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About Mighty Souls Brass Band


The Mighty Souls Brass Band is a traditional brass band, bridging the gap between New Orleans funk and Memphis soul. Their joyous sound will have you dancing in the street and joining the parade.

The Mighty Souls Brass Band was chosen as Third Best Band in Memphis Flyer’s Best of Poll again this year.  That’s two years in a row!!!

Founded by Sean Murphy (sousaphone), Jim Spake (saxes), Jeremy Shrader (trumpet, vocals), Earl Lowe (drums), and Victor Sawyer (trombone), the key to the quality of the Mighty Souls Brass Band is constant evolution. By adding the the top musicians in the Memphis scene — Art Edmaiston, Tom Lonardo, Tom Link, EJ Dyce, Gary Topper, Jason Yasinsky, Paul Taylor, Jason Northcutt, Ben Strickland, to name just a few — this band can tailor its sound and membership to your event's needs and budget. They can perform with six pieces or 16, depending on what's right for you.

So get your beads and white handkerchiefs ready, because the saints will be marching in when the Mighty Souls Brass Band blows!


Song List Highlights

Aint Gonna Give Nobody None of My Jelly Roll
Ain't It Funky Now
Amazing Grace
Basin Street Blues
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Beale Street Blues
Big Chief
Bill Bailey
Blue Monk
Blue Skies
Blueberry Hill
Bourbon Street Parade
Breezin' Along with the Breeze
Buck it Like a Horse
Careless Love
Cissy Strut
D Meets Rabih*
Dallas Blues
Do Whatcha Wanna Do
You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans
Don't You Feel My Leg
Down by the Riverside
Get Me to the Church on Time
Hey Pocky?Way
I Found a New Baby
I Got You (I Feel Good)
I'll Fly Away
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
In a Tonsillitis Funk*
Inside Straight
It's All Over Now
Ja Da
Just a Closer Walk
Just My Imagination
Kidd Jordan's Second Line
Let Your Mind Be Free
Listen to the Mockingbird
Live and Let Die
Mardi Gras in New Orleans
Mardi Gras Mambo
Melodius Funk*
Memphis Blues
Mr. Pitiful
My Blue Heaven
My Bucket's Got a Hole in It
New Orleans
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Pure Imagination
Royal Garden Blues
Second Line
Slidin' into the Spirit*
Smiling, Dancing, Crying*
Spirit Moves
St. James Infirmary
St. Louis Blues
Sweethearts on Parade
That's a Plenty
The Fresh Prince of Bel?Air
The Ghetto
The Preacher
Tootie Ma Is a Big Fine Thing
What's Said Is Said*
When My Dreamboat
When the Saints Go Marching In
When You're Smiling
Whoopin' Blues (Big Fat Woman)

*original composition