MARDI GRAS MAMBO

Created on 15/03/2001
Latest update on 18/02/2010

Artist: Jody Levens
Author: Lou Welsh/Frankie Adams
Label: Sapphire
Year: 1953

Local country singer, steel guitar included. Adams & Welsh both runned the label. Reissued on The Best Of Sapphire, part of The Legendary Labels Of Louisiana (Night Train International/Tuff City Records).

Covers:

1954:

Hawketts

1958:

Snooks Eaglin

1975:

Meters

1989:

Zachary Richard

1994:

Buckwheat Zydeco

1997:

Tom Shaka

2000:

Cubanismo

2001:

Fredy Omar

2004:

Bayou Mosquitos

The Hawketts were a college band from New Orleans with Art Neville, managed by DJ Jack The Cat (Ken Elliott) who changed a few words and cut it in the studio of the Jung Hotel in N.O.; showed the result to Phil Chess in Chicago (by telephone), who then released it; Poppa Stoppa, another N.O. DJ, turned it into a local standard.

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