Manuel Manetta

Manuel Manetta

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If folklore legend Paul Bunyan was a musician, he would had to have been from New Orleans. Otherwise it is hard to find a music scene where the tales of historic musicians approach the grandeur of a typical saga involving the giant lumberjack. Manuel "Fess" Manetta passes the first test of an early New Orleans musical giant, having been born not only prior to 1900, but prior to 1890. From there the story might be sopped in gumbo gravy, but it is no tall tale at all, rather simpl... Read more

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