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New Orleans music community mourns loss of two legends

By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer Joseph “Smokey” Johnson November 14, 1935 – October 6, 2015 “If there is any one drummer active on the scene

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New Orleans music community mourns loss of two legends

Joseph Torregano February 28, 1952 — October 6, 2015 Whether he was wearing a black and white brass band uniform or a blue uniform as

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