Blues and Brass CDs
Gary Edwards
PO Box 770616
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 352 1303

Eddie Boh Paris & the Funky 7 Brass Band
SONO 1065
$15.00 + $3.00 S&H

Limited Availability
We are working hard to keep up with demand. E-Mail us or call (504) 352 1303

The Funky 7 Brass Band takes a lot of shapes. Trombonist and vocalist and all around entertainer, Eddie Boh Paris, re-creates the Funky 7 to fit the situation. The never changing ingredient is the happy sound! Eddie Boh Paris has carved out a niche for himself in the New Orleans musical landscape. He has taken with him valuable experience from the many groups that he has played in. From the small street bands, from the world famous Olympia Brass Band with which he has traveled the world, and from the fabulously talented Gary Brown with whom Eddie Boh Paris has also toured with, from the many years of playing in the French Quarter of New Orleans, perhaps the world s best school of music! Many New Orleans musicians look to Eddie Boh Paris as the man to help them to get more playing gigs. Eddie has the leadership abilities that keep him in demand, from Jackson Square to the capitals of the world. He has the fire that keeps his musical soul hot!

On this album, he has assembled two of the bands that are part of his regular variations. Of course, he has to display a little of the typical New Orleans brass band music with Basin Street Blues, with his own style of vocalization. The brass band has two variations, using great players in both ensembles, including some of the legends of New Orleans jazz. Eddie also used a variation on that form as well, by using a drum set player instead of the two different drummers, creating a really tight and interesting sound. Eddie also presents his “sit-down  group that can really swing. This is the group that many visitors to New Orleans has heard at the Famous Door on Bourbon Street and the Spotted Cat on the increasingly popular Frenchmen Street area.

By using the two group formations, Eddie Boh Paris has assembled songs played by the great musicians who are always willing to work with him, and each song has the necessary players to make the best presentation.

Truly an outstanding collection of old and new material, this CD brings the listener back to New Orleans every time it is played.

1. Bourbon street parade
2. Whooping blues
3. Sunny side of the street
4. Wonderful world
5. Sick & Tired
6. Undecided
7. I found a new baby
8. Why you walking all alone
9. Do you know what it means
10. Basin Street Blues
11. Little liza jane
12. Saints
13. Blue Bossa
14. Milestones

Eddie Boh Paris-Trombone & Vocals
Elliot “Stackman  Callier – Tenor Saxophone
Thaddeus Richard- Alto Saxophone
William Smith – Trumpet
Jamelle Williams - Trumpet
Kirk Joseph - Tuba
Jeffrey Hills- Tuba
Cranston Clements - Guitar.
Miles Wright- Bass
Kevin O'Day - Drums
Jerry Anderson – Drums

Produced by Gary J. Edwards
© (P in a circle) 2004 Sound Of New Orleans


© 2011