More than any other city in the world, New Orleans has been responsible for shaping the sound of twentieth century popular music. Sweeping statement that may be, but as the birthplace of jazz, funk and arguably rock’n’roll, it really has no other contenders. At the heart of these three widely different varieties of music lies the rhythmic complexity of second line parade drumming. Its two-beat patterns combining military band and Caribbean rhythms underpin the early recordings of Louis Armstrong as much as they do those of Little Richard and James Brown. This compilation highlights some of the distinguishing characteristics found in early New Orleans recordings, not with the intention of picking out the city’s finest jazz and blues recordings but in order to pinpoint styles that would foreshadow later developments in the rhythm and blues field.

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Disc One: Mardi Gras In New Orleans
1. Good Rockin’ Tonight (Brown) Roy Brown 1947
2. Mellow Woman Blues (Johnson) The Johnson Brothers Combo 1949
3. For You My Love (Gayten) Larry Darnell 1949
4. New Orleans Lover Man (Trad) Chubby Newsome 1949
5. Boogie’s The Thing (Bartholomew) George Miller’s Mid-Driffs 1949
6. Still My Angel Child (Mondy) Alma Mondy 1949
7. El Ritmo (Trad) Little Brother Montgomery 1947
8. Hey Little Girl (Gayten) Paul Gayten 1947
9. Mardi Gras (Lutcher) Joe Lutcher 1949
10. Mardi Gras In New Orleans (Byrd) Professor Longhair 1949
11. Carnival Day (Bartholomew) Dave Bartholomew 1950
12. The Fat Man (Bartholomew/ Domino) Fats Domino 1950
13. I’ll Never Be Free (Gayten) Annie Laurie with Paul Gayten 1950
14. Whose Hat Is That (Brown) Roy Brown 1948
15. Lost My Baby (Doray) Larry Darnell 1949
16. Hey Now Baby (Byrd) Professor Longhair 1949
17. Country Boy (Bartholomew) Dave Bartholomew 1950
18. 3×7=21 (Bartholomew) Jewel King 1949
19. Bear Hug (Gayten) Paul Gayten 1950
20. Stack A Lee (Trad) Archibald 1950
21. Growing Old (Lewis) Smiley Lewis 1950
22. Dinah (Akst/Young/Lewis) Smilin’ Joe 1951
23. Bald Head (Byrd) Professor Longhair 1949
24. Ah Cubanas (Bartholomew) Dave Bartholomew 1950
25. Tee Nah Na (Trad) Smiley Lewis 1950
26. Love My Baby (Turner) Joe Turner 1950
27. She’s My Baby (Bartholomew/ Domino) Fats Domino 1950

Disc Two: Going To The River
1. Junco Partner (Trad) James Wayne 1951
2. Bon Ton Roula (Garlow) Clarence Garlow 1950
3. Soon As I Go Home (Gross) Archibald 1952
4. Teachin’ & Preachin’ (Bartholomew) Royal Kings 1952
5. Goin’ Home (Bartholomew/ Domino) Fats Domino 1952
6. Lawdy Miss Clawdy (Price) Lloyd Price 1952
7. Kiss Me Baby (Bartholomew) Dave Bartholomew 1952
8. Jumpin’ With Jarvis (Lightfoot) Papa Lightfoot 1952
9. The Bells Are Ringing (Lewis/ Bartholomew) Smiley Lewis 1952
10. Tipitina (Byrd) Professor Longhair 1953
11. Overboard (Crawford) Sugar Boy Crawford 1953
12. Mother’s Love (Trad) The Humming Four 1951
13. The Things That I Used To Do (Jones) Guitar Slim 1953
14. Feelin’ Sad (Jones) Ray Charles 1953
15. Jock-A-Mo (Trad) Sugar Boy Crawford 1953
16. Who Drank My Beer (Bartholomew) Dave Bartholomew 1952
17. Big Mamou (Davis) Smiley Lewis 1953
18. Oke-She-Moke-She-Pop (Turner) Big Joe Turner 1953
19. I Done Got Over It (Jones/Kador) Guitar Slim 1953
20. Who’s Been Foolin’ (Byrd) Professor Longhair 1953
21. Baby (Bartholomew) Shirley & Lee 1953
22. I-Yi (Trad) The Hawks 1953
23. Down The Line (Bartholomew) Fat Man Mathews 1953
24. Mardi Gras Mambo (Levens) Jody Levens 1953
25. Rack ‘Em Back (Butler) Bobby Mitchell 1953
26. Going To The River (Bartholomew/ Domino) Fats Domino 1953

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