Archive for New Orleans Saints

Glory Bound: Hail To the Saints!

Posted in News with tags , , , on February 9, 2010 by 30daysout

You goin’ to the big New Orleans Saints victory parade in the Crescent City tonight?  Me neither.  But if you want to celebrate the Saints’ victory in the Super Bowl, you can play “Glory Bound,” the unofficial fight song that helped propel the team to victory.  Well, maybe Drew Brees helped a little.  Who Dat?

Team Glory Bound website

Watch the big victory parade live from downtown New Orleans – NOLA.com webcams (5 p.m. CST, 2/9)

MP3: “Who Dat at the Mardi Gras” by Luther Kent (Thanks to Home Of The Groove)

Who Dat?™ Geaux Saints!

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 4, 2010 by 30daysout

Oh yeah … all those years when nobody else cared about the Saints, it was “Who Dat? Nation” and “Who Dat?” dis and “Who Dat?” dat.  Now the NFL is claiming “Who Dat” is copyrighted, or it’s a trademark, or something.  Now that the New Orleans Saints are in the Super Bowl, the NFL is seizing”Who Dat?” – oh wait … “Who Dat?™” – in hopes of feeding its already bloated billion-dollar enterprise.

Who Dat?™ who’s greedy?  The NFL, dat’s Who Dat?™!

In other news, our great friend and awesome photographer Art Meripol sent an e-mail yesterday: he’s on assignment in New Orleans shooting jazz clubs from about now until the middle of next week.  The Super Bowl’s on Sunday, Mardi Gras hits its fever pitch next week (or Sunday if the Saints win), and our buddy’s in the middle of it all.  Nice work if you can get it.

Anyway, the covergence of these great events is convenient … so in the interest of public service, here’s a handful of New Orleans and Louisiana swamp rock songs for your Super Bowl/Mardi Gras party.  You can find many more by going to our “Walkin’ To New Orleans” series, plus we have a handful of Saints fight songs.  Of course, there are beaucoups more Saints fight songs at the New Orleans Times-Picayune.  The Saints, the Colts and the Who are gonna tear it up this weekend … be there, square hair!  Geaux Saints!

MP3: “Party Town” by Bobby Charles

MP3: “Blueberry Hill” by Fats Domino (Live at Austin City Limits)

MP3: “The Crawl” by Guitar Junior

MP3: “Tell It Like It Is” by Eddie Bo

MP3: “Shake Your Tambourine” by the Neville Brothers (live)

MP3: “Hang ‘Em High” by the Meters

MP3: “Where There’s A Will There’s A Way” by Ernie K-Doe

MP3: “I’m A Fool To Care” by Joe Barry

MP3: “Rockin’ At Cosimo’s” by Lee Allen

MP3: “My Toot Toot” by John Fogerty w/Rockin’ Sidney

MP3: “Down South In New Orleans” by the Band w/Bobby Charles & Dr. John (live)

MP3: “Mardi Gras In New Orleans” by Professor Longhair

MP3: “Don’t Mess With My Popeye’s” by Fats Domino and Doug Kershaw

Who Dat? Football Fever In New Orleans

Posted in Rock Moment with tags , , , , on January 27, 2010 by 30daysout

Like New Orleans needs an excuse to party.  Mardi Gras will be about two weeks early, starting this weekend right after the Pro Bowl.  The New Orleans Saints are in the Super Bowl for the first time, and although the Vegas money is on the Indianapolis Colts you gotta like the Saints.  By the time the big game rolls around (Feb. 7 in Miami), the entire country will have been sucked into the giants Saints party.

Expect to see a line of cars heading east along Interstate 10 out of New Orleans toward Miami, like that evacuation that probably should have happened in 2005.  Mayor Ray Nagin could get on the phone to FEMA and angrily demand an emergency federal airlift of beer and liquor … no, let’s not go there.

I guess the point of this is, you gotta love the Saints.  They’re underdogs, they’re scrappers, and they represent an American city that has taken its share of abuse the past few years.  Come Super Bowl Sunday, the only person in the world who may not love the Saints deep down will be Archie Manning.  But New Orleans will always love Archie.

What else?  Are they gonna sell the Who … Dat? t-shirts?  By the way, the Who at halftime – they’ll probably tee it up with “Baba O’ Riley,” segue into “Pinball Wizard,” then “See Me, Feel Me” then wrap it up with “Won’t Get Fooled Again.”  Or maybe “Who Are You” and “I’m Free” and “We’re Not Gonna Take It.”  They can string about 15 songs together, like they did at Woodstock.  Who knows?  Yeah you right.

