16 February 2010

It's the Mardi Gras mambo, mambo, mambo....

"This is the original version of the New Orleans classic. Recorded in 1953, a full year earlier then the Hawketts. These lyric are by Frankie Adams and Lou Welsch. The lyrics were changed a bit for the Hawketts with an additional credit given to Ken Elliot aka Jack The Cat of WNOE AM. i assume Elliot was responsible for the subtle changes giving the Hawkett's version a true New Orleans sound. This one is really fun though and just flat out forgotten."

And here are the Neville Brothers singing this classic at Jazzfest in New Orleans on 5/2/08..

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