- This week in Louisiana history. April 15, 1795. The Pointee Coupee Slave Rebellion.
- This week in New Orleans history. Born in New Orleans on
April 13, 1926, Cosimo Matassa is the recording engineer and
studio owner responsible for nationally renowned R&B and
rock and roll recordings at his New Orleans studios. Matassa
described himself simply as a "sound engineer" in a July 19,
1981 Times-Picayune article written by John Pope. He went on
to say that his formula for success was not complicated in any
way..."Do it live or do it over again until it was done
right". He did it right for hundreds of young unknown
musicians including Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Mac Rebbenack
(Dr. John), Mickey Gilly and so many more from 1945 through
1968 in his studio in the Quarter and later in the Central
Business District. J&M recorded Alan Toussaint's
first record, "The Wild Side of New Orleans" which was
released by RCA Victor. He recorded Aaron Neville's
"Tell it Like it Is", Robert Parker's "Barefootin'", and
Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti" in 1956 — a recording which
has been acclaimed as a seminal Rock and Roll song.
- This week in Louisiana.
46th Annual Street Rod Reunion
April 13th, 2019
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Boomtown Casino & Hotel
300 Riverside Dr.
Bossier City, LA 71111
The Red River Street Rod Association Street Rod Reunion will be held at Boomtown Casino in Bossier City Louisiana. The event features cars and trucks 30 years old and older. This event is free for spectators and open to the public. Come out and view stunning examples of Street Rods, Hot Rods, Custom Cars, Trucks. Food, music, entertainment, auction and fun.
- Postcards from Louisiana. Bruce listens the the Milly Raccoon Band.
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