Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Gone But Not Forgotten.........The Good Old Days Back In The Day

Rachel's last Birthday Party.  September 12, 2013. Click on the pictures to enlarge them.

Rachel with a feather in her hat and her blue water bottle.

Rachel and Joe on a boat in the Venice Italy lagoon.

Mother, Grandmother, Rachel, Jesse, Ray, and Lorelei 1971. Mobile Alabama.
And Lorelei's doll Baby Tenderlove.

Brother Bhob Stewart clowning around. Sitting on thin air.

Rachel and the snows of yesteryear.

Tara,Ray,Rachel,Joe B.

Rachel and her hiking buddies.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Some Family Pictures From Back In The Day.................For The Good Times

Italy June 2007
Sanibel Island Florida... Rainbow

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Steamboat Natchez New Orleans 2002

Bateaux Mouche Paris France...Ray,Rachel,Joe
Click on the link below to read all about Bateaux Mouches(Fly Boats)

Luxembourg Gardens Paris France

Monday, December 28, 2015

Tuba Skinny "Papa Let Me Lay It On You" - Royal St -SEE "2009-2015 RETR...

Galatoires In New Orleans

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Click on the link below to read about this famous restaurant in New Orleans.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Tuba Skinny, October 16th 2015

Tuba Skinny Live at The Melody Ballroom - I Get the Blues

That picture is a photo not a video. But the music is real and clear as a bell

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Frank Sinatra & Bing Crosby - Christmas Special 1957

This was on TCM last night. It is terrific. Nostalgia for the good old days. Frank and Bing at their very best.

Bing Crosby & Frank Sinatra - White Christmas

Frank Sinatra - Santa Claus is coming to town

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Tuba Skinny 4/12/13 - "9 song set" ** SEE "2009-2015 RETRO" @

This whole set is worth watching. Large crowd watching. The band was at one of its peaks when this was made in April 2013.

Tuba Skinny "Papa Let Me Lay It On You" - Royal St -SEE "2009-2015 RETR...

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Christmas 2008 In Frederick Maryland Update: Merry Christmas 2015 To All

Click on the picture to enlarge. Happy times. Christmas 2008.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Cat Christmas Tree Disaster

Tuba Skinny - "Shine On Harvest Moon"

Tuba Skinny - "Chocolate Avenue"

Worth watching to see the Lucky Dog hot dog cart. And to hear the great music as well.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Tuba Skinny "Oh Papa" - Royal St.- 4/10/15 - MORE at DIGITALALEXA channel

More Tuba Skinny from April-10-2015 when Erika was still singing with the band. Erika good luck with whatever you choose to do.  Maybe we can see you in April 2016 in and around New Orleans when you come back for the festivals then. Thanks for 6 great years of music with Tuba Skinny.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Tuba Skinny plays "Going Back Home" on Royal St. -4/16/12 - MORE at DIG...

Back in the good old days. We will always have Erika right here on youtube. Royal Street never had it so good.

Rachel Stewart And Her C&O Canal Friends In 2009 In Serbia At The World Canals Conference

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Rachel & the rest of the C&O Canal Association contingent at the World Canals Conference in September 2009 in Novi Sad, Serbia — with Rachel Stewart, Barbara Edwards Sheridan and Rod Mackler.

Tuba Skinny - "Savoy Blues"

Friday, December 11, 2015

Tuba Skinny - "I Got A Woman"

Here is some vintage Erika. She is no longer living in New Orleans.
But finally the mystery of her not being there has been solved.
Read the following. It is quoted from the band's site. tuba skinny.
I take this to mean she will be going with the band to Italy December 30 to Jan. 3 to the Umbria Jazz Festival in Orvieto, Italy. See their schedule on their tuba skinny site.

Where is Erika?

We've been getting this question a lot lately, and we figured we owe those inquiring an explanation. Erika has moved out of New Orleans, but she is still in the band. She will still be performing with Tuba Skinny at festivals and on tours, and occasionally in New Orleans too. She'll be playing with us in New Orleans in April. We miss her when she's not with us, but when we do get to play with her, it's a special treat. Thanks for your concern.

Tuba Skinny - "Some Cold Rainy Day"

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Tuba Skinny - Orvieto 29 dicembre 2013

Shaye Cohn rocking out on the piano. Jonathan Doyle on clarinet and Erika Lewis singing her heart out.

Tuba Skinny - Won't You Be Kind To Me

Friday, November 27, 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Sidney And Sidney's Liquor Store In New Orleans

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I first knew Sidney in 1965 and 1966 when he ran a newstand on Decatur Street. He sold lots of papers and magazines.
But when we came back to New Orleans on a visit in 2002 I found he no longer ran a newstand he then ran a liquor store.
He was there and remembered me. He and his family were gathered to celebrate his 76th birthday. They were taking pictures. I looked around and spotted a basket filled with Pecan Praline Liqueur like the ones shown in the post below this one. I bought a bottle.
   When we were checking out of our hotel I showed it to a bellboy as I was packing the trunk of the car. He said "That would be good over vanilla ice cream". And he was so right.
Now I see Sidney has passed on. He left New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina but his store lives on.
 That is Sidney looking like he did in 2002 when I last saw him in his store.
Click on the above to read his obituary.

See the post below this one for more on Pecan Praline Liqueur.

Pecan Praline Liqueur Over Vanilla Ice Cream

This is very good sprinkled over vanilla ice cream.
But it is hard to find except in New Orleans at Sidney's Liquor Store on Decatur Street in the French Quarter across from the French Market.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Friday, November 13, 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Erika Lewis & Tuba Skinny - Careless Love

Loose Marbles - Silver Bell

This is not tuba skinny but it has Shaye Cohn in it so that is good enough for me.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Giant Flemish Rabbits

You might think these are photoshopped pictures but they are not. I saw one of these giant flemish  rabbits at a petting zoo yesterday. I had never seen one before.

Click on these pictures to enlarge the large rabbits.

Tuba Skinny "Any Old Time" at Ivy Substation, Culver City, CA on August ...

Friday, October 30, 2015

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Monday, October 26, 2015

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Tuba Skinny - "I Got A Woman"

This is from 2 years ago and it still very good.

Tuba Skinny- Big Chief Battle Axe

This is from last night(10-24-2015). It is real good but I don't see any Erika in sight.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Photos Of Rachel Lefebure Stewart

First row. Second from the left. September 2010.

Happy times at a wedding.

Click on the pictures to enlarge them.  Lorelei took the picture of Rachel seen above.

Puppies in Chicago.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Bhob Stewart's Blog

Click on the name Bhob Stewart in the Labels Box to see and read much more about Bhob Stewart.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Tuba Skinny, October 16th 2015

They are back in New Orleans. This video was made on 10-16-2015 and I saw it on you tube 3 hours later. The wonders of modern technology. No Erika in sight but still good nonetheless. Nice to see them back on Royal Street.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

More Pictures Of Bamboozled 2015 In The Spanish Ballroom At Glen Echo Park By Andrew Larsen

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See the posts below this one for more photos and 6 great videos  made by Andrew Larsen where you can hear and see Tuba Skinny blowing the roof off the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park located near Washington D.C.

Swing Dancers At Bambloozled 2015 At Glen Echo Park Photos By Andrew Larsen

Click on the pictures to enlarge them. These are the swing dancers at the old Spanish Ballroom in
Glen Echo Park. They are dancing to the music of Tuba Skinny from New Orleans. The event took place on 10-10-2015. A good time was had by all. Correction. A REALLY good time was had by all.
See below for 6 videos of the music of tuba skinny from that evening.