover, 1911.

ANTHONY “TUBA FATS” LACEN: Tuba player, New Orleans, 1950.

 

SEPTEMBER 16

RICHARD PAYNE: Bassist, New Orleans, 1931.

ROSHELL ANDERSON: Singer, Bogalusa, 1952.

MICHAEL RHODES: Bassist, West Monroe, 1953.

TOMMY MALONE: Singer songwriter and guitarist, New Orleans, 1957.

 

SEPTEMBER 17

GEORGE HENDERSON: Drummer, New Orleans, 1900.

LOUIS NELSON: Trombonist, New Orleans, 1902.

 

SEPTEMBER 18

WILLIAM BOSKENT: Songwriter, Belle Chasse, 1925.

WALTER “POPEE” LASTEE: Drummer, New Orleans, 1938.

JACK HAMMER: Songwriter, New Orleans, 1940.

JERRY ANDERSON: Drummer, New Orleans, 1964.

 

SEPTEMBER 19

JIMMY ANSELMO: Club owner, New Orleans, 1944.

JIMMY BOWER: Drummer and songwriter, New Orleans, 1968.

 

SEPTEMBER 20

EDDIE BO: Pianist and songwriter, New Orleans, 1929.

 

SEPTEMBER 21

“PAPA” JACK LAINE: Drummer and bandleader, New Orleans, 1873.

TED DAFFAN: Singer songwriter and guitarist, Merryville, 1912.

 

SEPTEMBER 22

LENNY CAPELLO: Singer songwriter and guitarist, New Orleans, 1942.

MYSTIKAL (MICHAEL TYLER): Rapper, New Orleans, 1970.

 

SEPTEMBER 23

JOSEPH “WOODEN JOE” NICHOLAS: Cornetist and clarinetist, New Orleans, 1883.

BARDU ALI: Guitarist and vocalist, New Orleans, 1910.

MIGHTY JOE YOUNG: Guitarist and vocalist, Shreveport, 1927.

EARL TURBINTON: Saxophonist, New Orleans, 1941.

 

SEPTEMBER 24

ISADORE BARBARIN: Cornet player, New Orleans, 1872.

DELTON BROUSSARD: Accordionist, Opelousas, 1927.

TOM MCDERMOTT: Pianist and composer, St. Louis, 1957.

AMY ADAMS: Vocalist, Helena, 1958.

 

SEPTEMBER 25

ALEX BIGARD: Drummer, New Orleans, 1898.

CEDRIC WATSON: Fiddler and accordionist, San Felipe, 1983.

 

SEPTEMBER 26

RENE HALL: Guitarist, Morgan City, 1912.

NICHOLAS PAYTON: Trumpeter and composer, New Orleans, 1973.

 

SEPTEMBER 27

LIL WAYNE (DeWayne Carter): Rapper, New Orleans, 1982.

 

SEPTEMBER 28

JOSEPH FALCON: Accordionist, Roberts Cove, 1900.

GLENN SUTTON: Songwriter, Hodge, 1937.

C.J. CHENIER: Accordionist, Port Arthur, 1957.

 

SEPTEMBER 29

JERRY LEE LEWIS: Singer songwriter and pianist, Ferriday, 1935.

BILLY SCHELL: Drummer, New Orleans, 1965

 

SEPTEMBER 30

BERNARD “BUNCHY” JOHNSON: Drummer, New Orleans, 1952.

 

OCTOBER 1

SHERWOOD MANGIAPANE: Bassist and vocalist, New Orleans, 1912.

WILLIE EGAN: Pianist and vocalist, Minden, 1933.

MARC SAVOY: Accordionist and accordion maker, Eunice, 1940.

KEVIN GRIFFIN: Singer songwriter and guitarist, Atlanta, 1968.

 

OCTOBER 2

OTIS RENE: Songwriter, New Orleans, 1898.

JOHN SINCLAIR: Poet and vocalist, Flint, 1941.

JO-EL SONNIER: Accordionist, guitarist and songwriter, Rayne, 1946.

WILLIE WILLIAMS: Vocalist and guitarist, New Orleans, 1951.

WAYNE TOUPS: Accordionist, Crowley, 1958.

ANDRE MICHOT: Accordionist and lap steel player, Logan, 1975.

