Carnival Knowledge: Mardi Gras Masks, Music and Mischief


February 2nd, 2005 ~ As Mardi Gras rolls around again, visit the late king of Krewe du Vieux, R&B hero Ernie K-Doe. Ride high with the oldest women's Mardi Gras parade, Iris, and get down in the streets with a krewe of dogs in costume, Barkus. Plus Mardi Gras music makers in New Orleans, from Al "Carnival Time" Johnson to Rio's samba schools.

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  • Open Bed: New Second Line Dejan's Olympia Brass Band
    Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Rounder
  • Mardi Gras Mambo The Hawketts
    Chess New Orleans, Chess/MCA
  • Mambo Gozon Tito Puente
    Top Percussion / Dance Mania, Bear Family
  • Mardi Gras In New Orleans Dirty Dozen Brass Band
    Mardi Gras Party, Rounder
  • Mardi Gras Day Dr. John
    Mardi Gras Essentials, Hip-O
  • Jambalaya The Ventures
    Hawaii Five-O / Swamp Rock, EMI
  • INTERVIEW: Mardi Gras Parade: Iris
  • Louisiana Twist June Bug' Bailey
    Shreveport Stomp: Ram Records Vol. 1, Ace
  • New Orleans Elvis Presley
    King Creole, RCA
  • Mardi Gras Boogie Joe Turner
    Tell Me Pretty Baby, Arhoolie
  • Instrumental: Burgundy Astral Project
    Elevado, Astral Project
  • INTERVIEW: Krewe du Vieux parade with Ernie K-Doe
  • Popeye Joe Ernie K-Doe
    Minit Records Story, EMI
  • Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee Champion Jack Dupree
    A Portrait of Champion Jack Dupree, Rounder
  • Saturday Night Blowout John Buddy Williams Band
    Calypso Awakening, Folkways
  • Big Chief Rebirth Brass Band
    Hey Mardi Gras, EasyDisc
  • Take Me to the Mardi Gras Paul Simon
    There Goes Rhymin' Simon, Warner Brothers
  • SEGMENT: Al Johnson
  • Carnival Time Bo Dollis & the Wild Magnolias
  • Hey Pocky Way The Meters
    Anthology: Funkify Your Life, Rhino
  • Hiko Hiko Donald Harrison
    Indian Blues, Candid
  • Instrumental: Red Beans and Rice Scatman Patin with Linda Brannon
    Shreveport Stomp: Ram Records Vol. 1, Ace
  • Zulus Ball Don Vappie & the Creole Jazz Serenaders
    In Search of King Oliver, APV
  • New Bon Ton Roulay (aka Bon Ton #2) Clarence 'Bon Ton' Garlow
    Louisiana Swamp Blues, Capitol
  • Le Negue Antillais Sam Castendet et son orchestre Creole
  • La Danse Des Mardi Gras Balfa Brothers
    Kings of Cajun: 15 Stomps From the Swamps, Swallow
  • Zydeco Mardi Gras Boozoo Chavis
    Zydeco Trail Ride, Maison de Soul
  • Carnaval Cuarteto Patria
    Carnival, Putamayo
  • Peanut Vendor Alvin 'Red' Tyler & The Gyros
    New Orleans Party Classics, Rhino
  • Instrumental: Carnival Dizzy Gillespie
    Bahiana, Pablo
  • I Know You Mardi Gras Eddie Bo
    Carnival, Putamayo
  • While We Danced At The Mardi Gras Al Hirt and his Jazz Band
    Mardi Gras Parade Music from New Orleans, GHB
  • INTERVIEW: Mardi Gras Parade: Barkus
  • If Dogs Ran Free Bob Dylan
    New Morning, Sony
  • Jambalaya (On the Bayou) Lucinda Williams
    Ramblin, Folkways
  • Just a Little While To Stay Here Rebirth Brass Band
    Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Rounder