Bourbon Street Parade

Bourbon Street Parade is a popular jazz song written by drummer Paul Barbarin in 1949. The song is an example of how early marching bands influenced New Orleans jazz. It has become a Dixieland classic and New Orleans Jazz standard.[1]

It is often performed as part of "Second line" parades in New Orleans.[2] The melody of Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey can be played simultaneously with Bourbon Street Parade and makes a pleasing counterpoint.[3]

Notable recordingsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Buerkle, Jack; Barker, Danny (1973). Bourbon Street Black. New York: Oxford University Press.


  1. ^ "Bourbon St. Parade". Preserveration Hall Foundation. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  2. ^ Wyckoff, Geraldine (December 2007). "New Orleans' Second Lines: Grand Procession". JazzTimes. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Bourbon Street Parade". Jim Bottorff's Banjo Page. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  4. ^ CD sleeve note by M Heatley for the double CD "Essential New Orleans Jazz." CD issued by Notnowmusic issued 2015 (NOT2CD576)