Tuesday, February 13, 2018

PLAYLISTS: Mardi Gras - Iowa Style

Some people may find it strange for a website specializing in Iowa music to have a Mardi Gras post.

Well, there is a town named Iowa in Louisiana! - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iowa,_Louisiana



And although we are much further up The Mississippi River than New Orleans, I appear not to be the only lover in Iowa of the sounds and music coming from The Mississippi Delta and the Lousiana swamps and bayous. A few other Iowans, and Omahans, have found that sound as captivating as myself.

So with these two playlists, we present some Mardi Gras music for you with an Iowa flavor.

The first playlist features shorter clips with one or two songs. I put it in order of popularity, but I think it works best on shuffle. It features tunes from Omaha's Polka Police, their cajun/Zydeco band, The Prairie Gators, and their accordion party band, The Mighty Nish Band, as well as Des Moines's own NOLA Jazz Band, The Pelicans when they were The Party Gras Band, and our brass band, Grand Avenue Ruckus, plus some Dixieland jazz performed by Iowa jazz musicians.

The second playlists features whole shows, mostly from the NOLA Jazz Band, but a couple from The Pelicans, again when they were The Party Gras Band, and Grand Ave Ruckus, as well as Iowa jazz musicians doing New Orleans music.

Other IMSC posts featuring jazz music:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/jazz

Other IMSC posts featuring playlists;
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/playlists

Other IMSC posts featuring YouTube:
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/YouTube





PREVIOUSLY ON IOWA MUSIC SHOWCASE:

YOUR OWN PRIVATE IOWA - Episode 17: Bryon and Rachel Dudley
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/your-own-private-iowa-episode-17-bryon.html

EPISODE 60: Music from The Iowa Composers Forum
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/episode-60-music-from-iowa-composers.html

FESTER RAGE VIDEOS: A Testament of Youth (ATOY) in Des Moines at The House of Bricks on July 20, 2007 and at The Vaudeville Mews on Sep 23, 2007
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/fester-rage-videos-testament-of-youth.html

JAZZMAN JOE VIDEOS: Drumline at Ankeny High School on October 23, 2012
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/jazzman-joe-videos-drumline-at-ankeny.html

PLAYLISTS: Net Neutrality (and Information on How to Continue the Fight)
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/playlist-net-neutrality-and-information.html

One month ago...
JAZZMAN JOE VIDEOS - Ankeny Community Chorus performs for The Epiphany at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Church in Ankeny on Jan 6, 2018 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2018/01/jazzman-joe-videos-ankeny-community.html

Three months ago...
Iowa Music NEEDS Net Neutrality - and So Does Iowa Music Showcase! -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/12/iowa-music-needs-net-neutrality-and-so.html

Six months ago...
PLAYLISTS: Random Iowa Music Spotify Playlist 6 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/08/random-iowa-music-spotify-playlist-6.html

One year ago...
PLAYLISTS: Valentine's Day - Iowa Style -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2017/02/playlists-valentines-day-iowa-style.html

Two years ago...
Episode 26 - The Peace, Love, and Stuff Retrospective, Part 1 of 2 -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2016/02/episode-26-peace-love-and-stuff.html

Three years ago...
Episode 4: Iowa Metal Music -
http://iowamusicshowcase.blogspot.com/2015/02/episode-4-iowa-metal-music.html


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