On this week’s program, to prepare for Mardi Gras 2012, we visit Blaine Kern aka Mr. Mardi Gras, sample King Cakes from two bakeries (Cake Café and Croissant D'Or), and catch up with the Phunny Phorty Phellows as they kick off Carnival season on January 6th, 2012. The music on this week’s program includes the Hot 8 Brass Band, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Cyril Neville and many more.
Part 1: Kermit Ruffins – “Second Line”, Mr. Mardi Gras, Hot 8 Brass Band – “J’isten to Me”, Monk Boudreaux and the Golden Eagles – “Indian Red”, James Rivers Movement – “Hey Pocky Way/ Iko Iko”, King Cake
Part 2: Bob French and Friends - “Go to the Mardi Gras”, King Cake – Goat Cheese and Green Apple, David Torkanowsky, George Porter and WWOZ Piano Night House Band - “Big Chief”, Cyril Neville – “Indian Got that Fire”/ “Talkin’ bout’ New Orleans”/ Phunny Phorty Phellows
Photos of the First King Cake of 2012 at Cake Cafe
Steve says Cake Cafe aimed to make a king cake that used fresh ingredients, like the apples, to create a king cake that was different from any others. photo by Briana Prevost