Follow the Mississippi River south from Memphis, Tennessee until it hits the Gulf of Mexico and you'll wind up in New Orleans. I took that trip a couple times during my brief tenure in the South, and it was the richest musical education a man could ever ask for. My first night, sitting down for dinner, a second line band marched off the street and right through the restaurant, into the kitchen, and out through the back yard. Infused with the melodies and rhythms of French, Spanish, and African peoples, New Orleans is a long simmering musical gumbo, home to many of my all-time favorite artists. The French Quarter Festival kicks off this weekend, so we're bringing a taste of the Crescent City right into your home.

  1. Java Allen Toissaint
  2. Street Parade Earl King
  3. Lucille Little Richard
  4. Big Chief - Complete Version Professor Longhair
  5. Here Come The Girls Ernie K-Doe
  6. Cissy Strut The Meters
  7. Goin' Down Allen Toussaint
  8. Hand Clapping Song The Meters
  9. Give It Up Lee Dorsey
  10. Bouncin' Back Mystikal
  11. Back That Azz Up Juvenile
  12. Shooter - Album Version (Edited) Lil Wayne
  13. Hercules Aaron Neville
  14. From A Whisper To A Scream Allen Toussaint
  15. Mojo Hannah Tami Lynn
  16. Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya Dr. John
  17. Indian Red Treme Brass Band
  18. L'ouragon BeauSoleil
  19. Release Me Clifton Chenier
  20. Ruler of My Heart Neville, Irma Thomas
  21. Blue Monday Fats Domino
  22. Si Tu Vois Ma Mére Sidney Bechet
  23. St. James Infirmary Louis Armstrong
  24. Summertime Sidney Bechet