The New Orleans disapora comes into bas relief this day .. as it is Madi Gras. It's like a band that lost its original bassist. And pianist. The walking blues has a different meter. Something like that. John Pareles has been in N.O. for NYT to report on the status of the culture there, which is first about music. He sees Kermit Ruffins at Vaughan's. And they play Bing's Wrap Your Trouble in Dreams. Read it and weep.
Down at Vaughan's with Kermit
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