Best of BBtv: Hot 8 Brass Band of New Orleans (music)


5 Responses to “Best of BBtv: Hot 8 Brass Band of New Orleans (music)”

  1. pylb says:

    I’m sure they’re great, but they should reconsider that T-shirt design. It looks like it reads “H8T” (more like “hate” than “hot eight”).

  2. Anonymous says:

    Holy poop. I just twigged that the Hot 8 could be the subject of a recent Banksy mural in New Orleans (which was subsequently buffed by the grey ghost).

  3. pjmacgold says:

    !!! cool band

  4. jere7my says:

    Aw, yeah, these guys are awesome! I was with a group down in Louisiana last summer doing Katrina cleanup and heard them rocking the night on Canal St. the night before we left for home. This is what I said:

    On our way in, at the corner of Canal and Bourbon, we saw (heard several blocks before we saw, actually) a knot of urban youths producing tremendous ragtime with a trumpet, several drums, and a tuba. The tuba and drums would start off each tune in sputtering fits, like pulling the cord of a recalcitrant lawnmower, but then it would catch, and the trumpet would start braying, and suddenly there was all this rolling power and momentum and joy in the air. And that was New Orleans, right there. On our way back to the hotel, I twirled the purple beads I’d found in the street, and dropped my last dollar in the kids’ big bucket, and was so so glad to be where I was.

    I had no idea who they were. Thanks for giving me a name to connect to the music.

  5. Phikus says:

    Very nice! I like the bit of p-funk they threw in toward the end of the first number. Nice touch. Overall great sound. New Orleans lives in the sounds and soul of its people.

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