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Celebrate! "When the Saints Go Marching In"--Louis Armstrong

Apr 09, 2010 | Updated May 25, 2011

In the wake of the stunning Saints upset in the Super Bowl, how else to celebrate -- from a distance -- than with the city's leading native son, and one of the greatest Americans ever, Louis Armstrong, and his classic version of "When the Saints Go Marchin' In." Truly a new national anthem for at least the next 24 hours....

Also, a special tribute to the greatest living New Orleans musician, the one and only Fats Domino:

And if you want and need it, and I hope you do, here's another famed N'awlins great, Professor Longhair, with the song that kicks off "Mardi Gras" every year -- just nine days away after probably nine days of Saints celebrating. Greg Mitchell is author of nine books, former editor at Crawdaddy and longtime editor of Editor & Publisher -- and a frequent visitor to the Big Easy.