Thursday, September 01, 2005

Missing Muscians from Katrina....

From a Fox News artcle:
"New Orleans is a city famous for its famous musicians, but many of them are missing.... To begin with, one of the city’s most important legends, Antoine "Fats" Domino, has not been heard from since Monday afternoon. ... Domino, 76, lives with his wife Rosemary and daughter in a three-story pink-roofed house in New Orleans’ 9th ward, which is now under water.
In the meantime, another important Louisiana musician the also legendary Allen Toussaint. Another Rock Hall member, Toussaint wrote Patti LaBelle’s hit “Lady Marmalade” and Dr. John’s “Right Place, Wrong Time.” His arrangements and orchestrations for hundreds of hit records, including his own instrumentals “Whipped Cream” and “Java” are American staples. (He also arranged Paul Simon’s hit, “Kodachrome.”) Last night, Toussaint was one of the 25,000 people holed up at the New Orleans Superdome hoping to get on a bus for Houston’s Astrodome. "

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