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"Blakeview: LeRoux's 'New Orleans Ladies'". Blake Pontchartrain Jun 11, 2018 Gambit

Forty years ago this summer, a song by a Louisiana band began its rise on the Billboard music charts: "New Orleans Ladies," performed by the Baton Rouge-based band LeRoux. In it, lead singer Jeff Pollard describes those "Creole babies" with a sassy style who sashay by, "all the way from Bourbon Street to Esplanade." The song was written by Hoyt Garrick and Leon Medica, the bassist for LeRoux. According to Tom Aswell's book Louisiana Rocks!, the song originally was written for French musician Dick Rivers, who rejected it. Medica then pitched it to Pollard. The band changed its name to Louisiana's LeRoux and in July 1978 included the song on its self-titled debut album. "New Orleans Ladies" reached No. 59 on the Billboard Hot 100 that summer and became the band's anthem. Gambit readers even voted it the best New Orleans song of the 20th century in one survey. Though Pollard left the band and its members changed over the years, LeRoux, which takes its name from the essential ingredient in Louisiana cooking, continues to perform. It has toured with A-listers such as Chicago, Willie Nelson, ZZ Top and the Allman Brothers Band. In 2007, the group received a Grammy nomination for its work with Tab Benoit and was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2009.

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"An Interview with bassist, producer, and songwriter Leon Medica of Louisiana's LeRoux" by Michael Limnios Blues Network Jun 16, 2012

"Be yourself, play what you feel, you can be influenced but don’t copy."

Leon Medica: Southern Musical Gumbo

Their 1978 Capitol press release read: "LeRoux takes its name from the Cajun French term for the thick and hearty gravy base that's used to make a gumbo." Louisiana's LeRoux was a musical gumbo that blended various instruments and arrangements for some spicy, mouth-watering pop-rock.Using blues, R&B, funk, jazz, rock, and Cajun as their base, their Southern anthem "New Orleans Ladies"

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Do you remember any interesting from the recording time with your entire guest like producer and musician?

I produced and played bass on the song “Where are You Tonight” for the Movie “Dirty Dancing”. This group of musicians and had never appeared on a major album before. The musicians were keyboardist Skippy Varnado, drummer Mike Noto, guitarist Mike Armshaw with Randy Knaps and Trish Howell on vocals. We later additional keyboard overdubs with Larry Turner. We cut a Booker T’s- R & B-type track using a big horn section. The lead singer was Tom Johnston from the Doobie Brothers.

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