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Hackberry Ramblers to Harry "Big Daddy" Hypolite
Hackberry Ramblers Cajun/country band celebrated their 70th anniversary in 2003; founders Luderin Darbone and Edwin Duhon received NEA Heritage Fellowships in 2002; featured in the PBS documentary "Make 'Em Dance: The Hackberry Ramblers' Story" in 2004

James Hall Houston native relocated to New Orleans in 1990; now leads rock band Pleasure Club

The Hardheads great roots band from Lafayette, LA featuring seasoned vets of the Louisiana and New Orleans music scene.

Slim Harpo (1924-1970; nee James Moore; born in Lobdell, LA); noted "swamp blues" artist had Top 40 hits with "Baby, Scratch My Back" (1966) and "Rainin' in My Heart" (1961), both on Excello Records; Slim's "I'm a King Bee" was covered by the Rolling Stones on their debut album in 1964

Leigh Harris aka "Little Queenie"; noted local vocalist and songwriter; former leader of Li'l Queenie and the Percolators (1977-82).

Donald Harrison, Jr noted alto sax player (jazz, R&B, traditional Mardi Gras Indian music); former NOCCA student has worked with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Terence Blanchard, and others

Have Soul Will Travel Soul / Groove / Jazz ensemble featuring many local "all-stars".

Dale Hawkins rockabilly singer (born Delmar Allen Hawkins) came to national fame in 1957 when his swamp flavored "Susie Q" made it to No. 2 on the R&B Chart and No. 27 on the Pop chart

Hunter Hayes young Cajun music prodigy

Hazard County Girls hard rocking female trio from New Orleans

Mark Hebert multi-talented singer, songwriter, musician, formerly w/ Tom's House

Heart & Soul Dance & Show Band high-energy variety band from New Orleans known for their soulful vocals, quality musicians, and dancing horn section

Duke Heitger noted trad jazz trumpeter from Ohio relocated to New Orleans in 1991; Duke leads the Steamboat Stompers on the Riverboat Natchez, and is a regular at Palm Court Jazz Cafe; he was featured on cornet on the Squirrel Nut Zippers '97 release, "Hot"

Tareva Henderson noted country music singer and songwriter from Baton Rouge

Clarence "Frogman" Henry New Orleans R&B great noted for his 1956 Pop and R&B hit, "Ain't Got No Home"; was honored with the "Music Heritage Award" at the 2002 Big Easy Entertainment Awards.

Sam Henry, Jr. New Orleans-born keyboard/piano player (Sam & The Soul Machine) & instructor has worked with Aaron Neville, Johnny Adams, Allen Toussaint, Wardell Quezergue, and many others

Al Hermann New Orleans trombonist & educator played with Dukes of Dixieland, the New Orleans Symphony, and backed many stars at the Blue Room (Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett)

Jessie Hill New Orleans R&B singer (1932-1996), aka Mr. "Ooh Poo Pah Doo"; grandson's include jazz musicians James Andrews and Troy Andrews

  • Jessie Hill CD's and audio clips (
  • Jessie Hill CD's and audio clips (LA Music Factory)
  • Jessie Hill nice profile by Jeff Jeff Hannusch (OffBeat Magazine)

Scotty Hill New Orleans-born trombonist leads the French Market Jazz Band

Gary Hirstius talented roots/rock singer & songwriter; New Orleans answer to Bruce Springsteen?

Al Hirt Grammy winning New Orleans trumpet legend and former Bourbon Street club owner passed away in 1999

  • Al Hirt CD's and audio clips (
  • tribute to the late, great trumpeter
  • Al Hirt fan's page w/ a bio, photo & discography
  • Al Hirt filmography from Internet Movie Database

Andi Hoffman and B-Goes atmospheric roots music capturing the mystery of New Orleans

Silas Hogan Late swamp blues legend from Westover, LA (1911 - 1994) recorded for Jay Miller on the Excello label

Peter Holsapple multi-talented musician, singer and songwriter has played with The dB's, R.E.M, Hootie & the Blowfish, and Continental Drifters, among others

Hoodoo Papas "acoustic gumbo" from the duo of Rick Woodward and Rick Seale

Hoodoo Taxi local blues band founded in 1995 includes 3 United Cab drivers

Linda Hopkins Noted R&B, jazz and Gospel singer and Broadway & film actress was born in New Orleans on 11/09/25; won a Tony Award in 1972 for best supporting actress in "Inner City"; recorded with Jackie Wilson, Branford Marsalis and others; part of the "Wild Women Blues" revue which toured Europe for several years, and premiered in the USA in 2002

Billie Jean Horton Bossier City, LA native was married to Hank Williams (from 10/18/52 until his death on 01/01/53) and Johnny Horton (from 09/26/53 until his death on 11/05/60); she performed as Mrs. Hank Williams and as Billie Jean Horton; she had one charted single, "Ocean of Tears", in 1961.

Hostile Apostle 3 piece instrumental bliss! (rock)

Hot 8 Brass Band hot & funky New Orleans brass band

Hot Boys rap group comprised of various rappers from the Cash Money Records

  • Hot Boy$ CD's, reviews and audio clips (

Hot Club of New Orleans vintage jazz and swing

Hotchkiss New Orleans indie rock band led by Art Boonparn

Hotstream New Orleans rock band featuring past/present members of Isaac's Guns, Peabody, Joy Buzzer and Veloka.

David Houston late country music singer and songwriter, actor, and Grand Ole Opry member was born in Shreveport in 1938; won 2 Grammy's for his 1966 hit "Almost Persuaded"; had total of 61 chart entries between 1963 and 1989, including seven No. 1 hits.

Reggie Houston New Orleans born saxophone player and vocalist studied under local legends Kid Jordan and Alvin Batiste; career has included long stints backing Fats Domino and leading Charmaine Neville's band; Reggie relocated to Oregon in 2004, where he fronts his own groups Reggie's Box of Chocolates and the Earth Island Band; look for Reggie at the 2006 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, performing with both Charmaine and Fats.

Howard Shaft R&B / Funk / Jazz band

  • Howard Shaft official web site with bios, gig dates, audio & more

The Huey P's power rock trio from "across the lake"

George Huff New Orleans singer made it to the final 5 of "American Idol" before being eliminated; Huff didn't make the initial cut to 32 contestents, but was called back after semifinalist Donnie Williams (a native of Baton Rouge) was pulled from the show due to a DUI arrest.

Percy Humphrey New Orleans born trumpeter worked with Eureka Brass Band, George Lewis, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and others (01/13/05 - 07/22/95); his father was noted clarinetist Willie Humphrey Sr.; grandfather "Professor" Jim Humphrey was a celebrated music teacher; his brothers Willie and Earl Humphrey were also musicians.

Willie Humphrey Jr. (1900-1994) New Orleans-born clarinet player; brother of Percy Humphrey.

Ben Hunter noted reggae vocalist from New Orleans

Long John Hunter noted Texas blues man is a native of Louisiana

Josh Hyde blues & roots guitarist and songwriter

Harry "Big Daddy" Hypolite blues guitarist worked with Clifton Chenier and C.J Chenier before going out on his own; first solo album - "Louisiana Country Boy" - was released in 2001; Hypolite was killed in an automobile accident near Baton Rouge in June of 2005 welcomes submissions from the public. Please contact us if you have a resource or web site to add, a correction to an existing listing, or if you encounter a broken link. If you are adding a link, please provide the URL and a brief description of the resource or music artist. Send requests & comments to editor (at) Be sure to visit us at Myspace & Facebook.

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