Monday, April 19, 2010

Olympia Brass Band

The Olympia Brass Band was one of the first known New Orleans style brass bands. Olympia was formed in 1883 and were active during World War I. They were often heard and seen playing parades and parties and also had a regular, weekly gig at Preservation Hall on Sunday nights. The first Youtube clip is Olympia Brass Band performing a dirge in the 1973 James Bond film, Live and Let Die.

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