 

OCTOBER 3

JOE “KID” AVERY: Trombonist, Waggaman, 1892.

FESS MANETTA: Pianist, violinist and clarinetist, Algiers, 1889.

 

OCTOBER 4

CRAWFORD VINCENT: Drummer, guitarist and fiddle player, Gueydan, 1921.

BAILEY SMITH: Guitarist, Tucson, 1974.

 

OCTOBER 5

DOMINICK BAROCCO: Trumpeter, guitarist and banjo player, New Orleans, 1893.

IRVING “PINKY” VIDACOVICH: Clarinetist, Buras, 1905.

BILLY DIAMON: bassist, New Orleans, 1916.

ROGER LEWIS: Saxophonist, New Orleans, 1941.

BARBARA ANN SHORTS: Vocalist, New Orleans, 1949.

MORGAN BLANCHARD: Vocalist, Pierre Part, 1952.

KEITH FRAZIER: Bass drummer, New Orleans, 1968.

KENNY TERRY: Trumpeter and vocalist, New Orleans, 1969.

 

OCTOBER 6

DAVE CLEMENTS: Bassist, New Orleans, 1952.

 

OCTOBER 7

GEORGE GIRARD: Trumpeter and vocalist, Jefferson Parish, 1930.

 

OCTOBER 8

CLARENCE WILLIAMS: Pianist and composer, Plaquemine, 1893 or 1898.

WALLACE JOHNSON: Singer, Napoleonville, 1937.

 

OCTOBER 9

GEORGE “POP” HAMILTON: Trumpeter, New Iberia, 1888.

ERNEST THIBODEAUX: Guitarist, Mermentau, 1925.

 

OCTOBER 10

SAM THEARD: Singer songwriter, New Orleans, 1904.

JERRY LACROIX: Singer and saxophonist, Alexandria, 1943.

CHARLES BRIMMER: Singer, New Orleans, 1948.

CYRIL NEVILLE: Singer songwriter and percussionist, New Orleans, 1948.

ED VOLKER: Singer songwriter and keyboardist, New Orleans, 1948.

DONNA ANGELLE: Accordionist, Cypress Island, 1951.

 

OCTOBER 12

ALFRED “TUBBY” HALL: Drummer, Sellers, 1895.

WENDELL EUGENE: Trombonist, New Orleans, 1923.

JAMES “SUGAR BOY” CRAWFORD: Singer songwriter, New Orleans, 1934.

KEITH VINET: Keyboardist, New Orleans, 1959.

 

OCTOBER 13

TONY FARR: Steel guitarist, New Orleans, 1937.

 

OCTOBER 14

SPENCER WILLIAMS: Pianist and composer, New Orleans, 1880.

JEWELL “BABE” STOVALL: Singer, Tylertown, 1907.

ROBERT PARKER: Vocalist and saxophonist, New Orleans, 1930.

KENNY NEAL: Singer songwriter and guitarist, Baton Rouge, 1957.

CHRIS THOMAS KING: Singer songwriter and guitarist, Baton Rouge, 1964.

 

OCTOBER 15

NELLIE LUTCHER: Vocalist, pianist and composer, Lake Charles, 1915.

BLANCHE THOMAS: Vocalist, New Orleans, 1922.

 

OCTOBER 16

JOE BAROCCO: Bassist and tuba player, New Orleans, 1891.

RICARD ALEXIS: Trumpeter and bassist, New Orleans, 1896.

JOHN CASIMIR: Clarinetist, New Orleans, 1898.

CANRAY FONTENOT: Fiddler, L’Anse aux Vaches, 1922.

LEE ALLEN ZENO: Bassist, Lafayette, 1954.

 

OCTOBER 17

LEE COLLINS: Trumpeter, New Orleans, 1901.

JOHN BRUNIOUS, SR.: Trumpeter and pianist, New Orleans, 1920.

FRED LEBLANC: Singer songwriter and drummer, New Orleans, 1964.

MIKE DARBY: Guitarist and vocalist, New Orleans, 1966.

 

OCTOBER 18

CHRIS KELLY: Cornetist, Deering, 1891.

AMBROSE THIBODEAUX: Accordionist, Eunice, 1903.

WYNTON MARSALIS: Trumpeter and composer, New Orleans, 1961.

 

OCTOBER 19

ALPHONSE PICOU: Clarinetist, New Orleans, 1878.

