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They Call Us Wild

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Disc 1 of 2
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Handa Wanda
4:42
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Smoke My Peace Pipe (Smoke It Right)
6:58
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Two-Way-Pak-E-Way
7:52
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Corey Died on the Battlefield
5:02
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(Somebody Got) Soul, Soul, Soul
6:12
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Oh! When The Saints
8:49
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Meet The Boys (On The Battlefront)
2:26
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Ho Na Nae
5:04
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(My Big Chief Has A) Golden Crown
6:23
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Shoo Fly (Don'T Bother Me)
8:52
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Iko Iko
3:20
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Smoke My Peace Pipe (Smoke It Right) (Single Edit)
2:39
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Disc 2 of 2
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They Call Us Wild
3:14
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New Suit
3:07
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Ah Anka Ting Tang Boo Shanka Boo
4:29
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Fire Water
3:47
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Injuns, Here We Come
5:23
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New Kinda Groove
4:02
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Jumalaka Boom Boom
5:15
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We're Gonna Party
3:08
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Ho Na Nae
4:38
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 21   Total Length: 105:22

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Old school New Orleans FUNK!

djFLWB

Stands up right along side of Funkadelic, The Meters and War. Highly underrated.

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A New Orleans Funk Classic!

jhvd

This is top-shelf party music and funky as hell throughout. The playing, singing and arrangements are as good as anything from the era or genre. A must-have!

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Start Your Party Now!

DJuvenal

Everyone wants to hit that peace pipe when this gets going. Young and old, Grandma's and Grandpa's, even the mailman started dancing on our porch one day. If you love Galactic, feel one of the paths to some of their roots. If you love yourself, reward your ears.

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The Search is over...

Mike-E-Dread

...for a great funk record!! There are so many textures and layers. From the percussion to the beats of an amazing New Orleans band. Forget the Kool Aid...Smoke My Piece Pipe...Somebody's got soul, soul, SOUL! It's ALL good! This is a long, lost GEM! Gotta hand it to eMusic. This is what I spend endless hours sampling music for = The Promise Land of Soul!!

They Say All Music Guide

This debut marked a milestone for New Orleans music as it was one of the first major-label records from a Mardi Gras Indian tribe; this was soon to be followed by another great tribe band, the Wild Tchoupitoulas. Not to be confused with Native American tribes, the Mardi Gras Indians are part of an African-American gangland tradition dating back to the beginning of the 20th century. What began as street confrontations resulting in brawls developed into something more formal, with elaborate handmade costumes and song contests. Beginning as a practice group formed by leader Big Chief Theodore “Bo” Dollis and Joseph “Monk” Boudreaux of the Golden Eagles tribe, the Wild Magnolias caught the eye of local promoters and were recorded in 1973 with the New Orleans Project. The tribe consisted of Dollis and Boudreaux on lead vocals, with the former on tambourine and the latter on congas; with James “Gator June” Smothers or “Gate” Johnson, Jr., “Crip” Adams, and “Bubba” Scott all on background vocals and percussion instruments. They were backed by the New Orleans Project, which featured some of the cream of the studio crop in the Crescent City: guitarist Snooks Eaglin, Earl Turbinton, Jr. on reeds and winds, Willie Tee on keyboards, percussion, and background vocals, bassist Julius Farmer , drummer Larry Panna, conguero Alfred “Uganda” Roberts, and Norwood “Gitchie” Johnson on bass drum. Dollis and Boudreaux lead the group through the Indians’ street call and response chants, which become mantra atop a series of furiously funky, extended New Orleans grooves. Along with inspired originals like “Handa Wanda,” the traditional numbers such as “Two Way Pak E Way,” and historical numbers such as “Saints” (“When the Saints Come Marching In”) and “Shoo Fly” (“Shoo Fly, Don’t Bother Me”) are radically and steamily re-arranged to provide maximum party flavor. This is an exciting non-stop dancefest and an excellent introduction for anyone interested in the music of the Big Easy. [The 1993 reissue on Polydor included a number of unreleased songs from the same session, which were remastered and re-released by Get On Down in 2011.] – Thom Jurek & Jason Gross

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