All On A Mardi Gras Day: A Compilation

1. Big Chief
(Professor Longhair, Tipitinas, New Orleans 12/31/1978)
2. Iko Iko
(Neville Brothers, Oakland Coliseum Arena 12/31/1985)
3. Take Me To The Mardi Gras
(Paul Simon & James Taylor, NBC Studios-SNL 3/15/1980)
4. Meet The Boys On The Battlefront
(Wayne Kramer, The Library, Novi, MI 4/26/1997)
5. New Suit
(Big Chief Bo Dollis & The Wild Magnolias, The Funkbox, Baltimore 8/21/2005)
6. It's Mardi Gras
(Big Al & The Heavyweights, The Great Northeast Blues Festival, Syracuse, NY 8/11/2002)
7. Indian Red
(Emmylou Harris & Daniel Lanois, Shepherd's Bush Empire, London 11/23/1995)
8. Go To The Mardi Gras
(Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Sweetwater's, Mill Valley, CA 1/24/1991)
9. Brother John
(David Lindley & El Rayo-X, Laguna Seca Recreation Arena, Monterey, CA 7/30/1988)
10. Hey Mama (Wild Tchoupitoulas)
(Down On The Bayou-NOMC Benefit, Tipitina's, New Orleans 11/1/2009)
11. Fire Water
(Peruvian Pedicurists, Loki Music Festival, Mills River, NC 10/11/2008)
12. Mardi Gras Mambo
(Snooks Eaglin, Tipitina's, New Orleans 2/27/1990)
13. All On A Mardi Gras Day
(Dr. John, Tipitina's, New Orleans 4/28/2007)
14. Hey Pocky A-Way
(The Meters, Tramps, New York 10/30/1993)

Just in time for Mardi Gras.

This is a celebration of both the Mardi Gras and the Mardi Gras Indian traditions. Originally, I was going to do an all-I-could-find compilation. What would have happened, though, is that I would have had one version, maybe two, of many songs and about 20 versions of Iko Iko and Hey Pocky A-Way. It also would've meant four or five discs. So as a means of self-editing, I ended up with two rules: one version of each song (somewhat broken by a medley or two) and only one selection per artist. I know there are plenty of songs not included. Whatever I could find is here. If I left out something obvious, please don't tell me. I got a little rushed at the end when I realized Mardi Gras is right around the corner. See y'all at Jazzfest.

Thanks to all the tapers and uploaders at Dime that post all this great NOLA funk. Without them, this is impossible. A few merit special mention...Randy Bayers, keytohwy, pdub2000, Roy Leinfuss and survivor69
stand out among others for getting NOLA out to the masses.

A Skiddly Bop Production

Others In The Series
Jerry Does Dylan (Feb. 2005)
Musical Gods: Jerry Does Van (May 2007)
Don't Forget The Motor City: Jerry Does Motown (Dec. 2007)
The Toussaint Covers (July 2008)
Down The Road: Interpretations of Junco Partner (Oct. 2009)