Coffee Break: New Orleans flavor

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Revelers ask for beads during a pre-Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, Monday, March 7, 2011. (Gerald Herbert/AP, via NPR)

Today is Mardi Gras - also called Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday.

In the United States, the city of New Orleans has become practically synonymous with Mardi Gras, marked by parades, parties, costumes and lots of music.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that have a New Orleans flavor?

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

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Songs played

Irma Thomas - Time Is On My Side
Buckwheat Zydeco - Ya Ya
Hurray For The Riff Raff - Rican Beach
The Meters - Look Ka Py Py
Trombone Shorty - Here Come The Girls
Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers - Black Bottom Stomp

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