The legendary conga player was featured on classic recordings by Professor Longhair, the Meters, Dr. John, John Mooney, and Allen Toussaint, as well as foundational works by the Wild Magnolias and soul queen Irma Thomas, just to name a few. His eight years on the road with Fess prepared him for almost anything. Tonight he schools the Troubled Men.
Topics include a cocktail party, a recap, a character, a crime report, a wager, ads, shaming, the Jeopardy, Alec Trebek, Ruta Lee, Easter, a nickname, Chris Owens, Jamaica Joe, landmass recordings, Michael Ward, school band, neighborhood talent. Quint Davis, Fess, touring, Johnny Vidacovich, studio work, John Mooney, Freddie Staehle, a medicine man, Cosmic Q, concert promo, Jazz Fest origins, Mardi Gras Indians, Willie Tee, Bo Dollis, Monk Boudreaux, school days, day jobs, Porgy Jones, music trends, a Japanese session, spousal support, artistic advice, and much more.
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Intro music: Styler/Coman
Outro music: "Tipitina" by Professor Longhair featuring Alfred Uganda Roberts