I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate

Lionel Ferbos

July 17, 1911

Forwarded to us by a great friend of jazz, Jim Eigo of Jazz Promotion Services:

“It’s that wonderful time of the year when we have the opportunity to wish Lionel Ferbos a Happy Birthday.

Mr. Ferbos will celebrate his 103rd Birthday on Wednesday, July 17.

As we have done in the past, we are asking you to send birthday cards to Mr. Ferbos.

Lionel Ferbos Sr.
5543 Press Drive
New Orleans, LA 70126″

We shot this when Mr. Ferbos was 96. He is the oldest active musician in the City of New Orleans. Until age 75, he was a tinsmith.