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The Dirty Dozen Brass Band


In their perfect, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band successfully combined together R&B using the instrumentation of a fresh Orleans brass band. Offering Kirk Joseph on sousaphone using the agility of a power bassist, the group revitalized the brass music group tradition, checking the repertoire and uplifting some younger organizations to imitate its boldness. Generally offering five horns (two trumpets, one trombone, and two saxes) combined with the sousaphone, a snare drummer, along with a bass drummer, the DDBB had been innovative within their personal way, making good recordings for Rounder, Columbia, as well as the George Wein Collection (the last mentioned released through Concord). Visitor artists have got included Dr. John, Dizzy Gillespie, and Danny Barker. The DDBB re-emerged in 1999 with John Medeski as their manufacturer, and many known as the group’s Buck Leap release a go back to traditional type. The group after that came back in 2002 with just one more astonishing record, Medicated Magic. 2 yrs later, the music group produced its Artemis label debut with Funeral for a pal. In 2006, within the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the DDBB released their most ambitious record to date, WHAT’S HAPPENING, a wide-ranging musical tour de drive which was a track-for-track remake of Marvin Gaye’s traditional 1971 album. As well as the DDBB, in addition, it featured the abilities of many music artists in the Crescent Town. The album had not been so much a reply to Hurricane Katrina itself, but to the next treatment of New Orleanians by the town government as well as the Government Emergency Management Company (FEMA). In 2011, the group released My Foot Can’t Fail Me Today, an additional extrapolation on Crescent Town customs wedded to hip-hop, contemporary R&B, funk, and rock and roll. Within the springtime of 2012, DDBB released the greater traditional Twenty Dozen, their debut providing for Savoy Jazz.

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Full Name Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Music Songs My Feet Can't Fail Me Now, Cissy Strut, Everything I Do Gon’ Be Funky, Blackbird Special, Ruler of My Heart, Mardi Gras in New Orleans, It's All Over Now, I Shall Not Be Moved, Charlie Dozen, Bongo Beep, Use Your Brain, Unclean Waters, When The Saints Go Marching In, Don't You Feel My Leg, Ain't Nothin' but a Party, Freakish, That's How You Got Killed Before, Every Night About This Time, Gemini Rising, John the Revelator, Song for Bobe, Kidd Jordan's Second Line, Paul Barbarin's Second Line, Dirty Old Man, We Gon' Roll, E-Flat Blues, Big Chief, Li'l Liza Jane, Walk on Gilded Splinters, We Got Robbed, Do It Fluid, Jook
Albums Twenty Dozen, Medicated Magic, Buck Jump, The New Orleans Album, Funeral for a Friend, Open Up (Whatcha Gonna Do for the Rest of Your Life?), My Feet Can't Fail Me Now, Live: Mardi Gras At Montreux, Jelly (The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Plays Jelly Roll Morton, What's Going On, Voodoo, Jelly, This is Jazz 30: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, This Is Jazz, Jazz Moods - Hot, This Is The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Collection, What’s Going On

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Sgt. Bilko 1996 performer: "My Feet Can't Fail Me Now"
When the Bough Breaks 2016 performer: "My Feet Can't Fail Me Now"
Treme 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Make It Funky! 2005 Documentary performer: "My Feet Can't Fail Me Now"
Big Trouble 2002 performer: "My Feet Can't Fail Me Now" - as The Dirty Dozen Brass Band



Late Night with David Letterman 1990 TV Series Thewmselves
Beyond the Groove 1990 TV Series

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The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: A Celebration of Mac & His Music 2016 TV Movie Themselves
Dirty Dozen Brass Band Live from the Bluebird 2014 TV Movie Themselves
Treme 2011 TV Series Themselves
Live with Kelly and Michael 2007 TV Series Themselves
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2002-2005 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest / Themselves
Widespread Panic: The Earth Will Swallow You 2002 Video Themselves
Schmidteinander 1993 TV Series Themselves
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992 TV Series Themselves
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