On Tuesday Feb 17th from 11 am to 2 pm there will be a special three hour show dedicated to the Mardi Gras Indians. Joining show host Tom Morgan, will be author, poet and former WWOZ show host, John Sinclair. The show will include rare late fifties recordings of the "Red, White and Blue," a taped interview with Big Chief Tootie Montana, Jelly Roll Morton's Library of Congress recordings with him talking about Indian culture at the beginning of the Twentieth Century. Stopping by will be Big Chief Juan of the Golden Comanches and David Montana of the Yellow Pochanotas. John Driver will also stop by to talk about the Mardi Gras Indian event his is producing for Mardi Gras afternoon in the Marigny.
Also included will be recordings made last year from the Mardi Gras Indian practice at Handa Wanda's and rare and new recordings from Tom and John's collection. This year we hope to have visits from Indian gangs during the show and much more. That's a very special Tuesday New Orleans Music Show on Feb. 17th. Tune in and learn more about the Mardi Gras Indians and their historical place in New Orleans Carnival.