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News Musique August 2010

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            The Official Newsletter of The Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame

                                                 August, 2010 

 

 

In this edition:

 

·         Lloyd Price announces "Lawdy Miss Clawdy - the Musical"

·         Paragon Casino teams up with LMHOF for "Boogie for the Bayou"

·         LMHOF BR Region Honors + 12th Annual Dick Holler Reunion!

·         LMHOF.org passes Quarter Million Visitors milestone!

·         LMHOF provides artwork and pix for Country Roads Magazine

 

 

Lloyd Price Announces Lawdy Miss Clawdy, the Musical

 

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Sharing the dais (l to r): Price business associate and emcee William “Dollar Bill” Waller, LMHOF President and CEO Mike Shepherd, music historian Dr. Donald Teig, a beaming Lloyd Price, veteran Broadway theatrical producer John Bonanni and renowned videographer B. Jeffrey Madoff.  Not present was multi-Grammy Award-winning producer Phil Ramone, another principal in the upcoming production.

 

Sharing the dais (l to r): Price business associate and emcee William “Dollar Bill” Waller, LMHOF President and CEO Mike

Nearly 60 years after “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” became a smash hit for Lloyd Price, the New Orleans legend returned to announce that a Broadway musical bearing that title will premiere there in 2011.

 

Price, inducted earlier this year into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame on his 77th birthday, hosted a press conference August 18 at Basin Street Station about the new musical that would commence production and premiere in New Orleans in 2011.

 

“Lawdy Miss Clawdy” was one of the first records to break down racial barriers and Price became the first teenager ever to sell a million copies of a record.  His music legacy includes other hits like “Stagger Lee” and “Personality.”  His entrepreneurial skills expanded his fortunes with a line of Lawdy Miss Clawdy healthy food products, a line of personalized bowling balls, a book publishing company and other successful business ventures.  A longtime resident  of the New York area, Price is also known for philanthropic work with charities, educational institutions and foundations, including his own, which helps needy musicians.

 

Price and his backers emphasized that the musical has to have its debut in the Crescent City.  Bill Waller, longtime associate and business partner, announced that the show would be cast using exclusively Louisiana talent.  The New Orleans venue will be announced later.  Stay tuned

 

Also present were two other LMHOF members: rock and roll pioneer Dave Bartholomew and singer/pianist Al “Carnival Time” Johnson. For more information and updates on “Lawdy Miss Clawdy, The Musical” visit www.LawdyMissClawdy.com. It was also announced that Lloyd Price will perform at the Harrah’s Theater October 22 – 23 with advance sales through Ticketmaster. 

 

Read Dean Shapiro’s article at Neworleans.com 

 

Read WDSU's story at MSNBC.com

 

 

Paragon Casino Hosts Boogie for the Bayou Sunday Sept. 5

 

                        Show Benefits Coastal Recovery, LMHOF

 

Plan to be in Marksville this Sunday and you will be in good company.  G.G. Shinn, The Boogie Kings, Willie T & Cypress, Charles Mann, Warren Storm, Louisiana Express, Johnnie Allan, Tommy McLain and Jivin’ Gene Bourgeois will all perform at the Paragon Casino this Sunday Sept. 5th. 

 

 

Billed as “A Swamp Pop Concert for Coastal Recovery,”
the show will benefit The Nature Conservancy. LMHOF assisted with assembling the talent and will also earn a donation from Paragon.   Don’t Miss It!   And our special THANKS! to Paragon...  
Paragon lineup and info

 

 

 

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            Regional Honors & Dick Holler’s 12th Annual Reunion

 

                   Show Gearing Up for Sept. 19th at RaXX Club

 

 

The positive vibes created by May’s Louisiana Music Homecoming at RaXX club in Erwinville west of Baton Rouge keep coming in.  The club’s enthusiastic support for LMHOF and musician and patron feedback about the venue has prompted us to stage another show there.  Raxx/Couzan's info  

 

Join us Sunday, September 19 for another special night with a Baton Rouge Regional Honors program anchored by repeat performances by regional honorees The Inn Crowd and Lenny Capello and The Dots.  The show at the no-smoking facility will kick off around 4 pm.

