Sunday, February 12, 2012

We the soul of Mardi Gras.....


Carnival season is well under way, has been for more than a month. But in terms of what most people associate with Mardi Gras [the big public parades], the celebration shifted from first to second gear last Friday. This coming Thursday is when things really get revved up. [Sorry for the lame metaphor, in my spare time I'm learning how to drive a car with a stick shift].

Yeah right, spare time.

I'm very busy at the moment, but I'm gonna try to post a few Mardi Gras related tunes before Ash Wednesday. Some have been previously posted by folks who write better than I, so I'll mostly be sending you off to other blogs for the real scoop.

Btw....Baby Girl's first birthday was last week. Hard to believe it's been a year.
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Dan Phillips wrote a nice piece on this record 4 years ago. You can read it, here.

As is mentioned in the post, this tune can be found on the re-release of the Wild Magnolias first two Lps, titled "They Call Us Wild".

I'm including a clip which is ostensibly about making a 'suit'. The interviewer is not exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer, but if you manage to watch it all there are a few telling moments, such as when Agee makes a point of stating that it's a 'new suit'. There are also a few hints concerning history and background.

The second clip shows Agee with The Rebirth Brass Band and includes shots of the suit he's working on in the first clip.

Hope ya'll enjoy........



5 comments:

  1. What a GREAT post,ana!

    And happy,happy birthday to Baby Girl :-)

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    1. Thanks Holly....Anza's grandpa got her this huge stuffed panda bear that's about four times as big as she is. Every-single-time she sees it, she squeals, runs across the room, and to the extent she's able, jumps on it. Totally cute.

      She's talking a bit in amongst the babbling. Ya know, normal stuff [for which I'm eternally grateful].

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  2. One of my favorite songs of all time and so powerful live.....

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  3. Dr.JOHN??? WTF... brother???

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    1. I'm not sure what you're referring to Anon.

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