Tag Archives: David Lastie

Louisiana Music Timeline: December 5

DECEMBER 5 1925: Birth of saxophonist Alvin “Red” Tyler born in New Orleans. 1928: Louis Armstrong and Earl Hines record their duet “Weather Bird” for the Okeh label in Chicago. 1987: Saxophonist David Lastie passes away in New Orleans at age 53. Recorded with Jessie Hill, James Booker, Dr. John, Earl King and many others. [...]

Louisiana Music Timeline: November 10-12

NOVEMBER 10 1940: Happy Birthday to Bobby Rush born Emmit Ellis, Jr. in Homer, Louisiana. 1945: Happy Birthday to trumpeter/composer Stanton Davis born in New Orleans. 1968: Happy Birthday to Chris Cagle born in DeRidder, Louisiana. 2005: Wynton Marsalis was awarded the National Medal of Arts at the White House. NOVEMBER 11 1934: Birth of [...]

Snooks Eaglin, Baby, You Can Get Your Gun (Hep Cat)

Very much a politically incorrect album title, this is a reissue of the album that marked the beginning of Eaglin’s long and fruitful association with Camp Street’s Black Top label. Recorded in 1986, our man is on fire here for sure, and in good company, with a posse of New Orleans veterans—Smokey Johnson, Erving Charles [...]

George Porter, Jr.: Here Comes the Meter Man

George Porter, Jr. is one of the most influential rhythm and blues players from the post-1950s generation of musicians that engineered the revolution in soul music that became known as funk. But Porter has gone on to excel in a variety of genres, from jazz to pop. The bassist is a highly accomplished sideman, the [...]