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Dixieland Favorites

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Album Review

This CD reissues the complete set originally titled Dixieland Favorites plus adds five other selections from other dates. Most of the music dates from 1958-60 when the Firehouse Five Plus Two was at the peak of its popularity. Unlike most of their other releases, all of the selections on this CD are dixieland standards including such songs as "Fidgety Feet," "Muskrat Ramble," "Royal Garden Blues" and even "When the Saints Go Marching In." An excellent second-level band, the Firehouse Five Plus Two made up in spirit for what they generally lacked in originality. A fun release.

Customer Reviews

FireHouse Five plus Two Dixeland Favorites

Wow! Just replaced my old 33 lps with this download. Great Memories from the 50's I Will be looking for the rest of their albums on I Tunes. I Have 5 or 6, but they are all scratchy and just played to much.

Firehouse 5 plus 2 is really FUN!

I always love Dixieland! And their renditions are all superb! This album will leave my foot tapping. 'S really FUN!!


Formed: 1949

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s

The Firehouse Five Plus Two started out as an amateur Dixieland band mostly comprised of cartoon animators from the Disney Studios. Their spontaneous sessions (led by trombonist Ward Kimball) were so successful that they started recording for Good Time Jazz in 1949 and soon became a popular attraction, while never giving up their day jobs. In addition to colorful Dixieland ensembles and solos, the band often let off a siren during their hotter choruses and were not shy to inject their music with...
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