All posts by Senor Chubba

Senor Chubba is a lifelong New Orleanian and a casual music slob.

“Eddie and Earl” at Mo Chalet’s Tonight

In town for the Stomp and need something to do tonight? Venture out to Metry to witness a slab of yat grandeur with the dynamic duo of “Eddie and Earl” at Mo’s Chalet. That’s non other than Eddie “Gypsy Woman” Powers and Earl “Pass the Hatchet” Stanley holding down their steady Weds night gig. Mo’s Chalet has been chronicled here previously by Lakeview Kid. “Give the people what they want!”

Lakeview Kid described the regular patrons of Mo’s Chalet thusly:

And “the people,” in Mo’s case, fit a certain demographic. They are either members of “the Greatest Generation” or hail from the immediately younger age groups. These are the people who grew up in a still-vibrant New Orleans, attended its grammar and high schools, and bore witness to not only the jazz revival of the late 1940s and early ’50s, but also the birth of rock ‘n’ roll. These are the people who remember Butera and Prima blazing away on Bourbon Street and at the Beverly Club. These are the people who saw Pete Fountain and Al “Jumbo” Hirt trading lightning-bolt licks at Lenfant’s on the lakefront. These are the people who when they hear the name “Dukes of Dixieland” immediately think “Assunto brothers”—you know, those nice neighborhood Italian boys from around the French Market who just happen to have a red-hot family band. These are the people who grew up buying Fats Domino 45s and swaying to Jerry Raines’ “Our Teenage Love” at the CYO dances. They remember serving detention-hall stints with Roland “Stone” LeBlanc at Warren Easton High, or eating cheeseburgers next to a teenage Frankie Ford at Da Wabbit in Gretna after a sock hop at the McDonoghville VFW. These are New Orleans’ salt of the earth, and those who still make it out to Mo’s Chalet are the silver-fox survivors. They’re still boogieing down and drinking up well into their 60s, 70s, and 80s.

Rock Me Baby – Sugar Pie Desanto – Song/Video of the Day

Here’s a Stomp sneak peek with a great live performance from Sugar Pie Desanto when she toured Europe as part of the American Folk Blues Festival. Ponderosa Stomp alum Hubert Sumlin is on guitar! Below is snapshot of Sugar Pie’s Ponderosa Stomp poster- from the letterpress geniuses at Yee Haw Industries. See Sugar Pie Desanto … Continue reading Rock Me Baby – Sugar Pie Desanto – Song/Video of the Day

The Trashmen – Surfin Bird – Song of the Day

It needs no introduction- SURFIN’ BIRD by The Trashmen! See them live on night one of the Ponderosa Stomp. The Trashmen, Surfin’ Bird

Unsung Heroes of the New Orleans Studio Scene

Today, in New Orleans’ Jackson Square, Taylor Swift, Dave Matthews and others are performing on a giant stage in front of hundreds of thousands of Saints fans and untold numbers of TV viewers. Tomorrow, on Friday September 10th, just steps away, three musical giants of New Orleans will be celebrated in the Cabildo in front … Continue reading Unsung Heroes of the New Orleans Studio Scene

3rd Annual Ponderosa Stomp Music History Conference Schedule & Artists

General Information for 2010 Music History Conference: The Conference takes place Friday September 24th and Saturday September 25th, at the Louisiana State Museum’s historic Cabildo in Jackson Square. An array of iconic musicians will be interviewed at the conference including Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees: Duane Eddy, Ronnie Spector, and Dave Bartholomew. See … Continue reading 3rd Annual Ponderosa Stomp Music History Conference Schedule & Artists