Roots & Branches 37: Dr. John’s Mardi Gras Special


Produced by John Sinclair for WWOZ Radio in 1994, Dr John’s Mardi Gras Special was the station’s first production to be broadcast nationally and featured “live” music by the Re-Birth Brass Band, Guardians of the Flame, Eddie Bo, Snooks Eaglin, Little Queenie, Al Johnson with Tommy Ridgley’s Untouchables, Bo Jocque & the Zydeco Hi-Rollers, Tom Worrell, Regal Brass Band, Dr John & Tommy Ridgley, Chuck Carbo with Deacon John’s Creole Blues Revue, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the Golden Eagles, and the First Revolution Singers—all recorded in performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Piano Night at Tipitina’s, the Alabama Jubilee in Montgomery AL and the WWOZ Mardi Gras Party in Armstrong Park.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
DR. JOHN’S MARDI GRAS SPECIAL
ROOTS & BRANCHES 37
WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, December 12, 1994 [19130]
 
Re-Birth Brass Band: Take It to the Streets
Guardians of the Flame: Indian Red
Eddie Bo: Jock-A-Mo
Snooks Eaglin: Big Chief
Little Queenie: My Darlin’ New Orleans
Al Johnson & Tommy Ridgley’s Untouchables: Carnival Time
Bo Jocque & the Zydeco Hi-Rollers: Beau’s Mardi Gras
Tom Worrell: Crawfish Fiesta
Regal Brass Band: Mardi Gras in New Orleans
Dr John & Tommy Ridgley: Hey Now Baby
Chuck Carbo with Deacon John’s Creole Blues Revue: Second Line On Monday
Dirty Dozen Brass Band: Feets Don’t Fail Me Now
Golden Eagles: Meet de Boys on the Battlefront > Shoo Fly
Deacon John’s Creole Blues Revue: Big Chief > It Ain’t My Fault
Guardians of the Flame: My Gang Is Leaving Now
First Revolution Singers: He Really Cares
 
A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by Dr. John for Radio Free Amsterdam
Recorded by Mark Bingham at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Mixed & mastered by Keith Keller at Chez Flames, New Orleans
Produced, written, edited & assembled by John Sinclair
         at WWOZ-FM and Chez Flames, New Orleans, 1994
Digitally transferred from cassette, edited & annotated by John Sinclair
         at Fly Agaric Studio, Amsterdam, June 25, 2010
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt
Special thanks to Celia Sinclair, Steve Fly & Janne Svenssen
 
© 1994, 2019 The John Sinclair Foundation