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Thirty Years and Still Wild

  • 1. Mighty Mighty Chief - (featuring Big Chief Donald Harrison Jr.)
    2. Wild Magnolias - (featuring Big Chief Donald Harrison Jr.)
    3. Hell Out the Way
    4. Mardi Gras Indians Make Ho Na Nae - (featuring Big Donald Harrison Sr./Big Chief Donald Harrison Jr./Big Chief Bo Dollis)
    5. Pass It On - (featuring Big Chief Bo Dollis/Geechie Johnson)
    6. White Eagles Indian Practice
    7. Ho Na Nae - (featuring Big Chief Bo Dollis/Bubba Scott Tulane)
    8. Handa Wanda (Percussion)
    9. Handa Wanda (Crescent City Records Session - 1970)
    10. Handa Wanda (Barclay/Polydor Session - 1972)
    11. Barclay/Polydor Medley
    12. Saints
    13. New Orleans Project
    14. George Wein
    15. Bye Bye Baby / We Love The USA
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 5012

  • Credits

    This 30 year retrospective contains Indian rehearsals, classic recordings and 6 new tracks.
    Bo Dollis & The Wild Magnolias: Bo Dollis, Wild Magnolias (vocals); Snooks Eaglin, June Yamagishi (guitar); Earl Turbinton, Donald Harrison Jr., Donald Harrison Sr. (saxophone); Koji, Tom Worrell (piano, keyboards); Professor Longhair, George Wein (piano); The Gaturs, Willie Tee (electric piano); George French (bass); Larry Pania, Russell Batiste, Bunchie Johnson, Zigaboo Modeliste (drums); Uganda Roberts (congas); Michael Ward, Chief Smiley Ricks (congas, percussion).
    Producers: Glenn A. Gaines, June Yamagishi, Greechie Johnson, Brian Quezergue.
    The Australian AIM record label has been a major proponent of Louisiana-centric zydeco and mardi gras music. This release represents a 30-year history of rare recordings from seminal New Orleans favorites Bo Dollis & the Wild Magnolias. No doubt, this is dance music steeped in New Orleans' Mardi Gras heritage, hearkening back to the slave trade as the tradition of "masking" (costume garb) carries forth some 100 years later. Commencing around 1970, Dollis and his associates were among the first to extend these roots and to include street music, or "second line" dance progressions, into a commercial forum. Moreover, this retrospective contains six new tracks, as the spirit of Mardi Gras is transposed to your listening space in altogether joyous and exuberant fashion. A noted live act, the Wild Magnolias meld catchy hooks, funky horns, and guitar parts with rumbling rhythms and festive chants. Here, second-line dance grooves attain a happy co-existence with a contemporary or modern-day Mardi Gras-induced outlook. Dollis possesses a muscular voice and knows how to work the crowd. In addition, famed New Orleans natives Zigaboo Modeliste (drums), Donald Harrison (sax), and the late, great Professor Longhair (piano) represent just a few of the many notables performing throughout. Think of it as a series of magnificent events stitched together via a 30-year time lapse. A wonderful affair indeed. ~ Glenn Astarita

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