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  • Funky Dixieland?

    Time to ask the hard questions.
    Anyone found any surprisingly funky (meaning not annoying) Dixieland records yet?

    All the Wolpertingers

  • #2
    Not really funky but there are some interesting bits (at least to me )








    Check out Mr. Acker Bilk playing while holding a cigarrette in his hand.


    ¡A tope con la vida!

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    • #3
      All I can think of off hand is something like this. A New Orleans progression from dixieland?

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      • #4
        He gets a lot of stick, and with good reason, but I can't help liking some of his stuff.

        "You don't want to kill the cash donkey"

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        • #5
          This is as funky as shit.



          Sammy Davis Jr aged 7



          Spooky Spanish version of same song



          Vardy.....¡¡¡PELIGRO!!!

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          • #6


            Breakz!
            DANCE TO THE RADIO

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            • #7
              It’s trad (dad) rather than dixieland, strictly speaking, but there’s a genuinely funky jazz-rock style LP by Acker Bilk. Not on any of his well-known records, it’s more like his mid-life crisis LP. It’s not to hand but it’s from around 1976 and it has an illustration on the cover, maybe of his band and him?
              http://www.blaxploitation.com
              Chops for show, groove for dough.

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              • #8
                Acker bilk: free has some funky ish and disco ish moments. The LP I’m thinking of doesn’t seem to be on discogs...
                http://www.blaxploitation.com
                Chops for show, groove for dough.

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                • #9
                  Are you thinking of “Mama told me so”?

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                  • #10
                    Acker Bill midlife crisis album I've got to hear that. A friend who used to be a session sax player always tells me Mr Bilk was always a bit of a big head to his backing bands. His words were a bit stronger than mine!
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Carlitos View Post
                      Not really funky but there are some interesting bits (at least to me )

                      I think Chris Barber is often more interesting than other trad artists, he seemed to be more linked to US folk and blues rather than some of the straight Dixieland revivalists. Have got this Pye Nixa 10" where he's backing Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee for example:



                      Kenny Ball also does probably my favourite version of 900 Miles:

                      didn't seem to be much on the net about it, and for a couple of years I liked to think I'd "discovered" it, but naturally the Belgians had got there years ago (it was on an 80s popcorn bootleg comp)



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                      • #12
                        These are a swiss group who do skiffle and dixieland at crazy breakneck tempos. They also do some nice laid back versions sometimes kooky versions of famous songs. I put 'Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head' from their first LP from on one of my swaps and overlaid a load of synths over the top. It's a good version I like it. I can find anything off their first album on YouTube but this version of 'St James Infirmary' from their second album has a similar laid back vibe. I'm struggling for funky dixieland tracks if I'm honest. The only thing that comes to mind is the middle eight instrumental section from the 'Daft Punk' track 'Touch'. :

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                        • #13
                          Some Sandy Brown pieces show an interest in African music. And a while ago I posted that single with "Work Song" on the B side.

                          Cacapo - have you looked at the 'Gnarly Trad' thread I started a while back? Some interesting stuff there.

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                          • #14
                            I’m away from home at the moment but I’ve a Pete Fountain record with a few goodies on it... and there’s the Al Hirt album with the De la soul sample on it, which has another good track on it, which is also available on a 45...
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                            • #15
                              After never having heard of it a couple of days ago, I just found that Acker Bilk "mama told me so" LP for 50p. Couple of alright tracks, but probably will be on a freebies thread shortly

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