It’s “Carnival Time” down in New Orleans in the new single from Irma ThomasGeorge Porter Jr.Cyril Neville, and The New Breed Brass Band. The track dotted with Crescent City stars is set to appear on the forthcoming soundtrack for Take Me To The River: New Orleans. Out on April 1st via Petaluma Records, the soundtrack traces the musical lineage of NOLA alongside director Martin Shore‘s documentary.

With additional help from Ivan Neville and Ian Neville, “Carnival Time” is as fully loaded as a Mardi Gras float. The musical party going on in the studio echoes that of festive paradegoers in the music video, as the lyrical lead tosses around from Thomas to Cyril to Porter. Meanwhile, The New Breed Brass Band keeps the second line steady as this musical parade marches down Bourbon Street.

“Carnival Time was the perfect combination of New Orleans’ musical royalty, with a contagious performance by The New Breed Brass Band,” Shore said in a statement. “The song is a whole party in itself.”

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Take Me To The River: New Orleans serves as a follow-up to Shore’s original 2014 documentary on Memphis, Take Me To The River. The film’s soundtrack will host new material from Snoop DoggJon BatistePJ MortonG-EazyBig FreediaGalacticChristian Scott aTunde AdjuahDumpstaphunkWilliam BellAni DiFrancoDonald Harrison, and Ledisi. The 36-track collection will also feature new recordings from one of The Neville Brothers’ final performances and one of Dr. John’s last studio sessions.

Watch the in-studio performance video for “Carnival Time” featuring Irma Thomas, George Porter Jr., Cyril Neville, The New Breed Brass Band, and more. Director Martin Shore also shared a behind-the-scenes video on the making of the track. Scroll down for the full Take Me To The River: New Orleans tracklist and click here for more information on the film.

Irma Thomas featuring George Porter Jr., Cyril Neville, The New Breed Brass Band – “Carnival Time”

In The Studio – “Carnival Time”

Take Me To The River: New Orleans Tracklist

1. Cyril Neville with Voices of the Wetlands – “In Love with My NOLA”
2. Dee-1, Mannie Fresh, Big Freedia, Galactic – “Act Like You Know”
3. The Neville Brothers with Ivan Neville, Ian Neville, and George Porter Jr. – “(Hey Mama) Wild Tchoupitoulas”
4. Irma Thomas with Ledisi, featuring George Porter Jr., Eric Krasno, Ian Neville, and Ivan Neville – “I Wish Someone Would Care”
5. Dr. John and Davell Crawford – “Jock-A-Mo”
6. Soul Rebels featuring 5th Ward Weebie – “504 Enjoy Yourself”
7. Cyril Neville with Dumpstaphunk – “Street Parade”
8. PJ Morton featuring Cheeky Blakk and the New Breed Brass Band – “New Orleans Girl”
9. Aaron Neville with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band – “Stompin’ Ground”
10. Walter Wolfman Washington – “Funk is in the House”
11. Snoop Dogg, G-Eazy, William Bell – “Yes We Can Can”
12. Davell Crawford – “We Shall Gather at the River”
13. 79rs – “Wrong Part of Town”
14. New Orleans Drummers – “Lil Liza Jane” *

1. Anders Osborne – “Improvise”  *
2. Voices of the Wetlands with Cyril Neville – “Late in the Evening” *
3. Ledisi with George Porter Jr, Ian Neville, and Ivan Neville – “Knockin” *
4. Davell Crawford – “One More Time”  *
5. Ani DiFranco with Lost Bayou Ramblers and Roots of Music – “Little Plastic Castles”  *
6. Donald Harrison with the Tipitina’s Interns – “Donald’s Tune” *
7. Dr. John – “Someone to Love”  *
8. Big Chief Monk Boudreaux with Voices of the Wetlands – “Firewater”
9. Donald Harrison and Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah – “Sand Castle Headhunters”
10. Lost Bayou Ramblers with Ani DiFranco, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, and the Roots of Music – “Blue Moon Special”
11. Donald Harrison and Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah with the Tipitina’s Interns – “When the Saints Go Marching In”
12. Irma Thomas with Cyril Neville, George Porter Jr., Ian Neville and Ivan Neville – “Carnival Time”

(* Tracks not on LP version, but available via included download card)

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