 

OCTOBER 20

JELLY ROLL MORTON: Pianist and composer, New Orleans, 1885.

PAUL BEAULIEU: Pianist, clarinetist and cellist, New Orleans, 1888.

 

OCTOBER 21

MICHAEL TORREGANO: Pianist, New Orleans, 1959.

LLOYD M. LaGRANGE: Drummer, New Orleans, 1956.

 

OCTOBER 23

SPECKLED RED (Rufus Perryman): Pianist and vocalist, Monroe, 1892.

TOMMY RIDGLEY: Pianist and vocalist, Jefferson Parish, 1925.

BOOZOO CHAVIS (Wilson Anthony Chavis): Singer songwriter and accordionist, Church Point, 1930.

CAROL FRAN: Singer, Lafayette, 1933.

BARBARA ANN HAWKINS: Singer, New Orleans, 1943.

SIDNEY J. WYCHE: Saxophonist, New York, 1949.

 

OCTOBER 24

LAWRENCE MARRERO: Banjo and guitar player, New Orleans, 1900.

JOE WATKINS: Drummer and vocalist, New Orleans, 1900.

LOUIS BARBARIN: Drummer, New Orleans, 1902.

BETTYE SWANN: Singer, Shreveport, 1944.

BANU GIBSON: Singer, Dayton, 1947.

 

OCTOBER 25

HARRISON BRAZLEE: Trombonist, New Orleans, 1888.

EDNA HICKS: Singer, New Orleans, 1895.

EDMOND “DOC” SOUCHON: Guitarist and banjo player, New Orleans, 1897.

GEORGE WILLIAMS: Bass drummer, New Orleans, 1910.

EARL PALMER: Drummer, New Orleans, 1924.

LI’L MILLET (MCKINLEY JAMES MILLET): Singer songwriter, New Orleans, 1935.

ZYDECO JOE (JOSEPH ADAM MOUTON): Accordionist, Lafayette, 1943.

COCO ROBICHEAUX: Singer songwriter, Ascension Parish, 1947.

ROSIE LEDET (MARY ROSZELA BELLARD): Accordionist, Church Point, 1971.

 

OCTOBER 26

MAHALIA JACKSON: Vocalist, New Orleans, 1911.

MILTON ADAMS: Accordionist and vocalist, Kaplan, 1918.

ERIC LINDELL: Singer songwriter and guitarist, San Mateo, 1969.

 

OCTOBER 27

FLOYD CRAMER: Pianist and songwriter, Campti, 1933.

SCOTT BILLINGTON: Producer, Melrose, 1951.

WENDELL BRUNIOUS: Singer songwriter and trumpeter, New Orleans, 1954.

KATJA TOIVOLA: Trombonist, Helsinki, 1975.

 

OCTOBER 28

OLLIE “DINK” JOHNSON: Pianist, drummer, clarinetist and vocalist, Biloxi, 1892.

IRY LEJEUNE: Accordionist and composer, Point Noir, 1928.

HAROLD BATTISTE: Saxophonist and composer, New Orleans, 1931.

KENT JORDAN: Flutist, New Orleans, 1958.

FRANK OCEAN (CHRISTOPHER BREAUX): Singer songwriter, New Orleans, 1987.

 

OCTOBER 29

WAYNE FORET: Singer, Westwego, 1948.

 

OCTOBER 30

JOE ROTIS: Trombonist, Monroe, 1917.

NORMAN WEST: Vocalist, Monroe, 1939.

 

OCTOBER 31

ILLINOIS JACQUET: Saxophonist, Broussard, 1922.

 

NOVEMBER 1

JACOB “PAPA JAC” ASSUNTO: Trombonist and banjo player, Lake Charles, 1905.

 

NOVEMBER 3

SHELTON MANUEL: Fiddler and singer, Eunice, 1921.

MABLE JOHN: Singer, Bastrop, 1930.

TOMMY “DEE” DEGENERES: Keyboard player, Baton Rouge, 1946.

JOHN BOUTTE: Singer songwriter, New Orleans, 1958.

CHARLIE DENNARD: Keyboardist, Macon, 1969.

 

NOVEMBER 5

JEB RAULT: Singer songwriter and guitarist, New Orleans, 1971.

