Robbie Robertson's

...a section of New Orleans once dedicated to fast living, hot music and moonburnt nights.
Man, if these walls could talk...

I am now going to speak to you beloved of things which I wish could be told without words.

I am going to speak to you of these houses of darkness, fifteen hundred angels of death inhabit these places accompanied by the rhythms and sounds of the devil himself.

After 20 years as the most celebrated party district this side of the Atlantic.... 38 blocks around Robertson and Basin Streets of Cabarets, Bordellos and Saloons on November 12, 1917 Storyville was ordered closed down with the threat of being burnt to the ground.

There was a long stream of harlots and their servants, musicians and gamblers in the exodus from


- Robbie Robertson

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