Our brand new DVD, "Hotlanta Live" will place you front and center during a live Hotlanta concert recorded at Reinhardt College in Waleska, Georgia.
Full of great New Orleans music (and bad jokes) this DVD captures the fun and spontaneity of a Hotlanta concert. Of course, the concert's second half is Hotlanta's popular Audience Requests.
Enjoy this two hour trip to Bourbon Street in Old New Orleans via "Hotlanta Live." Ordering Information
Here's a selection! CDs and tapes
Let Yourself Go
(Hotlanta 041 CD)
Let Yourself Go; Roses Of Picardy; I'll Fly Away; Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans; Big Butter And Egg Man; Buddy Bolden Blues; Sailing Down The Chesapeake Bay; Give Me A Kiss To Build A Dream On; Borneo; What'll I Do; Just A Little While To Stay Here; If I Had You; When You're Smiling.
Hear Let Yourself Go as a downloadable mp3 file. This will only take from a few seconds to a few minutes to download, depending on your connection speed.
There Ain't No Jazz Like Dixieland!
(Hotlanta 019 CD)
There Ain't No Jazz Like Dixieland To Me; Shimme-She-Wobble; Living Out Of A Suitcase; At The Jazz Band Ball; Hard Hearted Hannah; Bourbon Street Parade; Until The Real Thing Comes Along; Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie; Clementine From New Orleans; Because In All The Wondrous Things There Are; Jubilee; When The Saints Go Marchin' In.
After a recent concert at the University of Western Alabama in Livingston, AL, Hotlanta was presented with this recording of our performance.
CD-1 is the first half of that concert. What you hear is just as it happened that night. No editing, high tech tweaking, or studio enhancements, just the fun and spontaneity of a live performance.
During intermission the audience writes down their requests from a list in their program. CD-2 is the latter half of the concert when we perform these requests. Bill Rutan, our banjoist and vocalist makes this work. While singing and playing one song, we signal him the next song and new key. Few can go from song to song, key to key, while singing and playing, with the ease Bill demonstrates here. Ordering Information
Hear Bourbon St. Paradeas a downloadable mp3 file. This will only take from a few seconds to a few minutes to download, depending on your connection speed.
Strictly Instrumental (Hotlanta 023 CD)
A true test of the greatness of a song is "Does it stand on its own without the lyrics?" Well, here are twelve Dixieland classics that I bet you'll agree pass the test. In "Strictly Instrumental" we feature the musicianship of the guys as they let their instruments do the singing.
Here is Bill Rutan on Banjo, Don Erdman on Clarinet & Sax, Greg McLean on Cornet, Neal McElroy on Trombone, L.A. Tuten on Tuba, and Ray Trant on Drums.
That's A Plenty; Basin St. Blues; I've Found a New Baby; Clarinet Marmelade; Royal Garden Blues; Ja-Da; Shine; Puttin' on the Ritz; Jazz Me Blues; Bourbon St. Parade; That Da Da Strain; When The Saints Go Marchin' In
Hear That's A Plentyas a downloadable mp3 file. This will only take from a few seconds to a few minutes to download, depending on your connection speed. Ordering Information
Hotlantas Greatest Hits (Hotlanta 021 CD)
Here is a collection of Hotlanta songs always at the top of audience request lists, including The Saints and Hard Hearted Hannah. Two of the selections are live concert recordings from the worlds largest Dixieland festival held annually in Dresden, Germany.
As always, you will enjoy Bill Rutan on Banjo & Vocals, Don Erdman on Clarinet & Sax, Greg McLean on Cornet, Neal McElroy on Trombone, Hal Johnson on Tuba, and Ray Trant on Drums.
Clementine From New Orleans; Clap Hands Here Comes Charlie; Hard Hearted Hannah; At The Jazz Band Ball; All By Myself; Thats Aplenty; There Aint No Jazz Like Dixieland; Happy Feet; Basin Street Blues; Puttin On The Ritz; When The Saints Go Marching In Ordering Information
Happy Feet (Hotlanta 09 CD)
"This is great. It's a trip to New Orleans without the hangover."
