New Orleans Rhythm Conspiracy

New Orleans Rhythm Conspiracy

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The NEW ORLEANS RHYTHM CONSPIRACY is a music and cultural collective inspired by the city’s spirit and long heritage of multicultural collaboration, from Congo Square to the Dew Drop Inn, from the sounds of secondline parades to the chants of Mardi Gras Indians, jazz, blues, rhythm & blues to funk!

Biography

Rhythm Conspiracy bassist Jack Cruz is best known for his longtime association with Walter "Wolfman" Washington and for his earlier years accompanying James Booker - the renowned Piano Prince of New Orleans. Uganda Roberts provided the rhythms on percussion for Professor Longhair & John Mooney among others....
With Cruz on bass together with Wilbert Arnold, aka "Junkyard Dog", these two have formed the nexus of New Orleans' tightest rhythm section as The Roadmasters, backing Walter "Wolfman"Washington for more than 20 years.
Combine these hard driving rhythms with the blues belting vocals of Marilyn Barbarin and the soaring Mardi Gras Indian chants and dance moves of Spy Boy Juan Pardo and you have the past, present and future of the New Orleans sound wrapped up into one big funky conspiracy!
More info ~
http://www.myspace.com/neworleansrhythmconspiracy
Rhythm Conspiracy Productions
A Cultural Worker's Cooperative
Artist owned & operated
Tel: (504) 251-2862
Email: hoodoonola@yahoo.com

Lyrics

Dancin' Ground

Written By: Stevens, Pardo, Sylvas, Cruz

Hey La Ba, way uptown, c’mon home to the Dancin’ Ground
Wild Tchoupitoulas way uptown, c’mon home to the dancin’ ground
Tell ‘em come on home now, come on down.... come on home to the dancin’ ground
oh bring ‘em on down, bring ‘em on uptown, c’mon on home to the dancin’ ground,
say all my people from way all around, c’mon on home to the dancin’ ground,
Won’t you come back home and dance on the ground, c’mon on home to the dancin’ ground,
Where Golden Comanches jump up and down, c’mon on home to the dancin’ ground,
Say come on home, way down in Treme, c’mon on home to the dancin’ ground,
Oh c’mon on boy on the holiday, c’mon on home to the dancin’ ground,
Say Katrina come and Katrina gone, c’mon on home to the dancin’ ground
Sing come on people, now come back home,
Singing in the morning, singin’ in the evening......My people start singing,
Oh early in the morning , she struck without warning, Oh come on back now...... oh come on back..........Come on home to the dancin’ ground
Don’t nobody kneel and nobody bow, c’mon on home to the dancin’ ground,
We Wild Tchoupitoulas we won’t bow down, c’mon on home to the dancin’ ground,
Said nobody kneel and nobody run, c’mon on home to the dancin’ ground,
Mardi Gas morning gonna have my fun....c’mon on home to the dancin’ ground,
So come on home, way uptown, c’mon on home to the dancin’ ground,
We Wild Tchoupitoulas gonna clown around, c’mon on home to the dancin’ ground,
Way uptown where the river rose, c’mon on home to the dancin’ ground,
I’m gonna meet them at morning, gonna sew, sew, sew....
C’mon back now, please come on back now..........in the Lafitte, now...
In the C. J. Pete now, and the St. Bernard.........oh, before they’re ready, we’ll party on the bayou
Oh come to the fiyo.....who dat, who dat, two way pocky way, two way pocky way....
Come back home, come back home........come back home, come back home.......
C’mon on home to the dancin’ ground, I said tamborine ringing way uptown,
C’mon on home to the dancin’ ground, I said early that morning on sacred ground
C’mon on home to the dancin’ ground, I said all my people from New Orleans
C’mon on home to the dancin’ ground, I said come downtown, see what they mean
C’mon on home to the dancin’ ground, my spy jumping boy way uptown
C’mon on home to the dancin’ ground, said meet them that morning on sacred ground
C’mon on home to the dancin’ ground, I said nobody worry, here they come !
C’mon on home to the dancin’ ground, said you all better, y’all better all come on home!
C’mon on home to the dancin’ ground, said early that morning come on home!
C’mon on home to the dancin’ ground, dancing and hollering.... carrying on!
Said nobody worry nobody run!
Said y’all come on home, have some fun......do what ya wanna, do what ya know....
Ohh! Whaday! Ohhh! Spyyy Booy......... Spy boy from way uptown!
I got a wild man! Ahhh! Big Chief! Spy boy! Injuns here they come! Flag boy.....Whaa!

Discography

Dancin' Ground 2007 self-release
Currently being played on:
WWOZ 90.7 New Orleans
Bluesville XM Satellite Radio
KPFA, Berkeley,CA
WAMH, Amherst, MA
WORT, Madison, WI
101FM Honky Tonk Blues Teneriffe, Australia
Muskie's Juke Joint, Jazz 90.1FM, Rochester, NY
....and many other really hip real roots radio stations!

Set List

Sets are approx. 1+ hr. Shows are 2-3, 1+ hour sets.
Originals:
Dancin' Ground, Time Out, Just Like That, In This World, Tell Us The Truth, Blue Moon Rising, Down to the Hole.
Cover tunes by New Orleans artists like the Meters, Nevilles, Wild Tchoupitoulas & Wild Magnolias, also others - Olu Dara, Betty Wright - Cover Tunes: People Say, Handa Wanda, Honey Chile, Africa, Clean Up Woman, Who Shot The La La, I See the Light, etc.