Download Al's latest tune In MP3 format
"It's Superbowl Time".


Purchase An Autographed CD with new single "It's Superbowl Time"- by Al Carnival Time Johnson
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Photos by The Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame & Mike Shepherd

Alvin Johnson, Sr., best known for his famous song, "Carnival Time," has been a New Orleans Mardi Gras icon for over 40 years. A Rhythm & Blues performer, Al is a New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival veteran and has worked with the likes of Aaron Neville, Oliver Morgan, Bobby Lonero as well as (the late Tommy Ridgley, Jessie Hill, Bobby Mitchell, Eddie Bo & Ernie K-Doe) 

Al has performed on the "Louisiana Jukebox" TV program and been the star of a highly successful Louisiana Lottery Mardi Gras campaign. Al has also been the subject of numerous articles in Mardi Gras Guide, New Orleans Magazine, Offbeat Magazine, The Louisiana Weekly, The Times Picayune, and Gambit Weekly.

Al's newest song, the critically acclaimed "Lower Ninth Ward Blues", appeared in the Oscar nominated film "Rachel Getting Married", and Al has been honored with induction into The Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame.

Read about Al Johnson on The Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame

View Al Johnson's Albums in The Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame GALLERIES MUSIQUE Virtual Museum

Lower Ninth Ward Blues
Al's first CD since Katrina!
This is an ENHANCED CD single that includes a Short Video and Photos. You can get it at the Louisiana Music Factory. 504-586-1094

"Carnival Time" is truly a great fun song which has been around year after year. It is one of those famous songs that will last forever."
Earl Perry

"'Mardi Gras Strut' is a great tune that should become just as popular as 'Carnival Time'. I wished I would have written it."
Craig Klein

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Eddie Bo (RIP) & Al at Eddie's club Check Your Bucket in NOLA 6/20/03
Photo: Chris Ryan
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Al @ Home - Photo: ©Andy Levin 2004

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