Obit Lionel Batiste

  FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2006 file photo, Uncle Lionel Batiste, center with umbrella, dances with an unidentified woman who danced in from the sidewalk during the Krew of Cork parade through New Orleans' French Quarter. Batiste, the vocalist, bass drummer and assistant band leader of the Treme Brass Band, has died. He was 81. Band leader Benny Jones Sr. says Batiste died Sunday, July 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2006 file photo, Uncle Lionel Batiste, center with umbrella, dances with an unidentified woman who danced in from the sidewalk during the Krew of Cork parade through New Orleans' French Quarter. Batiste, the vocalist, bass drummer and assistant band leader of the Treme Brass Band, has died. He was 81. Band leader Benny Jones Sr. says Batiste died Sunday, July 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

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