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New Orleans Brass Bands: Through the Streets of the City

Various Artists
New Orleans Brass Bands: Through the Streets of the City

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.

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Track Listing

101
Paul Barbarin’s Second Line Liberty Brass Band 4:14
102
The Sheik of Araby Treme Brass Band 3:41
103
Panama Liberty Brass Band 5:25
104
Liberty Funeral March Liberty Brass Band 4:52
105
Steamin’ Blues Hot 8 Brass Band 3:35
106
We Shall Walk Through the Streets of the City Treme Brass Band 4:12
107
Keepin’ It Funky Hot 8 Brass Band 6:43
108
Old Rugged Cross Liberty Brass Band 5:40
109
Grazing in the Grass Treme Brass Band 4:45
110
New Orleans (After the City) Hot 8 Brass Band 6:48
111
Give Me My Money Back Treme Brass Band 4:09
112
Lily of the Valley Liberty Brass Band 3:23
113
Shake It and Break It Hot 8 Brass Band 4:32
114
Amazing Grace Treme Brass Band 3:42
115
Whoopin’ Blues Liberty Brass Band 4:02

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