This week on Radio M we head down to Louisiana cajun country and the Big Easy for a musical Mardi Gras celebration. | WBEZ
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Radio M February 5, 2016: Let's celebrate the Mardi Gras!

Shrove Tuesday 2016 is right around the corner; one more moment of revelry before the Lenten season. So this week on Radio M we throw the annual Mardi Gras/Carnival celebration. This year Radio M mines the sounds of Louisiana Cajun country where their celebration is known as Fat Tuesday Run or Courir de Mardi Gras, and of course the jazz, blues, R&B and gumbo sounds of New Orleans. So get out your beads and masks and get set for a fais do do!




Dr. John - Big Chief- Dr. John's Gumbo

Professor Longhair- Go to the Mardi Gras- Louisiana & The Old New Orleans Sound

Clarence Garlow- New Ron Ton Roulay-Lousiana & The Old New Orleans Sound

Clifton Chenier & His Red Hot Louisiana Band- Tous Le Jours- In New Orleans

Austin Pitre & The Evangeline Playboys- La Valse des Bombaches- Louisiana Cajun French Music Vol.1

Fats Domino- Going to the River- Greatest Hits: Walking to New Orleans

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra- Blues for New Orleans- New Orleans Suite


9:30 PM

Barney Bigard- Doo Boo Loo Blues- Out Among the Stars

Dave Bartholomew- Country Boy- Funk

Jimmy C. Newman- Jambalaya( On the Bayou)- Happy Cajun

The Wild Tchoupitoulas- The Boys on the Battlefront- The Wild Tchoupitoulas

Louis Armstrong- The King of the Zulus- The Best of the Hot 5 & Hot 7 Recordings

The New Orleans Salvation Marching Band- Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho- Louisiana & The Old New Orleans Sound

Mahalia Jackson- I'm On My Way- Live at Newport 1958



Balfa Brothers- La Danse de Mardi Gras- Cajun Saturday Night

Art Neville- You Don't Do Me Right- The Very Best of the Neville Brothers

The Dixie Cups- Iko Iko- Chapel of Love

Hackberry Ramblers- Jolie Fille- 100 Mardi Gras Favorites

Rosie Ledet- Dance the Zydeco- Pick It Up

Doug Kershaw- Toot Toot- Diggy Diggy Lo

Earl King- Funny Face- 100 Mardi Gras Favorites

James Booker- Something Stupid- New Orleans Piano Wizard Live!

The Hawkettes- Mardi Gras Mambo-Louisiana & The Old New Orleans Sound

Pine Leaf Boys- I'll Always Take Care of You- Homage au Passe



Tommy Ridgely- I'm Gonna Cross that River- The King of the Stroll

Nathan Abshire-Fee Fee Poncho- A Cajun Legend

Tuts Washington- Tee Nah Nah-city of Dreams: A Collection of New Orleans Music

Archibald- Crescent City Bounce- Funk

Champion Jack Dupree- Stack O Lee- Blues from the Gutter

Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience- New Orleans

Queen Ida & The Bon Ton Zydeco Band- Ful Il Sa- J'ai ete au Bal ( I Went to the Dance) Vol.

Allen Toussaint- It's a New Orleans Thing- Live at the 2009 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Allen Toussaint- Funky Bars- Connected






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