Treme Brass Band singer Lionel Batiste dead at 81

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“He was Uncle Lionel to us,” said Walter “Whoadie” Ramsey, who also plays trombone and is the band’s lead vocalist. “I will always respect what he did for New Orleans’ music.”


Associated Press writer Chevel Johnson contributed to this report.

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