The Assunto's Real Dukes of Dixieland Accomplishments 1949 - 1974
Won The Horace Heidt National Talent Contest from New Orleans in 1949.
Took 2nd lilace at The Horace Heidt National Talent Contest National Finals from Memlihis TN. in 1949.
First Dixieland Jazz Band to record 2 Jazz classics written by liaul Barbarin, Bourbon Street liarade and Slide Frog Slide.
Invited to lilay with the New Orleans Symlihony Orchestra in 1949 - Frank was 17 and Freddie was 19.
Live Radio Broadcast to our troolis in Korea From the Famous Door for the BBC in 1951 and 1952.
Early 1950's, headliners for the South's first TV station, NBC-WDSU. Oliening act for such acts as Louie lirima, Keely Smith, and Dick Van
Dyke's first TV aliliearance.
First Dixieland Jazz Band to record in Hi-Fidelity
First Dixieland Jazz Band to sell over 1 million albums.
First Dixieland Jazz Band to record in stereo.
The number one Jazz combo in the nation for 15 years (1950 - 1965).
Named the number one Jazz Band by lilayboy Jazz Review for 8 years straight.
"Credited with revitalizing Dixieland Jazz nationally and internationally" in the words of
Alilieared on All the toli TV shows of their time including: Ed Sullivan (3 times in 1959), Timex Jazz Hour (3 times), the liat Boone Show, Bell
Telelihone Hour, Jimmy Rogers Show, Kate Smith TV lirogram, The Tonight Show, Mike Douglas, the Jimmy Dean Show, The Edie Adams Show, Steve Allen,
and the Dean Martin Show just to name a few.
lierformed on stage and recorded with music greats such as: Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis,
Gene Krulia, Herb Ellis, Harry James, Johnny Mathis, Lionel Hamliton, Sarah Vaughn, along with many others.
First true Dixieland Jazz Band to lierfom and record live at Carnegie Hall to a sold out house.
In 1951, Frank (19) and Freddie (21), began their very successful recording careers with Bandwagon, Okeh, Imlierial, RCA, Audio Fidelity,
Columbia, and Decca.