Monday, February 19, 2007

My Top Mardi Gras Songs

In no particular order...

Mardi Gras Day - The Wild Magnolia
Feel like Funkin' it up - Rebirth Brass Band
Do Whatcha Wanna - Rebirth Brass Band
Big Chief - Professor Longhair
Party - The Wild Magnolias
Carnival Time - Al Johnson
Mardi Gras Mambo - The Hawketts
Shoo-Fly - Bo Dollis and Monk Boudreaux
Mardi Gras in New Orleans - Professor Longhair
Second Line - Olympia Brass Band
Make Way for the Rebirth - Rebirth Brass Band and Kermit Ruffins
Feet Can't Fail Me Now - Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Do the Fat Tuesday - Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers
Big Chief Got a Golden Crown - The Wild Tchoupitoulas
Orleans and Claiborne - Trombone Shorty
Dey All Axed for you - (Was that the meters?)

And I am making some gumbo. Wish I was there...


Mnemosyne said...

I wish you were here, too.

Leigh C. said...

"Handa Wanda" is good, too. 8-)

Brian Bordelon said...

Thankfully you left out any Ernie-K-Doe references or songs.

Carl said...

"They All Ask'd For You" was indeed performed by The Meters and can be found on the 2-CD set "Funkify Your Life" from Rhino Records.

Carl said...

I have a lot of Mardi Gras songs in my collection. One that's pretty good in a slightly different way is "The Day After Mardi Gras Day" by Alex McMurray on his Banjaxed CD (you can find it on It captures the mood of the aftereffects of Ash Wednesday morning.

LatinTeacher said...

Do you think they would have that at Louisiana Music Factory? If so, I will make sure to get it next time I am in town.