Friday, July 17, 2009
Marilyn Barbarin Just A Teenager
You can find out more about the lady in a previous post.
You can also hear more of her music over on Sir Shambling's Deep Soul Heaven.
I've also discovered that she was married to Wilbert “Junkyard Dog” Arnold who sadly died last year:
New Orleans, and likely the planet’s, funkiest drummer Wilbert “Junkyard Dog” Arnold passed away at 8:10 a.m. this morning at University Hospital in New Orleans. The Dog, as he was affectionately known by so many, was surrounded by family and friends including his wife, Marilyn Barbarin, his children Shanta and Wilbert, Jr., his long time partner in rhythm, Jack Cruz, and former band-mates Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Tom Fitzpatrick, Tom Worrell and many other longtime close friends who have kept vigil by his bedside in the last couple of weeks… Read full article on NNSeek
Wilbert played, performed and recorded with Walter "Wolfman" Washington and the Roadmasters for more than two decades and most recently with the New Orleans Rhythm Conspiracy on "Dancin' Ground" and with Brother Tyrone on "Mind Bender"
Here's his send off from earlier this year in NO:
Read more about Wilbert “Junkyard Dog” Arnold on Home Of The Groove.
Since I last posted, I have also discovered that she did vocal on an album by the New Orleans Rhythm Conspiracy Release Date: 2007. More details on Louisiana Music Factory site You can listen to snippets on CD Baby.
Dan Phillips over on Home Of The Groove also wrote a short snippet on her whilst talking about another N.O. soulstress. He says that she is still active and that she performed at the N.O. Jazzfest in recent times.
Another recording that I turned up is Tell Me Why on this CD:
Martin Lawrie has also cleared up whether she was in the Eddie Bo produced group The Explosions - read the interview with Eddie Bo and the discography of the Explosions