One Foot In the Grave

The Eight Balls
“A Musical Essay on Dixieland Jazz”
Lemco #7701

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.”

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