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Gimme 5! Checks Given to New Orleans Musicians during Mardi Gras

Gimme 5During the 2006 New Orleans Mardi Gras Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine - Robert Jr. Whitall and Shirley Mae Owens with the help of many, many people (thank-you Detroit Blues Society, B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ, Knuckleheads Saloon, The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, Georgina Moore, Bill Wax - XM‘s Bluesville and all who contributed to Gimme 5!) presented checks to New Orleans musicians affected by Hurricane Katrina. Many are still displaced and have been unable to work for several months. Everyone has his or her own Katrina story to be featured in Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine – April/May, ’06.

Gimme 5! New Orleans Musicians Fund Recipients:
• Clarence “Frogman” Henry (New Orleans Legend – “Ain’t Got No Home”)
• Reggie Hall (New Orleans piano player & Bandleader)
• J. Monque ‘D (J. Monque ‘D Blues Band)
• Walter Cook (Big Chief of the Creole Wild West)
• Paula Rangell (Paula & The Pontiacs)
• The Dixie Cups (“Going to the Chapel,” “Iko Iko”)
• Washboard Chaz (Washboard Chaz Trio, Tin Men)
• Little Freddie King (Blues Musician)
• Antoinette K-Doe (Mother-In-Law Lounge)
• Jo Cool Davis (Gospel Leader and Tipitina’s Doorman)
• Sylvester Francis (Owner of The Backstreet Cultural Museum)
• Thomas Sparks (Big Chief of the Yellow Jackets)
• Jumpin’ Johnnie Sansone (Blues Bandleader)

Gimme 5! fundraising efforts has just begun and more work needs to be done. Gimme 5! will continue at the 2006 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (4/28 – 5/7) as well as through the summer relieving the pressure in a small way but to a very appreciative group of people. Please do not hesitate to donate to Gimme 5!

Make your tax deductible donations payable to:
Gimme 5!/Detroit Blues Society, P.O. Box 488. Goodrich, MI 48438 or contact Robert Jr. Whitall at 248-582-1544, blues@bigcitybluesmag.com or www.bigcitybluesmag.com
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