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With the Hot 8 Brass Band!

Mary Anne Hobbs celebrates the joy of brass with the New Orleans-based Hot 8 Brass Band.

Mary Anne celebrates the joy of brass with the New Orleans-based outfit, Hot 8 Brass Band!

The group formed 20 years ago after sousaphone player Bennie Pete merged two former Fortier High School student groups, the High Steppers and the Looney Tunes Brass Bands.

They've since brought out three albums, 'Rock with the Hot 8', 'The Life and Times of the Hot 8 Brass Band' and 'Tombstone', and have featured in two Spike Lee documentaries, When the Levees Broke (2006) and If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise (2010).

Expect to hear some funk-filled tunes over the next three hours, including the band's absolutely brilliant covers of 'Sexual Healing' and 'Ghost Town'...

3 hours

Music Played

  • Wilson Pickett

    Land Of 1000 Dances

    • TELSTAR.
  • M83

    Go!

    • Naïve Records.
  • The Specials

    Ghost Town

    • NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 1981 (VARIOUS).
    • Two-Tone.
    • 5.
  • Lou Rhodes

    All I Need

    • Nude Records.
  • Kanye West

    Jesus Walks

    • Roc A-Fella.
  • Catching Flies

    Change Of Hearts

  • Gruff Rhys

    Sensations In The Dark

    • CD SINGLE.
    • Ovni/Turnstile.
    • 1.
  • Marvin Gaye

    Trouble Man

    • Motown.
  • Elliott Smith

    Between The Bars

  • Underworld

    Nylon Strung

    • Caroline International.
  • !!!

    Myth Takes

  • Boxed In

    Jist

    • Domino.
  • Elvis Costello

    Less Than Zero

    • DEMON.
  • SUNRISER

    • Douglas Dare

      Doublethink

      • Erased Tapes Records.
  • Goldfrapp

    Strict Machine

    • Mute Records.
  • Blur

    Sunday Sunday

    • Food.
  • Charles Bradley

    You Think I Don't Know (But I Know)

    • Daptone Records.
  • Laura Mvula & Greg Saunier

    Fame (6 Music David Bowie Prom 2016)

  • Trentemøller & Jehnny Beth

    River In Me

    • In My Room.
  • OutKast

    Roses

    • BMG.
  • Yann Tiersen

    Roc’h ar Vugale

    • Mute.
  • Marlena Shaw

    California Soul

    • Sampled 3 (Various Artists).
    • Virgin.
  • James Brown

    Night Train

    • Polydor.
  • Jamie T

    Tinfoil Boy

    • Virgin EMI.
  • Lauryn Hill

    Ex-Factor

    • Columbia/Ruff House.
  • Whyte Horses

    Promise I Do

    • CRC Music.
  • Thin Lizzy

    Dancing In The Moonlight

    • Vertigo.
  • Gold Panda

    Chiba Nights

    • City Slang.
  • Chuck Wood

    Seven Days Too Long

    • VIRGIN.
  • Teenage Fanclub

    I'm In Love

    • PeMa Records.
  • Bennie From The Hot 8 Brass Band: The Joy Of Brass

    • Hot 8 Brass Band

      Sexual Healing - 6 Music session 02/06/2016

  • Madness

    Baggy Trousers

    • More Greatest Hits Of 80's (Various).
    • Disky.
  • Mutual Benefit

    Lost Dreamers

    • Transgressive Records.
  • nonkeen

    Obviously Algebra

  • The Jesus and Mary Chain

    I Love Rock N'Roll

    • Creation Records.
  • Aphex Twin

    CIRKLON3

    • Warp.
  • Stevie Wonder

    For Once In My Life

    • Stevie Wonder Greatest Hits Vol.2.
    • Motown.
  • Steve Mason

    Another Day

    • DOMINO RECORDING CO LTD.
  • Maxïmo Park

    Give Get Take - Live from the 6 Music Festival Launch

  • Beth Orton

    Moon

    • Anti.
  • Two Door Cinema Club

    Are We Ready? (Wreck)

    • Parlophone.
  • The Roots

    The Seed (2.0) (feat. Cody ChesnuTT)

    • MCA.
  • John Coltrane

    Giant Steps

    • Atlantic.

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