A Carnival Playlist 2

Mississippi Panarama

Dawn in New Orleans :: credit: Brian Gratwicke / Flickr

A Carnival Playlist

We’ve put together some music for you to enjoy. Think of it as a playlist with a beginning, middle and end: it starts out easy and then gets a little funky before that inevitable (Ash Wednesday-ish) denouement.

There’s an arc to it — like Mardi Gras itself.

Carnival Time
Al Johnson & The Soul Apostles
CD: Treme: Season 2 (Music from the HBO Series)
Carnival Time

Allen Toussaint
CD: New Orleans Party Classics

Shallow Water
Donald Harrison Sr. and the Guardians of the Flame, Donald Harrison Jr. & Dr. John
CD: Indian Blues
Shallow Water

Mardi Gras Indians: Tribe Battle :: credit: smulligannn / Flickr

credit: smulligannn / Flickr

Big Chief
Professor Longhair & Earl King
CD: Ultimate Mardi Gras
Big Chief

Krewe d’Etat
CD: Ya-Ka-Mey
Krewe d’etat

Make Way for the Rebirth
Kermit Ruffins and the Rebirth Brass Band
CD: Throwback
Make Way for the Rebirth

brass band

photo: Christian Bélanger / Flickr

My Feet Can’t Fail Me Now
Dirty Dozen Brass Band
CD: My Feet Can’t Fail Me Now
My Feet Can’t Fail Me Now

Tootie Ma is a Big Fine Thing
Preservation Hall Jazz Band with Tom Waits
CD: An Album to Benefit Preservation Hall & The Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program
Tootie Ma Is A Big Fine Thing

Don’t You Feel My Leg
Blue Lu Barker & Danny Barker
CD: Live At the New Orleans Jazz Festival
Don’t You Feel My Leg

King of the Zulus
Louis Armstrong
CD: Louis Armstrong: Highlights of His Decca Years (The Original Decca Recordings)
King of the Zulus

Dr. John
CD: Dr. John Plays Mac Rebbenack: The Legendary Sessions, Vol. 1

If I Ever Cease to Love
AJ Loria
CD: Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Vol. 2
If Ever I Cease To Love

Lagniappe: Big Chief
The Neville Brothers
CD: Authorized Bootleg/Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA February 27, 1989
Big-Chief: Live From Wolfgang’s Vault