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Walking RaddyThe Baby Dolls of New Orleans$
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Kim Vaz-Deville

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781496817396

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496817396.001.0001

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Baby Doll Addendum and Mardi Gras’49

Baby Doll Addendum and Mardi Gras’49

(p.189) Baby Doll Addendum and Mardi Gras’49
Walking Raddy

Jerry Brock

University Press of Mississippi

A brief addendum illustrating the end of the national trend to use the term “baby doll” in popular music in the late 1920s including in songs by Bessie Smith and Ethel Waters. While in New Orleans the practice of masking baby doll continued as demonstrated by the advertised performance “Baby Dolls of 1949” at the Caldonia Inn during Carnival season. Relative to this performance is the reign of Louis Armstrong as King of the Zulus, Professor Longhair’s early career and first recordings including “Go To the Mardi Gras.” Henry Youngblood is quoted about the Baby Doll Gloria Lopez and brief mentions and biographical information is included on the other performers; Sumter “Cha Cha” Hogan, Albert Bellvue, Lloyd Ignicious, Mattie Campbell and Alma “Lollypop” Jones.

Keywords:   Professor Longhair, Louis Armstrong, Sumter “Cha Cha” Hogan, Henry Youngblood, Alma “Lollypop” Jones

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