Respect your own creativity and respect the creativity and creative space of other people.

— Danny Barker

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I'd advise you to visit New Orleans before you pass away.

I really would. Because if you die without seeing New Orleans, you wasted half your life.

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Lots of the bands [in New Orleans] couldn't read too much music.

So they used a fiddle to play the lead - a fiddle player could read - and that was to give them some protection.

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Everything in New Orleans was competitive.

People would always be betting on who was the best and the greatest in everything. That's where the battles of music came in.

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The New Orleans bands, you see, didn't play with a flat sound.

They'd shade the music. After the band had played with the two or three horns blowing, they'd let the rhythm have it.

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