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January 13, 2005
The Youngblood Brass Band
I first heard them on
and was knocked out by their funky horn sound.
and .mp3's avail on the website. Hope you enjoy this funky hip-hop jazz brass ensemble from Madison, WI.
18 years ago
I heard these guys on NPR as well and immediately bought a CD. Best 15 bucks I've spent on music in several years. They are all very good musically and seem to have a good sense for playing as a group. It's really fun stuff to listen to.
This is good. They remind me a bit of the Tartan Amoebas, but more brass and less Celtic.
Oh, thanky petebest! Reminds me of The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Buckshot LeFonque concert I saw years ago. Buckshot was good live, but their album was pretty bland. DDBB was the cat's pajamas. They had a funk tuba player.
The Hot 8
, which recently was the focus of a documentary on New Orleans brass bands.
Dunno MCT, Hot 8 sounds good, but Youngblood's got it all over them. "Brooklyn" is my favorite free .mp3 from their website so far. I'd prefer more instrumentals.
Oh, that's it, that's the last straw. This means one thing: BATTLE OF THE BANDS!!!11!!ELEVEN!!!
, for those who like it a little looser.
All right, how do I get a CD? It's no longer available on amazon.com.... :(
Oooh, woa, this may be a "never mind." I couldn't connect to their web site before (timeout), only NPR's, which only linked to Amazon for the CD. So ... never mind. :)
Y'all Stand Up with Taleb Kwali still ranks as one of the single greatest hiphop tracks ever recorded. My question is... how the fuck did a bunch of white guys from Madison get down on a such a funky new orleans brass sound? They are quite good. Except of course, their main emcee blows asswang, but whatever.
I've been following them for a few years. Their main songwriter, the sousaphonist, recently left the band, so expect a dramatic shift in style in any new work.
Nice link. For more goodness on the brassy tip, but without the hip-hop aesthetic, try
Drums & Tuba