9th Ward Daily Photo via rl reeves jr

Only a few precious days remain til Ash Wednesday rears up on us and we have to solemnly file into the nearest church with our daiquiri go cup precariously balanced on the nearest ledge.

Check out 16 year old Art Neville (RIP) singing “Mardi Gras Mambo” by the Hawketts on one of the greatest Carnival cuts ever recorded.

Can y’all believe it came out 66 years ago?

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