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Mardi Gras Moments: A Lil' Funk In Yo Soul

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A week of funky New Orleans soul music on the Mardi Gras Moments came to an end with even more prime examples of the New Orleans sound. Earl King and Eddie Bo.

Earl King is a bluesman of the highest order. Though his given name is in fact King, his skills as a musician were more than adequate to elevate him to joe the ranks of the other 'Kings' of blues. Most know B.B. King, others know Albert and Freddie King, but few still are aware of the fourth king of the blues Earl King, a distinctive and legendary musician who repped Nawlins with the best of them...

Earl King "Street Parade"

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Eddie Bo, another New Orleans legend, closes a week of soulful New Orleans funk with his 1969 classic "Hook and Sling." Matter of fact, for New Orleans music, only Fats Domino has recorded more than Eddie did. Though May 22nd is the official "Eddie Bo" day in New Orleans, today was his day in Milwaukee, and on the Mardi Gras Moment...

Eddie Bo "Hook and Sling"

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