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New Orleans Gumbo

Steven Watson
suggested this on October 14, 2013, 01:21

This is a list that centers on NOLA.  Songs by New Orleans-born-and-bred musicians and/or songs that mention the city.


Aaron Neville - How Could I Help But Love You

Aaron Neville - Over You

Aaron Neville - Tell It Like It Is

Aaron Neville - Hercules

Aaron Neville - Jailhouse

Aaron Neville - Angola Bound

AFO Executives - Olde Wine

Al Hirt - Java

Allen Toussaint - Go back Home

Allen Toussaint - Egyptian Fantasy

Allen Toussaint - River Boat

Allen Toussaint - Am I Expecting Too Much?

Allen Toussaint - Night People

Allen Toussaint - The Optimism Blues

Allen Toussaint - It's A New Orleans Thing

Allen Toussaint - Southern Nights

Allen Toussaint - What Do You Want The Girl To Do?

Alex Chilton - No Sex

Alvin "Red" Tyler - Peanut Vendor

Alvin "Red" Tyler - Snake Eyes

Arlo Guthrie - The City Of New Orleans

Art Neville - All These Things

Art Neville - What's Going On

Art Neville - Lover Of Love

Art Neville - I'm Gonna Put Some Hurt On You

Barbara George - I Know (You Don't Love Me No More)

Barbara George - Something You Got

Bat Carroll - Aw! Who?

Benny Spellman - I Feel Good

Benny Spellman - Fortune Teller

Benny Spellman - Lipstick Traces (On A Cigarette)

Benny Spellman - If You Love Her

Betty Harris - Nearer To You

Betty Harris - Cry To Me

Betty Harris - What Did I Do Wrong

Betty Harris - Mean Man

Betty Harris - Ride Your Pony

Betty Harris - I Can't Last Much Longer

Betty Harris - There's A Break In The Road

Big Boy Myles - New Orleans

Big Joe Williams - Baby Please Don't Go

The Blue Dots - Saturday Night Fish Fry

Bob Dylan - Blind Willie McTell

Bobbie Gentry - Fancy

Bobby Bare - Marie Laveau

Bobby Charles - Street People

Bobby Charles - Small Town Talk

Bobby Charles - See You Later Alligator

Bobby Charles - I Must Be In A Good Place Now

Bobby Marchan - Chickee Wah-Wah

Bobby Marchan - Snoopin' And Accusin'

Bobby Mitchell - I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday

Bobby Williams - Boogaloo Mardi Gras

Brenda Lee - Walking To New Orleans

Champion Jack Dupree - Junkers Blues

Charles Mann - You're No Longer Mine

Charles Sheffield - It's Your Voodoo Working

Chick Carbo - In The Night

Chris Kenner - I Like It Like That

Chris Kenner - Something You Got

Chris Kenner - Land Of 1000 Dances

Chris Stafford - Parlez-Nous A Boire

Chuck brooks - Loneliness (Is A Friend Of Mine)

Chuck Carbo - Can I Be Your Squeeze

Chuck Carbo - Tears Tears And More Tears

Clarence "Frogman" Henry - Ain't Got No Home

Clarence "Frogman" Henry - (I Don't Know Why) But I Do

Clarence Garlow - Bon Ton Roula

Cleveland Crochet & Hill Billy Ramblers - Sugar Bee

Cookie & The Cupcakes - Franko-Chinese Cha Cha Cha

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Born On The Bayou

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Proud Mary

Crescent City Gold - Hang Tough

Crescent City Gold - Kaleema

Curley Moore & The Kool Ones - Funky Yeah

Curly Moore - Get Low Down, Part 1

Cyril Neville - Tell Me What's On Your Mind

Cyril Neville - Gossip

Dave Bartholomew - Country Gal

Dave Bartholomew - My Ding-A-Ling

Dave Bartholomew - The Monkey

Dave Bartholomew - Shrimp & Gumbo

Dave Bartholomew - Junk Man

Deacon John Moore - Going Back To New Orleans

The Del Royals - Always Naggin' (Crumblin' Fussin' Nag Nag)

