Sugar Sugar Whomp Whomp

by Funky Butt Brass Band

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about

With their fourth studio album, the Funky Butt Brass Band has captured an eclectic mix of traditional jazz and gospel, rock, brass funk and hip hop, with a little Creole and swamp funk thrown in for good measure. The playlist includes a "South Side Suite," four songs that capture the essence of life on the south side of the Gateway City -- "Down Broadway To The Oyster Bar" pays homage to the band's musical home base, while "South Side Swamp" takes a satirical look at the attempt to co-exist with some of the nation's most oppressive humidity. "River Despair" tells the tale of the River Des Peres, a sort of local landmark for all the wrong reasons, while "Saint Lou Bliss" recounts some of the city's quirkiest pleasures with a down-home back porch vibe (largely because it was recorded on a back porch). The CD also includes a couple of New Orleans classic tunes, "Tipitina" by the legendary Professor Longhair, and "Yours Truly," a Dave Bartholomew paean to unrequited love.

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released November 22, 2014

Engineered and mixed by Jason McEntire at Sawhorse Studios. Mastering by Brad Sarno, Blue Jade Audio Mastering. CD Design and hand-lettering by Dawn O'Neall. Photography by Corey Woodruff (coreywoodruff.com).

Aaron Chandler -- Trombone, Vocals
Adam Hucke -- Trumpet, Vocals
Ben Reece -- Saxophone, Vocals
Matt Brinkmann -- Sousaphone
Tim Halpin -- Guitar, Vocals
Ron Sikes -- Drums, Congas, Shakere, Tambourine, Rubboard

Additional musicians:
Dave Grelle -- Keyboards
Bob Lohr -- Keyboards
Matt Henry -- Percussion
Phil Wright -- Harmonica
Tom Martin -- Accordion
Thayne Bradford -- Fiddle
Tandra Williams -- Background vocals
Erminie Cannon -- Background vocals
Big Mike Aguirre -- Acoustic guitar
Cody Henry -- Trombone
Bob Bennett -- Saxophone
Aaron Lehde -- Saxophone
Brian Casserly -- Trumpet
Damon Mitchell, Alexia Rowe, Dione Kerney, Tiffany Woods-Jones, Krystle Grinston -- Choir

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Funky Butt Brass Band Saint Louis

The Funky Butt Brass Band was created in 2008 by six musicians who respect and revere the New Orleans brass band tradition. The FBBB brings traditional New Orleans brass tunes and gives them a funky new flavor, in the style of the Dirty Dozen or Rebirth Brass Band. But don't be surprised if you also hear a little Motown, Southern rock, blues and some straight-ahead '70s funk in the mix. ... more

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