In New Orleans in the weeks before Mardi Gras, there are preparations and celebrations already under way. Costumes are being sewn, king cakes are being baked, parades are going down the street, and there's all kinds of music. This isn't just Fat Tuesday -- it's a whole season. And it isn't just something you watch -- it's Carnival Time, and in New Orleans you become a part of it.
THIS WEEK'S TRACK LISTING:
(opening music bed) New Orleans Nightcrawlers - "Hold 'em Joe"
(music bed) Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and the Golden Eagles - "Hold 'em Joe"
(music bed) Breno Mello - "Batterie De Cappela"
(music bed) earthdance - "Maculelê Maracatu"
"Mardi Indian Practice" - recorded live on location by George Ingmire
James 'Sugarboy' Crawford and his Cane Cutters - "Jockomo"
(music bed) Galactic - "Carnivale Time (w/ Al "Carnival Time" Johnson)"
(music bed) The Hawketts - "Mardi Gras Mambo"
Al "Carnival Time" Johnson - "Carnival Time"
(music bed) Tuba Fats' Chosen Few - "Mardi Gras Iko - Food Stamps"
Tuba Fats' Chosen Few - "Mardi Gras in New Orleans"
(music bed) Rebirth Brass Band - "New Orleans Music"
Big Al Carson - "King Cake"
(music bed) Olympia Brass Band - "New Orleans Second Line"
(music bed) New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars - "A Viennese Freilach"
New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars - "Ot Azoy"
(music bed) Stanton Moore - "Kooks On Parade"
(music bed) The Soul Rebels - "2001"
Bo Dollis and the Wild Magnolias -"New Suit"
(music bed) Rebirth Brass Band - "Do Whatcha Wanna"
NEW ORLEANS CALLING is a production of WWOZ, listener-supported community radio in the Crescent City.
Your host, writer, editor, interviewer, audio engineer, and co-producer is George Ingmire.
Dave Ankers is the producer.
Melanie Merz is the supervising producer.
Additional production by Jorge Fuentes.
National distribution is managed by Russell Shelton and Carmen Connor Post.
Web support by David Stafford.
Executive Producer is WWOZ’s General Manager David Freedman.
Special thanks to:
Sally Young and Melanie Merz, for their voice talents;
WWOZ’s Maryse Dejean, Scott Borne, Dee Lindsey, Crystal Gross, Lauren Del Rio, Leslie Molson, Beau Royster, and Dwayne Breashears.