Diamond Joe - Gossip, Gossip

Diamond Joe - Moanin' And Screamin'

Diamond Joe - Don't Set Me Back

Diamond Joe - Don't Set Me Back

Dick Curless - Born In Country Music (Raised On Dixieland)

Dino, Desi & Billy - The Rebel kind

The Dirty Dozen Band - Li'l Liza Jane

Dirty Dozen Brass Band - Ain't Nothin' But A Party

Dolly Parton - My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy

Doug Anderson - Hey Mama, Here Come The Preacher

Dr. John - Black Widow Spider

Dr. John - Iko Iko

Dr. John - Let The Good Times Roll

Dr. John - Right Place, Wrong Time

Dr. John - Life

Dr. John - Such A Night

Dr. John - I Been Hoodood

Dr. John - Mardi Gras Day

Dr. John - What Comes Around (Goes Around)

Dr. John - Mos' Scocious

Dr. John - (Everybody Wanna Get Rich) Rite Away

Dr. John - My Key Don't Fit

Dr. John - Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya

Dr. John - Mama Roux

Dr. John - I Walk On Guilded Splinters

Dr. John - Black John The Conqueror

Dr. John - Zu Zu Mamou

Dr. John - Storm Warning

Dr. John - Sahara

Drifting Charles - Drifting Cloud

Earl King - No City Like New Orleans

Earl King - She's My Drivin' Wheel

Eddie Bo - Baby I'm Wise

Eddie Bo - Havin' Fun In New Orleans

Eddie Bo - Tee Na Na Na Na Nay

Eddie Bo - We Like Mambo

Eddie Bo - Check Your Bucket

Eddie Bo - Hook 'N' Sling (Pt. II)

Eddie Bo - Every Dog Got Its Day

Eddie Bo - S.G.B. (Stone Graveyard Business)

Eddie Lang - Easy Rockin'

Eldridge Holmes - Pop, Popcorn Children

Eldridge Holmes - Humpback

Eldridge Holmes - Without A Word

Eldridge Holmes - If I Were A Carpenter

Eldridge Holmes - Where Is Love

Elliott Small - I'm A Devil

Ellis Marsalis - Dr. Jazz

Elton Anderson - Life Problem

Elton John - Honky Cat

Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint - Where Is The Love

Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint - The River In Reverse

Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint - Broken Promise Land

Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint - International Echo

Elvis Presley - King Creole

Ernie & The Top Notes - Dap Walk

Ernie K-Doe - Mother-In-Law

Ernie K-Doe - T'ain't It The Truth

Ernie K-Doe - Hello My Lover

Ernie K-Doe - A Certain Girl

Ernie K-Doe - Here Come The Girls

Ernie K-Doe - Back Street Lover

Ernie K-Doe - A Place Where We Can Be Free

Ernie K-Doe - Whoever Is Thrilling You (Is Killing Me)

Errol Chandler - What Have I Done

Eskew Reeder [Esquerita] - The Flu

Eskew Reeder [Esquerita] - Green Door

Eskew Reeder [Esquerita] - We Had Love

The Explosions - Garden Of Four Trees

The Explosions - Hip Drop

Fats Domino - When The Saints Go Marching In

Fats Domino - The Fat Man

Fats Domino - Madri Gras In New Orleans

Fats Domino - Goin' Home

Fats Domino - My Blue Heaven

Fats Domino - Blueberry Hill

Fats Domino - Jambalaya (On The Bayou)

