Editors’ Notes By the early 20th century, New Orleans's omnipresent brass bands had been leading "second lines" of Crescent City revelers in both festive street parades and mournful funeral marches for decades. Excelsior, Onward, Olympia, and other long-lived Big Easy ensembles added rhythmic swagger through the 1920s to drums and brass descended from military marching bands, with composer John Philip Sousa's eponymous sousaphone holding down the bottom end. Bandleaders drew on the sounds of ragtime, hot jazz, and swing, which boasted rich harmonies and inventive counter-rhythms. During the '80s, however, bands like Rebirth and the Dirty Dozen began adding R&B and hip-hop to the style, producing loud, proud sounds that were more rhythmic and less melodic than their predecessors. And while the Treme Brass Band still gazes longingly on the past in its military finery, singer/instrumentalist Trombone Shorty proves that heavy metal isn't necessarily restricted to guitars by bringing star power and taking brass music to the world's biggest stages.

SONG
ALBUM
Stooges Party
7:02
 
Let's Go Get 'Em
4:38
 
2:58
 
Knock with Me Rock with Me
5:53
 
Buckjump (feat. The Rebirth Brass Band, 5th Ward Weebie)
4:03
 
Do Whatcha Wanna
8:22
 
Inside Straight
5:21
 
Sexual Healing (Me&You Re - Edit)
5:02
 
Crack House
6:02
 
Since I Laid My Burden Down
3:04
 
Paul Barbarin’s Second Line
4:13
 
Whoopin' Blues
5:25
 
Bye and Bye (We'll Understand It By and By) [feat. Teddy Riley, James May, Gregory Stafford, Michael White, Oscar Rouzan, David Grillier, Freddie Kohlman, Calvin Spears, Stanley Stephems, Fred Lonzo, Clement Tervalon & Walter Payton Jr] [Live]
2:42
 
Lord, Lord, Lord
3:11
 
For the Love of Money
5:00
 
3:57
 
Ray Nagin (Give Me My Projects Back)
7:45
 
To Be Continued (feat. To Be Continued Brass Band) [feat. To Be Continued Brass Band]
3:46
 
Let Your Mind Be Free
6:37
 
Walk On Gilded Splinters
5:28
 
Mr. Big Stuff (feat. Rebirth Brass Band)
3:45
 
I Got a Big Fat Woman
5:03
 
2:51
 
Drinka Little Poison (4 U Die)
2:59
 
Mardi Gras In New Orleans
3:21
 
South Rampart Street Parade
3:57
 
My Feet Can't Fail Me Now
4:36
 
Just a Little While to Stay Here 1 (feat. Teddy Riley, James May, Gregory Stafford, Michael White, Oscar Rouzan, David Grillier, Freddie Kohlman, Calvin Spears, Stanley Stephems, Fred Lonzo, Clement Tervalon & Walter Payton Jr) [Live]
4:14
 
Rasta Second Line
7:52
 
The Second Line
3:31
 
Here Come the Girls
4:00
 
5:57
 
I Wanna Go Back to New Orleans
9:12
 
Thursday Night House Party
6:41
 
Mardi Gras Sa-Sa
4:15
 
Bottom of the Bucket
6:49
 
Sixth Ward Jam
9:23
 
Just a Closer Walk With Thee
4:03
 
Mardi Gras in New Orleans
5:43
 
I Scream, You Scream
5:14
 
Let It Roll
5:15
 
Salutation March
3:00
 

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