The Wild Tchoupitoulas 1976 New Orleans funk masterpiece!
Inducted into the Library National Recording Registry
Sourced from the original master tapes
Features liner notes and lyric inner sleeve
Audiophile black vinyl pressed at RTI
The Wild Tchoupitoulas 1976 New Orleans funk masterpiece of Mardi Gras Indians led by Big Chief Jolly backed up by The Meters and The Neville Brothers. Inducted into the Library National Recording Registry for its cultural, artistic and historic importance. Produced by Allen Toussaint. Sourced from the original master tapes. Features liner notes and lyric inner sleeve. Audiophile Black Vinyl pressed at RTI.
"The Wild Tchoupitoulas — a group of Mardi Gras Indians headed by George 'Big Chief Jolly' Landry — only released one album, but that one record caused a sensation upon its initial 1976 release. It was one of the first records of the album-oriented rock generation that captured the heady gumbo of New Orleans R&B and funk.
"Landry may have fronted the Wild Tchoupitoulas, but the key to the record's success was his nephews, Charles and Cyril Neville, who headed the rhythm section. They drafted in their brothers, Art and Aaron, to harmonize, and thereby unwittingly gave birth to the band that became the Neville Brothers.
"Still, the fact that The Wild Tchoupitoulas ranks among the great New Orleans albums isn't because of the Nevillles themselves, but the way the Wild Tchoupitoulas lock into an extraordinary hybrid that marries several indigenous New Orleans musics, with swampy, dirty funk taking its place in the forefront. There are only eight songs, and they are all strung together as if they're variations on the same themes and rhythms. That's a compliment, by the way, since the organic, flowing groove is the key to the album's success." — AllMusic
|1. Brother John|
|2. Meet De Boys On The Battlefront|
|3. Indians, Here Dey Come|
|4. Hey Pocky A-Way (A Way)|
|1. Indian Red|
|2. Big Chief Got A Golden Crown|
|3. Hey Mama (Wild Tchoupitoulas)|
|4. Hey Hey (Indian Comin’)|