Label: Vocalion - VL 73846 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: US • Genre: Jazz, Blues • Style: Dixieland
During its run the band also featured musicians such as jazz great clarinetist Pete FountainJerry Fuller, and guitar legends Jim Halland Herb Ellis. The band also recorded with Louis Armstrong. Fred and Frank Assunto both died young, and the original Dukes of Dixieland disbanded in the early s.
The Dukes of Dixieland have not been affiliated with the Assunto Family sinceespecially since their departure from New Orleans Jazz in The original Dukes of Dixieland were featured on the first stereo recordreleased Novemberon the Audio Fidelity label. Sidney Freyfounder and president of Audio Fidelity, had Westrex cut the disk for release before any of the major record labels.
Inthe Dukes, under John Shoup's direction, recorded the first direct-to-disk album, and then, inwere the first jazz band to record on CD. Intheir gospel CD "Gloryland" was nominated for a Grammy.
They have performed with symphony orchestras, including the Cincinnati, Cleveland, Chicago, National, New York Pops in Carnegie Halland High Society - The Dukes Of Dixieland - The Dukes Of Dixieland other orchestras around the world.
Inthey performed with the Boston Pops. Inthe Dukes of Dixieland abandoned the traditional jazz and jazz format of its founders in favor of other forms of popular music. Media related to Dukes of Where Is The Love - Ronnie Aldrich - Come To Where The Love Is at Wikimedia Commons.