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This Is the Dirty Dozen Brass Band Collection
     

This Is the Dirty Dozen Brass Band Collection

by The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
 
By kicking up the beat and adding in elements of bop, R&B and funk to the century-old tradition of funeral and parade standards practiced by New Orleans street bands, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band has almost single-handedly revitalized the genre over the past 30 years, and with an outstanding horn lineup that generally includes trumpets, saxes, trombone and the almighty

Overview

By kicking up the beat and adding in elements of bop, R&B and funk to the century-old tradition of funeral and parade standards practiced by New Orleans street bands, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band has almost single-handedly revitalized the genre over the past 30 years, and with an outstanding horn lineup that generally includes trumpets, saxes, trombone and the almighty sousaphone; the DDBB has managed to stay fresh and vital through eight studio albums and two live ones. This Is the Dirty Dozen Brass Band Collection assembles representative tracks from all of these into a quick overview of the band's career, and what is most amazing here is how well it all coheres, given the time span (the DDBB was formed way back in 1975). It all falls together into a sweet tapestry of funky street anthems, beginning with the barn-burning "My Feet Can't Fail Me Now," through reconstructed versions of Marvin Gaye's "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)," Charlie Parker's "Bongo Beep," the Meters' "Cissy Strut," and a delightful rebuild of Blind Willie Johnson's gospel-blues classic "John the Revelator." The great Dizzy Gillespie guests on "Oop Pop a Dah," contributing both his trumpet and a grinning scat vocal that underlines the sheer joy that lives in this music. Dedicated fans of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band will already have most or all of these cuts, but newcomers to the DDBB may well want to start here to sample one of the most unique and forward-thinking bands in the long, storied history of popular New Orleans jazz.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/12/2005
Label:
Shout Factory
UPC:
0826663178227
catalogNumber:
31782

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dirty Dozen Brass Band   Primary Artist
Eddie Bo   Piano
Danny Barker   Guitar,Vocals
Dizzy Gillespie   Trumpet,Vocals
Revert Andrews   Trombone
Lionel Batiste   Bass Drums
Gregory Davis   Trumpet
Benny Jones   Bass Drums
Charles Joseph   Trombone
Kirk Joseph   Sousaphone
Roger Lewis   Baritone Saxophone
Jenell Marshall   Vocals,Snare Drums
James McLean   Guitar
Efrem Towns   Trumpet
Raymond Weber   Drums
Kevin Harris   Tenor Saxophone
Julius McKee   Sousaphone
Frederick Sanders   Keyboards
Gregory Michael Davis   Trumpet
Terence Higgins   Drums
Richard Knox   Keyboards
Robert Randolph   Pedal Steel Guitar
Charles Jones   Trombone
Sammie Williams   Trombone
Jamie McLean   Guitar
Benny Jones   Bass Drums

Technical Credits

Marvin Gaye   Composer
Dirty Dozen Brass Band   Arranger
Babs Gonzales   Composer
Jelly Roll Morton   Composer
Roy Byrd   Composer
Gregory Davis   Composer
Benny Jones   Composer
Charles Joseph   Composer
Kirk Joseph   Composer
Roger Lewis   Composer
Jenell Marshall   Composer
Ziggy Modeliste   Composer
Leo Nocentelli   Composer
Charlie Parker   Composer
George Porter   Composer
Efrem Towns   Composer
J. Mayo Williams   Composer
Blue Lu Barker   Composer
Kevin Harris   Composer
Arthur "Red" Neville   Composer
Traditional   Composer
James Nyx   Composer
K. Harris   Composer
Jeff Palo   Producer
Michael Weintrob   Cover Photo

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