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Firehouse Five Plus Two

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Primary Instrument: Band/orchestra

Active since: 1949    

As I flip back to the days when I was the Firechief and designated trombonist in the jazz band called the Firehouse Five Plus Two, it's difficult to deny that those 22 years were some of the most bizarre times of my life. Here we were, a bunch of artists, writers, and technicians who worked together for Walt Disney by day, turning out those wonderful animation films of the Golden Age and, on weekends, playing our raucous style of New Orleans jazz, all dressed up in red shirts, white suspenders, and genuine leather firehats.

The roots of the band germinated in the early 1940's when some of us at the Disney Studio used to gather in my office at lunchtime to listen to my records of such jazz legends as King Oliver, Baby Dodds, Jelly Roll Morton, and Louis Armstrong. Since most of our little nucleus of old-time jazz lovers had played various musical instruments back in school, we decided to really get into the spirit of the music by playing along with the records. Then one day the phonograph broke down right in the middle of “Royal Garden Blues.” Undaunted, we kept right on playing and found to our amazement that we sounded pretty good all by ourselves!...
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  • Yes Sir! That's My Baby
    Ayler Records
    1991
  • Dixieland Favorites
    Ayler Records
    1991
  • Vol. 5: Firehouse Five Plus Two Goes South!
    Ayler Records
    1990
  • Goes to A Fire
    Ayler Records
    1964
  • At Disneyland
    Ayler Records
    1962
  • Around The World!
    Ayler Records
    1961
  • Crashes A Party!
    Ayler Records
    1960
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