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Dave Bartholomew plays some trumpet during his interview at the Ponderosa Stomp's 2nd Annual Music History Conference at the Louisiana State Museum in the Cabildo in New Orleans on April 27, 2009.  <br />
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Dave Bartholomew is a true New Orleans music legend- while he plays the trumpet and was in several bands in the 1940s his true impact on musical culture was felt as a songwriter, composer, and arranger, most notably with Fats Domino.  Collaborating with Fats, the two made more than 40 hits in the 1950s and early 60s, including two number one hits in "Goin' Home" and "Ain't That a Shame".  Beyond his work with Fats Domino, Bartholomew also wrote songs that were later hits for a variety of artists including Elvis, Chuck Berry, Pat Boone, and Lloyd Price.  In helping define the "New Orleans sound" of the 1950s, Bartholomew was helping define the sound of the new rhythm and blues and rock and roll itself.  He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991.  <br />
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The Ponderosa Stomp is an annual music festival held in New Orleans since 2002 that celebrates the uncelebrated names in American musical history.  The festival spotlights musicians who have contributed to the American roots musical canon in various genres, from rockabilly to soul to rock and roll to jazz to experimental.  For two nights of the year these mostly forgotten names perform to an audience of aficionados whose memory has not faded and turn back the clock with blistering performances of the hits that did or (in the case of the regional musicians that plugged away unknown to the world at large, as well as those whose songs were recorded to acclaim by other musicians) did not make them famous.

Dave Bartholomew plays some trumpet during his interview at the Ponderosa Stomp's 2nd Annual Music History Conference at the Louisiana State Museum in the Cabildo in New Orleans on April 27, 2009.

Dave Bartholomew is a true New Orleans music legend- while he plays the trumpet and was in several bands in the 1940s his true impact on musical culture was felt as a songwriter, composer, and arranger, most notably with Fats Domino. Collaborating with Fats, the two made more than 40...
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