Papa John Joseph
Joseph was born in St. James Parish, Louisiana and moved to New Orleans by 1906.
For years in mid life he worked professionally as a barber playing music occasionally on the side. He returned to music full time in his later years. He was a regular at Preservation Hall until he famously dropped dead there after finishing a rousing version of When the Saints Go Marching In.
- New Orleans Jazz: A Family Album by Al Rose and Edmond Souchon