Theryl DeClouet

Theryl DeClouet known as House Man, was an American soul/R&B singer, best known as the one-time lead vocalist of the musical group Galactic. Born in Hollygrove, New Orleans, United States, he appeared on Galactic's first four studio albums as well as a live release and a compilation before health concerns forced his departure from the band and its heavy tour schedule, his independent solo release, The Truth Iz Out, featured support from longtime friend Ivan Neville and guitarist June Yamagishi of Papa Grows Funk. He appeared on Charlie Hunter Quintet's 2001 album, Songs from the Analog Playground, Hunter's first to feature vocals. DeClouet sang on versions of Earth, Wind & Fire's "Mighty Mighty" and the Willie Dixon standard "Spoonful." In 2005, DeClouet briefly appeared as Judge Locke Randolph in The Dukes of Hazzard. On July 15, 2018, DeClouet died at the age of 66. Separate Rooms - Pyramid Records Open Up Your Heart - Pyramid Records, Hot Soul Records The Houseman Cometh! - Bullseye Blues Records The Truth Iz Out - Self-released Coolin' Off - Fog City Records Crazyhorse Mongoose - Capricorn Late for the Future - Polygram We Love'Em Tonight: Live at Tipitina's - Volcano Records Vintage Reserve - Volcano Records Ruckus - Sanctuary Records Official web site Theryl "The Houseman" deClouet - Bio at Review of The Truth Iz Out from The Phoenix

Canaries, Saint Lucia

Canaries is located on the West Coast of Saint Lucia. It is a small fishing village and it is nestled along the West Coast road, between Anse La Raye and Soufriere, there are scenic views from both the Northern and Southern approaches; until the 1960s there was no road transport to the village and it was only accessible by boat. Since the construction of the West Coast Road it is a stop on the road between Castries and Soufriere; the name Kanawe is derived from the Amerindian word for cooking pots, in the past Canaries had a large sugar plantation that ran inland up the valley that stretches in an easterly direction from the village. Records show that Canaries has existed since 1763 and the original settlers came from the neighbouring island of Martinique. In 1876 a Catholic School was established and after 1929 there was an infant school and a junior school in the village; when the price of sugar dropped in the middle of the 20th Century, the estate closed and many people left for England to look for work.

Many sent money back to their families and since many local businesses have appeared.