“Li’l Liza Jane is a perennial favorite of all kinds of bands and is certainly a staple in the New Orleans Brass Band repertoire. The song has unknown origins, but was first published in 1916 purportedly by the ”Countess Ada de Lachau”. It’s found a home on numerous recordings from Dr. John and Huey Smith to Bluegrass and Rock ‘N Roll bands.
The PHDS version leans more to a 20s style dance feel with the horns off the top on a big, raucous melody with harmonies and the hits. Then the vocals take over with a call and response. We’ve even included a classic interlude in this version that has been forgotten by many bands — not to be missed!”