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The Darktown Strutters' Ball

Six Brown Brothers


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Feat. Tom Brown


Recorded in Camden, New Jersey on May 9th 1917 featuring Tom Brown alto sax & leader, Fred Brown alto sax, William Brown tenor sax, Alec Brown and Harry Fink baritone sax, and Vern Brown bass sax.

*"The Darktown Strutters' Ball" was composed by Shelton Brooks and became his most popular song.

This is the earliest recording of the tune, produced three weeks prior to the "Original Dixieland Jazz Band's."

The "Six Brown Brothers" saxophone sextet were a popular group originally from Ontario, Canada comprised of male siblings working under the leadership of their brother Tom.

The group's wide-ranging repertoire including marches, ragtime, opera, and comic-novelty tunes first introducing record listeners to the entire saxophone family, from soprano to baritone.

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