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The Meters and Dr John: Walking to New Orleans

Don Snowden, Pasadena Guardian, 3 December 1975

WHILE UNIVERSALLY acknowledged as one of the birthplaces of jazz, New Orleans has never received its due as a rhythm and blues center in the way Detroit, Memphis and Philadelphia are recognized. Much of the reason may lie in the fact that many New Orleans artists were either one-hit wonders or the ace producer-session band working anonymously behind the scenes.

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