Since the success of the SAPOL Dixieland
Band's first CD back in 1994, listeners have
been waiting anxiously for its sequel. And
so, after countless hours of rehearsing
(sometimes as early as 7.30 am to fit in with
the bands demanding schedule) a mini bus
loaded with musicians and instruments
trundled out of the gates of the Thebarton
Police Barracks. The destination was an
old court room in Sturt Street transformed
into a recording studio, and the day was a
cold, wet, miserable morning in March.
After a few hours of setting up and sound checking, the
voice of the engineer came through the musicians
headphones with the long awaited instruction “tape's
rolling”. Some seven hours later, mentally exhausted but
thoroughly satisfied, the same musicians loaded the bus
and headed for home having exceeded expectations and
completed ten tracks for the CD.
A second date was organised to return to the studio, and on
the 27th of August the final tracks were laid to bring to
completion the second of the band's CD's “A FEW MORE
Sit back, and enjoy!