The Hawketts

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        The Hawketts' discography is extremely short, consisting of one 45-rpm single, but that one record is an inarguable classic -- "Mardi Gras Mambo," the A-side, was a major hit in the South, and has gone on to become a New Orleans staple, revived every year for the city's famous Mardi Gras carnival celebration. Formed in 1953, the Hawketts were a teenaged rhythm & blues band from the Crescent City, featuring Art Neville on lead vocals and piano, Alfred August on guitar, George Dav... Read more

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