The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Download
May 1, 2003TwiRoPa (New Orleans, LA)
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Download
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Total Length:
1:41:20
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Download

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What Makes Our Downloads Great

Our downloads are all from master recordings owned by Wolfgang's Vault, an archive built from more than a dozen historic collections spanning a wide spectrum of musical genres and legendary performers.

We have painstakingly restored every tape using the highest quality analog-to-digital converters available and the light engineering touch we’ve come to be known for that makes you feel like you were at the show.

All song files are high-quality 320k mp3s, delivered to you in a single zip file. If you haven't used a zip file before, it’s quite simple. On most computers you can just double-click on the zip file to extract it to a folder containing the mp3 song files, which you can then drag into iTunes or whatever library you use.

Sample this concert
  1. 1Charlie Dozen06:15
  2. 2Dead Dog In The Street09:08
  3. 3Unclean Waters06:11
  4. 4We Got Robbed11:15
  5. 5Remember When06:04
  6. 6Use Your Brain12:01
  7. 7Handa Wanda09:39
  8. 8My Feet Can't Fail Me Now08:32
  9. 9Red Hot Mama05:40
  10. 10Blackbird Special10:23
  11. 11Snowball11:26
  12. 12Gemini Rising04:46
Item Number:
  • 20053245-7315-AD
Date:
  • May 1, 2003
Venue:
Sample this concert
  1. 1Charlie Dozen06:15
  2. 2Dead Dog In The Street09:08
  3. 3Unclean Waters06:11
  4. 4We Got Robbed11:15
  5. 5Remember When06:04
  6. 6Use Your Brain12:01
  7. 7Handa Wanda09:39
  8. 8My Feet Can't Fail Me Now08:32
  9. 9Red Hot Mama05:40
  10. 10Blackbird Special10:23
  11. 11Snowball11:26
  12. 12Gemini Rising04:46
Total Length:
1:41:20
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Liner Notes

Terrence Higgins - drums; Jamie Mclean - guitar; Kevin Harris - tenor, vocals; Efrem Towns - trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals; Julius McKee - sousaphone; Roger Lewis - baritone sax, flute; Revert Andrews - trombone, vocals

From the muddy mouth of the Mississippi marches a rich musical heritage, and leading the procession into the next millennium is Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Since the early 1970s when founding members first convened as part of New Orleans' Fairview Baptist Church Marching Band, whose other notable alumni include Wynton and Branford Marsalis, the Dirty Dozen have been pumping out the genuine article while generously updating their more traditional foundation with modern elements of funk and R&B.

The band lives up to their name during this lengthy 2003 set at TwiRoPa, a lively hometown venue that sadly succumbed to the ravages of Hurricane Katrina; over the course of 12 highly embellished tracks the Dozen dishes its funk so thick you'll want to baste it on a rack of ribs. Though the loose and rockin' rhythm section certainly hints at influences from the latter part of the 20th century, a strong commitment to the musical legacy on which they cut their teeth can be heard in the tight horn arrangements and spirited call-and-response.

While the people of the Crescent City work valiantly to rebuild in the wake of devastating disaster and the criminal negligence that followed, groups like The Dirty Dozen Brass Band soldier on, bringing their unique regional culture to the rest of the world. With a strong identity, buoyed by the joy of music and touted by talented local musicians, the city will surely persevere and thrive. As they still say in New Orleans, "laissez les bon temps rouler!"

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