Brother John Is Gone
“’Scar’ John was a special cat. He saved my life one time. We were standing outside the Robin Hood Club listening to Little Miss Cornshucks when he suddenly said, ‘Look out, man.’ So I looked out and half a St. Louis brick came sailing past my head.”
— This piece on the origins of the Neville Brothers’ “Brother John/Iko Iko” is worth reading if you are someone who correctly acknowledges the song’s genius. And most of it is understandable even to those who were not dodging bricks outside of clubs in early ’70s New Orleans.