Vaults: New Orleans in Brooklyn


The Rebirth Brass Band, together since 1983, is a musical institution among brass bands, often letting loose with heavy funk and inciting dance riots. The Wild Magnolias, a Mardi Gras “Indian” tribe, are another party parade band, whose elaborate costumes recall the dress of Native Americans, complete with feathers and huge headdresses. For this edition of New Sounds, listen a From the Vaults program of shout, party and stomp sets from both the Rebirth Brass Band and the Wild Magnolias recorded live back at the 1994 World Music Festival held at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Opera House.

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PROGRAM # 1067, New Sounds Live at BAM (First aired July 21, 1994)





Rebirth Brass Band

Live, BAM

When the Saints Come Marching In {5:00} Feel Like Funkin' It Up {5:00} Mardi Gras In New Orleans {6:00} Do You Wanna {4:30}

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Bo Dollis and the Wild Magnolias

Live, BAM

Get Ready {4:00} Handa Wanda {11:00} Golden Crown {6:00} Hold 'Em Joe {4:00}

Wild Magnolias CD called “I'm Back . . . at Carnival Time" is available at
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Macintosh County Shouters of Georgia

Slave Shout Songs

Read 'Em John {1:30}
Eve & Adam {3:00}

Folkways LP #FE-4233.
Re-issued on CD as FW-4344
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