1948 – present (70 years)
Let There Be NO Confusion!
It is a fact that Frank and Freddie Assunto created and led the #1 Jazz Band in America from the early 1950's thru early 1974 known as The Dukes of Dixieland. They played with and recorded with all the greats of their time and also appeared on numerous TV Shows from the 50's through the 1960's. Their untimely deaths, Freddie in 1966 (36) and Frank in 1974 (42) ended the reign of the Dukes of Dixieland. But instead of their legacy being left to be properly respected others stepped in to profit and mislead the public into believing they represented the Assunto Family and the legacy of the Original Dukes of Dixieland. (This is part of the public record, New Orleans Civil District Court, Division "E", Case # 2000-9440)
So now the fact is very straight forward, after Frank's death in 1974 no one using the Assunto legacy or the name Dukes of Dixieland has ever had any connection to the Assunto Brothers or their original Dukes of Dixieland. (Even though in the past it had been advertised otherwise.)
As such the Assunto Family regrets that anyone has been misled in any way as we have no control over the unscrupulous actions of others. We can only hope that after the conclusion of our legal actions which ended in October 2011 there should be no further confusion or misrepresentation of the Assunto Brothers or their Dukes of Dixieland. (If by chance after October , 2011 you feel you've been misled in anyway please feel free to contact the Assunto Family so that we can take action to correct the situation, we'll even pay for evidence that proves such a claim.)
God Bless and Thank You for being a fan of the Original Dukes of Dixieland and the Assunto Family.
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