Lagniappe, pronounced LAN-yap, is a common Louisiana word and custom that means ‘something extra’ at no extra charge, sort of like a baker’s dozen (13 or something instead of 12). Here is some musical lagniappe to help celebrate Mardi Gras today.
There are several songs by New Orleans artists that boomer-age New Orleanians associate with Mardi Gras. These three are my faves because they embody the spirit of the day and are done in a style unique to that town during the years of my youth. Enjoy!