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Music of New Orleans, Vol. 1: Music of the Streets: Music of Mardi Gras

Various Artists
Music of New Orleans, Vol. 1: Music of the Streets: Music of Mardi Gras

This fascinating collection of music from the streets of New Orleans was recorded between 1954 and 1958, and includes an inspiring variety of material, from vegetable peddlers' street cries to the musical saw and brass bands, from a shoeshine boy's hambone to Sister Dora Alexander's impassioned "Russia, Let God's Moon Alone," written the day after Russia launched a satellite.

Track Listing

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Street Cries Vegetable peddlers 0:49
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Let God's Moon Alone Dora Alexander 1:13
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Times Done Changed Dora Alexander 1:29
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Street Cries Percy Randolph 1:15
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What A Friend We Have in Jesus (musical saw) / My Old Kentucky Home / When the Saints Go Marching In (medley) James Mitchell 3:13
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Shine Percy Randolph 1:07
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Liebestraum Frank Amica 4:14
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Shoe Shine - Hambone Shoeshine boy 1:06
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Mean Old Frisco Snooks Eaglin 3:08
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To-wa-bac-a-way - The Indian Race Mardi Gras Indians with Joe DeGrait 3:38
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Red White and Blue Got the Golden Band Mardi Gras Indians 5:13
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On Mardi Gras Day Hank 3:49
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Uptown Dances - Bourbon Street Parade A brass band 3:23
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Parade of the Krewe of Momus, The / When the Saints Go Marching In / Margie / South Rampart Street Parade (medley) A parade with brass bands 2:42
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