Ho Na Nae: John Sinclair Radio Show 187

I joined Tom Morgan at the WWOZ studios in the French Market in New Orleans for the second and third hours of his annual Mardi Gras Indian Music Show, a Joint Production with the John Sinclair Radio Show and Radio Free Amsterdam. There’s a “live” recording from the Unified Indian Practice at Handa Wanda’s last Sunday night (January 27), music from the Wild Tchoupitoulas and the Golden Comanches, a special feature with excerpts from Tom Morgan’s 2005 interview with Willie Tee at the Cutting Edge Music Conference cut in with recordings by the Wild Magnolias with Willie Tee & the New Orleans Project, and closing cuts from the Wild Magnolias in the 1990s. (The program continues as #188.)

 

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HO NA NAE

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 187

John Sinclair & Tom Morgan, WWOZ Radio, New Orleans, January 29, 2008 [20-0807]

 

Black Eagles: Indians Here Dey Come

Wild Tchoupitoulas: Meet de Boys on de Battlefront

Golden Comanches: Hey Mama

Willie Tee Comments re: Wild Magnolias

Wild Magnolias with Willie Tee at Tulane 1970: Oon Da Day

Willie Tee Comments re: Wild Magnolias

Wild Magnolias with Willie Tee: Handa Wanda (Part 1)

Willie Tee Comments re: Wild Magnolias

Wild Magnolias with Willie Tee: Soul, Soul, Soul

Willie Tee Comments re: Wild Magnolias

Wild Magnolias with Willie Tee: New Suit

Willie Tee Comments re: Wild Magnolias

Wild Magnolias with Willie Tee: Ho Na Nae

Willie Tee Comments re: Wild Magnolias

Wild Magnolias with Willie Tee: Smoke My Peace Pipe

Wild Magnolias: Tootie Ma

Wild Magnolias with Donald Harrison Jr: Wild Magnolias

Wild Magnolias with ReBirth Brass Band: Let’s Go Get ’Em

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Tom Morgan & John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Tom Morgan at WWOZ-FM, New Orleans

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Celia Sinclair, Tom Morgan & Hild Creed, Swami Bill Lynn

 

© 2008, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

They Call Us Wild: John Sinclair Radio Show 147

In a fit of obsessive compulsion one day I decided to trim down to one hour each my several New Orleans Mardi Gras shows on WWOZ with Tom Morgan and David Kunian (episodes #75, 76, 77, 123, and the unissued #20-0703) and assemble this new episode from the excised material. The result is basically a full-scale Mardi Gras Indian Special conducted by Tom Morgan and myself, with recordings by Dave Bartholomew, the Wild Magnolias with the White Eagles, the Guardians of the Flame and the Young Guardians of the Flame, plus cuts by Lee Dorsey, Jessie Hill and Kermit Ruffins, excerpts from Royce Osborne’s interviews with Big Chief Tootie Montana, and a reading from my essay “They Call Us Wild!”

 

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THEY CALL US WILD

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 147

John Sinclair & Tom Morgan, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, July 11, 2007 [20-0726]

 

Dave Bartholomew: Carnival Day

Wild Magnolias & White Eagles: Golden Crown

Wild Magnolias: Corey Died on the Battlefront

Wild Magnolias: New Suit

Guardians of the Flame: Chong Chong

Tootie Montana Conversation with Royce Osborne

Guardians of the Flame: Shallow Water O Mama

Guardians of the Flame: Tu Way Pak E Way > Hu-Ta-Ney

Wild Magnolias: Iko Iko

Lee Dorsey: Rock

Jessie Hill: TV Guide

Kermit Ruffins: When My Dreamboat Comes Home > Short Intro to:

Young Guardians of the Flame: Indian Red

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Tom Morgan & John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced by John Sinclair & Tom Morgan

Engineered & recorded by Tom Morgan at WWOZ-FM, New Orleans

Edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2007, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

Old Time Indians: John Sinclair Radio Show 143

This episode is a Mardi Gras Indian Music Special for 2007, made as a Joint Production with Tom Morgan at WWOZ Radio in New Orleans. Tom assembled all the Wild Indian tunes for this seasonal extravaganza, with recordings by Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Big Chief Alfred Doucette, Los Hombres Calientes, the Wild Tchoupitoulas, Big Chief Donald Harrison Jr, the Golden Comanches, Young Apaches, Hard Head Hunters, Big Chief Little Charles Taylor & the Indians of the Nation, and Big Chief Kevin Goodman & the Flaming Arrows.

