Saturday, July 5, 2014

Jazz Performance Saturday - Traditional Dixie Stompers - "Back Home Again in Indiana" & "Bourbon Street Parade"

Jazz Performance Saturday is back!
Today we have a video of a band called the Traditional Dixie Stompers from of all places, if I am not mistaken Slovakia! I can't tell you too much about the group because everything written about them is in Slovakian.
In this video the Traditional Dixie Stompers are comprised of six people who play keyboards, a trumpet, saxophone, trombone, guitarist, drummer and what looks like a sousaphone.
The first tune played is Back Home Again in Indiana composed by Ballard MacDonald and James F. Hanley. The song was published as Indiana in 1917.
The next piece of music played by the band is Bourbon Street Parade which was written by the New Orleans drummer Paul Barbarin (1899-1969) in 1952 and was popularized by traditional jazz band, The Dukes of Dixieland.
The very last tune briefly played after the band is introduced in Slovakian is Bye Bye Blues! Bye Bye Blues was composed by Bert Lown, Chauncey Gray, Fred Hamm, and Dave Bennett in 1930. A band Bert Lown was leading recorded it for Columbia. Lown would use it as his band's theme song. It would be revived in the 50s by Les Paul and Mary Ford.

Traditional Dixie Stompers - August 22, 2013.

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