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J&M Music Shop

  • 840 N. Rampart St. Map It
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Updated 04/09/2014

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Although the patrons of the laundromat that now occupies this space probably don't pay the historical provenance much heed, this is one of the most significant musical landmarks in New Orleans.A plaque on this 1835 building marks it as the former site of the recording studio that launched the rock-and-roll careers of such greats as Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, and Ray Charles. Owned by Cosimo Matassa, the studio operated from 1945 to 1955.

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840 N. Rampart St., New Orleans, Louisiana, 70116, United States

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