Following up our brief conversation at AEBGVI -- if we need to discuss further any of the actual southern stuff (as distinguished from its imitation by Yankees for comic effect), I'm here. And the guy I was trying to recall with a New Orleans mulatto background was Picayune Butler. There are probably archived arguments about him here somewhere, between (mainly) me and Carl Anderton. We do that from time to time, keeps us young at heart.
Mark, What a nice to surprise to get a note from you! I am still working on those songs from Swannanoa, enjoying your book and also finding so much good stuff from you and others on YouTube. Best to both you and Julee.