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Album Review

With only six tunes and a total running time under 38 minutes for a single CD, you'd think you could get more bang for your buck if you wanted a sole Dukes of Dixieland CD, and of course you can. This is a straight reissue of Columbia recordings previously available, with different art work only. Because there are loads of other recordings, you have plenty of options, but for a small handful of "hits" and a very brief summary of this combo, this can only be considered a cursory sliver and not an essential overview. ~ Michael G. Nastos, Rovi


Formed: 1949

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

The story of the Dukes of Dixieland is, in fact, a chapter in the broader saga of one of New Orleans' many musical dynasties, that of the Assunto family, which can boast at least three generations of musicians to its credit. Jac Assunto was one of the first jazzmen to record in New Orleans, documented in 1925 by Ralph Peer as a member of the Midnight Serenaders. The Dukes were formed by his two sons, Freddie and Frank, in 1949, and during the '50s they rose to national prominence, first as a feature...
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  • 5,94 €
  • Genres: Jazz, Music, Dixieland
  • Released: 1962

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