Tuba Skinny from New Orleans are very productive, at least recording wise. Every year since 2009, they are releasing a new album.
After “Tubaskinny” in 2009, “Six Feet Down” in 2010 and “Garbage Man” in 2011, Tuba Skinny just recently released their brand new album “Rag Band”.
We don’t learn that much about the fourth album
Our newest album “Rag Band” is done!
After many many months of recording and re-recording, we are happy to say our new album “Rag Band” is finally complete. Thanks for your patience!
The short statement on Tuba Skinny’s website.
They recorded the album in October 2011 and April 2012 in the Holy Cross, New Orleans with the help of Cassidy Holden. “Squeeze Me” (Track 14) was recorded live at the Spotted Cat.
When you listen to this album, then you feel put back in time. That’s how it must have sounded many decades ago in New Orleans. Good to know that there are still bands cultivating the traditional New Orleans sound!
One of my favorite tunes from “Rag Band” is “Russian Rag”. I like the harmony and the breaks. And I’m a big fan of Erika Lewis’ authentic vocals! Not an easy song for dancers, though.
Tuba Skinny are: Todd Burdick – Tuba, Ryan Baer – Banjo/Guitar/Harmonica/Vocals, Barnabus Jones – Trombone/Guitar/Banjo, Shaye Cohn – Cornet/Piano/Fiddle, Robin Rapuzzi – Washboard/Bass Drum, Erika Lewis – Vocals.
Special Guests on the album: Jon Doyle – Clarinet/Tenor Sax, Ewan Bleach – Clarinet, John James – Dobro, Sam Doores – Bass Drum, Cassidy Holden – Bass Drum.
Artist: Tuba Skinny
Released: June 23, 2012
Album: Rag Band
Tempo: 202 bpm
Dance: Charleston, Lindy Hop, Balboa
Buy this album! It’s USD 10 or more.
Do you like to dance to New Orleans Jazz? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!
Song of the Week #22: “Six Feet Down” by Tuba Skinny
Song of the Week #122: “A Slick Chick (On The Mellow Side)” by Dinah Washington
Song of the Week #121: “New Orleans Twist” by Gene Gifford
Song of the Week #120: “Harlem” by Scott Wood & His Orchestra
Song of the Week #119: “Traffic Jam” by Artie Shaw