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New Orleans Brass Bands: Through the Streets of the City CD

New Orleans Brass Bands: Through the Streets of the City CD

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For more than a century, the signature sound of New Orleans has been the brass band — at once a source of celebration, collective expression, and community pride. New Orleans Brass Bands: Through the Streets of the City , brings together for the first time in one recording three musical generations that represent three dominant styles of brass bands. The 15-track, newly recorded collection spans the full spectrum of New Orleans brass band music, both as it exists today and extending back through the tradition’s history. Featured are the classic sound of the Liberty Brass Band, the modern-yet-traditional Treme Brass Band, and the funk, rap, and “bounce” influenced Hot 8 Brass Band. Together, they offer a dynamic portrait of this vibrant and distinctively American tradition.

This recording is the seventh release in the Smithsonian Folkways African American Legacy Series, co-presented with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Track listing:

1. Paul Barbarin’s Second Line - 4:14
2. The Sheik of Araby - 3:41
3. Panama - 5:25
4. Liberty Funeral March - 4:52
5. Steamin’ Blues - 3:35
6. We Shall Walk Through the Streets of the City - 4:12
7. Keepin’ It Funky - 6:43
8. Old Rugged Cross - 5:40
9. Grazing in the Grass - 4:45
10. New Orleans (After the City) - 6:48
11. Give Me My Money Back - 4:09
12. Lily of the Valley - 3:23
13. Shake It and Break It - 4:32
14. Amazing Grace - 3:42
15. Whoopin’ Blues - 4:02


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