Fats Domino - New Orleans Ain't The Same

Fats Domino - Walking To New Orleans

Fats Domino - Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans

Fats Domino - Sick And Tired

Frankie Ford - Sea Cruise

Frankie Ford - Roberta

Frankie Ford - If You Got Troubles

Frankie Ford - You Talk Too Much

Frankie Ford - Saturday Night Fish Fry

Freddy Cannon - Way Down Yonder In New Orleans

Gary U.S. Bonds - New Orleans

Gary U.S. Bonds - Take Me Back To New Orleans

The Gaturs - Gator Bait

The Gaturs - Cold Bear

Gene Dozier & The Brotherhood - A Hunk Of Funk

Gentleman June Gardner - It's Gonna Rain

George Davis & Alvin "Red" Tyler - Hold On, Help Is On The Way

George Lewis’ Ragtime Band - Stop To Think It Over

God's Gift To Women - Stop To Think It Over

Harry Connick, Jr. - City Beneath The Sea

The Hawketts - Mardi Gras Mambo

The Hawketts - Your Time's Up

Herbie Mann - New Orleans

The Herculoids - When Something Is Wrong With My Baby

Huey "Piano" Smith - Rockin' Pneumonia & The Boogie Woogie Flu

Huey "Piano" Smith - Don't You Just Know It

Huey "Piano" Smith - High Blood Pressure

Huey "Piano" Smith - Chicka Wah

Huey "Piano" Smith - She Got Low Down

Huey "Piano" Smith - Free, Single And Disengaged

Huey "Piano" Smith - Somebody Told It

Huey "Piano" Smith - For Cryin' Out Loud

Hugh Boynton - Running Out Of Fools

Inell Young - What Do You See In Her

Irma Thomas - Break-A-Way

Irma Thomas - You Can Have My Husband (But Don't Mess With My Man)

Irma Thomas - I'm Gonna Cry 'Til My Tears Run Dry

Irma Thomas - It's Raining

Irma Thomas - Hittin' On Nothing

Irma Thomas - Ruler Of My Heart

Irma Thomas - Wish Someone Would Care

Irma Thomas - Time Is On My Side

Irma Thomas - The Hurt's All Gone

Irma Thomas - It's Starting To Get To Me Now

Irma Thomas - Some Things You Never Get Used To

Irma Thomas - Sweet Touch Of Love

Irma Thomas - Zero Willpower

The Jades - I've Got Love For My Baby

James Rivers - Bird Brain

Jelly Roll Morton And His New Orleans Jazzmen - I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say

Jessie Hill - The Pot's On Strike

Jessie Hill - Oogsey Moo

Jessie Hill - Whip It On Me

John Fred And His Playboy Band - Judy In Disguise (With Glasses) 

Johnny Horton - The Battle Of New Orleans

Jimmy Dean - Big Bad John

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - New Orleans

Joe Chopper & The Swinging 7 Soul Band - Soul Pusher

Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers - Goin' Back To New Orleans

John Williams & The Tick Tocks - Operation Heartache

John Williams & The Tick Tocks - Do Me Like You Do Me

Johnny Adams - Lonely Man

Johnny Adams - Real Live Living Hurtin' Man

Stick McGhee - Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee

Josh White - The House Of The Rising Sun

Kermit Ruffins - Drop Me Off In New Orleans

King Floyd - Groove Me

King Floyd - Baby Let Me Kiss

King Floyd - Handle With Care

King Oliver & His Orchestra - New Orleans Shout

Labelle - Lady Marmalade

Lalo Schifrin - New Orleans Procession

Larry Williams - Bony Maronie

Larry Williams - Dizzy Miss Lizzy

Larry Williams - Zing Zing

Larry Williams - Slow Down

Larry Williams - Bad Boy

Larry Williams - She Said "Yeah"

Lazy Lester - I Hear You Knockin'

Lazy Lester - You're Gonna Ruin Me Baby

Lee Allen - Cat walk

Lee Allen - Walkin' With Mr. Lee

Lee Allen - Boppin' At The Hop

Lee Allen - Creole Alley

Lee Dorsey - Working In The Coal Mine

Lee Dorsey - Holy Cow

Lee Dorsey - Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky (From Now On)

