PAPA MALI - Do Your Thing CD

$ 12.99


1. Do Your Thing
2. Honeybee
3. Early in the Morning
4. I Had The Dream
5. Little Moses
6. Coffee
7. I'm Gettin' Over It
8. Girls In Bossier City
9. Sugarland
10. True Religion
11. Hallelujah I'm A Dreamer

Bonus video: 20 minutes of live and in-studio footage

Papa Mali’s second album documents his pre-Katrina New Orleans summit with some of the city’s most celebrated and talented players: Kirk Joseph, founding member and groundbreaking sousaphonist for The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Henry Butler, torchbearer for such great New Orleans piano players as James Booker and Professor Longhair and Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, of The Golden Eagles and Wild Magnolias Mardi Gras Indians.

More than a recording session, the atmosphere that developed feels almost like a seance, as friends gather in a circle and invoke the ghosts of their pasts. Look deeper, and you can almost see those spirits weaving through the air like curls of smoke, conjuring visions of snake handlers and tent revivals, spy boys and street parades, proceeding with a broke-leg swagger to a place that’s less about being funky and more about being Southern. Do your thing!

Papa Mali grew up in the sixties and early seventies in Shreveport. He spent his summers in New Orleans with his grandparents, soaking up the musical flavor and witnessing the heyday of The Meters, The Wild Tchopitoulas, James Booker, Professor Longhair and many of the city’s now-legendary acts. He himself has been playing in New Orleans for over 30 years.