 

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OLD TIME INDIANS

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 143

John Sinclair & Tom Morgan, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, February 13, 2007 [20-0703]

 

Monk Boudreaux & Forgotten Souls Brass Band: Lil Liza Jane

Alfred Doucette: Marie LaVeau Is Coming Out

Los Hombres Calientes: Old Time Indians

Los Hombres Calientes: Wild Magnolias

Wild Tchoupitoulas: Meet De Boys on the Battlefront

Donald Harrison: Talkin’ Dat Stuff

Donald Harrison: Indian Red

Golden Comanche: Flag Boy Furd

Young Apaches: Indians Jumping On Fire

Hard Head Hunters: Shoo Fly

Monk Boudreaux: Smoke It Right

Indians of the Nation: White Cloud Hunters

Flaming Arrows: Let’s Go Get ’Em

Wild Magnolias: Indian Red

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Tom Morgan for WWOZ and John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, engineered & recorded by Tom Morgan

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Tom Morgan & Hild Creed

 

© 2007, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

Iko Iko: John Sinclair Radio Show 123

Back in New Orleans for the Mardi Gras and time for what’s now our annual Mardi Gras show in a Joint Production with Tom Morgan’s New Orleans Music Show on WWOZ Radio. This year I get to spend the entire two hours in the co-pilot’s chair as Tom brings out his comprehensive presentation of Mardi Gras Indian music, starting with Jelly Roll Morton’s reminiscences and demonstrations of Mardi Gras Indian tunes from the turn of the 20th century and recordings by the Louis Dumaine orchestra, Danny Barker & His Creole Cats, the Mardi Gras Indians interviewed by Sam Charters in 1956, Sugar Boy & the Cane Cutters, Big Chief Tootie Montana interviewed by Royce Osborne, the Dixie Cups, and Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns.

 

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IKO IKO

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 123

John Sinclair & Tom Morgan, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, February 13, 2007 [20-0702]

 

Paul Gayton: Backtrackin’

Jelly Roll Morton: Indian Songs at Mardi Gras

Louis Dumaine: To-Wa-Bac-A-Wa

Danny Barker: Chocko Mo Feendo Hey

Danny Barker: Tootie Ma Is A Real Fine Thing

Danny Barker: My Indian Red

Danny Barker: Corrine Died on the Battlefield

Red White & Blue: To Wa Bac A Way

Red White & Blue: Red White & Blue got The Golden Band

Sugar Boy Crawford: Jockomo

Tootie Montana: Indian Beginnings

Dixie Cups: Two Way Pocky Way

The Dixie Cups: Iko Iko

Huey “Piano” Smith & The Clowns: Don’t You Know Yockamo

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Tom Morgan & John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, engineered & recorded by Tom Morgan

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Tom Morgan & Hild Creed

 

© 2007, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

Big Chief: John Sinclair Radio Show 93

David Kunian’s Mardi Gras Indian Music Special was recorded in New Orleans at Mardi Gras time in 2006 on the Kitchen Sink Show, later edited and assembled by myself into a coherent Mardi Gras Indian music show from the great music Kunian provided by Professor Longhair, the Wild Tchoupitoulas, Dr. John, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and plenty of Wild Magnolias.

 

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BIG CHIEF

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 93

John Sinclair & David Kunian, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, February 21, 2006 [20-0607]

 

Professor Longhair: Big Chief

Wild Tchoupitoulas: Indian Red

Wild Magnolias: New Suit

Wild Magnolias/Big Chief Monk Boudreau: Shoo Fly

Dr. John: Mama Roux

Wild Magnolias:& White Eagles: Big Chief Got a Golden Crown

Wild Magnolias with Willie Tee: Hu Ta Nay

Wild Magnolias: Handa Wanda

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by David Kunian & John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by David Kunian

Edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Celia Sinclair & David Kunian

 

© 2006, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

Soul, Soul, Soul: John Sinclair Radio Show 77

Part 2 of Tom Morgan’s Mardi Gras Indian Music Special from 2006 with recordings by Big Chief Smiley Ricks, Big Chief Peppy with Troy Andrews, Big Chief Tootie Montana, Ernest Skipper & FiYiYi, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, J. Monque’D & the Creole Wild West, Big Chief Donald Harrison Sr, and the Wild Magnolias.

