The Last Nikle

The Last Nikle was an American brass-rock band from New Orleans that released a self-titled album on Mainstream Records in 1969. Members: Lenny McDaniel (bass, vocals), Wally McDaniel (piano, organ), Roger Bertrand (guitar), Jerry Rouselle (drums), Mike Scorsone (saxophone), Clay Musacchia (trombone), Gordon Schumert (trumpet) Background The Last Nikle was formed by bassist/singer Lenny McDaniel […]

Stanton Davis’ Ghetto Mysticism

Stanton Davis (born Nov. 10, 1945) is an American trumpeter from New Orleans who led the jazz-funk band Ghetto Mysticism, which issued the album Brighter Days on Outrageous Records Incorporated in 1977. Discography: Brighter Days (1977 • Stanton Davis’ Ghetto Mysticism) Manhattan Melody (1988) Isis Voyage: Unreleased Music & Alternative Mixes From the Brighter Days […]


Zebra were an American symphonic/hard-rock band from New Orleans that released three albums on Atlantic between 1983 and 1986. Members: Randy Jackson (lead vocals, guitar, piano, Mellotron, synthesizer, percussion), Felix Hanemann (bass, keyboards, strings, synthesizer, vocals), Guy Gelso (drums, percussion, vocals) Discography: Zebra (1983) No Tellin’ Lies (1984) 3.V (1986)

The Wild Magnolias

The Wild Magnolias were an American tribal-funk band from New Orleans that released two albums on the Polydor and Barclay labels during 1974 and 1975. Members: Theodore “Bo” Dollis (vocals, percussion), Joseph “Monk” Boudreaux (congas, vocals), “Gator June” Johnson Jr. (percussion, vocals), “Crip” Adams (percussion, vocals), “Quarter Moon” Tobias (percussion, vocals), “Gate” Johnson (percussion, vocals), […]

The Wild Tchoupitoulas

The Wild Tchoupitoulas were an American tribal-funk/zydeco group from New Orleans that released a self-titled album on Antilles in 1976. Members: Big Chief Jolly [George Landry] (vocals), Aaron Neville (vocals, keyboards), Art Neville (keyboards, vocals), Charles Neville (saxophone, flute), Cyril Neville (vocals), George Porter, Jr. (bass), Leo Nocentelli (guitar), Teddy Royal (guitar), Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste […]

The Meters

The Meters were an American funk band from New Orleans that released three albums on Josie Records in 1969 and 1970, followed by another five albums on Warner/Reprise between 1972 and 1977. They evolved from the Neville Sounds, formed in 1960 by keyboardist Art Neville and his two brothers, Cyril and Aaron. When the latter […]

Chocolate Milk

Chocolate Milk were an American soul-funk band from New Orleans that released eight albums on RCA Victor between 1975 and 1982. Members: Amadee Castenell Jr. (vocals, saxophone), Frank Richards (vocals, percussion), Mario Tio (guitar), Ernest Dabon (bass), Robert Dabon (piano, clavinet, moog), Joe “Foxx” Smith (trumpet, flugelhorn), Kenneth Williams (percussion), Dwight Richards (drums), David Barard […]


Lift were an American symphonic-rock band from New Orleans, formed in 1972. In 1974, the band recorded an album’s worth of material that was ultimately released as Caverns of Your Brain by the tax-scam Guinness label in 1977. Members: Chip Gremillion (keyboards), Chip Grevemberg (drums), Cody Kelleher (bass, 1972-75), Chris Young (rhythm guitar, 12-string guitar, […]