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Dance Your Blues Away on Mardi Gras Day

   
 

February 15th, 2012 ~ We're hitting the streets this week to celebrate - what else? - Mardi Gras! We'll meet parade float builders, visit the Backstreet Cultural Museum in Treme, discover a skull and bone gang and baby dolls, follow Mardi Gras Indians and learn why flamingos flock to Baton Rouge this time of year.

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Hour One   Hour Two  
  • Open Bed: Bourbon Street Parade Coolbone Brass Band
    Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Sound of New Orleans
  • Go to the Mardi Gras Professor Longhair
    Mardi Gras Essentials, Hip-O
  • New Orleans Big Boy Myles with Mac Rebennack's Orchestra
    We Love to Rock 'N' Roll, West Side
  • Louisiana Twist 'June Bug' Bailey
    Shreveport Stomp Vol.1, Ram Records, Ace
  • South Rampart Street Parade Bing Crosby with the Andrew Sisters
    Their Complete Recordings Together, Decca
  • South Rampart Street Parade Coolbone Brass Band
    Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Sound of New Orleans
  • Canal Street Blues Dr. Michael White with Jason Marsalis
    Our New Orleans, Nonesuch
  • Instrumental: Seven-Ay Pocky Way Jason Marsalis
    Music in Motion, Basin Street
  • SEGMENT: Sylvester Francis of the Backstreet Cultural Museum
    Listen
  • Do Whatcha Wanna Pt. 3 Rebirth Brass Band
    Mardi Gras Party, Rhino
  • Jock-A-Mo James 'Sugar Boy' Crawford
    Mardi Gras Essentials, Hip-O
  • Manteca Chana Pozo and Dizzy Gillespie's Big Band
    A Carnival of Cuban Music, Rounder
  • O Coco da Galinha Galactic featuring Mayseis Marques
    Carnivale Electricos, Anti-
  • Instrumental: Second Line Part I Stop, Inc
    Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Mardi Gras
  • SEGMENT: The Knights of Chaos Floats with Royal Artists
    Listen
  • Street Parade Earl King
    Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Mardi Gras
  • Big Chief Donald Harrison
    Indian Blues, Candid
  • Sew, Sew, Sew White Cloud Hunters
    Blue Routes, Folkways
  • Meet De Boys on De Battlefront Wild Tchoupitoulas
    Wild Tchoupitoulas, Island
  • End Bed: Lily of the Valley Panorama Brass Band
    17 Days, Panorama Records
 
  • Going Back to New Orleans Joe Liggins & the Honey Drippers
    Creole Kings of New Orleans, Specialty
  • Carnival Days Dave Bartholomew
    Mardi Gras Essentials, Hip-O
  • (Talkin' About the) Zulu King James & Troy Andrews with Donald Harrison Jr. & Big Chief Monk Boudreaux
    12 & Shorty, Keep Swingin'
  • SEGMENT: Mardi Gras Day with Bone Gang and Baby Dolls
    Listen
  • Iko Iko The Dixie Cups
    Mardi Gras in New Orleans Vol II, Mardi Gras
  • Mardi Gras Boogie Big Joe Turner
    Tell Me Pretty Baby, Arhoolie
  • Instrumental: Honey Dripper Buddy Guy & Junior Wells
    Play the Blues, Rhino
  • SEGMENT: Spanish Town Mardi Gras in Baton Rouge, LA
    Listen
  • Judy in Disguise John Fred and the Playboy Band
    Absolutely the Best of John Fred and the Playboy Band, Varese Sarabande
  • Stay All Night The Red Stick Ramblers
    Bring It On Down, Memphis International
  • Dance All Night Boozoo Chavis
    Who Stole My Monkey, Rounder
  • Instrumental: Empty Bottle Stomp Wallace 'Cheese' Read
    Folksongs of the Louisiana Acadians, Arhoolie
  • Nou Ka Pase (Sewinal song) Folk Research Center of St. Lucia
    Musical Traditions of St. Lucia, Folkways
  • Chant de Mardi Gras The Ardoin Family
    Zodico: Louisiana Creole Music, Rounder
  • Mardi Gras Coteau
    Coteau: Highly Seasoned Cajun Music, Rounder
  • Walk Through the Streets of the City Joe Lastie Jr. & the Lastie Family Gospel
    Joe Lastie Jr. & the Lastie Family Gospel, Preservation Hall
  • Wade in the River Dejan's Olympia Brass
    New Orleans: Rebuild, Restore, Rejoice, Mardi Gras
  • End Bed: Walking Home Donald Harrison with Dr. John
    Indian Blues, Candid