Feb 23, 2009
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
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
, beginning with three of New Orleans' greatest
early pionners and ending with a gospel tinged medley by Mac
Rebennack, aka Dr. John.
Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez!
Jelly Roll Morton - "Buddy Bolden's Blues"
Johnny Dodds - "Wild Man Blues"
Louis Armstrong & His Hot Sevens - "Potato Head
Blues" from Portrait Of the Artist as a Young
Bix Beiderbecke - "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans" from
Jazz Me Blues.
Wynton Marsalis - "New Orleans Bump" from
Scarlett Johansson - "I Wish I Was in New Orleans" from
Anywhere I Lay My Head.
John Carlini - "Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans"
from Further Adventures
The Godfathers of Groove - "Long Live New Orleans" from
The Godfathers of Groove
Idris Muhammad - "New Orleans" from Make It
Dr. John - "Medley: Down By the Riverside/My Indian Red/Mardi
Gras Day/I Shall Not Be Moved" from Trippin'