I’d love to hear these cats on a Jay Electronica album. via Boing Boing

Boing Boing tv’s UK-based music correspondent Russell Porter of “Porter Report” fame interviews the legendary Hot 8 Brass Band, from New Orleans.

Band leader Bennie “Big Peter” Pete explains the history of second line, the roots of New Orleans jazz, and what it took to survive as jazz band in the French Quarter.

Today’s BBtv episode is a little longer than usual — 9 minutes — so we can share with you an extended musical segment, with the Hot 8 performing their song “What’s My Name” live on the streets of Brighton. Their performance is breathtaking, and quite possibly the funkiest, most soulful sounds you’ve ever heard on Boing Boing. The band is currently on tour throughout the USA. Enjoy!