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Bobby Charles: The In-A-While Crocodile

Bobby Charles: The In-A-While Crocodile

By Lenny Kaye, ContributorRobert Charles Guidry was leaving a diner in his native Louisiana when he heard the words that would forever make him Bobby Charles. "See you later, alligator," the 17-year-old jive-talked to a friend, only to… more »

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The Ponderosa Stomp

The Ponderosa Stomp

By John Morthland, ContributorThe Ponderosa Stomp, which is organized essentially by record collectors and takes place in New Orleans mid-week between the two Jazzfest weekends, is an eMusic.com kind of event. It's a two-night, marathon (6 PM to… more »

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Big Daddy

Big Daddy

By John Morthland, ContributorYou'd think more people would be aware of jump-blues pioneer Louis Jordan as one of the fathers of postwar American music, and particularly of rock & roll. The good-timing "King of the Jukeboxes" has been… more »