Big Chief Alfred Doucette
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Big Chief Alfred Doucette,
born Oct. 27, 1940, has been a lifelong resident of New Orleans and is considered a living legend. He is a man of many talents as his previous careers show. Big Chief Doucette is a New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian who has been inducted into the Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame twice—once as Big Chief of the Flaming Arrow Warriors and again as Chief Council of the Flaming Arrow Warriors. He is also a master carpenter; master race car builder and driver; owner of the legendary Nite Cap lounge; thoroughbred horseman trainer and racer; an artist who designs and creates Mardi Gras Indian suits; a Creole chef; and a renowned musician, songwriter and entertainer.

In 1970, Big Chief Doucette, along with his brothers Roland and Sterling, opened the premier New Orleans nightclub of the day. The Nite Cap 1 featured such famous local acts as the The Meters, the Neville Brothers, Cool Enterprise, Stop Incorporated, Flashback and Chocolate Milk, as well as international artists The Manhattans, The Chi-Lites , Bobby Womack, The O’Jays, Betty Wright, Johnny Guitar Watson and Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown. In 1977, the Nite Cap 1 was replaced by the Nite Cap 2 on a bigger, grander scale... >>read more

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