Mardi Gras In New Orleans: -John Sinclair Radio Show 194

In episode #191 we went inside Unified Indian Practice with the Mardi Gras Indians at the Handa Wanda club at 2nd & Dryades in New Orleans the two Sundays before Mardi Gras. This follow-up program takes to the streets on Mardi Gras Day with recorded music by the 6th Ward All Stars, the Treme Brass band and Snooks Eaglin and actualities from the Unified Second Line Parade with the Hot 8 Brass band on Lundi Gras, the St. Martinville High School Marching Band at the Zulu Parade and the Wild Indians at 2nd & Dryades on Mardi Gras morning, the Backstreet Cultural Museum in Treme with Ernest Skipper and the Spirit of Fi Yi Yi in the afternoon, and the 6th Ward Brass Band in the streets of the 6th Ward on Ash Wednesday playing for the funeral of Big Fritz from the Money Wasters Social Aid & Pleasure Club. Recordings by John Boutte, the 6th Ward Big Shots, Snooks Eaglin and the Wild Magnolias close out the show.

 

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MARDI GRAS IN NEW ORLEANS

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 194

New Orleans, February 4-5-6, 2008 [20-0810]

 

6th Ward All Stars: Yeah You Rite

Hot 8 Brass Band: Lundi Gras Second Line >

Zulu Parade @ Jackson & Dryades >

Big Chief Peppy on Dryades Street >

Crowd Noise & Wild Magnolias outside Handa Wanda’s >

Wild Magnolias: Indians, Here Dey Come

Treme Brass Band: Gimme My Money Back

Ernest Skipper & Spirit of Fi Yi Yi @ Backstreet Cultural Museum

6th Ward All Star Brass Band: Under the Overpass >

6th Ward All Star Brass Band: What a Friend We Have in Jesus >

6th Ward All Star Brass Band: Knockin’ on Big Fritz Door

John Boutte: Just A Little While To Stay Here

6th Ward Big Shots: What They Talk About

Snooks Eaglin: I Went to the Mardi Gras

Wild Magnolias: Indian Red

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Live music & crowd tracks recorded by John Sinclair in the streets of New Orleans

Produced, edited & assembled by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Celia Sinclair, Tom Morgan & Hild Creed, Big Chief Bo Dollis & Big Queen Rita of the Wild Magnolias, Glenn Gaines Jr, & Khalid Hafiz

 

© 2008, 2018  The John Sinclair Foundation

 

Go Get Your Big Chief: John Sinclair Radio Show 191

I was at Unified Indian Practice at the Handa Wanda club at 2nd & Dryades on the evening of Sunday, January 27, 2008, when I decided to whip out my compact Olympus 320M digital recorder and take down the proceedings, which were centered on Big Chief Little Bo of the Wild Magnolias, Big Chief Roddy of the Black Eagles, and assorted Indian singers who took over the mike from time to time in front of the massive drum choir on the stage behind them. I recorded again the next Sunday, when it was “Two More Days” until Mardi Gras, and then chopped the results down to an hour’s worth of Wild Indian music recorded in context just before Carnival Day.

 

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GO GET YOUR BIG CHIEF

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 191

Handa Wanda’s, New Orleans, January 27 > February 3, 2008 [20-0809]

 

Big Chief Roddy & Big Chief Little Bo: Indian Red w/ Intro

Big Chief Little Bo: Two More Days > Indians Here Dey Come >

Big Chief Little Bo > Big Chief Roddy: Shotgun Joe

Wild Magnolias: Oo Na Nay >

Big Chief Little Bo: Got to Go Downtown >

Big Chief Roddy: Early in the Morning

Wild Magnolias: Indians Here Dey Come > Go Get Your Big Chief

Big Chief Roddy: Shoo Fly > No No No No No

Big Chief White Cloud: Indian Red

Big Chief Peppy: Golden Arrows

Wild Magnolias: Indian Red

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Music tracks recorded “live” by Khalid Hafiz at Handa Wanda’s, New Orleans for WWOZ-FM and by John Sinclair

Produced, edited & assembled by John Sinclair on City of New Orleans, AMTRAK, February 20-21 > Chicago, February 21 > Detroit, February 27 > Amsterdam, March 12, 2008

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

Special thanks to Celia Sinclair, Tom Morgan & Hild Creed, Big Chief Bo Dollis & Big Queen Rita of the Wild Magnolias, Glenn Gaines Jr, & Khalid Hafiz in New Orleans

 

© 2008, 2018 The John Sinclair Foyndation

 

indians, They Comin’ Through: John Sinclair Radio Show 188

 

Tom Morgan’s 2008 Mardi Gras Indian Music Show continues into its third hour on WWOZ with this episode of the John Sinclair Radio Show and features “live” recordings of the Unified Indian Practice with the Wild Magnolias and the Black Eagles at the Handa Wanda Bar at 2nd & Dryades last Sunday night (January 27), plus excerpts from Tom Morgan’s historic interviews with the late, great Big Chief Tootie Montana of the Yellow Pocahontas, and recordings by Big Chief Bo Dollis & the Wild Magnolias, Big Chief Jolly & the Wild Tchoupitoulas, Spyboy Juan & the Golden Comanches, Big Chief Donald Harrison Sr and the Guardians of the Flame, Hard Head Hunters, Big Chief Donald Harrison Jr and the Congo Nation, Big Chief Little Charles Taylor & Indians of the Nation, Big Chief Little Bo & the Wild Magnolias, the Young Guardians of the Flame, plus James Booker and the Pin Stripe Brass Band.

 

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INDIANS, THEY COMIN’ THROUGH

JOHN SINCLAIR RADIO SHOW 188

John Sinclair & Tom Morgan, WWOZ Radio, New Orleans, January 29, 2008 [20-0808]

 

Wild Magnolias: Indian Red

Wild Tchoupitoulas: Hey Pocky-Way

Spyboy Juan & the Golden Comanches: Hoo Na Nay

Black Eagles Live at Handa Wanda

Guardians of the Flame: Chong Chong

Hard Head Hunters: Fiyo

Donald Harrison Jr & Congo Nation: Indians, They Comin’ Through

Big Chief Little Charles Taylor & Indians of the Nation: White Cloud Hunters

Big Chief Little Bo & the Wild Magnolias: Indians, Here Dey Come

Unidentified Artist]: Talkin’ That Talk

Donald Harrison Jr: At the Mardi Gras

Young Guardians of the Flame: Indian Red

James Booker: Tubby >

Pin Stripe Brass Band: Higher & Higher

 

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

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