It's been a while since I've been in New Orleans, so I don't remember how it works on the last few days of Mardi Gras. My guess is that that true locals, those into the heritage and the music, pace themselves, go to parades here and there, and then on Fat Tuesday may hoist an extra drink or two. They're not the ones getting totally wasted. The real obnoxious party 'til you puke types are the tourists and younger people that are always looking for an excuse to get fucked up. So I don't know if everybody pauses after the weekend and then goes full bore into Tuesday as a last hurrah, or if Sunday and Monday are party nights too. Whatever. Here's a mish mash of more New Orleans music, that you can use for whatever hi-jinks the next few days bring, or you can be like everybody else and just dig the music of the one city in the United States that truly has its own sound.
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Professor Longhair - In the Night mp3 at DJ Perro
Smiley Lewis - I Hear You Knockin' mp3 at DJ Perro
The Meters - Funky Miracle mp3 at Drummer World
Roger and the Gypsies - Pass the Hatchet (Pts 1 and 2) mp3 at A Terrible Blogger Is Born
Earl King - Trick Bag mp3 at Beware of the Blog
Champion Jack Dupree - Drunk Again mp3 at Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban
Huey "Piano" Smith - Popeye mp3 at Probe Is Turning-On the People
Jessie Hill - Whip It On Me mp3 at Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban
Al Tousan (Allen Toussaint) - Pelican Parade mp3 at Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban
Benny Spellman - Fortune Teller mp3 at Northern Soul Music
Prime Mates - Hot Tamales (Pt 1) mp3 at Super Sonido
Frankie Ford - Roberta mp3 at Rocky 52
Eddie Lang - Something Within Me mp3 at Soul Garage
Wax Wonders: The Soul Of NOLA at Aquarium Drunkard Five New Orleans sides, Irma Thomas, Bobby Parker, Little Bob and two by Willie Tee. Worth the click.