You might not want to listen to Nothing But a Party: Basin Street Records' New Orleans Mardi Gras Collection CD.
If you're on the streetcar or bus listening to your iPod and might become embarrassed if you broke out into song - then you might want to avoid this CD.
Or if you're at work and don't want to end up dancing in your chair - then don't listen to this collection of songs.
And furthermore, if you're uncomfortable letting loose or you're somehow allergic to pure, primal fun - then Nothing But A Party might not be for you.
However, if you want the jazziest, funkiest, quintessential get-up-and-party collection of Mardi Gras songs then this compilation is it. Whether you live in New Orleans, or you've visited the Big Easy before - for Mardi Gras or not - this anthology of music is just so New Orleans and so Mardi Gras that you can't help but listen and instantly feel transported into a Second Line.
Featuring the music of Kermit Ruffins, the Grammy Award winning Rebirth Brass Band, Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentleman, Los Homebres Calientes, Grammy Award winning Irvin Mayfield, Dr. Michael White, and Henry Butler, Nothing But a Party is not only a must for Mardi Gras party play-lists (in New Orleans or beyond), but also an aural security blanket for anyone who's NOLA-homesick.
Seriously, the most fun collection of tunes around, and simply some of the best music NOLA has to offer.
To learn more about Basin Street Records click here to read an interview with president Mark Samuels. Also, visit them on the Web to learn more about the artists included on this disc and other amazing artists whom are not.
Track listing for Nothing But A Party: Basin Street Records' New Orleans Mardi Gras Collection includes: Kermit Ruffins with the Rebirth Brass Band - "Mardi Gras Day," Rebirth Brass Band - "Let's Go Get 'Em," Kermit Ruffins with the Rebirth Brass Band - "Mr. Big Stuff," Jon Cleary And The Absolute Monster Gentleman - "Just Kissed My Baby," Irvin Mayfield with the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra and The Dillard University Choir - "Movement II: The Elder Negro Speaks," Dr. Michael White - "King of the Second Line," Dr. Michael White - "Take Me To The Mardi Gras, "Henry Butler - "Some IKO," Los Hombres Calientes with Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews and the Rebirth Brass Band - "The Mardi Gras Second Line," and Kermit Ruffins - "Do The Fat Tuesday."
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