 

NOVEMBER 6

CHUCK CREDO: Clarinetist, New Orleans, 1927.

PAUL SANCHEZ: Singer songwriter and guitarist, New Orleans, 1959.

 

NOVEMBER 7

ALBERT JILES: Drummer, Thibodaux, 1905.

AL HIRT: Trumpeter, New Orleans, 1922.

ALVIN BATISTE: Clarinetist and composer, New Orleans, 1932.

LIL’ BOB (CAMILLE BOB): Singer and drummer, Arnaudville, 1937.

JOHNNY RIVERS: Singer songwriter and guitarist, New York, 1942.

KEVIN MENARD: Drummer, Lafayette, 1965.

 

NOVEMBER 8

RODERICK PAULIN: Saxophonist, New Orleans, 1968.

 

NOVEMBER 9

BILL GALLATY, SR.: Trombonist, New Orleans, 1880.

ERNEST POREE: Saxophonist, New Orleans, 1908.

JESSE DAVIS: Saxophonist, New Orleans, 1965.

 

NOVEMBER 10

BOBBY RUSH: Singer songwriter, Homer, 1940.

CHRIS CAGLE: Singer songwriter, DeRidder, 1968.

 

NOVEMBER 11

DAVID LASTIE: Saxophonist, New Orleans, 1934.

CHRIS SMITHER: Singer songwriter and guitarist, Miami, 1944.

ROBERT MERCURIO: Bassist, Chevy Chase, 1972.

 

NOVEMBER 13

BRUCE BOYD RAEBURN: Hogan Jazz Archive curator, New Orleans, 1948.

 

NOVEMBER 14

ELLIS MARSALIS: Jazz patriarch, pianist and music educator, New Orleans, 1934.

STANLEY “BUCKWHEAT” DURAL, JR.: Zydeco legend, Lafayette, 1947.

LIL BOOSIE: Rapper, Baton Rouge, 1983.

 

NOVEMBER 15

ROLAND GUERIN: Bassist, Baton Rouge, 1968.

 

NOVEMBER 17

ELMORE NIXON: R&B pianist, New Orleans, 1933.

BOBBY RUSH: Swamp blues man, Bayou Petit Caillou, 1967.

 

NOVEMBER 19

TRAVIS MCNABB: Drummer, Kenner, 1969.

STEPHEN RANDALL: Singer songwriter and drummer, New Orleans, 1971.

 

NOVEMBER 20

EDMOND DEDE: Creole composer, conductor and violin prodigy, New Orleans, 1827.

 

NOVEMBER 21

MAC REBENNACK (DR. JOHN): Singer songwriter and pianist, New Orleans, 1934.

CRAIG KLEIN: Trombonist, New Orleans, 1960.

CALVIN JOHNSON: Saxophonist, New Orleans, 1985.

 

NOVEMBER 22

GUY KELLY: Trad jazz trumpeter and vocalist, Scotland, LA, 1906.

CARLO NUCCIO: Drummer, New Orleans, 1960.

 

NOVEMBER 25

JIM HUMPHREY: Musician, teacher, bandleader and trad jazz patriarch, Sellers, LA, 1859.

JOSEPH “COOKIE” CHAVIS: Zydeco guitarist, Lafayette, 1967.

 

NOVEMBER 26

DICK MACKIE: Trumpeter and band leader, New Orleans, 1906.

STEVE GRISAFFE: Singer, songwriter, New Iberia 1965.

JOHN STIRRATT: Musician, singer, and songwriter, New Orleans, 1967.

DJ KHALED: Producer, rapper, and record label exec, New Orleans 1975.

 

NOVEMBER 27

“PAPA” JOHN JOSEPH: Trad jazz musician, St. James Parish, 1877.

CHRISTOPHER “BLACK HAPPY” GOLDSTON: Trad jazz drummer, New Orleans, 1894.

WERLY FAIRBURN: Rockabilly singer, guitarist, and song writer, New Orleans, 1924.

WESSELL ANDERSON: Alto and soprano saxophone player, Brooklyn, 1964.

 

NOVEMBER 28

AUGUSTE A. “DIMES” DUPONT III: Saxophone player, New Orleans, 1928.

 

NOVEMBER 29

NAT PERRILLIAT: Saxophone player, New Orleans, 1936.