 

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SOUL, SOUL, SOUL

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 77

John Sinclair &Tom Morgan, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, February 21, 2006 [20-0606]

 

Chief Smiley Ricks: Nothin’ But Trouble

Big Chief Peppy/Troy Andrews: Got to Get Ready

Big Chief Tootie Montana: Interviewed by Tom Morgan

Ernest Skipper & FiYiYi: Shotgun Joe

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux: Shotgun Joe

J. Monque’D & the Creole Wild West: Indian Princess

Big Chief Tootie Montana: Interviewed by Tom Morgan

Big Chief Donald Harrison Sr: Chong Chong

Wild Magnolias: Soul, Soul, Soul

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Tom Morgan for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced, recorded, & edited by Tom Morgan at WWOZ-FM, New Orlean

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Celia Sinclair

 

© 2006, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

 

My Indian Red: John Sinclair Radio Show 76

TOM MORGAN’S MARDI GRAS SPECIAL (PART 1):  I met up with my good friend and colleague Tom Morgan at the new WWOZ studios in the French Market on the Tuesday morning before Mardi Gras to make a “joint production” with his New Orleans Music Show. Before I got to the studio Tom had laid down a beautiful tapestry of music and commentary on the Mardi Gras Indians of New Orleans, including contributions from Dr. John, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Dumaine, a bunch of Mardi Gras Indians recorded in 1956 by Sam Charters, Donald Harrison Jr, the Meters, Algiers Brass Band, Big Chief Donald Harrison Sr, the Wild Tchoupitoulas, Indians of the Nation, the Dixie Cups, the late Big Chief Tootie Montana of the Yellow Pocahontas, and the great Dave Bartholomew. 

 

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MY INDIAN RED

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 76

John Sinclair & Tom Morgan, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, February 21, 2006 [20-0605]

 

Paul Gayten: Back Trackin’

Dr. John: My Indian Red

Jelly Roll Morton on the Wild Indians & Tu-way-bac-a-way

Louis Dumaine: Tu-wa-bac-a-wa

Mardi Gras Indians: Conversation & Indian Race

Donald Harrison Jr: Hey Pocky Way

The Meters: Hey Pocky Way

Algiers Brass Band: Hey Pocky Way

Big Chief Donald Harrison Sr: Tu-way-pak-e-way

The Wild Tchoupitoulas: Hey Pocky Way

Indians of the Nation: Indian Red > Tu-way-pak-e-way

The Dixie Cups: Two-way-pak-a-way

Wild Magnolias: Indian Red

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Tom Morgan for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Tom Morgan at WWOZ-FM, New Orlean

Edited & mastered by Tom Morgan at Elysian Fields, New Orleans

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Celia Sinclair & Tom Morgan

 

© 2006, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation

 

 

Got To Get Ready: John Sinclair Radio Show 75

Tom Morgan at WWOZ Radio in New Orleans is a key participant in our Radio Free Amsterdam internet radio project and we podcast episodes of his splendid Jazz Roots program every other Wednesday. I was in New Orleans to enjoy the 2005 Christmas holidays with my daughter Celia and do performances at the Gold Mine Saloon and the Louisiana Music Factory. On the Tuesday after Christmas I went down to the new WWOZ studios in the French Market and joined Tom for his New Orleans Music Show. Tom supplied all the music by the Golden Eagles, Big Chief Peppy & Troy Andrews, Junior “Izzycoo” Gordon, Eddie Bo, Dave Bartholomew, Sugar Boy & the Cane Cutters, Earl King, Lee Dorsey, Jessie Hill and Kermit Ruffins, and we had some good conversations about New Orleans after the Flood.

 

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GOT TO GET READY

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 75

Tom Morgan, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, December 27, 2005 [20-0549]

 

Golden Eagles Chant

Big Chief Peppy & Troy Andrews: Got To Get Ready

Junior “Izzycoo” Gordon: Blow Wind Blow

Earl King: I Wanna Take You Home

Eddie Bo: I Love to Rock & Roll

Dave Bartholomew: The Monkey Speaks His Mind

Sugar Boy & The Cane Cutters: Overboard

Dave Bartholomew: Cinderella

Sugar Boy & The Cane Cutters: I Bowed on My Knees

Earl King: I Can’t Help Myself

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair & Tom Morgan for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Tom Morgan at WWOZ-FM, New Orleans

Mastered by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Tom Morgan, Celia Sinclair & Wallace Lester

 

© 2006, 2018 The John Sinclair Foundation