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Jean Ritchie, good call!
Crazy cause I was playing "NEW DAY RISING" on vinyl then Bob popped up on the tube with David Letterman,love the new sound!
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This is album of the year! Go Action, go!
Let There Be NO Confusion!
It is a fact that Frank and Freddie Assunto created and led the #1 Jazz Band in America from the early 1950's thru early 1974 known as The Dukes of Dixieland. They played with and recorded with all the greats of their time and also appeared on numerous TV Shows from the 50's through the 1960's. Their untimely deaths, Freddie in 1966 (36) and Frank in 1974 (42) ended the reign of the Dukes of Dixieland. But instead of their legacy being left to be properly respected others stepped in to profit and mislead the public into believing they represented the Assunto Family and the legacy of the Original Dukes of Dixieland. (This is part of the public record, New Orleans Civil District Court, Division "E", Case # 2000-9440)
So now the fact is very straight forward, after Frank's death in 1974 no one using the Assunto legacy or the name Dukes of Dixieland has ever had any connection to the Assunto Brothers or their original Dukes of Dixieland. (Even though in the past it had been advertised otherwise.)
As such the Assunto Family regrets that anyone has been misled in any way as we have no control over the unscrupulous actions of others. We can only hope that after the conclusion of our legal actions which ended in October 2011 there should be no further confusion or misrepresentation of the Assunto Brothers or their Dukes of Dixieland. (If by chance after October , 2011 you feel you've been misled in anyway please feel free to contact the Assunto Family so that we can take action to correct the situation, we'll even pay for evidence that proves such a claim.)
God Bless and Thank You for being a fan of the Original Dukes of Dixieland and the Assunto Family.
Great review. Thanks.
Its not a falsetto genius. He has tremendous range.
Playing Now! and today 1/08/2011 at 9p.m. (GMT+2) Chicha Libre live! at Chico Trópico festival.
The band has been working on videos for each song on the album, and plans to release a DVDversion of the album early next year: http://www.youtube.com/user/bobbyjoeebola
Great review Lee... I love this album. It is all about Love. Kim is one of the very few gospel artist I will listen to. She is just amazing on this album.
Man Man reminds me of an equally awesome (later?) Tom Waits. They came by to Dallas last week and I heard it was great to witness live. Saddest thing that I wasn't able to go, but I heard they had random instruments and items of I don't know what onstage.
Honus Honus always delivers!!! I saw him at 35c with Mister Heavenly and disliked the other members because I loved him so much (really, Nick from Islands was pissing me off).
But def. found some sweet MP3s at http://bit.ly/CMJFreePlay that you guys can check them and The Antlers, Art Brut, GOOD stuff out! I love free stuff.
oops, it's "Cash In, Debt out" my mistake, such is the hazards of reviewing without a lyric sheet.
It's also the RECORD OF THE YEAR! DESERVES A GRAMMY!
Jimmie Rodgers' "Blue Yodle"... not Bill Monroe.
The new album is excellent. Check out the extensive audio interview with Bobby Joe Ebola on the Music Life Radio podcast. http://www.musicliferadio.com/2011/01/030-…
...and to think he used to make relevant, meaningful music with Goodie MOb. I guess it all started when he wore that wedding dress. We really need Dungeon Family in times like these.
I'm not saying the Posies should have anything to be ashamed about in looking to experiment and expand beyond what's come to be expected of them. I applaud the band for taking chances. I've loved what they've done and as much as I'm supposed to be impartial, (which I think is a load of crap as I look at music critics as being fans who generally have a knack for the written word no matter how much they may protest that this isn't the case), I look forward to future Posies album. Matter of fact, I like this one quite a bit. That said, I played devil's advocate and when you color outside of the lines, sometimes it's going to work and sometimes it's not. No shame in falling short....all the more shame in not trying....which obviously the band did do, (try something different that is). I didn't trash the album. I said they occasionally fell short. That doesn't quite sound like me saying the band was the next coming of Ke$ha or Katy Perry.
As for the latter, please don't ask me to try Katy Perry. I'd sooner puncture my eardrums with chopsticks. Please do continue to record, tour and prove that pop music doesn't have to be some kind of pre-fabricated crap conjured up by a team of hit doctors and instead can be the kind of organic food for the soul that's the hallmark of great music. Thanks for taking the time to read my review and provide feedback.
Has anyone heard that Nicole Atkins is coming out with a new record? Due out 1/25 called "Mondo Amore" check it out on FB http://www.facebook.com/NicoleAtkinsOffici…
For me, The Glitter Prize, Cleopatra Street, Notion 99, So Caroline, & Enewetak are each worth the price of the album. That's (at least) 5 brilliant, solid, I wanna listen to that over & over gems. On one album! I'll take that these days. Not disappointed one bit as a diehard of the first 3 albums. F@#%ing Thrilled, actually!
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