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Thread #75651   Message #1331528
Posted By: PoppaGator
18-Nov-04 - 05:01 PM
Thread Name: Dylan: Rock Legend, Maybe Folk Legend?
Subject: RE: Dylan: Rock Legend, Maybe Folk Legend?
Looks like we're compiling our own "Top 100" -- maybe even 150 or 200!

Mention of Little Richard reminds me of my very favorite rock 'n' roll subgenre, the stuff recorded here in New Orleans at J&L Studios, with that great band featuring Earl Palmer, Lee Allen, Red Tyler, Papoose Nelson, etc.

That would include most of Richard's hits, several of Ray Charles' pre-"What'd I Say" race records, all of Fats Domino, plenty of lesser-known stuff by the likes of Shine Robinson, Irma Thomas, and some major works by my single all-time favorite artist, Professor Longhair.

And then, just a few years later, there's another slew of great records produced by Allen Toussaint at his Sea-Saint Studios, with The Meters as studio band: Jesse "Oooh-Poo-pa-Doo" Hill, Lee Dorsey, Ernie K-Doe, Robert Palmer...

Of course, I don''t expect much national/international awareness of this unfortunately obscure "local" New Orleans stuff. But it sure is great!