Far from being a one trick pony, this is an accomplished album that fuses a unique blend of marching brass, jazz, funk, soul and hip hop.
Check the Snoop/George Clinton cover What s My Name for more party vibes than a get together round Dre s! The Hot 8 are a collection of musicians from New Orleans who have first hand knowledge of not only the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, but also the injustice that followed. Yet they still stand by their message of positivity. Life affirming stuff!
released October 15, 2007
Bass Drum, Vocals – Harry "Swamp Thang" Cook
Design – Steve Sawyer
Drums [Snare Drum], Percussion, Vocals – Dinerral "Dick" Shavers
Featuring [Honorary Members] – Albert Davis (tracks: 2, 4 to 9), Herbert Stevens (tracks: 5, 6), Maurice Curtis (tracks: 6), Roderick Paulin (tracks: 1, 10 to 13), Shamarr Allen (tracks: 5, 6)
Liner Notes – Robert Luis
Mastered By – Parker Dinkins
Percussion – Becky Lou
Photography [Cover] – Michelle Elmore
Producer – Hot 8, The*, Steve Reynolds
Saxophone, Vocals – Wendell "Cliff" Stewart
Trombone, Vocals – Jerome "Bay Bay" Jones, Jerreau "Cousin" Fournett, Joseph "Shot Gun Joe" Williams, Keith "Wolf" Anderson
Trumpet, Vocals – Alvarez "B.I.G. Al" Huntley, Raymond "Dr. Rackle" Williams, Terrell "Burger" Batiste
Tuba, Vocals – Bennie "Big Peter" Pete
Originally released on New Orleans' Louisiana Red Hot Records in 2005.
Tracks 1, 3, 5, 6, 10 to 13 recorded at Ultrasonic Studios. Tracks 2, 4, 7 to 9 recorded at Festival Studios.
Parker Dinkins' last name misspelled as "Otnkins" on the back cover.
All titles published by Full Thought Publishing except track 1 published by Suge Publishing, WB Music Corp., Bridgeport Music Inc., Southfield Music Inc. and Warner Chappell North America; track 5 published by Ritz Writes, EMI April Music Inc., EMI Blackwood Music Inc. & EMI Songs Ltd; track 7 published by Amazement Music & Universal/MCA Music Ltd.
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