At B.B. King's Blues Club - NYC (7/06/03)


At 8:10pm, the Wild Magnolias began to jam with an old J.B. classic called "The Chicken" was a funky-ass tune with some excellent and powerful lead guitaring....the drum solo was phenomenal (with the drummer kickin' hard on the bass drum, snare, and cowbell......this guy was even playing "Mary Had a Little Lamb")!!! Next was a tune called "Big Chief Got Plenty of Firewater" where the player of the gigantic bass drum was telling stories about the Mardi Gras injuns and parades....the bass and wah-wah guitar riffs were nastay! They did a New Orleans-style funeral jazz song "When The Saints Go Marchin' In" was impossible to resist the urge to dance! Two Mardi Gras injuns came out and partied on "Iko Iko", featuring some irresistible piano riffs! What is a Mardi Gras party without the essential "Big Chief" (different song, done by The Meters back in 1976) and "Mardi Gras Day"! On "Peace Pipe", most of the fans got souvenir peace pipes from the injuns....the music was so tight and funky! The last song sounded like a selection from Philadelphia's jazz-rock quartet K-FLOOR ("Poison")......I believe it was a song called "Wild Magnolias". Everyone in the club was jammin' to the irresistible Mardi Gras-style funk groove!! The Mardi Gras fun ended at 9:45pm.

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