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Vote Above for your Favorite and Least Favorite Tracks
Some Old (to see how far we have come or how good the old bands were)
And MANY of the latest CDs on the Market!

Here is how the votes will be interpreted:

5 Stars = One of the Very Best Tracks!
4 Stars = A very good Track
3 Stars = An OK track - Middle of the Pack
2 Stars = A not so good of a Track
1 Star = Lousy Track, Please Consider Removing it!

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Several new CDs were added the last few months. If you like hearing both the latest CDs and the best of days gone by, please consider being a donor!
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January 2018

1. Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band - You Raise Me Up (Kirsty Abbotts, Cornet)
2. Desford Colliery Caterpillar Band - Love Changes Everything
3. Woolston Brass - Army of the Nile
4. Las Vegas Brass Band - Country Roads
5. Rothwell Temperance Band - Irish Blessing
6. Dalewool Auckland Brass - Imperial March
7. Polysteel Band - Bendictus From The Armed Man
8. Cory Band - Day of the Dragon Special
9. Brass Band de Waldand - The Olympic Spirit
10. EYMS Brass Band - The Old Rugged Cross

11. Black Dyke Band - Casatchok
12. Norwich Citadel Band - A Shrine of Quietness
13. All Star Girls of Brass - Toccata in D Minor
14. Kirkintilloch Band - Hymn To The Fallen (Saving Private Ryan)
15. Canadian Staff Band - Procession to Covenant
16. New York Low Brass - Game of Thrones: Main Title
17. Pikes Peak Brass Band - Barnacle Bill
18. Ebbw Valley Brass - Fat Bottom Girls
19. Black Dyke Mills Band - Mars, The Bringer of War
20. Amsterdam Staff Band - Hallelujah

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All Brass Band Radio is OFFICIALLY an iTunes Radio Station. Apple has made dramatic changes to iTunes 12.7 (the latest version). So how do you listen to the station? Easy. Go to the top menu and select RADIO. The under the FILE menu select OPEN STREAM and enter
http://cloudrad.io/allbrassradio/listen.pls — thats it 😀

You can still do it the sort of old-fashioned way. Pick radio on the side, select the genre "eclectic" and not too far down the list is All Brass Radio.



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has been the voice of ALL BRASS RADIO for a long time. He has helped the station immensely and at reasonable rate since the radio station became independent and fully on the air!
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German Voice Promos provided by Heike Bachmann Voice Overs. She has also provided voice material at a very reasonable rate to All Brass Band Radio.

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Thanks also to Mica and Judy Calfee who generously donated their services to provide spots and special introductions. This gave some "American Voices" to the mix.
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Fusako Shiotani, a Japanese Voice-Over Artist, has provided at a reasonable cost promos in Japanese. We are happy to have her talents and gifts on the station.

UK Notice: Any cornets without a home to go to? Belle Vue has vacancies on Mondays 8pm - 10pm at Reddish Conservative Club Westbourne Grove Reddish Stockport SK5 6UD. Vacancies for Whit Friday more specifically we need front and back row cornets as well as a Bb Bass player. Coach travel to and from the contests leaving Reddish at 4pm on the 25th May return back 23:45pm INBOX me www.bellevuebrassband.co.uk
or call 0161 304 7078 or email
bellevuebrass@outlook.com
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Game of Throne Theme for Low Brass: This is a medium difficult arrangement from the HBO hit series. I contains (world) parts for Conductor, F-Horn, Trombone 1 & 2, Baritone BC or TC, and Tuba. Optional percussion and piano parts included. Yours for a $25 donation to the station postage paid in the USA. If outside the US, email me and we can arrange postage. Use the one-time donation button and add you would like the arrangement. Published by Hal Leonard.


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All is quiet on the Western Front as the saying (and old movie title goes). No new brass band recordings of note (no pun intended) are for sale through clearinghouses such as UKCD.net or WorldofBrass.com. CDs I bought fresh off the press and at full price just a few months ago now are on sale. The last donated CD to the station was over four months ago. The Black Dyke Band is normally prolific at making CDs, and even they have nothing new out. Brighouse and Rastrick fresh of a win in of the UK Nationals (might as well be the world nationals) has nothing new. Cory, the top-ranked brass band in the world has nothing new either.

So what is causing the current dearth of new CDs? Lack of time? Lack of new music? Let me start with the latter topic. I have close to 700 or so brass band CDs. In the digital age, you do not have always buy complete CDs. You can from World of Brass or iTunes just buy the tracks you want. That is a money saving advantage for the radio station. I have, in some cases, 10 to 12 copies of the same track. No need to buy that track again! I have a degree in composition, and it seems to me that there is a lack of compositions to play. Music is expensive. £105 for
Dundonnell for example. Then the recording royalties must be paid.

It has been that way for awhile, why now a slow down? Not being a member of a top-flight band, I can only guess. One factor for certain is that many bands have composers and arrangers "in residence." Anything they write becomes the property of the band, and therefore may not be published.

A reason for a slow down in CDs for sale from clearinghouses is that many bands sell them at their concerts. That way they do not have to pay a percentage to World of Brass, iTunes, CDBaby, or some other distributor. This makes it hard for All Brass Bands to buy CDs. I have to visit various websites, buy the CD at full-price (which is not a big problem as the money stays in the banding community) and then pay for overseas shipping. This all is fine for English speaking bands. I tried to buy The Paris Brass Band's latest CD a few months back. My French is passable. I couldn't do it. All of this was before the PBB added an English translation to their website.

A quick look at the new Top 20 list will show you an international flair. Bands from the UK, US, Europe, Australia, and Canada made the list. The US/Canada is one of the places where brass banding is really growing. Another place you will not hear about that often is Japan. Many brass bands exist in Japan. Armed with Google Translator I tried to order a CD from a top Japanese band. I could not find a way to get it done. Some bands do not make their CDs for sale by mail order, or if they do, not outside their country.

I used to get about 8 to 15 CDs a year from various bands around the world donated to the station. I always try to give them plenty of publicity for their donation. Donations of new CDs last year was about 4 to 5 - way below average. Donating a CD seems to be a good form of free advertisement. One band let it be known that the publicity they received (due partly to the radio station) made their CD sell so well they ordered a second run.

If you have any ideas, please feel free to email them to me (drjafox@gmail.com).


If you donate your band’s CD
I will play tracks from the CD on the station (unless it is just awful — after about 80 donated CDs I have had only one couldn’t use) and I will put the cover image above with some notes attached. The notes you can write or I will write something after visiting your website and/or reading the CD cover information. If I get a few CDs, I will have them rotate. The cover image will have a link to your band’s website or to a CD seller’s site where listener’s can buy the CD. I love donations of CDs and try to give donors as much publicity as I can.
headphones Feel free to call me. Have suggestions? Want to talk about Brass Bands? Ideas for improving the station? You can call or Skype (my Skype name is JollyPlayer). Unfortunately, I only speak English.

United States (+1) 812 453 4350

Dr. Jim Fox
Email: DrJAFox@gmail.com

Mailing Address:
214 N. Fourth Street
Boonville, Indiana 47601
United States of America


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