On Bloodstains & Teardrops - Monk Boudreaux connects the early music of the slaves in New Orleans Congo Square to the Caribbean as he demonstrates its similarities in lyrical, musical, and cultural content. On his journey from the island to the swamps he is joined
by a plethora of musical legends including Tab Benoit, Michael Doucet, and Johnny Sansone as well as Jamaican and Louisiana musicians.
In the same way, it crossed the ocean in the late 1940s, it’s alive and happening all over again.
Jamaica to the Swamp / Bloodstains & Teardrops will be released on Tab Benoit's Whiskey Bayou Records.
Join us for the Big Chief celebration! Friday May 14 in New Orleans with special guest Johnny Sansone and waylon Thibodeaux
This record began in Kingston Jamaica and was finished in the swamps of Louisiana. It features some of the best Jamaican and Louisiana musicians.
Orgone does Afrobeat underneath Monk chanting on the whole album that could shake the power lines in Uptown New Orleans. It will leave you screaming for more Fela on Valence Street, please
The Mardi Gras Indians are as much a part of the spirit seared into the music of New Orleans as any other cultural icons. This combination of Native American, Creole, blues, and jazz sensibilities are all present in the get-down sounds of Golden Eagle, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, and his Crescent City friends.
Produced by Anders Osborne and features Tab Benoit, Cyril Neville, Kirk Joseph, and Monk's Tribe the Golden Eagles, Mr Stranger Man is a pivotal part of New Orleans and Mardi Gras Indian music.
New Orleans legends the Wild Magnolias released their second album, THEY CALL US WILD, in Europe in 1975, but it didn't come out in the States until the '90s, when the band finally went national. Today they're thought of as an old-school Mardis Gras party band, but these early recordings reveal a greasier, murkier sound that owes something to the swamp-funk shadings of late-'60s/early-'70s Dr. John, as well as the slightly jazzy West Coast funkateers in War