Excellent Reception | The Story of Iko Iko

Photo of Dixie Cups


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We’re looking at a classic song that brings about joy with just the uttering of a few lyrics and gets you dancing with the second your hear it’s bare bones rhythm.  On this episode of we are looking at the 1965 hit from The Dixie Cup called “Iko Iko” and it’s connection to New Orlean’s culture.

We’ll focus on these songs:

The Dixie Cup – Iko Iko
Sugar Boy and His Cane Cutters – Jock-A-Mo
Dr. John – Iko Iko
Professor Longhair – Big Chief

Rare live footage of the Dixie cups performing “Iko Iko”.

























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