mixtape: New Orleans Dirge

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Compiled and presented by Tony & Andrew Pyke. We have here a selection of New Orleans Dirge: sombre Traditional Jazz played at funerals by a marching brass band.

These are mainly field recordings from the 1930's of some of the best exponents of this slowed down dance music.

New Orleans Function - Louis Armstrong and his Allstars
West Lawn Dirge - Eureka Brass Band
Nearer My God To Thee - Bunk Johnson's Brass Band
Eternal Peace - The Young Tuxedo Brass Band
Just A Closer Walk With Thee - Ken Colyer's Omega Brass Band
Flee As A Bird - The Young Tuxedo Brass Band
Garlands Of Flowers - Eureka Brass Band