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The Jim Cullum Jazz Band: Chasin’ the Blues

Not every hair is in place; sometimes it’s just plain sloppy. But what the heck, this CD is authentic Dixieland. Everyone in the band is having a ball, and the same can be said for the large, live audience in San Antonio. This is the home of the Alamo. Equally historical, it’s where Jim Cullum started his famous jazz band in 1962-not at the Alamo, but at the Landing along the Riverwalk, where the group has played six nights a week since 1980. Thanks to NPR and XM Satellite Radio, the band is a national institution.

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