250

Various Artists: Straight from the 6th Ward

Charlie B. Dahan By

Sign in to view read count
Various Artists: Straight from the 6th Ward You don’t have to wait until Mardi Gras to have a party. Nope, don’t need to cook up some gumbo or boil some crawfish to let it rip. Don’t sweat getting some hurricane drink mix to have a party. You don’t need any of these things to throw a party New Orleans style. Just pop Straight from the 6th Ward into your CD player and let the good times roll.

Appropriately, Straight from the 6th Ward was recorded and released by the folks at the legendary New Orleans nightclub, Tipitina’s – named after the famous Professor Longhair composition. Who knows better than anyone else how to present and record the music that will lift you out of your seat and start parading down the street without a care in the world?

Producers Lee Frank and Adam Shipley gathered the crème de la creme from New Orleans' vibrant brass band scene to record some of the funkiest tracks on this fine collection. They captured the traditional sounds of yesterday and the revivalists of today.

Recordings of note include the older guards of the brass band tradition, the Legendary Lil Rascals “H.I.T” and “Get Your Mind Right,” Treme sounding like Satchmo himself is blowing with the band. Rebirth Brass Band’s “Feel Like Funkin’ It Up” and “We Make It Funky” offers the listener a bridge from the past while incorporating updating the sound respectfully. Newbirth and the 6th Ward Allstars add their tracks and what the listener is left with is a complete and accurate snapshot of the still vibrant and poignant brass band sound that has been as a part of the New Orleans culture as their cooking and Mardi Gras celebrations.

And as if you needed it, the disc includes a remix by E. Kraz from Soulive of the Lil Rascals tune “H.I.T.”

Track Listing: 1. H.I.T. (Lil Rascals Brass Band)

Personnel: Lil Rascals Brass Band; Rebirth Brass Band; 6th Ward Allstars; Treme Brass Band; Newbirth Brass Band; E. Kraz.

Title: Straight from the 6th Ward | Year Released: 2003 | Record Label: Tipitina


Tags

comments powered by Disqus

More Articles

Read Birdhoused CD/LP/Track Review Birdhoused
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: July 22, 2017
Read Vol. 1 CD/LP/Track Review Vol. 1
by Troy Dostert
Published: July 22, 2017
Read Meeting My Shadow CD/LP/Track Review Meeting My Shadow
by James Nadal
Published: July 22, 2017
Read No Secrets No Lies CD/LP/Track Review No Secrets No Lies
by Geannine Reid
Published: July 22, 2017
Read 50 CD/LP/Track Review 50
by Doug Collette
Published: July 22, 2017
Read Day After Day CD/LP/Track Review Day After Day
by John Eyles
Published: July 21, 2017
Read "Windows" CD/LP/Track Review Windows
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: September 12, 2016
Read "BACHanalia" CD/LP/Track Review BACHanalia
by Jack Bowers
Published: June 24, 2017
Read "IIII+IIII" CD/LP/Track Review IIII+IIII
by James Nadal
Published: April 17, 2017
Read "The Wild" CD/LP/Track Review The Wild
by Hrayr Attarian
Published: March 18, 2017
Read "JK's Kamer +50.92509° +03.84800°" CD/LP/Track Review JK's Kamer +50.92509° +03.84800°
by Mark Sullivan
Published: April 28, 2017
Read "Ephimeral" CD/LP/Track Review Ephimeral
by Glenn Astarita
Published: April 28, 2017

Support All About Jazz: MAKE A PURCHASE  

Support our sponsor

Upgrade Today!

Musician? Boost your visibility at All About Jazz and drive traffic to your website with our Premium Profile service.

Donate!