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Y'all Get Back Now is the joyous new music video from Big Freedia, the Queen Diva of New Orleans Bounce. If Y'all Get Back Now isn't enough for you, there are more videos to watch on her website. [New Orleans Bounce previously on MeFi]
posted by Kattullus (40 comments total) 35 users marked this as a favorite

 
The New York Times article linked before by four panels is a good introduction to bounce music and Big Freedia.
posted by Kattullus at 1:57 PM on March 31, 2011


Fuck yes.
posted by brundlefly at 1:59 PM on March 31, 2011


I don't know why, but I just love Bounce. I think it's the combination of looped 80s-style 808 beats, crazy-ass shouting, and a spirit of inclusiveness.





Oh...and the asses. Lots of asses.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 2:01 PM on March 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


INCREDIBLE.
posted by Nattie at 2:04 PM on March 31, 2011


WHERE THAT WEST BANK AT?!
posted by brundlefly at 2:05 PM on March 31, 2011 [3 favorites]


I loved New Orleans, but I do not miss the giants who sometimes took over downtown and danced atop the Pontchartrain Expressway and Highway 10.
posted by Astro Zombie at 2:11 PM on March 31, 2011 [9 favorites]


I refute nihilism thus.
posted by joe lisboa at 2:19 PM on March 31, 2011 [15 favorites]


I guess I'm getting old, because I could only make it about 25 seconds into that incredibly irritating "song." Ah, well. Enjoy, hip youths!
posted by notmydesk at 2:23 PM on March 31, 2011


Enjoy, hip youths!

I am neither hip nor young, but after my wife returned from a work trip to New Orleans with a lovingly crafted CD-R mix of NO bounce from a local, it has become my go-to cheer-the-fuck-up-you-cynical-bastard genre of choice. I fully admit it is not especially groundbreaking, but hot damn does it make you wanna dance.
posted by joe lisboa at 2:26 PM on March 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


So it's a bouncy, dancy version of this strip club ad?
posted by The Whelk at 2:28 PM on March 31, 2011


I guess I'm getting old, because I could only make it about 25 seconds into that incredibly irritating "song." Ah, well. Enjoy, hip youths!

Don't feel too bad. This is really more about the dancing than the music itself. It's experiential in the best possible way.

On preview: yeah, what joe lisboa said.
posted by penduluum at 2:30 PM on March 31, 2011


Can't...stop...watching.
posted by unwordy at 2:31 PM on March 31, 2011


MESSAGE TO HUSKY GUY IN BLUE SHIRT AND PINK UNDERPANTS:

You may stay.
posted by The Whelk at 2:32 PM on March 31, 2011 [11 favorites]


Alternately:

“We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.” - Uncle Fritz
posted by joe lisboa at 2:42 PM on March 31, 2011


I'm finding it extremely difficult to construct any kind of argument against this...and I can't seem to stop grinning...OH NO WHAT IS HAPPENING TO ME WHAT IS THIS ARCANE SORCERY THAT COMPELS ME TO SHAKE MY BOOTY
posted by jnrussell at 2:45 PM on March 31, 2011 [4 favorites]


Where They At is a great source of info about New Orleans hip-hop and bounce.
posted by djeo at 2:45 PM on March 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


You can't see this (can you?), but I'm shaking a big Haddock badonkadonk right now. Check me out sexy bitches! This song is awesome.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 2:45 PM on March 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


I have good friends who're from New Orleans, and for about 10 years now I would guess I've averaged about 2 trips there a year. Missed a couple years after the storm. Just went back for my 30th birthday a few weeks ago. I know it's trite but I don't know of another city in the US that feels anything like New Orleans, or that produces anything like the people that New Orleans produces, and God knows if I could find a job that would let me pay rent I'd pack up and move there right now today. *ahem* anybody in New Orleans/Metairie in the cultural arts / nonprofit / venue operations world: holla at your boy. I could show you a half-mile where you can't walk two blocks without hearing something that's so original and good coming out of some doorway that you are basically biologically forced to go over and figure out what it is.

When I was there a couple weeks ago we saw a band play in a bar. Drummer was a friend of a friend of a friend. Band consisted of: drums, sousaphone, and a remarkable woman on Hammond organ. Halfway through a version of Cantaloupe Island: the Hammond organ switched sound from organ-y to piano, the drummer switched from brushes to sticks and started hitting his drums on the rim which made this weird steel-guitar sound, and the sousaphone player started playing staccato notes that were so low they turned into the percussion. Midway through a song and all three instruments just SWAPPED ROLES. I didn't pay a cover for this. This band doesn't even have a name. I think it's a side project for them; they're all primarily in other bands. I about choked on my (extremely delicious) gimlet. I fucking love New Orleans.
posted by penduluum at 2:47 PM on March 31, 2011 [13 favorites]


Most recent thing I've seen in New Orleans. Three well dressed youths walking their black and white goat down the street.

