The Dirty Dozen Brass Band: Funeral for a Friend (2004)

Funeral for a Friend

Track list:

01. Just a Closer Walk With Thee
02. I Shall Not Be Moved
03. Please Let Me Stay a Little Longer
04. What a Friend We Have in Jesus
05. Jesus on the Mainline
06. John the Revelator
07. I’ll Fly Away
08. Is There Anybody Here That Loves My Jesus
09. Down by the Riverside
10. Amazing Grace


Gregory Michael Davis II – Trumpet
Efrem Towns – Flugelhorn, Trumpet
Sammie Williams – Trombone
Julius McKee, Kirk Joseph, Jeffrey Hills Sr. – Sousaphone
Kevin Harris – Tenor Sax
Roger Lewis – Baritone Sax
David Hidalgo – Accordion
Jamie McClean – Guitar
Terence Higgins – Drums
Davell Crawford Singers – Vocals

Recorded: Piety Street Studios, New Orleans, Lousiana; December, 2003
Released: May, 2004
Label: Artemis Records – RCD 16050 [Europe]
Ropeadope Records – RCD16050 [US]

Producer: Craig Street
Executive Producer: Marc Allan
Engineer: Jason Mott, Wesley Fontenot

Mastering: Greg Calbi

Photography: Dino Perrucci


The set is dedicated to the memory of founding member Anthony “Tuba Fats” Lacen, who passed away (January, 2004) just a few weeks after its completion.