July 11, 2006

Band Member of Louisiana Purchase Passes On

I received several e-mails today informing me that one of the vocalists from Louisiana Purchase, Donald Whitlow, passed away yesterday. For anyone who knew him, services will be held Tuesday, 7/18/06 at Charbonnet, Louis - Charbonnet-Labat Funeral Home. Our sympathies go out to his friends and family. It is such a trying time for the people of New Orleans, still grieving for their area's damage, trying to rebuild and re-start, and then suffering these personal losses, too, that also tear at the city's cultural fabric. Do not forget about the people of the Gulf Coast. Healing and restoration here will take decades - and things will never be the same; but they can still be good with the right attitude and energy applied.

Just about a year ago, on July 15, 2005, I did a post on one of the band's unreleased cuts; and,
recently, I finally found a copy of their Basin Street Records album. I had been planning a post on it and will try to get that done in the next week or so, as time permits.


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