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Lionel Paul "Uncle" Batiste
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Birth: Feb. 11, 1931
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Jul. 8, 2012
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA

Musician. Bass drummer, vocalist and assistant leader for the Treme Brass Band in New Orleans, LA. An iconic leading figure in the the brass band community, Mr Batiste was often seen with his omnipresent sunglasses, a kazoo, and wristwatch that he wore across his left hand. He appeared in many commercials and television shows and was featured on the souvenir Congo Square poster for Jazz Fest in 2010 as well as the Treme Bicentennial poster in 2012. He also made an appearance on the HBO series "Treme".
His performance career first began at age 11 when he tap danced with the Square Deal Social Aid and Pleasure Club. He shared a stage at The Famous Door with bandleader Sharkey Bonano as well as Pork Chop and Kidney Stew.
He began the Dirty Dozen Kazoo Band in the 1930's with several friends and they paraded the streets of New Orleans playing music whenever boxer Joe Louis won a fight.
He recorded two albums with the Treme Brass Band and is known for his signature slide and hope which he learned from watching the drummer Papa Knox. He not only entertained with his drum playing but also with his onstage antics which included frequent and enthusiastic dancing.
He will be remembered by many musicians as an inspiration and role model, including the trumpeter Kermit Ruffins who stated, "(Mr. Batiste) was my total influence on how to act, how to dress, and how to feel about life." 
 
Burial:
Saint Louis Cemetery Number 2
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
Created by: Charlotte Graves
Record added: Jul 09, 2012
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- Devil Kitty Designs
 Added: Dec. 10, 2013
Rest In Peace, "Uncle" Lionel!
- Eman Bonnici
 Added: Oct. 7, 2012

- Charlotte Graves
 Added: Jul. 9, 2012
 
 
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