Funky Butt Brass Band – Cut the Body Loose


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Release Date:  2009

Label:  Independent


Track List

  1. Go To The Mardi Gras
  2. Bourbon Street Parade
  3. If You Love Me Like You Say
  4. Ain’t Leavin’ Your Love
  5. Stank
  6. Shake Your Rugalator
  7. St. Louis Blues
  8. Gone Gone Blues
  9. Palm Court Strut
  10. Soul Serenade
  11. Hey Yeah
  12. One Way Out
  13. When I Die
  14. Rainy Day By The Riverside



Adam Hucke — trumpet, vocals
Aaron Chandler — trombone, vocals
Ben Reece — saxophone, vocals
Matt Brinkmann — sousaphone
Ron Sikes — percussion
Tim Halpin – guitar, vocals



The “second line” has its roots in the traditional jazz funeral processions of New Orleans. Once the dearly departed was buried, the brass band would “cut the body loose” by playing uptempo, joyous music. As they marched, they would be joined by revelers who formed a line alongside and behind the band. This was known as the “second line.”

The Funky Butt Brass Band was formed in 2008 by six musicians who respect and revere the New Orleans brass band tradition. The FBBB brings traditional New Orleans brass tunes and gives them a funky new flavor, in the style of the Dirty Dozen or Rebirth Brass Band. Don’t be surprised if you also hear a little Motown, Southern rock, blues and some straight-ahead ’70s funk. The Funky Butt Brass Band is guaranteed to get your toes tapping, your feet stomping and kick any party into overdrive.

Cut The Body Loose is the band’s debut CD. It’s a broad mix of traditional New Orleans jazz, raucous blues and greasy funk.

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