Tue, 4 March 2014
The terms "Mardi Gras" (mär`dē grä) and Mardi Gras season in English, refer to events of the Carnival celebrations, ending on the day before Ash Wednesday. From the French term "Mardi Gras" (literally "Fat Tuesday"), the term has come to mean the whole period of activity related to those events, beyond just the single day, often called Mardi Gras Day or Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday.
Or for those who love New Orleans, parades, food and music, the ultimate party.
The great variety of music one can hear in any given day in "The Big Easy" leads to Podcast 415, which includes New Orleans institutions like the Allen Toussaint, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Professor Longhair, and Eddie Bo, along with interlopers like Hugh “Dr. House” Laurie. A splendid time is guaranteed for all. Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez!
Los Hombres Caliente - “New Second Line (Mardi Gras 2001)”
Allen Toussaint – “We the People”
Professor Longhair – “Go to the Mardi Gras”
Craig Handy & Second Line Smith - “Mojo Workin’”
Walter “Wolfman” Washington and The Roadmasters - “Funkyard”
Dirty Dozen Brass Band – “Do It Fluid”
Trombone Shorty - “Fire and Brimstone”
Preservation Hall Jazz Band - “Rattlin’ Bones”
Hugh Laurie with Dr. John – “After You’ve Gone”
Kermit Ruffins – “Drop Me Off in New Orleans”
The Meters – “Handclapping Song”
Eddie Bo – “Havin’ Fun in New Orleans”
Dr. Michael White – “St. Phillip Street Breakdown”
Tuts Washington - “Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?”