Label: Tru Thoughts - TRUCD339 • Format: CD Album Jewel Case • Country: UK & Europe • Genre: Jazz • Style: Jazz-Funk, Brass Band
The internationally renowned Hot 8 Brass Band from New Orleans is one of the most enduring and innovative groups in the Balkanal - Silvio Foretić - Transakcije / Transactions 1968-1979 City lineage that dates back to Congo Square in the s.
Despite traveling the globe often, at home they are among the most popular -- and visible -- funk-style brass bands to participate in community parades and funerals. Their albums have all been issued on the U. Several of their tracks have been remixed by well-known producers and DJs and issued as EPs. The band, Alzir On - Pedro Delgardo - Alzir On lineup changes often but always retains its four core founding members, can feature as many as ten members.
Their unique sound is due to creative original songs and ideas composed or introduced by its members. AL" Huntley, Raymond "Dr. That early lineup was shocked into change inwhen year-old trumpeter Johnson was murdered in a home invasion.
Inthe year before Hurricane Katrina -- which changed all their lives forever -- trombonist Demond Dorsey died of a heart attack and his section member Williams was shot and killed by the NOPD. His death remains under independent investigation over a decade later. The set featured a version of Marvin Gaye 's "Sexual Healing" that was picked up on by several DJs for remixing and made its way north into dance clubs. The track has become Hot 8's de facto anthem. They also became an integral part of Finding Our Folk, an organization directed at Get It How You Live - Hot 8 Brass Band - On the Spot New Orleanians in an effort to reunite communities of the Gulf Coast diaspora created by the storm.
The same year, their snare drummer Shavers was shot and killed while out driving with his family. Still the band refused to quit. In the aftermath of his death they became and remain active in the Silence Is Violence organization, and with Save Our Brass, which supports and supplies Katrina-displaced brass bands and brass musicians with funding and sometimes instruments to replace the ones they lost.
In an effort to reunite communities, Hot 8 undertook the organization's Finding Our Folk Tour, which was directed to and attended by many displaced New Orleanians. InWill "Quantic" Holland got hold of a copy of a remix of the Hot 8 cover of "Sexual Healing" and played it during a DJ set in New York -- it received enthusiastic audience approval.
As a result, he also spun it for Tru Thoughts label bosses Robert Luis and Paul Jonas who, impressed, went in search of the group and its music. They signed Hot 8 and later in the year issued their "Sexual Healing" single. Limited to copies, it became a rarity almost immediately. They followed it up with a reissue of the band's Rock with the Hot 8 debut. It received positive reviews globally and the label put the band on a European tour in early To accompany these shows, the label released a second single, a cover of Get It How You Live - Hot 8 Brass Band - On the Spot Dogg 's "What's My Name.
The band began touring internationally, playing their own gigs, and opening for artists including Lauryn Hill. Their annual performances at Jazz Fest were released by local labels in and The album featured a stellar host of originals -- some of which have become staples of the NOLA brass band scene's fakebook -- and well-received covers, including a dynamite version of the Specials ' "Ghost Town. The set was dedicated to former bandmembers and other departed friends and musicians.
Despite its somber title and subject, the music was far from funereal. Live at Jazz Fest also appeared that year. The unit undertook U.
It kept them busy for the rest of the year and into They celebrated their 20th anniversary with Vicennial: 20 Years of the Hot 8 Brass Band, ina Get It How You Live - Hot 8 Brass Band - On the Spot of brand new tracks and newly recorded versions of repertoire tunes. It also included an a cappella take of Hot 8's version.
It featured three new tracks including the title number, the funky dance jam "Take It to the House," and the uptempo party revisioning of Stevie (intro) - My Name Is Nobody - The Action Of Nonaction 's "That Girl" -- it also included two more remixes of "Sexual Healing" by Wrongtom and Roy Cooper, precursors to On the Get Enuff (Radio Edit) - Wookie Featuring Lain - Get Enuff, their fifth full-length.
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