Just an update to a closed post re: a New Orleans street performer August 16, 2014 4:53 PM   Subscribe

Back in January, flapjax at midnite posted an item about some street performers in New Orleans entitled, "just a little folk music for y'all." I opined that it was a shame that the performers' identities were not recorded.

I was surprised to hear at a professional conference this past week that the identity of one of the individuals has been (most likely) discovered. He was CoCoMo Joe Barthelemy.

I find it encouraging when information like this is uncovered. Joe passed in 1990 but his art is no longer anonymous.
posted by Morrigan to MetaFilter-Related at 4:53 PM (5 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

Huh, that's a neat chance connection.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:54 PM on August 16, 2014 [1 favorite]

The video from the post seems to be down. Anyone got a better link to it?
posted by andoatnp at 6:25 PM on August 16, 2014

posted by zamboni at 6:35 PM on August 16, 2014 [3 favorites]

Thanks for the update, what an amazing thing to find out about a video from 1928. Nice to hear CoCoMo has been recognised and to hear him playing his homemade kit again, so thanks for the updated link, zamboni - it still sounds phat!
posted by marienbad at 3:05 AM on August 17, 2014

Wow, fantastic! Thanks, Morrigan!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:38 PM on August 17, 2014 [1 favorite]

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