Marshall Sehorn RIP
Thanks to Dave for alerting me to the death of yet another New Orleans R and B legend - this time Marshall Sehorn. Sehorn is best remembered for his partnership with Allen Toussaint where they founded Sansu Enterprises and recorded some great tracks by the likes of Betty Harris and the Meters. But he also worked as southern promotion man for Bobby Robinson's Fire and Fury labels, in which role he was instrumental in discovering Wilbert Harrison and Lee Dorsey and arranging their first successful recording sessions. He also recorded Bobby Marchan's clasic There is something on your mind. Later Sehorn and Toussaint set up the Sea-Saint recording studio in New Orleans which kept the city's recording industry going almost single handedly in the seventies.
I've come across a great blog which gives more details of Marshall Sehorn's life - as well as much more fascinating southern soul stuff - and it's well worth a look:
I haven't seen an obituary of Sehorn in the mainstream media, but there's a good one on Jay McShann in today's Times which is worth a look. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,60-2497582,00.html