San Francisco Style
What is it ?
Long story short:
Bandbook: Barely classical Dixieland tunes. Songs from blues, rag, hymns, marches, pop-songs of their era.
The early New Orleans tradition is present, but dominated by more a brassier sound,driving trumpet,
sort of harsh trombone, ragtime - piano, banjo accents on 2 and 4, tuba strictly 1 and 3 and leaning into,
drums with bass, snare, high-hat, woodblock, assists 1-3 versa 2-4. Swaggering 2 -beat, but kind of 2 - beat swing
The Firehouse Jazzband continues what was done before. We added tunes to the bandbook the FH5 did not play.
Drop in for a Spike Jones number, *ulul*. Ask for the Muppet Show Theme. Watch the Gladiator's entry.
You cannot fall asleep, the bell always keeps ringing. The siren howls like there were no tomorrow.
A duck just stepped out of a whistling train and was harbored by the boys.
Some incriminated us for playing Disneyland Jazz instead of Dixieland, all right, we take the punch - and bear our fate