So let’s get the party started, shall we?

YouTube: Original “Who Dat?” video from 1983

MP3: “Let’s Get Fired Up” by Zigaboo Modeliste

MP3: “When The Saints Go Marching In” by Louis Armstrong

MP3: “I Like This Kind of Party” by Sam Spence (NFL Films)

MP3: “Meet De Boys On De Battlefront” by the Wild Magnolias

MP3: “They All Ask’d For You” by Milton Batiste & the Mardi Gras Big Shots

A veritable buttload of Saints fight songs from the New Orleans Times Picayune


Who Dat? A Slew of Saints Songs

Posted in News with tags , , , on January 25, 2010 by 30daysout

Photo from the New Orleans Times Picayune

The New Orleans Saints are going to the Super Bowl, and it’s going to be a great game.  The Saints are gonna have to step it up if they hope to beat the Peyton Manning-Colts juggernaut, but I have a feeling they will … kick it up a notch, that is.

How they can they help not doing that, with all the fight songs there are to cheer on the Saints?  Follow the link to the New Orleans Times Picayune, where they’ve collected all of the Saints fight songs.  You are in for a shock – there’s about 50 of them!

New Orleans tribute songs playlist at the Times Picayune

Who Dat? Big Bad Earl! – The Music of Football Part 2

Posted in Rock Rant with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 29, 2009 by 30daysout

Big Bad Earl (No. 34) and the Oilers: Nov. 20, 1978

The best football game I ever attended was in 1978, in the Houston Astrodome.  The Oilers were playing the Dolphins, and although Miami had hotshot quarterback Bob Griese Houston had its own secret weapon: a rookie named Earl Campbell.  You know the rest – Campbell romped for 199 yards and the game-winning 81-yard touchdown run, and people still call it one of the best Monday Night Football games ever.

Campbell created a sort of Oiler fever in Houston, and a number of people created songs about the player once called the “Tyler Rose.”   Even Joe Tex unleashed a song called “Do The Earl Campbell.”   Now that wasn’t new: NFL teams had their own fight songs for many years.  In 1960, the league put out an album, Marching Songs, with tunes representing each of the 13 teams in the NFL at that time.  Some of the older teams still use those older fight songs, many have enlisted local artists (in some cases, big-name artists) to update the sound of their fight songs.

I still wince when I hear the old 1970s Houston Oilers fight song, called “Luv Ya Blue” or “Houston Oilers No. 1.”   It is one of those ear-worms that will get into your head for days or weeks, and won’t leave.  Written by Lee Ofman, it has the same tune as a fight song Ofman wrote for the Miami Dolphins a few years earlier.  I like some of those songs for the New Orleans Saints, including “Who Dat?” and the highly rhythmic “Let’s Get Fired Up” by Zig and Gaboon’s Gang.  Zig is none other than Zigaboo Modeliste, drummer for the mighty funky Meters, and he cut this little tune in 1980 or so under the auspices of the Popeye’s Fried Chicken chain.

So here you go: football songs!

MP3: “Luv Ya Blue/Houston Oilers No. 1” (excerpt)

MP3: “Miami Dolphins No. 1” (excerpt)

MP3: “Big Bad Earl” by Tom Cantrell with Dink and the Ooettes

MP3: “Bum’s Promise” by Tom Cantrell and the Newettes

MP3: “Let’s Get Fired Up” by Zig and the Gaboon Gang

MP3: “Who Dat?” by Trey Banks and J. John

MP3: “Crank Dat Dallas Cowboys” by Ya Favorite Homie JR

MP3: “Tony Romo” by unknown artist

Stream “Let’s Go Cowboys” by Los Lonely Boys  (Windows Media)

MP3: “Go Dallas Cowboys!” by the NFL Marching Band

MP3: “Hi-O Hi-O For Cleveland” by the NFL Marching Band

MP3: “Let’s Go You Colts” by the NFL Marching Band

MP3: “The Super Bowl Shuffle” by the Chicago Bears

MP3: “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over For Monday Night Football” by Hank Williams Jr.

Listen to fight songs from current and former NFL teams

Another site with fight songs from current and former NFL teams

ESPN website recalls the big Monday Night Football game with Earl Campbell