Lee Dorsey - Give It Up

Lee Dorsey - Get Out Of My Life Woman

Lee Dorsey - Ride Your Pony

Lee Dorsey - Can You Hear Me

Lee Dorsey - Ya Ya

Lee Dorsey - Freedom For The Stallion

Lee Dorsey - Yes We Can

Lee Dorsey - Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley

Lee Dorsey - Occapella

Lee Dorsey - Riverboat

Lee Dorsey - On Your Way Down

Lee Dorsey - Gator Tail

Lee Dorsey - Tears, Tears And More Tears

Li'l Bob & The Lollipops - I Got Loaded

Li'l Millet & His Creoles - Rich Woman

Lil' Buck & The Top Cats - Monkey In A Sack

Lil’ Queenie & The Percolators - My Darlin' New Orleans

Little Booker - Teen Age Rock

Lloyd Price - Lawdy Miss Clawdy

Louis Armstrong - West End Blues

Louis Armstrong - St. James Infirmary

Louis Armstrong - Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?

Louis Armstrong - Walkin' My Baby Back Home

Louis Prima & Keely Smith - New Awlins

Mahalia Jacksaon - I Will Move On Up A Little Higher

Marcia Ball - You Make It Hard

Margaret Lewis - Reconsider Me

Marilyn Barbarin - Reborn

Marilyn Barbarin - Believe Me

Mary Jane Hooper - I've Got Reasons

Melvin Lastie & Harold Battiste With Cornell Dupree - Ignant

Merle Haggard - Hag's Dixie Blues #2

Merry Clayton - Gimme Shelter

Meschiya Lake And The Little Big Horns - Lucky Devil

The Meters - Chug Chug Chug-A-Lug (Push Andn Shove) Part II

The Meters - Fire On The Bayou

The Meters - Talkin' 'Bout New Orleans

The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py

The Meters - Cissy Strut

The Meters - Chicken Strut

The Meters - Hand Clappin' Song

The Meters - What'cha Say

The Meters - Just Kissed My Baby

The Meters - Hey Pocky A-Way

The Meters - Loving You Is On My Mind

The Meters - Little Old Money Maker

Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas - Old man's Darling

Neville Brothers - Mojo Hannah

Neville Brothers - Voo Doo

Neville Brothers - Sister Rosa

New Orleans Jazz Vipers - Digga-Digga-Do

Nookie Boy - I'll Make A Bet

Oliver Morgan - Who Shot The La La?

Oliver Morgan - The La La Man

The Pastor - I Shall Not Be Moved

Paul Marvin - Hurry Up

Paul Sanchez - Foot Of Canal Street

Paul Simon - Take Me To The Mardi Gras

Philharmonics - Will You Marry Me Girl

Preservation Hall Jazz Band & Tom Waits - Tootie Ma Is A Big Fine Thing

Preservation Hall Jazz Band & Tom Waits - Corinne Died On The Battlefield

Professor Longhair - Mardi Gras In New Orleans

Professor Longhair - Big Chirf

Professor Longhair - Tipitina

Professor Longhair - In The Night

Professor Longhair - Look What You're Doin' To Me (Oooh-Wee Baby)

Professor Longhair - Go To The Mardi Gras

Professor Longhair - Hey Little Girl

Professor Longhair - Bald Head

Professor Longhair - Who's Been Fooling You

Professor Longhair - She Walks Right In

Professor Longhair - Ball The Wall

Randy Newman - Louisiana 1927

Randy Newman - Down In New Orleans

Raymond Lewis - Goodbye My Love

Raymond Lewis - I'm Gonna Put Some Hurt On You

Raymond Myles - Hallelujah

Red Stick Ramblers - Main Street Blues

Redbone - The Witch Queen Of New Orleans

Richie Matta - Time Out

Ricky B - Shake Fa Ya Hood [Radio Version]

