Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Dirty Dozen Brass Band|
What's Going on
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, R&B
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A vital and heartfelt tribute to the people and city of New
David Mandau | Takoma Park, MD | 08/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Anyone who loves New Orleans music was devastated by the disaster wrought by Katrina last year. Despite the painfully slow recovery the city is making, there are glimmers of hope and reasons to rejoice. This album is one of them.
The Dirty Dozen Brass take on Marvin Gaye's classic LP and do it up N'awlins style. At the same time, they make the point that the problems--war, poverty, ecological disaster, drug abuse, racism--that Gaye sang about 30 years ago are still prevalent. However, this album is anything but a downer. Like the New Orleans tradition of the funeral march, in which the band plays a dirge on the way out to the cemetary and party music on the way back, the Dozen give us a reason to dance all over our troubles, as Pete Townshend once put it. Get this album today (proceeds benefit NOLA musicians) and start dancing."
Truly "What's Going On"...
H. E. Davis | Miami Beach, FL | 12/01/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Combining superlative musicianship, the inspiration of Marvin Gaye's original album, the immediacy of the new arrangements, contributions from legendary guest artists, and the enormity of the calamity (Hurricane Katrina) that inspired this undertaking, this is a B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L recording!
And not just because of the good intentions.
Anyone who is in tune with Marvin's vibe ie anyone who's got S-O-U-L, will appreciate and enjoy the groove on this jam.
If I'm mixing metaphors, I apologize. Just a caucasian dude with a lifelong love of soul."
313 dobson | tennessee | 06/07/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Since my son plays the tuba a friend suggested this cd to me and I think it is wonderful. He makes the tuba sound like a guitar!! we love it."