Pavageau, Alcide “Slow Drag,”

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Pavageau, Alcide “Slow Drag,”

Pavageau, Alcide “Slow Drag,” jazz bassist; b. New Orleans, La., March 7, 1888; d. there, Jan. 19, 1969. He was known in New Orleans during his early days as a guitarist and a spectacular dancer (the “slow drag” is a dance). During the late 1920s he took up string bass and worked with Buddie Petit, Herb Morand, worked regularly with George Lewis from 1943, went to N.Y. with Bunk Johnson in 1945, and worked regularly with George Lewis, with whom he made overseas tours. During the last few years of his life he regularly marched in parades as the Grand Marshal and played at Preservation Hall. His wife, Anne, recorded as a pianist and vocalist.

—John Chilton,Who’s Who of Jazz /Lewis Porter

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