Who Got the Baby in the King Cake?
That’s the question rolling around Louisiana right now. And, there’s a new tune to celebrate the season, from New Orleans based artists Johnette Downing and Scott Billington.
“Let’s party, it’s Mardi Gras, way down in New Orleans…”
Families all around Louisiana are enjoying their King Cakes. Whoever finds the baby in their serving has to host the next party!
This tune is on their upcoming album called SWAMP ROMP. Inviting her many fans to “pass a good time” in the new year, Johnette Downing, a multi-award-winning and internationally touring musician, author, and former educator, will release SWAMP ROMP on February 15, 2019.This festive “Louisiana Dance Party” is Downing’s first project with partner Scott Billington, a GRAMMY Award-winning record producer and musician.
Featuring a stellar array of Louisiana musical talent, SWAMP ROMP arrives in plenty of time for Mardi Gras celebrations. The first singles “How To Dress a Po’ Boy” and “Who Got the Baby in the King Cake?” (also the titles of two of Downing’s many picture books) are available for streaming and play now.
Supporting musicians include Irma Thomas, Roddie Romero, Joel Savoy, James Singleton, Doug Belote, Lee Allen Zeno, Matt Perrine, Wilson Savoy, Jake Eckert, C.R. Gruver, “Washboard Chaz” Leary, members of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band (Roger Lewis, Kevin Harris and Kirk Joseph), members of the Dukes of Dixieland (Kevin Clark, Craig Klein and Tim Laughlin), the McCrary Sisters and members of the ReBirth Brass Band (Keith Frazier and Derrick Tabb).