“Boogaloo Mardi Gras Pt. 1 & 2 was recorded by the Bobby Williams Group in 1960’s and was produced by NOLA legend Eddie Bo (you can read more about Bo on the highly-recommended Funky 16 Quarters). Bobby Williams was a New Orleans drummer who cut two singles, including this one, with the Seven B label during the 1960’s. Williams here is accompanied by bassist Paul Boudreaux, guitarist Louis Clark and an unknown trumpet player (potentially Eddie Bo). Williams lays out a tremendously raw, funky backbeat with some serious bounce which is complimented perfectly by the Boudreaux’s bass line and Clark’s guitar riffs. I need to note that the tracks on the original 7″ were most likely mis-titled. This seems likely because Pt. 1 picks up where Pt. 2 ends. For this reason, I’ve re-titled these tracks in what I believe was the intended order and noted the change in the comments section of the individual MP3s’ tags. I hope you enjoy!
The French Playlist, Inspired By Lillet
May 21, 2018