Hula Mae’s Laundry
Voodoo Spiritual Temple
Priestess Miriam Williams keeps her Voodoo Spiritual Temple stocked with religious paraphernalia from…damn, is that a Mexican crucifix...
Screw welcome mats; this place has an aroused Legba statue giving the nod (as it were) to tourists looking for an introduction to the...
Louis Armstrong Park
The entrance to this massive park has got to be one of the greatest gateways in the USA; a picturesque arch that ought rightfully be the...
Starlight by the Park
With Sunday barbecues, drag-queen revues and lots of beads laying around, Starlight strikes up a good balance between Quarter...
Formerly Peristyle’s, Wolfe’s is now named for its chef, Tom Wolfe, an alumnus of Emeril’s kitchens and popular stalwart of the New...
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Cossimo Matassa’s J&M Music shop was the place where New Orleans musicians recorded some of the biggest R&B hits in the 1950s. It closed down years ago, but the site, now a busy Laundromat, preserves some fine musical heritage. The pebbly J&M sign is still inlaid on the front threshold; inside, one wall is dedicated to a photo-and-history exhibit. It was in this building that Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew established the ‘New Orleans Sound.’ Countless oldies but goodies, including Lloyd Price’s ‘Lawdy Miss Clawdy, ’ were recorded right there by that box of Tide.