History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues Class
Professor, musician, and tour guide Dr. Charles Chamberlain will host this engaging three-part class on the long and storied history of Rhythm and Blues in New Orleans (R&B). From the R&B epicenter of Rampart Street and Matassa’s Studio to the hits of Little Richard, New Orleans was one of the most successful cities in putting out R&B hits starting in the 1950s. By the 1970s though, the city and the studios had a major downturn in hits, but the legacies of Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew and Lloyd Price still looms large on the New Orleans music scene. Dr. Chamberlain will analyze over 6 hours of class time the rise, fall and legacy of R&B in New Orleans.
Can’t make the class? No Problem! A Zoom link will be provided after the class and participants can watch the class for 30 days after each session.
Wednesdays, March 10, 17 & 24 | 4 p.m. | Zoom
$45 Friends of the Cabildo Members | $60 general admission
Image: Antoine "Fats" Domino. Photograph by Jim Goldman. New Orleans Jazz Club Collection. 1978.118(B).07388