This CD 4 pak contains 4 hours of music and 58 tunes from 16 albums recorded over the past 32 years, 1974 to 2006. It includes a FREE 20-page color discography of every album, when it was recorded and why, where and when, and who was performing with the Dukes at that time. It includes all the vocalists (Julie Budd, George French, Danny Barker, Moses Hogan, The New Orleans Gospel Choir, Phamous Lambert and Luther Kent). All the tunes were remastered and digitalized. It shows the variety of the Dukes styles whether it be traditional jazz, of which they are the best in, or blues, gospel, swing and pop.
It does not show their classical capabilities. For that you will have to catch them in concert with one of the many symphony orchestras they perform with (Cincinnati, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, the New York Pops etc). OR, you can pick up their DVD with the New Orleans Pops that was televised for PBS several years ago.
Since Hurricane Katrina, the Dukes today are known as “New Orleans’ Own DUKES of Dixieland”.
During most of the year, the Dukes perform aboard the Steamboat Natchez every evening at Jackson Square in New Orleans’ French Quarter.
They also perform at hundreds of colleges, music festivals and jazz festivals around the world.