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Sunday, January 27, 2013

MARDI GRAS, SIN CITY, VOODOO CHILD AND SOME NEW ORLEANS BLUES (THE "PARTY" OF THE YEAR PHOTO BLOG)



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Rocking and Rolling in the New Age!!
Get Ready for a Wild Roller Coaster Ride in New Orleans this week as millions of People flock to the famous Gulf Coast.
 (New Orleans for the Super Bowl). 
Weather Predictions do not indicate Sunny Days. Mardi Gras Revelers down in the French Quarter attending Parades could see some of those floats become airborne on the forecast Thunderstorms and Tornadoes! January rocks out on a Cold Front while Sneaky, Snowy February rolls in with a Big Bang!
I have created a Page here You can enjoy in the warmth and safety of Your Room. Not a good week for Swimming, but always a great week for Tubing!

My Wolf Moon
 in the Created Cloud Dirty Dots:

News for mardi gras in new orleans

New York Daily News

  1. Party central: Mardi Gras, Super Bowl sweep New Orleans
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    For only the second time ever, two major events — the Super Bowl andMardi Gras — are about to collide in this city, drawing more than 1 ...

New Orleans Mardi Gras

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Orleans_Mardi_Gras
Mardi Gras (French pronunciation: ​[maʁ.di ɡʁa]English pronunciation: /ˈmɑɹdi ˈgɹɑː/; meaning "Fat Tuesday") is an annual Carnival celebration held in MobileAlabama and New OrleansLouisiana,United States.
The New Orleans Carnival season, with roots in preparing for the start of the Christian season ofLent, starts after Twelfth Night, on Epiphany (January 6). It is a season of paradesballs (some of them masquerade balls), and king cake parties. It has traditionally been part of the winter social season; at one time "coming out" parties for young women at débutante balls were timed for this season.
Celebrations are concentrated for about two weeks before and through Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras in French), the day before Ash Wednesday. Usually there is one major parade each day (weather permitting); many days have several large parades. The largest and most elaborate parades take place the last five days of the season. In the final week of Carnival, many events large and small occur throughout New Orleans and surrounding communities.
The parades in New Orleans are organized by Carnival krewes. Krewe float riders toss throws to the crowds; the most common throws are strings of plastic colorful beads, doubloons (aluminum or wooden dollar-sized coins usually impressed with a krewe logo), decorated plasticthrow cups, and small inexpensive toys. Major krewes follow the same parade schedule and route each year.
While many tourists center their Mardi Gras season activities on Bourbon Street and the French Quarter, none of the major Mardi Gras parades has entered the Quarter since 1972 because of its narrow streets and overhead obstructions. Instead, major parades originate in the Uptown and Mid-City districts and follow a route along St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street, on the upriver side of the French Quarter.
To New Orleanians, "Mardi Gras" specifically refers to the Tuesday before lent, the highlight of the season. The term can also be used less specifically the whole Carnival season, sometimes as "the Mardi Gras season". The term "Fat Tuesday" or "Mardi Gras Day" always refers only to that specific day.

Contemporary Mardi Gras


Float on Magazine Street, 1996

Mounted Krewe Officers in the Thoth Parade, 1994
Each year the Mardi Gras (or Carnival) season starts on January 6, also known as Twelfth Night. The Twelfth Night Revelers, one of Carnival's oldest Krewes, holds a masked ball each year to mark the occasion. Many of Carnival's oldest groups such as the Elves of Oberon and the High Priests of Mithras hold masked balls, but do not parade in public.
The parade season starts off some three weekends before Mardi Gras Day with the Krewe du Vieuxparade. There is usually at least one parade every night starting two Fridays before Mardi Gras.

Mardi Gras Day

Celebrations begin early on Mardi Gras Day, which can fall on any Tuesday between February 3 and March 9 (depending on the date of Easter).[10] Uptown, the Zulu parade rolls first, followed by the Rex parade, which both end on Canal Street. A number of smaller parading organizations with "truck floats" follow the Rex parade.
Numerous smaller parades and walking clubs also parade around the city. The Jefferson City Buzzards, the Lyons Club, the Irish Channel Corner ClubPete Fountain's Half Fast Walking Club and the KOE all start early in the day Uptown and make their way to the French Quarter with at least one jazz band. At the other end of the old city, the Society of Saint Anne journeys from the Bywater through Marigny and the French Quarter to meet Rex on Canal Street. The Pair-O-Dice Tumblers rambles from bar to bar in Marigny and the French Quarter from noon to dusk. Various groups of Mardi Gras Indians, divided into uptown and downtown tribes, parade in their finery.

