New Orleans

Sea-Saint Studios

In 1973 Allen Toussaint and Marshall Sehorn established the Sea-Saint recording studio in the Gentilly area of eastern New Orleans. Toussaint had originally joined forces with Sehorn after the completion of his national service in 1965. They had set up a business called Sansu Enterprises, which included a record label. Sehorn was an A&R […]

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Lloyd Price

Lloyd Price was born on March 9th 1933 in Kenner, Louisiana, not far from New Orleans. He was the eighth of eleven children. Like many young kids, he was given music lessons, learning piano and trumpet. He also sang in the local church choir. Price has spoken about learning all the […]

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Antoine Domino Jr.

Antoine Domino Jr. was born on February 26th 1928 in New Orleans. His family had a Creole background and Louisiana Creole was his first language. His family had recently arrived from Vacherie, Louisiana and had set up home in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans. Domino learnt to play piano as a youngster and by the […]

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Professor Longhair

The roots of the fabulous body of music that was produced in New Orleans in the twentieth century can be traced back to the ensemble playing of the black funeral bands, the powerful rhythms of Mardi Gras parades, country blues from various areas in the Mississippi delta and the barrelhouse […]

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Overton Amos Lemons

For every winner, there are usually quite a few losers. We all know the winners but the losers are generally forgotten, at best a footnote in the history books. So it is good to realise that sometimes it is just a question of luck whether we win or lose. Overton […]

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Hurricane On The Bayou

“Hurricane On The Bayou” is a film made by Greg MacGillivray, released in 2006, one year after Hurricane Katrina had devastated large areas of Florida, Louisiana and Alabama. It is the story of what happened told largely through music. Four New Orleans musicians introduce themselves, share their experiences of the […]

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The Neville Brothers

Aaron Neville was the last New Orleans-based artist to achieve major success with a local New Orleans-based label during the 1960s. Aaron Neville’s first success as a solo artist occurred in 1966 with his debut single “Tell It Like Is” going to number one week-ending 7th January 1967 on the […]

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