Monday, July 16, 2007

Name this band, win a prize.

Y’all know how this works: Click here and listen to the audio track. If you can name that band, and you’re the first person to put the band’s name in the comments section of this thread, you will receive a cool prize.

The prize is a book I mentioned on Friday: Tim Brooks’s “Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry, 1890-1919.” The paperback is 800 pages of delicious yet little-known pop culture history.

UPDATE (07/20/07): No winner this time. The band is 8 Bold Souls out of Chicago, led by Edward Wilkerson, Jr.

The track is “Brown Town,” from the 2000 CD “Last Option.” It’s available through iTunes.


DeAngelo Starnes said...

That was a great piece. I dont't think it's the Dirty Dozen or Rebirth Brass Bands. But could be. Given the sound quality, I'd say Rebirth, but that would be too easy. Baad piece. You got the ear.

Anonymous said...

Brass Construction/Mass Production/ConFunkShun? j/k. Wish I knew; the prize sounds like a gem!

Anonymous said...

RE: deangelo starnes
based on the sax player's chops, I'd say it souds more like the Dirty Dozen. Guessing it's a NOLA band and the DD can definitely handle the "jazzier" sound here.