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“Tawkin (Talking) New Orleans English –  How we speak in New Orleans.

Television – New Orleans television has a rich history.  Take a journey back into New Orleans on the air.

 

 

Irma Thomas, rhythm and blues singer, “Soul Queen of New Orleans”

Irma Thomas Music

 

 

“Throw me something, mister!” (trow-me -some-tin-mista) – The traditional request of a Mardi Gras parade watcher to a Mardi Gras parade rider, so that the rider will throw the paradegoer with cheap trinkets like beads, doubloons or cups.

Timeline of New Orleans

Tulane University

Tulane Stadium – Home of the Sugar Bowl, Tulane and Saints football until 1974.  This 83,000 seat giant was one of the world’s largest steel stadiums.  It hosted four Super Bowl games.

 

Turlet  –  toilet a flushable porcelain waste disposal unit.

 

Television – New Orleans television has a rich history.  Take a journey back into New Orleans on the air.

 

 

 

Television Commercials of  New Orleans

Allen Toussaint, was a producer,  musiciansongwriterarranger and record producer, who was an influential figure in New Orleans R&B from the 1950s to his death in 2015.   His compositions, included “Java“, “Mother-in-Law“, “I Like It Like That“, “Fortune Teller“, “Ride Your Pony”, “Get Out of My Life, Woman”, “Working in the Coal Mine“, “Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky”, “Here Come the Girls“, “Yes We Can Can“, “Play Something Sweet“, and “Southern Nights“. He was a producer for hundreds of recordings, among the best known of which is “Right Place, Wrong Time”, by  Dr. John (“Mac” Rebennack).

Allen Toussaint Music