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Lionel Batiste (1931–2012)

Began his music career at the age of 11 playing bass drum with the Square Deal Social & Pleasure Club. He was the bass drummer, vocalist and assistant leader of the Treme Brass Band; known for his kazoo playing and singing as well, and has recorded a cd as a vocalist. Besides inspiring younger musicians with his playing, he served as a role model ... See full bio »

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Make It Funky!
Make It Funky! Himself
Shake the Devil Off
One Note at a Time
Treme Actor


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 2010-2011 Treme (TV Series)
- Slip Away (2011)
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 2016 One Note at a Time (Documentary)
 2007 Shake the Devil Off (Documentary) (as Uncle Lionel Batiste Sr.)
 2005 Make It Funky! (Documentary)
Himself (as Uncle Lionel Batiste Sr.)

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Uncle Lionel Batiste Sr.

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