LA Times reporting details of a major tape find via a flea market in Los Angeles via an article on their website
The original story can be read here however the Nola website has a more news style article which can be read via the link further on
Piled in Nishita’s garage were multiple reels by the Meters, including quarter-inch master copies of their eponymous 1969 debut and their 1974 album “Rejuvenation” — two of funk’s most formative works, both frequently sampled by hip-hop producers — along with unreleased tracks and jams. There were reels of Toussaint, Dr. John and every big-timer in New Orleans R&B: Irma Thomas, Lee Dorsey, Huey “Piano” Smith. There were reels with names prized by soul and funk collectors: Betty Harris, Willie West, Eldridge Holmes. And still dozens more containing demos or one-off recordings marked by unknown names: Laura Jacobs, Carla Baker, “Eugene.”
Nola website also reporting details of the tape find but in a more concise article
Report: Historic lost tapes from Allen Toussaint's studio found at Los Angeles flea market
Hundreds of historic reel-to-reel tapes from Allen Toussaint’s Sea-Saint Recording Studio that were taken out of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina ended up at a California flea market, the Los Angeles Times reports.
A trove of 673 tape reels, dating from 1968 to 1979, was purchased last year at an open-air market in Torrance, Calif., called Roadium. The collection represents an invaluable documentation of the raw material of New Orleans funk, R&B and soul.
The tapes were mostly recorded at Sea-Saint. Some originated at one of legendary New Orleans recording engineer Cosimo Matassa’s studios. A few came from studios in other cities.