Wild Magnolias – Wild Magnolias and They Call Us Wild (2CD Set)


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Release Date:  2007

Label:  Sunnyside Communications


Track List

CD 1

  1. Handa Wanda
  2. Smoke My Peace Pipe (Smoke It Right)
  3. Two Way Pak E Way
  4. Corey died on the Battlefield
  5. (Somebody Got) Soul, Soul, Soul
  6. Oh! When the Saints
  7. Meet the Boys (on the Battlefront)
  8. Ho Na Nae
  9. (My Big Chief Has a) Golden Crown
  10. Shoo Fly (Don’t Bother Me)
  11. Iko, Iko
  12. Smoke My Peace Pipe (Smoke It Right) single edit

CD 2

  1. They Call Us Wild
  2. New Suit
  3. Ah Anka Ting Tang Boo Shanka Boo
  4. Fire Water
  5. Injuns, Here We Come
  6. New Kinda Groove
  7. Jumalaka Boom Boom
  8. We’re Gonna Party
  9. Ho Na Nae



  • Bo Dollis – vocals, tambourine
  • Monk Boudreaux – vocals, congas
  • James Johnson Jr. – vocals, tambourine
  • Lawrence Adams – vocals, cow bells, tambourine
  • Johnny Tobias – vocals, tambourine, whistle
  • Leonard Johnson – vocals, tambourine
  • Washington Scott – vocals, triangle, tambourine
  • James Smothers – vocals, bongos, congas
  • Norwood Johnson – bass drum
  • Willie Tee – keyboards, percussion, vocals
  • Earl Turbinton Jr. – alto and soprano saxophones, bass clarinet
  • Julius Farmer – bass
  • Snooks Eaglin – guitar
  • Larry Panna – drums
  • Alfred “Uganda” Roberts – congas

The New Orleans Mardi Gras “Indian Tribe” the Wild Magnolias issued a critically acclaimed LP for Polydor in 1974. Bo Dollis, Monk Boudreaux, June Johnson, Jr., Crip Adams, Tobias Johnson, Bubba Scott, and James Smothers brought the rich, fervent flavor of New Orleans to vinyl, backed by Willie Tee’s band. A second LP They Call Us Wild was released in Europe a year later but not in the US.
The present 2CD set includes the music of the 2 LPs plus tracks never released before. Also embedded in CD #2 is a high resolution Acrobat PDF file that contains a sixty-eight pages booklet describing the historical context in which the New Orleans Indian tribes developed, detailed annotations regarding the recordings, and dozens of photographs.


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