Gato Mahdi and the Whole Wide World

Gato Mahdi and the Whole Wide World

 Atlanta, Georgia, USA
BandBluesAmericana

Whole Lotta Dixie is an old-time traditional jazz or Dixieland band that plays Classic Rock hits. Banjo, tuba, trombone, trumpet, clarinet and drums give Pink Floyd, Led Zepplin, and The Rolling Stones that Dixieland treatment which makes all the material sing-a-long friendly. A Whole Lotta Fun!

Biography

What do you get when you combine the sing-along fun of a real Dixieland Band with the familiar good time songs of the Classic Rock Era? You get a WHOLE LOTTA DIXIE, the brain-child of Ricky Hinkle who grew up hearing his dad's bands play traditional jazz or what later came to be called Dixieland. Rick graduated from cornet to guitar and launched a career as one of Atlanta's first call session players. He has assembled some the most creative talent around to realize a dream most would call ridiculous and that is exactly the idea. Who can resist smiling at a tuba and banjo? Add a large toodleloo factor with clarinet, some pizzazz with a trumpet, slide into some free form fun with a trombone, and top it all off with a zany drummer (heavy on the cowbell) and you're having some fun.

You've never heard anything like it, but you'll know it the minute you do.

Discography

None as yet

Set List

We play a mix of Blue Note Jazz classics, Latin grooves and pop songs played in a Jazz or Latin style.

500 MILES HIGH JAZZ
AIN'T NO SUNSHINE POP
ALL BLUES JAZZ
BABY, NOW THAT I'VE FOUND YOU POP
BABY, YOU'RE A RICH MAN POP
BEHIND BLUE EYES POP
BESAME MUCHO LATIN
BIG CHIEF NAWLIN'S
BLUE BOSSA JAZZ
CAN'T BUY ME LOVE POP
CANTELOUPE ISLAND JAZZ
CAST YOUR FATE TO THE WIND JAZZ
COME TOGETHER POP
CUMBANCHERO LATIN
DAY IN THE LIFE OF A FOOL (A) BOSSA
DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO MISS NEW ORLEANS JAZZ
DOCK OF THE BAY POP
EL CUARTO DE TULA LATIN
EL MANICERO LATIN
ELEANOR RIGBY POP
FOOL ON THE HILL (THE) POP
GOODNIGHT POP
GRAVY WALTZ JAZZ
GROOVIN' POP
HARLEM BLUES JAZZ
HAVE YOU MET MISS JONES JAZZ
HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE POP
HELLO GOODBYE POP
HERE, THERE, AND EVERYWHERE POP
HIGHER GROUND POP
I SAW THE LIGHT COUNTRY/GOSPEL
I WISH POP
ISN'T SHE LOVELY POP
JUST THE TWO OF US POP
KEEP ON GWINE NAWLIN'S
LETTER (THE) POP
LISTEN HERE! JAZZ
LOGICAL SONG (THE)