Jack FM Playlist For Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, And New Orleans

Whether your swingin’, truckin’, or choogin’ for Mardi Gras, the Crescent City will thrill your soul.

Charles Connor – “The Beginning of Rock and Roll”

Straight from the French Quarter of New Orleans, CBS Radio’s own, legendary drummer for Little Richard and the Upsetters. Nothin’ says New Orleans like Charles “Keep-A-Knockin” Connor.

Steppenwolf – “The Pusher” 

As made famous in Easy Rider, a film engulfed in the wild ambience of New Orleans in 1969, “The Pusher” is a flashback of a significant era for The Big Easy.

The Animals – “House of the Rising Sun”

“There is a house in New Orleans, they call the Rising Sun.”

Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Apache Rose Peacock”

“Sittin on a sack of beans, sittin’ down in New Orleans.”

Led Zeppelin – “When the Levee Breaks”

Elvis Presley – “King Creole”

“There’s a man in New Orleans, who plays rock and roll, he’s a guitar man with a great big soul”

Deep Purple – “Speed King”

Dire Straits – “Sultans Of Swing”

“It ain’t what they call rock and roll, and the Sultans played Creole”

Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Born On The Bayou”

“Wishin’ I were a fast freight train, Just choogin’ on down to New Orleans.”

Greenday & U2 – “The Saints Are Coming”

Rolling Stones – “Brown Sugar”

Grateful Dead – “Truckin”

“Busted down on Bourbon street, set up like a bowling pin.”

Bob Dylan – ” Mr. Tambourine Man”

Neil Young (Fats Domino) – “Walkin’ to New Orleans/ Goin Home”

Louis Armstrong – “Bourbon Street”

Satchmo, New Orleans finest, scatting to that dixieland jazz.

Charles Connor– New Orleans Legendary Drummer


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