The Hawkettes

The lead singer on the Hawkettes’ recording of Mardi Gras Mambo, released by Chess, their only known recording, is understood to be New Orleans stalwart Art Neville (then 16), George Davis, Alfred August, Israel Bell, August Fleuri, Carroll Joseph, Morris Bechamin and John Boudreaux.

Art Neville was born on born December 17, 1937 and is still living.

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