The Dirty Dozen Brass Band play one of their hits, My Feet Can’t Fail Me Now from their 1984 debut album, a band responsible for mixing funk and bebop into the New Orleans brass band tradition.
Funny thing, ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax may have been the first to record them, as he did with Lead Belly. His work is just all around. In case you doubt it, watch below one of his recordings.
The Dirty Dozen play the same song at a jazz funeral parade for Marshall Poland, Sr. in New Orleans, 15 May 1982.
Watch direcly here.
And mind Alan Lomax’s work of a lifetime, the Global Jukebox, coming online due the end of this month.