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.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



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



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


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