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Archive for June, 2009

New Orleans Ice Cream Truck songs: Mid-City

Friday, June 5th, 2009

OK, here’s the song from the Mid-City Ice Cream Truck that’s been driving us bonkers.

Name that tune! (please!)


marlowe rides the rails (no. 12)

Monday, June 1st, 2009

this is a simple west-african/carribbean sounding blues riff on the 12-string acoustic that seemed to suit the lovely spring weather we were having in new orleans a recent saturday afternoon.

listen also for: the sound of a distant train and christy petting marlowe.

marlowe, very content.

The Guild is tuned to open G, I believe.

Name that tune: the ice cream truck song (part 1)

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Ice cream trucks all over use different songs, but the one in the areas of New Orleans where I work and live (Mid-city and Carrollton) has a tune I haven’t been able to figure out, nor have any of my friends. It’s not “Turkey In the Straw” or “The Duff Beer Song” (“Duff Beer for me, Duff Beer for you”…) but it’s close. Anyway, I’ve finally got it recorded, at least a block down, so mostly you hear some birds chirping.

New Orleans ice cream truck song (3.1MB mp3; 2:17)

EDIT: this is but one of several ice cream trucks songs I’ve been trying to figure out but NOT the one we were hearing every day at the office, so expect a part two as soon as I get it recorded.