There'll be a hell of a Mardi Gras in heaven next month
January 20, 2015 9:33 PM   Subscribe

It's time to say so long to legendary Mardi Gras Indian Big Chief Bo Dollis, who, for many years, led his Wild Magnolias through the streets of the Crescent City. Handa Wanda, Big Chief, Ho Na Nae and Jockomo Jockomo. Oops Upside Your Head

Personally, I'm pretty partial to the straight-up, percussion-and vocals-only Mardi Gras Indian chants, but these funk tracks with basses and guitars and such are pretty damn good, too...

Get The Hell Out The Way
Injuns, Here We Come
Voodoo

RIP Big Chief Bo Dollis.
posted by flapjax at midnite (16 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
 
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I grew up in NOLA, thanks for the music links.
posted by bradbane at 10:48 PM on January 20, 2015


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posted by Kinbote at 4:26 AM on January 21, 2015


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Bowing down is not an option.
posted by zaelic at 4:33 AM on January 21, 2015 [1 favorite]


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posted by djeo at 5:30 AM on January 21, 2015


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posted by GrapeApiary at 5:54 AM on January 21, 2015


It wasn't until I watched Treme that I learned about the Mardi Gras Indians - such a cool subculture, and really fantastic music.

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posted by ChuraChura at 6:03 AM on January 21, 2015


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posted by fingers_of_fire at 7:38 AM on January 21, 2015


Just came here to say, Jeebus, I love NOLA and




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posted by Mental Wimp at 8:45 AM on January 21, 2015


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posted by fiercecupcake at 12:36 PM on January 21, 2015


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I knew vaguely about the Mardi Gras Indians but, as with ChuraChura above, it was Treme that finally brought them into sympathetic focus for me. I only watched Treme after visiting New Orleans last year. We stayed on the edge of the Treme without really understanding what was there.
posted by Autumn Leaf at 8:08 PM on January 21, 2015


Some interesting background info here:

Bo Dollis' career inextricably bound to New Orleans Jazz Fest producer Quint Davis
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:07 PM on January 21, 2015


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posted by On the Corner at 12:08 AM on January 22, 2015


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