African Americans in New Orleans: The Music--Part Three

Armand J. Piron's jazz band as portrayed in Colored New Orleans. Piron was a composer and music publisher as well as a musician and orchestra leader. Among his compositions were I wish I could shimmee like my sister Kate and The Purple Rose of Cairo.
Players with the WPA's Louisiana Music Project, sponsored by the City of New Orleans and Louisiana State University, in performance during the late 1930s, probably at LSU in Baton Rouge.
Clarence "Frogman" Henry in performance at the 1996 Lafayette School Festival. The Frogman is one of the most enduring--and endearing--rhythm and blues musicians in the New Orleans tradition.
The Batiste Brothers Band playing at the Lafayette School Festival in 1996.
This advertisement for the Dew Drop Inn, one of the most important showplaces for New Orleans rhythm and blues artists during the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s appeared in the Crescent City Sepia Host: Buyer's and Tourist "Guide to New Orleans" (1956).
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