Mardi Gras Parade Music
Years ago, when Jake was a mere child, he went to New Orleans to play with his high school band in a seemingly-endless Mardi Gras parade. Youth being the marvelous thing it is, he marched those seven miles with no problems and managed to soak in a lot of "Damn, I wanna come back here when I'm old enough to drink" ideas. While cruising a record shop on Canal Street, he discovered this album (without the horrible title frames) and scooped it up. The recordings you will hear are from the original Southland record - there is a new re-issue on CD that has additional cuts, and if you're interested, everybody sells it.

This goes hand-in-hand with the 1950's Club Jazz session, because the guys on this record were the cream of the crop of ofays (look it up) playing jazz in NOLA during the post-war period. Jake's good friend Charlie Suhor has a great book on these guys.
Mardi Gras Parade
Emile Christian and His New Orleans Jazz Band
Mike Lala (Trumpet)
Harry Shields (Clarinet)
Bob Havens (Trombone)
Emile Christian (Trombone)
Armand Hug (Piano)
Joe Carparo (Banjo)
Monk Hazel (Drums)
Bourbon Street Parade
Santo Pecora and His New Orleans Rhythm Kings
Santo Pecora (Trombone)
Lester Bouchon (Clarinet)
Thomas Jefferson (Trumpet)
Phil Darois (String Bass)
Roy Zimmerman (Piano)
Johnny Edwards (Drums)

Sorry about the skip, but it's an old album
March of the Bob Cats
Pete Fountain and His New Orleans Band
Eddie Miller (Tenor Sax)
Pete Fountain (Clarinet)
Al Hirt (Trumpet)
Stan Wrightsman (Piano)
Morty Corb (Bass)
Ray Baudec (Drums)
Abe Lincoln (Trombone)
New Orleans Parade George Girard (Trumpet)
Joe Rotis (Trombone)
Harry Shields (Clarinet)
Paul Edwards (Drums)
Bob Discon (Piano)
Emile Christian (String Bass)
Basin Street Blues
Thomas Jefferson's Creole Jazz Band
Thomas Jefferson (Trumpet)
Paul Barbarin (Drums)
Lester Santiago (Piano)
Sam Dutrey (Clarinet)
Frog Joseph (Trombone)
Jerry Adams (String Bass)
King Zulu Parade
Johnny Wiggs and His New Orleans Kings
Johnny Wiggs (Cornet)
Raymond Burke (Clarinet)
Emile Christian (Trombone)
Jeff Riddick (Piano)
Edmond Souchon, MD (Banjo)
Paul Barbarin (Drums)
Sherwood Mangiapane (Tuba)
High Society
Sharkey and His Kings of Dixieland
Sharkey Bonano (Trumpet)
Harry Shields (Clarinet)
Bob Havens (Trombone)
Armand Hug (Piano)
Joe Capraro (Banjo)
Monk Hazel (Drums)
Chink Martin (Bass)
While We Danced at the Mardi Gras
Al Hirt and His Jazz Band
Al Hirt (Trumpet)
Harry Shields (Clarinet)
Bob Havens (Trombone)
Joe Capraro (Guitar)
Paul Edwards (Drums)
Roy Zimmerman (Piano)
Phil Darois (String Bass)
Buzzard's Parade
Sharkey and His Kings of Dixieland
Sharkey Bonano (Trumpet)
Harry Shields (Clarinet)
Bob Havens (Trombone)
Armand Hug (Piano)
Joe Capraro (Banjo)
Monk Hazel (Drums)
Chink Martin (Bass)
If Ever I Cease to Love
Johnny Wiggs and His New Orleans Kings
Johnny Wiggs (Cornet)
Raymond Burke (Clarinet)
Emile Christian (Trombone)
Jeff Riddick (Piano)
Edmond Souchon, MD (Banjo)
Paul Barbarin (Drums)
Sherwood Mangiapane (Tuba)