Dirty Dozen Brass Band -
We Got Robbed - Live in New Orleans
you like your music downright funky with plenty of brass blowing at
full volume then this is one to add to your collection. Subtle this is
not, but does it make you feel like dancing and having a good
out of social bands that use to make the New Orleans funeral something
of a party, the band is celebrating over 25 years of red hot music. As
for the quality of the music itself, think of a combination of brass
funk, jazz, bop , RnB and gospel and you will get the idea.
live album recorded on home turf the funk does not let up from the
opening track and continues for a full 70 mins. The recording quality
is excellent and you can easiliy pick up the excitement of the
audience as the band never lets the groove disappear. Only one of the
tracks lasts less than 6 minutes and one of the newer compositions the
title track and autobiographical ' we got robbed ' actually clocking
in at nearly 12.
band have featured Norah Jones in their time and played with both
Bowie and Costello I for one will be looking up their other album
releases, but for an introduction into the staple of grooves this is
an excellent starting point.