It's Mardi Gras time and with festival season upon us you know you will here Mardi Gras music. It's like another holiday for Louisiana folks. For all you who don't know what it means, it's French for "Fat Tuesday," and it's Cajun French for "Time to Lose Yo Mind!" We have compiled the Top 5 Mardi Gras songs you will hear during this festival season!
"Carnival Time" By Al Johnson
In 2007, Al Johnson was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Here he is rocking "Carnival Time" in this video. When you here this you know it really is time for Mardi Gras.
"Mardi Gras In New Orleans" by Fats Domino
When you hear that whistle blow, you know it's Mardi Gras time! That's really what gets everyone excited!!! This is a great classic by Fats Domino who is from the New Orleans area and still lives there today. This is Fat's classic "Mardi Gras in New Orleans". Check it out!
"La Danse De Mardi Gras" (Mardi Gras Song) By Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys
Now it's time to go old school Mardi Gras on you guys. This is a Cajun traditional song is played either Live or recorded during Mardi Gras runs where Cajun folks saddle up on horse back and go house to house in the communities and settlements where the live and collect things like Chickens, rice and other foods. Then they make there way to a meeting place where they all get together and make a gumbo, play live music and have a street dance. Commonly known as the "Courir De Mardi Gras" translation (Mardi Gras Run).
"Mardi Gras Mambo" By The Hawketts
Know this gets folks dancing in the streets when this song starts up on a parade route. This version we found is by The Hawketts but the Meters also recorded a version of it as well. We are using this one for you because in the video as you listen and watch, It gives you all the word to the song! So when your out celebrating Mardi Gras this year, you will know all the words!! Happy Mardi Gras!
"Second Line Part #2" by Stop Inc
Well Well here we are at the #1 Song. Funny that its number one because the song doesn't have one lyric in the song! But when you here the screech of that trumpet and the bang down of that drum you know it's time to line up, grab an umbrella or handkerchief, make a human train and start dancing! That is when you know its time to celebrate carnival season and that Mardi Gras is officially here! Happy Mardi Gras everyone!!!