GARY BROWN: Saxophone player, New Orleans, 1944.

  1. MICHAEL WHITE: Trad jazz clarinetist, bandleader and educator, New Orleans, 1954

 

DECEMBER 1

KEITH THIBODEAUX: Drummer, child actor, Lafayette, 1950.

GREG UPCHURCH: Drummer, Houma, 1971.

JEFFREY HILLS: Tuba, New Orleans, 1975.

 

DECEMBER 2

FATE MARABLE: Band leader, pianist, and calliope player, Padukah 1890.

BAPTISTE MOSELY: Trad jazz snare drummer, Algiers, 1893.

JOHN WESLEY RYLES: Country music singer and songwriter, Bastrop, 1950.

BRITNEY SPEARS: Pop star, McComb, 1981.

 

DECEMBER 3

JOSEPH “BROTHER CORNBREAD” THOMAS: Trad jazz clarinetist and band leader, New Orleans, 1902.

CONNEE BOSWELL: Jazz vocalist, New Orleans, 1907.

FRED ASSUNTO: Trad jazz trombonist, Jennings, 1229.

CLARENCE FORD: Saxophonist and session player, New Orleans, 1929.

 

DECEMBER 4

JOHNNY DEDROIT: Trumpeter and bandleader, New Orleans, 1892.

RUSSELL JACQUET: Trumpeter and vocalist, St. Martinville, 1917.

AMIE COMEAUX: Country music star, Brusly, 1976.

 

DECEMBER 5

ALVIN “RED” TYLER: Saxophonist, New Orleans, 1925.

 

DECEMBER 6

ARMAND HUG: Trad jazz pianist, New Orleans, 1910.

 

DECEMBER 7

LOUIS PRIMA: Trumpeter, vocalist and composer, New Orleans, 1910.

BIG CHIEF JOSEPH “MONK” BOUDREAUX:  Big Chief of the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indians, New Orleans, 1941.

 

DECEMBER 8

FRED “H.E.” MINOR: Trad jazz guitarist, banjo player and vocalist, New Orleans, 1913.

RHODES SPEDALE: Pianist, New Orleans, 1937.

WILLIE WEST (BORN MILLARD LEON): Soul singer, Raceland, 1941.

WINSTON TURNER: Trombone, New Orleans, 1973.

 

DECEMBER 9

VINCENT MONROE, (“POLKA DOT SLIM” / “MR. CALHOUN”): Singer and guitarist, Woodsville, MS, 1919.

JESSIE HILL: R&B vocalist, New Orleans, 1932.

 

DECEMBER 10

IRVING VAZOLA: Late trad jazz reeds man, New Orleans, 1912.

EDDIE “GUITAR SLIM” JONES: Blues guitar, Greenwood, MS, 1926.

LEE LAVERGNE: Producer and founder of the Lanor Records Label, Church Point, 1932.

 

DECEMBER 11

EDWIN “EDDIE” JOHNSON: Tenor sax, Napoleonville, 1920.

BENNY SPELLMAN: R&B Vocalist, Pensacola, FL, 1931

 

DECEMBER 12

CORNELIUS “LONESOME SUNDOWN” GREEN: Swamp blues guitarist and vocalist, Donaldsonville, 1925.

RUSSELL BATISTE: Drummer, New Orleans, 1965.

 

DECEMBER 13

JOE WALKER: Zydeco guitarist, accordionist and vocalist, Lafayette, 1944.

NICK SANDERS: Pianist and composer, New Orleans, 1987.

 

DECEMBER 14

LINDA HOPKINS: Blues & jazz vocalist and stage/film actress, New Orleans, 1924.

EDDIE DEJEAN: Drummer, composer, vocalist and educator, New Orleans, 1957.

 

DECEMBER 15

ANDREW “BIG VOICE” ODOM: Blues vocalist, Denham Springs, 1936.

 

DECEMBER 17

ALLISON “TOOTIE” MONTANA: Big Chief of the Yellow Pocahontas Mardi Gras Indian tribe, New Orleans, 1922

ART NEVILLE: Singer songwriter and keyboardist, New Orleans, 1937.

JAMES CARROLL BOOKER, III: Singer and pianist, New Orleans, 1939.

TERRENCE ANDREWS: Bass drummer, New Orleans, 1975.