The leash was a rope.
posted by The Whelk at 2:49 PM on March 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


I have a weekly meeting in one of the buildings around :45 and I can confirm that all of this happened as shown.
posted by gordie at 3:15 PM on March 31, 2011 [9 favorites]


I first saw this on mlkshk.com (via Paul Ford) under the heading, "I HATE EVERYTHING THAT IS NOT THIS". Pretty much sums it up.
posted by yerfatma at 3:37 PM on March 31, 2011 [4 favorites]


Big Freedia is AMAZE. The video surprisingly captures about 70% of the energy from her frenetic live performances. Love the exposure bounce is getting...sometimes, you simply need music to DANCE to...
posted by chicofly at 3:49 PM on March 31, 2011


HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT HUT
posted by wcfields at 4:42 PM on March 31, 2011


Perhaps there is hope for the world after all....
posted by zoinks at 4:46 PM on March 31, 2011


Also fans of this should check out Baltimore Club music as well.
posted by zoinks at 4:48 PM on March 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


It's dedicated to Magnolia shorty. here's a video she made with Kourtney Heart right before she was killed.
posted by goneill at 5:44 PM on March 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


I know it's trite but I don't know of another city in the US that feels anything like New Orleans, or that produces anything like the people that New Orleans produces, and God knows if I could find a job that would let me pay rent I'd pack up and move there right now today.

I don't find that trite at all. I've done a lot of traveling, and I love many places, but New Orleans has the most unique atmosphere of any city I've visited. I've lived between 1-3 hours of new orleans my entire life, and I'll only be completely happy when I finally make the move inside the city.
posted by justgary at 6:04 PM on March 31, 2011


I am neither youthful nor hip and what Bounce I've heard, I liked.
posted by jonmc at 6:13 PM on March 31, 2011 [2 favorites]


I live here in New Orleans, I don't like bounce, and I still liked this video. I like bounce for what it is - that noise that, if you sit still in one location for an amount of time somewhere between five seconds and one hour, will come rolling up to you from some car. It sounds like home. I don't like crawfish either, but the smell of a boil (which, like bounce music, can not be avoided for long) smells like home. I don't have to enjoy the essence of those things to love the parts of the cultural fabric that they're making up.

So this video is awesome, is what I'm saying, and if I had something handy I'd pour it out for Magnolia Shorty.
posted by komara at 7:20 PM on March 31, 2011 [2 favorites]


How do you do that circular ass-shake?
posted by cman at 7:22 PM on March 31, 2011


The Whelk : here ya go.
posted by suckerpunch at 7:29 PM on March 31, 2011 [2 favorites]


I really love everything about this. Thanks for introducing me to a new genre and artist! And what a fabulous--indeed, joyous--video.
posted by nonmerci at 7:30 PM on March 31, 2011


I like to think that somewhere Little Richard is smiling right now.
posted by jeffen at 7:50 PM on March 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


does anyone know where i can get the "it's hammertime" video from the Chaotic Shakaz? they made it private on youtube.

Also, why does Big Freedia dancing on the Seeber bridge make me tear up? this video rules.
posted by eustatic at 9:02 PM on March 31, 2011


WHERE DA WEST BANK AT

I couldn't stop giggling once it got to the shot of the giant woman in the purple glittery spandex standing on her head and wiggling her legs in the air in front of the Superdome while the not-so-giant dude struts his stuff off in the distance on top of the Plaza Tower.

Also this is the cleanest I have ever seen New Orleans look. I'm visiting home right now and it always strikes me how charmingly decrepit the city is, but everything in this video is pristine. Hyper-real!
posted by egypturnash at 10:27 PM on March 31, 2011


jeezus..I just tried to shake my booty like that
and I think I rearranged my intestines. and my nuts
were slappin' back and forth so hard I think I bruised em.
posted by quazichimp at 1:23 AM on April 1, 2011 [2 favorites]


hi! old & in the way here! i am nothing but happy for big freedia, katy red, mannie fresh (with mystikal here, listening to some beats and such) & sissy nobby and ... well you get the idea. but all that azz shakin' y'all can't get enough of? twenty years ago when i moved to new orleans, my 5-year-old neighbor did an impromptu sidewalk dance with shakin' & struttin' that would put a lot of pros to shame. i was horrified. every time i see that stuff i can't help but wonder how many 5-year-olds are going to see it, and i wonder what my 5-year-old neighbor looks like today at 25.

i'll stick with ballzack.
posted by msconduct at 5:27 AM on April 1, 2011


So, middle aged black transvestites into Atari Teenage Riot and Mindless Self Indulgence and '80s rap created a new dance music genre?

I... I can't hate on that. I'm trying to, but I can't.
posted by Slap*Happy at 5:53 AM on April 1, 2011 [3 favorites]


I don't think I have the same level of interest that The Whelk does, but that husky dude is shakin' it like it's his job.
posted by electroboy at 6:16 AM on April 1, 2011


Fie, how my bones - and especially my lower back ones - ache !
posted by nicolin at 9:11 AM on April 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


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