Rebirth Brass Band – “Here to Stay” – [Arhoolie Productions]
This is a reissue of the Rebirth???s first LP. Back when it first came out in 1984, I tried to add it to KFJC, but the MD at the time would not take it. How times have changed! Although the musicians on this record were barely out of high school, they played with a bright, full, driving quality that has lead to a true “Rebirth” of the New Orleans Brass Band tradition (even more than their friends “The Dirty Dozen” who were always a more arranged group.)
All the tracks are hot, so just pick one!