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Thread #36240   Message #2522699
Posted By: GUEST,Mark Rogers
23-Dec-08 - 12:00 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Fannin Street (Leadbelly)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Leadbelly's Fanin Street
I live in Shreveport where Fannin Street exists to this day. It was well known for brothels around the turn of the century. (And is frequented by streetwalkers today).

The reference to Stony Hill is actually Stoner Hill, a neighborhood named after E.B. Stoner at the end of Stoner Avenue.

Buffalo Bill was a slang term in the late 1800s for a white man who sleeps with black women.

Tom Hughes was sheriff of Shreveport for many, many years in the 1930s and 1940s and one of the most powerful political figures of the time.