Mardi Gras tunes

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  1. MSfortissimo

    MSfortissimo Pianissimo User

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    Sooooo! I'm up for a Mardi gras gig and I have to play for an hour and a half or so.
    Any suggestions on tunes? Especially anything that may be hiding in any of the real books.

    Also, is Dixieland appropriate to play? And if so, what are the favourite Dixieland songs?
     
  2. Charles652011

    Charles652011 New Friend

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    Whatever you might like from the Al Hurt, Leroy Jones, Trombone Shorty, Pete Fountain play lists.
     
  3. flugelgirl

    flugelgirl Forte User

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    Traditional Mardi Gras tunes usually include Second Line, Iko Iko, They all axed for you, Whoopin Blues, Bourbon Street Parade, and just about any other traditional New Orleans music or New Orleans style Brass Band that you want to throw in. Look up recordings for these - you won't usually find written charts.
     
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  4. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

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    Al Hurt?
     
  5. patkins

    patkins Forte User

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    Did Al get Hurt or didn't he die? Or maybe he was resurrected....nah.
     
  6. Mark_Kindy

    Mark_Kindy Mezzo Forte User

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    Having visited NOLA recently, it's not uncommon to hear Young Blood Brass band tunes and others of that type as well. Perhaps you could fill a little time with those, if needed, as they are popular in the area, though not necessarily "Mardi Gras Tunes"
     
  7. SmoothOperator

    SmoothOperator Mezzo Forte User

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    For a moment I thought you were talking about Braziliian Mardi Gras.
     
  8. Chuck Cox

    Chuck Cox Forte User

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    The Dirty Dozen Brass Band does a lot of New Orleans style gospel hymns that are pretty easy to play. Also youtube the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
     

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