01  Gin Mill Sal (Junker Blues) - Champion Jack Dupree 1945

 02  Sugar - Louis Armstrong & His Hot Seven 1946

 03 Good Rockin’ Tonight - Roy Brown 1947

 04  Shim Sha Wabble - Mutt Carey & His New-Yorkers 1948

 05  The Fat Man - Fats Domino 1949

 06  Stack-A-Lee, Pts. 1 & 2 - Archibald 1950

 07  Rockin’ With Fes - Professor Longhair 1951

 08 Lawdy Miss Clawdy - Lloyd Price 1952

 09 Shake Baby Shake - Champion Jack Dupree 1953

 10  Have A Little Mercy - James “Sugarboy” Crawford 1954

 11  My Love Is Strong - Earl King 1955

 12  One Night (Of  Sin) - Smiley Lewis 1956

 13  Rocking Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu

                                       - Huey “Piano” Smith  and The Clowns 1957

 14  Sea Cruise - Frankie Ford 1958

 15  Don’t Mess With My Man - Irma Thomas 1959

 16  Jockomo - James “Sugarboy” Crawford 1960

 17  (I Don’t  Know  Why  I  Love You) But I  Do

                                                       - Clarence “Frogman” Henry 1961  

 18  Venus In Blue Jeans - Jimmy Clanton 1962

 19  The Sooner You Realise - Eldridge Holmes 1963

 20  Ain’t Broke Ain’t Hungry - Polka Dot Slim 1964

 21  Cheatin Woman - Eldridge Holmes 1965

 22  Barefootin’ - Robert Parker 1966

 23  Here Comes The Hurt Again - Willie Harper 1967

 24  I Walk On Guilded Splinters - Dr. John, The Night Tripper 1968

 25  Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky ( From Now On)

                                                                                 - Lee Dorsey 1969

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Listen to Part 1 for the early days of Jazz.

Part 2 continues with Jazz but moves on to Rhythm and Blues, Rock’n’Roll, Blues, Soul and  Pop.

At the end of World War II, New Orleans was developing a style known as Rhythm and Blues, which was mostly reliant on piano, saxaphone and guitar. Prominent musicians included Professor Longhair (Roy Byrd), Smiley Lewis, Earl King, Archibald, Champion Jack Dupree et.c.  A young Malcolm Rebennack (a.k.a. Dr. John) was cutting his teeth with guitar and production.

The studios were recording early Rock’n’Roll lthrough local talent like Fats Domino, Lloyd Price, Larry Williams etc. Other R’n’R artists like Little Richard would use the studios to record.  As a result ‘pop’ music was also finding chart success through Jimmy Clanton and Clarence “Frogman” Henry.

Two major producers, composers & arrangers came to the fore in the 50s & 60s:  Allen Toussaint (Dr. John & Lee Dorsey) and Dave Bartholomew (Fats Domino).

By the end of the 50s, Soul music was proving very popular through artists like Irma Thomas, Robert Parker and Lee Dorsey many reaching the pop charts on both sides of the Atlanticthroughout the sixties.

Dr. John was making a name for himself, not just with his production side, but also with his traditional and voodoo style music.

New Orleans Pt. 2




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