One Foot In the Grave
The Eight Balls
“A Musical Essay on Dixieland Jazz”
These guys were members of the Oleika Shrine Temple in Lexington, Kentucky.
From the Back Cover:
“Harking back to the beginnings of Jazz, the group adopted the Jazz funeral theme, traveling in a hearse and carrying their instruments in a casket. The hearse stops at some public place where the Eight Balls, formally dressed as undertakers, remove the casket and carry it into the lobby with dignified mien. After a brief ceremony, the casket is opened and the instruments come out, marking the start of another performance of Dixieland music.”