Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Mardi Gras Special: Go Get Your Big Chief


was at Unified Indian Practice at the Handa Wanda club at 2nd & Dryades on the evening of Sunday, January 27, 2008, when I decided to whip out my compact Olympus 320M digital recorder and take down the proceedings, which were centered on Big Chief Little Bo of the Wild Magnolias, Big Chief Roddy of the Black Eagles, and assorted Indian singers who took over the mike from time to time in front of the massive drum choir on the stage behind them. I recorded again the next Sunday, when it was “Two More Days” until Mardi Gras, and then chopped the results down to an hour’s worth of Wild Indian music recorded in context just before Carnival Day.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
Handa Wanda’s, New Orleans, January 27 > February 3, 2008 [20-0809]


[01] Big Chief Roddy & Big Chief Little Bo: Indian Red w/ Intro

[02] Big Chief Little Bo: Two More Days > Indians Here Dey Come >

[03] Big Chief Little Bo > Big Chief Roddy: Shotgun Joe

[04] Wild Magnolias: Oo Na Nay >

[05] Big Chief Little Bo: Got to Go Downtown >

[06] Big Chief Roddy: Early in the Morning

[07] Wild Magnolias: Indians Here Dey Come > Go Get Your Big Chief

[08] Big Chief Roddy: Shoo Fly > No No No No No

[09] Big Chief White Cloud: Indian Red

[10] Big Chief Peppy: Golden Arrows

[11] Closing Music: Wild Magnolias: Indian Red


Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Music tracks recorded “live” by Khalid Hafiz at Handa Wanda’s, New Orleans for WWOZ-FM and by John Sinclair

Produced, edited & assembled by John Sinclair on City of New Orleans, AMTRAK, February 20-21 > Chicago, February 21 > Detroit, February 27 > Amsterdam, March 12, 2008

Executive Producer: Sidney Daniels

Special thanks to Celia Sinclair, Tom Morgan & Hild Creed, Big Chief Bo Dollis & Big Queen Rita of the Wild Magnolias, Glenn Gaines Jr, & Khalid Hafiz in New Orleans

Sponsored by Hempshopper & Ceres Seeds, Amsterdam

© 2008, 2015 The John Sinclair Foundation


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