Thursday, August 24, 2006

What's Going On With The Dirty Dozen....

Well this is intereting: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band has done an album, due out on August 29, that is a re-creation of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On." This NPR interview indicates that on a certain level it is the band's response to Katrina.

Plus, the title track features CHUCK D!!

Did everyone else know about this already? It certainly sounds like something worth hearing. I'm looking forward to checking it out. Meanwhile, The band's label, Shout! Factory, has the title cut and some others, available for listening via stream, right here.

Update (August 26): The mighty Home of the Groove has conducted, and of course posted, an interview with Dirty Dozen co-founder Roger Lews.