Friday, December 16, 2016

187. Matthew Randazzo V, Part 1

187. Part 1 of our interview with Matthew Randazzo V about his book Mr. New Orleans. Wiseguys called him "the Keith Richards of the American Mafia" and JFK hero Jim Garrison denounced him as "one of the most notorious vice operators in the history of New Orleans" ... but you can just call him Mr. New Orleans. Mr. New Orleans tells the incredible story of Frenchy Brouillette, a redneck Cajun teenager who stole his big brother's motorcycle and embarked on a 60-year vacation to New Orleans, where he became a legendary gangster and the underworld political fixer for his cousin, Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards. Written by Crescent City native Matthew Randazzo V, the wickedly funny Mr. New Orleans is the first book to ever break the code of secrecy of the New Orleans Mafia Family, the oldest and most mysterious criminal secret society in America.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. December 17, 1816. William Charles Cole Claiborne completes his first and only term as governor of Louisiana.
  2. This week in New Orleans history. James Carroll Booker III (December 17, 1939 – November 8, 1983) was a New Orleans rhythm and bluesmusician born in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. Booker's unique style combined rhythm and blues with jazz standards. Musician Dr. John described Booker as “the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    NOLA ChristmasFest
    December 16th, 2016 - December 30th, 2016
    New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
    900 Convention Center Blvd.,
    New Orleans, LA 70130

    New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
    Family fun in an indoor Christmas Festival featuring an ice skating rink, festive lighting, 70 Christmas Trees, attractions, activities, entertainment and more.
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