 

Lee Tillman and Sugar Boy Crawford are two confirmed Baton Rouge Region Inductees.  Tillman (All These Things, Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye) will perform during the set by Capello and the Dots. Tillman will also premiere a new song he will be recording that was written by and recorded with Capello.

 

Crawford, known for his versions of Danny Boy, White Christmas and others, was one of the strongest influences on Baton Rouge vocalists during the 50s and early 60s. Another major contribution that has escaped the attention of most musicians, writers and historians is that Sugar Boy Crawford and his Cane Cutters released a record in 1954 called Jock A Mo that became a regional band favorite and was later recorded as Iko Iko made famous by the Dixie Cups, Dr. John and the Neville Brothers, among others. 

 

The show will also proudly feature the reunited band The Inn Crowd that amazed patrons of the May Homecoming show with a spirited presentation of British Invasion era music that made them a regional legend during that time.   The band received such a great reception that they are now taking bookings and performing again.  LMHOF is proud to have played a role in this development.   

 

Following the LMHOF program will be the 12th Annual Dick Holler Reunion, an

extended jam session of BR musicians who played with Holler during his early career in Baton Rouge.  Past attendees have included LMHOF members Cosimo Matassa, Johnny Rivers, Cyril Vetter and many other outstanding musicians.  Holler, a Hall of Famer who wrote such diverse hit songs as “Abraham, Martin and John” and “Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron” and first recorded  “Double Shot of My Baby’s Love” returns to the Red Stick every year for what always turns out to be an enjoyable informal music gathering.  You never know who might show up. 

 

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The Inn Crowd surprised and delighted music fans at our May Homecoming show with a well-presented “blast from the past” Sixties sound.

 

 

 

                                                    Country Roads Magazine

 

Gets LMHOF Assistance for Louisiana Music Edition

 

 

 

 

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When Country Roads Magazine was preparing for its special theme issue dedicated to Louisiana music, they found themselves needing information and images to help illustrate their stories.   Most notably, they wanted to recount the story of how Huey Long participated in writing music and his recruitment of famed New Orleans band leader Castro Carazo as both a writing partner and to be the band director for the LSU Marching Band that he dearly loved. 

 

 

LMHOF was contacted about their need and furnished four photos and a special graphic (seen above) for the Long/Carazo feature.  The artwork found itself incorporated into the magazine cover for the September issue. Country Roads article 

 

 

 

250,000 Reasons Why

 

 

                      You Should Support LMHOF

 

 

         We are pleased to announce that LMHOF’s Virtual Museum at

 

               www.LMHOF.org recently passed the Quarter Million Visit mark!

 

As of August 30th, our counter of unique visits found at the bottom of our home page rolled

 past 264,000.  While we cannot capture the exact number of times people have opened the image, music and video files contained within our ever-growing Galleries Musique areas, we are certain that it would measure in the millions. 

 

 

We regularly receive emails of congratulations and thanks for sharing the incredible artifacts found in our Virtual Museum, and they come from every corner of this country and the world. Some come from writers and researchers who are finding accurate information not found in any other public resource. 

 

 

Over 100,000 of these visits have taken place since New Year's, which indicates that momentum is growing as we continue to induct more legends, collect and share more digital images and generate publicity that raises our visibility in Web search engines. 

 

 

Detailed plans for physical facilities are in place and include a presence in four regional locations of the state.  There have been some very encouraging developments that are bringing these plans closer to reality every day.

 

 

 

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

 

 

 Become a supporting member with a tax-deductible donation of $25 or more today. 

 

Obviously, maintaining an online resource takes money. But beyond that, building our membership numbers helps show potential funders that people like you are paying attention and want to see us grow and increase what we can do for cultural preservation and economic development of our music community. 

 

For membership information please visit the "Krewe Musique" page.   

 

You can also simply click the "DONATE" button on our Home Page to go to our secure online payment page. To comment, sponsor or volunteer, please email us at This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it . 

 

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