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Amazon Article Recalls ’A Day In The Park With Babe Stovall’

When Mark Huffman was 22 years old he interviewed Delta blues great Babe Stovall and recorded him playing in New Orleans’ Jackson Square. Thirty-eight years later the recording of that interview and performance has resurfaced.


Babe Stovall was more than just a New Orleans street musician. He played with Delta blues great Tommy Johnson and toured the country, recording an album on the Verve label. In New Orleans in the 1960s he was a strong influence on the young musicians passing through the city.

Mark Huffman, a young radio reporter in 1974, interviewed Stovall and recorded him playing in Jackson Square. He has written an Amazon e-article “A Day In The Park With Babe Stovall,” recounting that day.

What makes this piece unique is Huffman has included links to audio clips from that tape in the text of the article. 

“People who download the book will not only be able to read what I hope is an entertaining and informative article but actually hear Babe play a couple of songs and talk about his music,” Huffman said.

The interview took place in the spring of 1974. Within just a few months, Stovall died at the age of 66. Huffman said he believes his was the last recording Stovall ever made.

The e-article and audio sells for $2.99 and can be purchased through Amazon.


 Babe Stovall
 New Orleans

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