-Palmer Wood, Highpoint Magazine, Atlanta, Georgia.
Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me; Fidgety Feet; All By Myself; Ory's Creole Trombone; That Dada Strain; I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight; South; Happy Feet; Royal Garden Blues; Walkin' Stick; Wolverine Blues; Cabin Fever; Riverboat Shuffle; Someday You'll Be Sorry; Caravan.
Hear Happy Feetas a downloadable mp3 file. This will only take from a few seconds to a few minutes to download, depending on your connection speed.
Now on CD!
Live In Spain (Hotlanta 03) CD and Cassette
A digitally recorded concert from the Jazzaldia Festival, San Sebastian, Spain. July 18th, 1992.
"Talk about hot!...some real swingin' Dixie stuff" -Woody Laughman, Editor, The American Rag, Fresno, California.
Clarinet Marmalade; Some Of These Days; Bourbon Street Parade; Is It True What They Say About Dixie?; That's A Plenty; I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues; Cabin Fever; Doctor Jazz; After You've Gone; Original Dixieland One Step; When The Saints Go Marchin' In. Hotlanta 03 Available on CD and Cassette.
Hear Clarinet Marmelade as a downloadable mp3 file. This will only take from a few seconds to a few minutes to download, depending on your connection speed.
The Hotlanta Trio
Christmas With Hotlanta (Hotlanta 34) CD
The Hotlanta Trio performs holiday music every year. This CD was produced essentially as a Christmas promotion item and only contains 6 songs. For this reason it will sell for only $10 including s&h.
That being said, it makes a great stocking stuffer for your favorite Hotlanta fan!
1. Walking In A Winter Wonderland. (click to hear the mp3)
2. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
3. Jingle Bells
4. White Christmas
5. Santa Claus Blues
6. I'll Be Home For Christmas
Chinatown, My Chinatown; Whinin'Boy Blues; I'm Comin', Virginia; Louisiana; Wild Man Blues; Some Of These Days; Beale Street Blues; Take Your Tomorrow; New Orleans; Blue Skies; Basin Street Blues; Singin' The Blues; I'm Gonna Charleston Back To Charleston; Is It True What They Say About Dixie?; Tishomingo Blues; Santa Claus Blues; Keepin' Out Of Mischief; Makin' Whoopee.
"Keepin' Out of Mischief is swingy, engaging and thoroughly delightful. Two Words: Heart & Charm." - Cynthia Sayer, New York. NY
"...immensely entertaining! In addition to the good musicianship, I thought the recorded sound was excellent, full and rich with good 'presence.' They will afford much enjoyment to those who hear them."- Bob Erdos, Stomp Off Records
Basin Street Blues. (Hotlanta 31) CD
Sweet GA Brown, Basin Street Blues, Exactly Like you, Five Foot Two, Hard Hearted Hannah, When The Saints Go Marchin' In, Up A Lazy River, Alexander's Ragtime Band, South, Is It True What They Say About Dixie, and Way Down Yonder In New Orleans.
Hear the Hotlanta Trio play Sweet Georgia Brown in a downloadable mp3 file.This will only take from a few seconds to a few minutes to download, depending on your connection speed. Ordering Information
Bourbon Street Parade (Hotlanta 32) CD
Blue Skies, I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Chicago, Struttin' With Some BBQ, I'm Gonna Charleston Back To Charleston, If I Had You, Makin' Whoopee, Keepin' Outa Mischief, Sunny Side Of The Street, Sunday, Bourbon Street Parade, and Chinatown.
"This is one of the best traditional jazz trios I have heard in recent times." -John Mumford www.jazzbanjo.com
Our DVD "Hotlanta Live" costs $20, and this includes shipping and handling.
All CDs and tapes cost $15 each, (except for the Recorded Live, In Concert 2-CD set, which is $20) and can be ordered from the address below.
Please make checks payable to Don Erdman. Yes, this includes all shipping and handling charges (USA).
Or, just do it the easy way. Click here for an easy to print out order form.
Don Erdman / Hotlanta Jazz
5364 Oxbow Road
Stone Mountain, Georgia 30087 Telephone: 770-493-9183