December 18, 2009

Ernest 'Shotgun Joe' Skipper Passes

Sad news. In the comments to the post on Mr. Skipper's fantastic and obscure Mardi Gras record, "Shotgun Joe", a reader let us know of his death last week. I just saw a notice by Ben Berman at Offbeat, that the services are today with a second line to follow; and the piece provides a few other details (including a link to my words on the record) about this fine cultural contributor, who was not well known to the world at large, or even in his own hometown, I'd guess. I'm glad I got a chance to at least give him some HOTG propers, however humble, while he was still around.

PS - . . . and thanks to Ben for the kind words about da blog.


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