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Hot 8 Brass Band – "Rock With The Hot 8 Brass Band" – [Tru Thoughts]

aarbor   5/26/2021   CD, Jazz

The Hot 8 Brass Band is from New Orleans. It’s a 20 year old band forged from 2 separate groups who all went to Fortier High School: the High Steppers and the Looney Tunes Brass Band. Sadly 4 of the original members are gone due to illness and street violence. Hurricane Katrina displaced band members as well. The Hot 8’s funk style is a blend of influences from the Dirty Dozen and Rebirth brass bands, with more elements of contemporary R&B, Rap and its local variation called “Bounce”. The Hot 8 have been featured in 2 Spike Lee documentaries. This release from 2007, the band’s first on Tru Thoughts, includes many of the original members. Enjoy! AArbor

you heard it 13 times on kfjc! most recently:
  • today, Zero Gravity played Sexual Healing
  • 4 days ago, Kimbrosia played Sexual Healing
  • 5 days ago, Ras Babo played Rastafunk
  • 5 days ago, Jack Tar played What's My Name? (Rock With The Hot 8)
  • 6 days ago, dr doug played We Are Oe
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