[Dixielandjazz] Donna's Club in New Orleans closed!

David M Richoux tubaman at tubatoast.com
Tue Oct 12 17:44:10 PDT 2010

The current issue of Off Beat has several other articles about NO  
Brass Bands:


Dave Richoux

On Oct 12, 2010, at 11:24 AM, Tim Eldred wrote:

> Truly sad news - one of my best New Orleans listening nights was  
> spent there
> - the brass band didn't start until 11:30 p.m. and I was on a stool  
> at the
> bar.  "Uncle" Lionel Batiste walked in and sat next to me.  He  
> treated me as
> if I was a part of the band, as did the various band members who  
> came up to
> chat with him.  He sang Back o' Town Blues with the band around 1:30  
> a.m.,
> and the band played until 2:30 a.m.  The location wasn't great, but  
> the
> music and people were fantastic....  RIP Donna's...
> -----Original Message-----
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> Richoux
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> Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Donna's Club in New Orleans closed!
> On of the more interesting places in New Orleans for those who like
> the "new directions" of NO brass bands - I had some great times there
> during Jazzfest weeks in the 1990s.
> this article explains what happened:
> http://www.offbeat.com/2010/10/01/goodbye-donnas/
> Dave Richoux

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