 

DECEMBER 18

JEANETTE KIMBALL: Vocalist and pianist, Pass Christian, MS, 1906.

LONNIE BROOKS: Singer and guitarist, Dubuisson, 1933.

 

DECEMBER 19

HENRY ROELAND BYRD (PROFESSOR LONGHAIR): Singer and pianist, Bogalusa, 1918.

KERMIT RUFFINS: Singer songwriter and trumpeter, New Orleans, 1964.

 

DECEMBER 20

WALTER “WOLFMAN” WASHINGTON: Singer songwriter and guitarist, New Orleans, 1943.

EFREM TOWNS: Trumpeter, New Orleans, 1960.

 

DECEMBER 21

PLEASANT JOSEPH (COUSIN JOE): Singer and pianist, Wallace, 1907.

 

DECEMBER 22

BERNARD JOLIVETTE (KING KARL): Singer songwriter, Grand Coteau, 1931.

ALVIN “SHINE” ROBINSON: Vocalist and guitarist, New Orleans, 1937.

ALEX MCMURRAY: Singer songwriter and guitarist, New Jersey, 1968.

 

DECEMBER 23

TOM ALBERT: Trumpeter, New Orleans, 1877.

VICTORIA WILLIAMS: Singer songwriter and guitarist, Forbing, 1958.

IRVIN MAYFIELD: Trumpeter and composer, New Orleans, 1977.

 

DECEMBER 24

WARREN “BABY” DODDS: Drummer, New Orleans, 1894.

DAVE BARTHOLOMEW: Trumpeter, songwriter and bandleader, Edgard, 1920.

LEE DORSEY: Singer, New Orleans, 1924.

 

DECEMBER 25

LOUIS COTTRELL, SR.: Drummer, New Orleans, 1878.

KID ORY: Trombonist and composer, LaPlace, 1886.

JIM ROBINSON: Trombonist, Deering, 1892.

MERRITT J. BRUNIES: Cornetist and trombonist, New Orleans, 1895.

JOSEPH “KID TWAT” BUTLER: String bass player, Algiers, 1907.

CHRIS KENNER: Singer songwriter, Kenner, 1929.

 

DECEMBER 26

HARRY CHOATES: Singer songwriter and fiddler, Vermillion Parish, 1922.

ROSELYN LIONHEART (of DAVID & ROSELYN): Singer and street musician, 1938.

GEORGE PORTER, JR. Bassist and songwriter, New Orleans, 1947.

JARED LETO: Singer and actor, Bossier City, 1971.

 

DECEMBER 27

BUNK JOHNSON: Trumpeter, New Orleans, 1889.

CHARLES NEVILLE: Saxophonist and vocalist, New Orleans, 1938.

 

DECEMBER 28

LEONARD “CHICK” CARBO: Vocalist, Houma, 1927.

JOSEPH “ZIGABOO” MODELISTE: Drummer, New Orleans, 1948.

 

DECEMBER 29

WILLIE HUMPHREY, JR. Clarinetist, New Orleans, 1900.

JOY (JOYCELYN OWENS): Singer songwriter, New Orleans, 1973.

 

DECEMBER 30

DAVIS ROGAN: Singer songwriter and keyboardist, New Orleans, 1967.

 

DECEMBER 31

FRED CARTER: Singer songwriter and guitarist, Winnsboro, 1933.

 

 

  • Sunny Duval

    You forgot my two heroes, Fess and Lee Dorsey! December 19 and december 24

  • Bk native

    Happy birthday to the baddest muthafunkin bass player there is…Mr. George Porter jr. A million thank you’s for all the joy you’ve brought to my life. So many of my best musical memories revolve around seeing you play. Wishing you all the best and many more birthdays to come…slowly! Looking forward to seeing you do your thang with Tryptophunk at Brooklyn bowl. And a big birthday wish to Zigaboo..man..your beats are the pulse of NOLA. Wishing you a happy birthday and hope to see you again soon. Come on up to Brooklyn man. We need to see you up here!! How bout a Meters reunion up here same as y’all do during Jazzfest. A few nights at Brooklyn bowl would set the place on fire and be the talk of the town. How bout it guys? 🙂 Thanks for all you do, Mike

  • Joseph L. Montgomery

    The greatest of them all!!! William “Chuck” Credo III, the Founder of “No Convictions”.