[Dixielandjazz] The Spirit of "New Orleans" Music

Texasjazzlover res0a3qw at verizon.net
Fri Sep 23 07:54:33 PDT 2005

Love the story.

FYI, "The Neutral Ground" in New Orleans refers to the strip of land between
the two sides of a divided street.

Flower Mound, TX


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Renewing Spirits, Mostly His Own
By DAVID CARR - September 23, 2005 - NY TIMES


Mr. Melancon played the song on a guitar and sang with a voice marinated in
the saloons of New Orleans. He owns a coffeehouse, the Neutral Ground -
"It's a nonprofit not on purpose," he said - in Uptown, 


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