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2 hours of Mardi Gras, 2 hours of tunes from, about it and in some way relevant to New Orleans. We heard Jelly Roll Morton talk about Mardi Gras and Indian songs he remembered from his childhood. Primordial jazz from the likes of Sam Morgan, Louis DuMaine and the Humphrey Brothers (Willie and Percy) blowin' down Jerico with The Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

The Ancient Mix Master showed up with a few 78's. A great set on Capitol called The History of Jazz Vol 1: The Solid South. We also heard Mississippi: A Journey in Tones (Mississippi Suite), for orchestra by Ferde Grofé. This version conducted by André Kostelanetz. I played it out of sequence so we started in New Orleans and ended in Minnesota, the land of sky blue water.

The show ended with another aspect of mardi gras: hooch, hoodoo and hopheads.

Playlist Tracks: 
Dr John - I Walk On Guilded Splinters
Album: Right Place, Wrong Time; Label:
Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Joe Avery
Album: Preservation Hall Jazz Band Vol 1; Label: CBS
Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers - Creole Songs
Album: The Library Of Congress Recordings Vol 5; Label: Swaggie
Ferde Grofé - Mississippi Suite: Mardi Gras / Huckelberry Finn / Old Creole Days / Father of Waters
Album: Mississippi: A Journey in Tones Mississippi Suite; Label: Capitol
Various - Mardi Gras Freak-Out Scene
Album: Easy Rider Soundtrack; Label: Dunhill
Jelly Roll Morton - Indian Songs
Album: The Library Of Congress Recordings Vol 5; Label: Swaggie
Sam Morgan's Jazz Band - Over In Gloryland / Everybody's Talking about Sammy
Album: Jazz The World Forgot V 1 2; Label: Yazoo
Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Tiger Rag
Album: Preservation Hall Jazz Band Vol 1; Label: CBS
Louis Dumaine's Jazzola 8 - Pretty Audry
Album: Jazz The World Forgot V 2; Label: Yazoo
Lead Belly - Rock Island Line
Album: The History of Jazz Vol 1: The Solid South; Label: Capitol 78's
Zutty Singleton's Trio - Lulu's Mood
Album: The History of Jazz Vol 1: The Solid South; Label: Capitol 78's
Eddie Miller's Crescent City Quartet - Cajun Love Song
Album: The History of Jazz Vol 1: The Solid South; Label: Capitol 78's
Wingy Manone's Dixieland Band - The Tailgate Ramble
Album: The History of Jazz Vol 1: The Solid South; Label: Capitol 78's
Nappy LaMare's Louisiana Levee Loungers - At The Jazz Band Ball
Album: The History of Jazz Vol 1: The Solid South; Label: Capitol 78's
Boswell Sisters - Rock and Roll
Album: Roots Of Rock N' Roll 1927 - 1938 Vol 1; Label: Frémeaux Associates
Louis Jordan - Junco Partner
Album: Junkers, Jivers Coke Fiends: Vintage Songs About Drugs 1926 - 1952; Label: Buzzola
Louis Jordan - Somebody Done Hoodooed The Hoodoo Man
Album: Diabolical Hoodoo: Vintage Songs About Devilry, Doom Hellfire 1920 - 1952; Label: Buzzola
The Memphis Jug Band - Rukus Juice Chitlin'
Album: Juice Head Baby: Vintage Songs About Booze and Bars 1925 - 1953; Label: Buzzola
The Mississippi Jook Band - Hittin' The Bottle Stomp
Album: Juice Head Baby: Vintage Songs About Booze and Bars 1925 - 1953; Label: Buzzola
Cab Calloway - Minnie The Moocher
Album: Reefer Madness: A Collection Of Vintage Drug Songs 1927 - 1945; Label: Buzzola
Air Date: 
February 5, 2008

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