Saturday, September 24, 2011

Ponderosa Stomp photos - Day one

Here is a selection of photos from day one of the Ponderosa Stomp. It was an action packed day, with a huge number of acts, so plenty of pictures. First one is of the Soul Chicken man, Bobby Allen. This is zydeco artist Clayton Sampy.

Louisiana bluesman Classie Ballou.

Swamp pop and blues together in the form of Warren Storm and Lazy Lester.

Songwriter, composer, producer, pianist - he is, of course, the great Allen Toussaint.

The Barefootin' man - Robert Parker.

Famous for Mr Big Stuff and My Toot Toot, here's Jean Knight.

This is Lloyd Price's brother - Little Leo.

Al 'Carnival Time' Johnson with dancing girls (well, ladies).

This is Earl Stanley, formerly with Roger and the Gypsies.

Swamp crooner G G Shinn - the Louisiana Liberace.

New Orleans carriage driver and soul singer Tony Owens.

David Battiste, formerly with the Gladiators (New Orleans vocal group).

Mr Sea Cruise himself - Frankie Ford.

Country flavoured Louisiana singer Jay Chevalier.

Swamp pop artist Jivin' Gene - appearing at the Rhythm Riot in the UK this autumn.


At 10:31 pm , Anonymous Anonymous said...

A super lineup there! I never knew Jean Knight did 'My Toot toot', the only version I know is Denise Lasalles (though I knew hers wasnt the original.) Did Allen Toussaint sing 'southern nights'?

Daniel x

At 10:30 am , Blogger Nick said...

Yes, Allen did do Southern Nights. His set was doubled in length as Dave Barthololew wasn't able to attend as planned and he did loads of numbers - all of them excellent. Jean Knight had the hit version of Toot Toot in the States and Denise LaSalle had a hit in the UK, but the original version was by Rocking Sidney, a Cajun singer.


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