Now that The Carnival season is upon us and the New Orleans Saints are Super Bowl Champions, here are 41 tracks of essential Mardi Gras tunes, classic New Orleans funk and R&B, and some Cajun and Zydeco gems.  Can you imagine how insane Bourbon Street was last night???

Mardi Gras Mixtape

Disc 1
01. Big Chief – Professor Longhair
02. Cabbage Alley – The Meters
03. Junco Partner – James Booker
04. Iko Iko – The Dixie Cups
05. Yes We Can Can – Lee Dorsey
06. Hey Pocky A-Way – The Meters
07. Handa Wanda – Big Chief Bo Dollis & The Wild Magnolia Mardi Gras Indians
08. Carnival Time – Al Johnson
09. Mardi Gras Jig – The Bluerunners
10. Tipitina – Professor Longhair
11. Blues for Ben – Stanton Moore
12. Huey Smith Medley – Dr. John
13. Mardi Gras Mambo – The Meters
14. Sew, Sew, Sew – The Wild Magnolias
15. Mardi Gras Day – Dr. John
16. Bosco Stomp – The Red Stick Ramblers
17. Cissy Strut – The Meters
18. Look-Ka Py Py – The Meters
19. Zydeco Gris-Gris – Pine Leaf Boys
20. Mardi Gras In New Orleans – Professor Longhair

Disc 2
01. Walking To New Orleans – Fats Domino
02. The Second Line – Stop, Inc.
03. Funky Miracle – The Meters
04. Bon Ton Roulet – Clarence “Bon Ton” Garlow
05. Brother John/Iko Iko – The Neville Brothers
06. Talkin’ ‘Bout New Orleans – The Meters
07. Let The Good Times Roll – Shirley & Lee
08. Ya Ya – Lee Dorsey
09. Don’t You Just Know It – Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns
10. I Like It Like That – Chris Kenner
11. Ooh Poo Pah Doo – Jessie Hill
12. Night People – Lee Dorsey
13. Down South In New Orleans – The Band (w/ Bobby Charles)
14. Here Come the Girls – Ernie K-Doe
15. Made In The Shade – The Red Stick Ramblers
16. Soul Second Line – Papa Grows Funk
17. Ain’t Nothin’ But A Party – Dirty Dozen Brass Band
18. They All Ask’d For You – The Meters
19. Zydeco Mardi Gras – Pine Leaf Boys
20. Do Whatcha Wanna – Rebirth Brass Band
21. When The Saints Go Marching In – Preservation Hall Jazz Band

h/t to the good folks at the Sandbox for the awesome mix
h/t to KansasCity.com for the Drew Brees photo


~ by cdowell4 on February 8, 2010.

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