Mardi Gras beads

Mardi Gras In New Orleans

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEQ8gwsjHeE

THE MOODY BLUES - THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE - LIVE AT MONTREUX 1991 (HQ)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydj7OUiQPPI

Mardi Gras in New Orleans 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGgZlvcJsD0
Book your Cemetery & Voodoo Tours and discover the fascinating history of the cities of the dead and rituals and personalities of voodoo in New Orleans 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_Laveau

Marie Laveau

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Marie Laveau (September 10, 1794 – June 16, 1881[1]) was a Louisiana Creole practitioner ofVoodoo renowned in New Orleans. She was born free in New Orleans.
Her daughter Marie Laveau II (1827 — c. 1895) also practiced Voudoun, and historical accounts often confuse the two. She and her mother had great influence over their multiracial following. "In 1874 as many as twelve thousand spectators, both black and white, swarmed to the shores ofLake Pontchartrain to catch a glimpse of Marie Laveau II performing her legendary rites on St. John's Eve (June 23–24)
Marie Laveau

Portrait by Frank Schneider, based on a painting by George Catlin (Louisiana State Museum)
BornSeptember 10, 1794
New Orleans, Louisiana
DiedJune 16, 1881 (aged 86)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Known forVodoun practitioner

Of Laveau's magical career there is little that can be substantiated. She was said to have had a snake she named Zombi after an African god. Oral traditions suggested that the occult part of her magic mixed Roman Catholic beliefs, including saints, with African spirits and religious concepts. Some scholars believe that her feared magical powers of divination were actually based on her network of informants which she developed while working as a hairdresser in households of the prominent. As she visited her clients (mostly white) she listened closely to their gossip. Some assert that she ran her own brothel and cultivated informants in that way as well. She appeared to excel at obtaining inside information on her wealthy patrons by instilling fear in their servants whom she either paid or "cured" of mysterious ailments

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Voodoo Child

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbTyfndZTno

B.B. KING, STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN, ERIC CLAPTON - Why I Sing the Blues

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnlwxS-36AU

Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley ~ I'm a Man

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_AhO9fcJpQ


New Orleans Blues

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Orleans_blues
New Orleans blues, is a sub-genre of blues music and a variation of Louisiana blues that developed in the 1940s and 1950s in and around the city of New Orleans. Strongly influenced by jazz and incorporated Caribbean influences, it is dominated by piano and saxophone but has also produced major guitar bluesmen. Major figures in the genre include Professor Longhair and Guitar Slim, who both produced major regional, R&B chart and even mainstream hits.

[edit]Characteristics

As a style New Orleans blues is primarily driven by piano and horn, enlivened by Caribbeanrhythms and Dixieland music. It is generally cheerful in delivery regardless of the subject matter, with a laid back tempo and complex rhythms falling just behind the beat. Vocals range from laid-back crooning to full-throated gospel shouting

History


Snooks Eaglin performing in 2006
New Orleans is generally credited as the birthplace of jazz music, but has attracted less attention as a centre of the blues. Although it has drawn to it and produced fewer blues musicians than other major US urban centres with large African-American populations, it has been the center of a distinctive form of blues music, which has been pursued by some notable musicians and produced important recordings
The most significant blues guitarist to emerge from the city in the post-World War II period was Guitar Slim. Originally from the Delta, his "The Things That I Used to Do", which combined gospel, blues and R&B, was a major R&B hit in 1954 and may have influenced the development of later soul music.[2] It also had an impact on the development of rock music, having been included in the The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll,[5] featuring an electric guitar solo with distortedovertones.[6] Other important blues guitarists from the city include Snooks Eaglin, who recorded both acoustic folk and electric-based R&B,[2] and Earl King, who composed blues standards including "Come On" (covered by Jimi Hendrix) and Professor Longhair's "Big Chief".[7] Also among the major figures of the genre was Dr John, who began as a guitarist and enjoyed regional success with the Bo Diddley influenced "Storm Warning" in 1959 and a highly successful career from the 1960s after moving to Los Angeles, mixing R&B with psychedelic rock and using New Orleans themed aesthetics

B. B. King & Eric Clapton - The Thrill Is Gone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6gDeGdQ3rM

Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan, Robert Cray - Sweet Home Chicago - 1990

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBG5PQuW6oo
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AMAZING RAW VIDEO Hurricane Katrina roof top flooding St Bernard La

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...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek.  See You next time!!
Of Course, one more great performance

Emmylou Harris and Sarah McLachlan - Angel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIjEpAXoECE
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