Robbie Lee - True Love

Robert Parker - Barefootin'

Robert Parker - All Nite Long

Robert Parker - Hip Huggin

Robert Pete Williams - A Thousand Miles From Nowhere

Roger & The Gypsies - Pass The Hatchet

Roy Brown - Good Rockin' Tonight

Roy Brown - Love Don't Love Nobody

Roy Montrell - (Every Time I Hear) That Mellow Saxophone

Roy Montrell - Mudd

Roy Newman & His Boys - Sadie Green (The Vamp Of New Orleans)

Roy Ward - Horse With A Freeze

Rusty & Doug - Louisiana Man

The Seldom Scene - City Of New Orleans

Shirley & Lee - Let The Good Times Roll

Shirley & Lee - I Feel Good

Shirley & Lee - I'm Gone

Shirley & Lee - That's What I'll Do

Shirley & Lee - Don't You Know I Love You

Simone Jackson - Pop Pop Pop Pie

Smiley Lewis - Gumbo Blues

Smiley Lewis - I Hear You Knocking

Smiley Lewis - Ain't Gonna Do It

Smokey Johnson - Dirty Red

Snooks Eaglin - By The Water

Snooks Eaglin - (Mama) Talk To Your Daughter

Snooks Eaglin - I'm Slippin' In

Snookum Russell - Basin Street Ain't Basin Street No More

Sonny Fisher - Oh Love This Is Sonny

Stick McGhee - Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee

The Stokes - Whipped Cream

Stop, Inc. - Second Line

Tami Lynn - Mojo Hanna

Tami Lynn - One Night Of Sin

Tom McDermott & Evan Christopher - The Broken Windmill

Tom Waits - Tango Till They're Sore

Tom Waits - I Wish I Was In New Orleans

Tony Joe White - Saturday Night In Oak Grove, Louisiana

Tony Owens - Confessin' A Feeling

Trombone Shorty - On Your Way Down

Tuba Fats’ Chosen Few Brass Band - Mardi Gras In New Orleans

Turquinettes - Tell Me The Truth

The Valparaiso Men's Chorus - Hanging Johnny

Van Alexander & His Orchestra - Way Down Yonder In New Orleans Mambo

Wallace Johnson - Private Eye

Wallace Johnson - If You Leave Me

Warren 'Porgy' Jones - The Dap

Warren Lee - Climb The Ladder

Warren Lee - Funky Belly

The Wild Magnolias - Ah Anka Ting Tang Boo Shanka Boo

The Wild Magnolias - Smoke My Peace Pipe (Smoke It Right)

The Wild Magnolias - Handa Wanda

The Wild Magnolias - Ho Na Nae

The Wild Magnolias - Fire Water

The Wild Tchoupitoulas - Meet the Boys On The Battlefront

The Wild Tchoupitoulas - Brother John

The Wild Tchoupitoulas - Indian red

The Wild Tchoupitoulas - Here Dey come

Willie Harper - New Kind Of Love

Willie Mallory - I'll be Your Jim

Willie Tee - Walking Up A One Way Street

Willie Tee - I Found Out (You Are My Cousin)

Willie Tee - Always Accused

Willie West - Fairchild

Willie West - Greatest Love

Willie West - It's Been So Long

Wilson Pickett - New Orleans

Zilla Mayes - I Love You Still


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Steven Watson

With the passing of Allen Toussaint late last year, it's time to make this list celebrating the music of Nawlins a reality!

July 6, 2016, 20:20
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Irma Thomas - You're The Dog (I Do The Barking Myself)

November 22, 2015, 00:09
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Steven Watson

Gumbo Bump

December 30, 2014, 18:32
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Steven Watson

NOLA deserves a look.

October 8, 2014, 23:52
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May 20, 2014, 19:31
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I likee likee.

January 16, 2014, 23:19