The Mardi Gras Indians are a less-known side of New Orleans, and as the city continues to struggle this week, they called out to be included in this week's song posting. The Wild Tchoupitoulas were one of the first N.O. Indian tribes to record an album. The self-titled disc, recorded in 1976 and produced by the legendary Allen Toussaint, also marked the first time that the Neville Brothers recorded together. For more on the traditions and history of the Mardi Gras Indians, see this site. And join me in hoping and praying that this cultural and musical tradition was not washed away in the floodwaters this week.
Monday's mp3: The Wild Tchoupitoulas
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