The New Orleans Bingo! Show | Volume II: For A Life Ever Bright

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Volume II: For A Life Ever Bright

by The New Orleans Bingo! Show

These are love songs to the bohemian beauty of downtown New Orleans with heartbreaking purity and unimpeachable chops; these songs swell with tenderness and crackle with sinister menace in equal parts.
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1. New Orleans
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2. Ronnie Numbers' Intro
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3. In A Lounge With Broken Wings
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4. Shoeshine Blues
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5. Mid City Baby
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6. Lost and Found
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7. Solace Interlude
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8. Johnny Christ
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9. For A Life Ever Bright
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10. Something In Her Shows
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11. Pierre Pressure
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12. On The Tip Of My Tongue
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13. Orlando Godwash Strikes Again!
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Beginning in humble circumstances playing to the rear end of a fried chicken shack, traveling the far reaches of the world from the U.S. to the Continent to the corners of the Far East and landing right back where they started in the storied and seedy streets of the French Quarter, the New Orleans Bingo! Show remains a curious spectacle, a thrilling phenomenon and one of the very finest entertainments on the theatrical stage today.

Dressed in black, white and red like the leering faces on a good poker hand, the Bingo! Show is a multimedia stage experience that includes original black-and-white silent films, aerialists, dancers, ingénues, clowns, audience interaction, bingo games, slapstick comedy and shady characters who remind you that every stage door opens into a dark alley.

Ringleader – or ringmaster – Clint Maedgen, a Louisiana native and sixteen-year New Orleans resident, writes love songs to the bohemian beauty of downtown New Orleans with heartbreaking purity and unimpeachable chops; his songs swell with tenderness and crackle with sinister menace in equal parts. Rounded out with occasional upright bass, organ, musical saw, theremin, siren, pantomime, flashlight, found percussion and suspicious behavior, the band is a Brechtian cabaret funneled through New Orleans' Ninth Ward via the noir surrealism of Twin Peaks.

In recent years, The New Orleans Bingo! Show has forged a deep involvement with the New Orleans traditional jazz institution the Preservation Hall Jazz Band– touring with them, joining the show and working with the band to update, twist and preserve the unique quality that is New Orleans
style showmanship.

But as in the finest dime museums, sideshows and collections of oddities since the dawn of vaudeville, seeing is believing. So step up to the ticket booth, surrender a nominal sum and allow yourself to be astonished, amazed and amused by America's best-loved musical gameshow cabaret –

The New Orleans Bingo! Show.


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Christine Oglesby

Love it!
Now where can I get more?

T-Bone

Legendary!
The New Orleans Bingo! Show has been the talk of Crescent City hipsters for a few years now, but has recently become THE show in New Orleans. A hyper-kinetic group of musicians, clowns, and cabaret dancers led by the vocals of superstar-in-waiting Clint Maedgen, all playing superbly written songs using instruments from the theremin to the handsaw to Clint never-ending collection of toys, their two albums are among my all-time favorites. Buy the albums and see their show, it is definitely worth it.

Kimberly Parker

The New Orleans Bingo Show
Its a winnah!! The lyrics may only be meaningful if you are from New Orleans but the music can stand on its own if your not. It captures the old bohemia and the new essence of the Quarter, Marigny and Bywater. The CD defines the daily circus, translates it into sound, and allows us to become voyeurs or participants as we choose.