Man, I had it all messed up. I did a search for the date of Mardi Gras this year, the only problem was "this" year was 2017. Brain fart. I've been thinking I had a couple weeks to post New Orleans stuff, so I was just cruising. When I saw something today saying that Fat Tuesday is this Tuesday, it became crunch time.
I revisited Coco Robicheaux's "St. John's Eve", a song I was turned onto by Peter Tibbles, a man of records and taste. Peter does a weekly music column, Elder Music, for Time Goes By, a blog for, no slag intended, older people. But he doesn't write from any particular age related vantage point, and he's into all sorts of shit. I've learned about dozens of musicians through his posts, some in genres that I previously didn't give a shit about. I don't know care what genre Coco Robicheaux's "St. John's Eve" falls into. I do know that you can feel it. I don't know anything about Robicheaux, I almost don't want to. "St. John's Eve" is a fucking growling voodoo dog mired in swamp muck and stinky candles. It's badass, and it is only one of many that Tibbles's posts have turned me onto. Here's four of his New Orleans posts, and the song I was just slobbering all over.
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Coco Robicheaux - St. John's Eve mp3 at Time Goes By
New Orleans Music at Time Goes By
King Oliver, Sidney Bechet, Roy Brown, Lee Dorsey, Joe Jones, Bobby Charles, Dave Bartholomew, Jessie Hill, Coco Bobicheaux
Louis Armstrong, Professor Longhair, Lloyd Price, Eddie Bo, the Neville Brothers, Benny Spellman, the Dixie Cups, Smiley Lewis
Kid Ory, Johnny Dodds, Alvin Robinson, Fats Domino, Johnny Adams, Ernie K-Doe, Lonnie Johnson, Chris Kenner, The Meters, Dr, John
Jelly Roll Morton, Champion Jack Dupree, James Booker, Aaron Neville, Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, Clarence "Frogman" Henry, Larry Williams, Shirley and Lee. Wynton Marsalis