Harry Connick Jr. takes The Wild Magnolias to 'American Idol' viewers
By Dave Walker
The song Connick picked: “(Big Chief Like Plenty of) Fire Water,” a 1975 recording by Bo Dollis’ The Wild Magnolias of a Mardi Gras Indians chant. The song is credited on the record, see photo, to The Wild Magnolias and Wilson “Willie Tee” Turbinton. According to Dan Phillips’ blog Home of the Groove, the song first appeared on the album “They Call Us Wild,” released only in Europe.