On this Fat Tuesday, the music of Mardi Gras will ring through the streets of New Orleans — during parades, at bars and from residents’ homes.
Producer and DJ George Ingmire of WWOZ in New Orleans tells Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson two quintessential Mardi Gras songs are “Mardi Gras Mambo” by the Hawketts and “Carnival Time” by Al “Carnival Time” Johnson.
Songs Heard In This Segment
- Al Johnson, “Carnival Time”
- The Hawketts featuring Art Neville, “Mardi Gras Mambo”
- Donald Harrison Jr. featuring the vocals of Donald Harrison Sr., “Shallow Water”
- The Wild Tchoupitoulas, “Indian Red”
- Professor Longhair, “Go To the Mardi Gras”
- George Ingmire, host of “New Orleans All The Way Live” on WWOZ in New Orleans. He tweets @georgeingmire.