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Vibrant, good-time music, joyous and toe-tapping for sure, yet profound for all its apparent simplicity. Ory's men were hot!
Discs 1 and 2 of this live recording of Kid Ory and his Creole Jazzband from the Beverly Cavern, Hollywood, LA circa 1949.
Personnel are Kid Ory (trombone) Andrew Blakeney (trumpet) Joe Darensbourg (clarinet) Buster Wilson (piano) Ed Garland (string bass) Minor Hall (drums). 36 tracks in total. Discs 3 and 4 are on 504CD86 ... [MORE]
This CD recalls the decade after the Second World War, when New Orleans Gospel quartets still dominated the field of religious entertainment with their glorious harmonies blended in rhythm and soul.
There are eight groups included here, The New Orleans Chosen Five, The Soul Comforters, The New Orleans Humming Four, The Southern Harps,The Jackson Gospel Singers, The Zion Harmonizers and the Delta Southernaires. 22 tracks in total. [MORE]
Recorded April 17th 2001 'Live' in Store at the Louisiana Music Factory, New Orleans
Walter Payton Gumbo File is an old styled working band with some new style ideas! This is real New Orleans Jazz par excellence! The personnel here are WALTER PAYTON bass, MARK BRAUD trumpet and vocals, EVAN CHRISTOPHER Clarinet, tenor and alto sax. MARI WATANABE piano, HURLEY BLANCHARD drums. [MORE]
First release of a recording of Kid Thomas' Algiers Stompers made at the Emporium of Jazz in Mendota, Mn during the annual Festival when musicians from New Orleans would come down to guest in the town. It was a terrific line-up as Kid Thomas was joined by the rarely recorded Harry Shields on clarinet together with Louis Nelson on trombone, Emanuel Paul tenor sax, Butch Thompson piano, Joseph (Twat) Butler on string bass, Charles Hamilton on banjo and ... [MORE]
The series of recordings made by the Lewis band in their prime in the '50s has long been the inspiration to a generation of musicians. This unexpected discovery finds them still on peak form at the start of teh following decade. The magic is still very much in evidence with this seven-piece line-up.
The players are George Lewis, clarinet and leader - Avery 'Kid' Howard, trumpet and vocal - Jim Robinson, trombone - Charlie Hamilton, piano - Emanuel ... [MORE]
In 1963 The George Lewis Ragtime Band made a short tour of New Hampshire and this recording was made on 3rd July. It is the classic Lewis Line-up and everyone was on fine form!
The full personnel for the evening were George Lewis clarinet - Avery 'Kid' Howard trumpet, vocal - Jim Robinson trombone - 'Slow Drag' Pavageau string bass - Emanuel Sayles banjo, vocals - Charlie Hampton piano - Joe Watkins drums, vocals.
Recorded at The Barn in ... [MORE]
This recording was made on Mardi Gras Day on March 1st 1960 at the Laura Lee Guest House in New Orleans.
Full personnel for the evening were SWEET EMMA BARRETT, piano and vocals, PERCY HUMPHREY, trumpet and vocals, JIM ROBINSON, trombone, ANDREW MORGAN, clarinet, tenor saxophone and vocals, CREOLE GEORGE GUESON, banjo, RICARD ALEXIS, bass and CIE FRASER, drums. [MORE]
Alvin Alcorn - Trumpet and Vocal Dick Cook - Clarinet and Alto Sax
Mike Casimir - Trombone Terry Wood - Banjo and Guitar
Chris Slattery - Piano Dick Edser - Bass tracks 1 and 2
Max Leggett - Bass tracks 8-10 Norman Emberson - Drums
This previously unreleased compact disc features the historic first night of the Associated Artists Studio in New Orleans under its new title - Preservation Hall - on 13th July 1961 with the band Emile Barnes' Louisiana Joymakers, which includes George 'Kid Sheik' Cola on trumpet and Eddie Summers on trombone. The Hall has since become a Mecca for New Orleans jazz - known throughout the world. This CD release is to celebrate its first 50 years!
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George Lewis Ragtime Band in concert at the Manchester Free Trade Hall in 1959. This is the recording of the second house of the evening. The first house is on 504CD58
Personnel are Avery ‘Kid’ Howard trumpet and vocals, Jim Robinson trombone, George Lewis clarinet, Joseph Robichaux piano, Alcide ‘Slow Drag’ Pavageau string bass, Joe Watkins, drums and vocals, John Bastable banjo, Peter Deuchar banjo. [MORE]
George Lewis Ragtime Band in concert at the Manchester Free Trade Hall in 1959. This is the recording of the first house of the evening. The second house is on 504CD59
Personnel are Avery ‘Kid’ Howard trumpet and vocals, Jim Robinson trombone, George Lewis clarinet, Joseph Robichaux piano, Alcide ‘Slow Drag’ Pavageau string bass, Joe Watkins, drums and vocals, John Bastable banjo, Peter Deuchar banjo. Playing time 73.15 minutes. [MORE]
6 tracks from Leon Prima and his All Star Orchestra from the Monteleone Hotel Auditorium, New Orleans, recorded in October 1948 together with 14 tracks from concerts at the Municipal Auditorium in New Orleans from May 1949. [MORE]
Oscar 'Papa' Celestin's historic recordings, made in the 1920s for Okeh and Columbia, have assured his star place in the New Orleans firmament. He retired from music during the depression when gigs were hard to come by, but in 1946, encouraged by the National Jazz Foundation he formed a new band and never looked back! He enjoyed a residency at the Paddock Lounge on Bourbon Street in New Orleans and was regularly featured on the radio, spreading his fame. ... [MORE]
These tunes were recorded at Clarinettist Emile Barnes' house in La Harpe Street New Orleans in February 1953. Albert Glenny played bass at the first session - aged 88! - but was replaced for the second by the (then)young George Fournier. Ken's enthusiasm and ability are without question and as he expected, the New Orleans musicians in particular are superb. This is a very interesting collection for Colyer fans everywhere!
The full band personnel were ... [MORE]
A collection of live recordings from George Lewis 1959 German tour with Ken Colyer and his Jazzmen. The tour was a raging success, with George Lewis in find form and this is often thought to be Ken Colyer's best ever band line-up. Recorded in Dusseldorf on March 15th and Bremen on March 22nd 1959, the total running time is 76.06 minutes.
Full band personnel are George Lewis clarinet, Ken Colyer trumpet, guitar and vocals, Mac Duncan trombone, Ray ... [MORE]
GEORGE LEWIS WITH KEN COLYER'S JAZZMEN - Famous Manchester Free Trade Hall Concert 1957 - Second Half
George Lewis' first tour of Britain in 1957 was eagerly awaited and the concerts did not disappoint! This was a happy occasion and the audience responded enthusiastically! This release covers the second half of the concert on 27th April 1957.
Full personnel here are KEN COLYER, Trumpet, guitar and vocals - MAC DUNCAN, trombone - IAN WHEELER, clarinet - JOHN BASTABLE, banjo - RON WARD, string bass - COLIN BOWDEN, washboard drums - GEORGE LEWIS, ... [MORE]
Buy volumes one and two of this iconic concert for the special price of £22.
George Lewis' first tour of Britain in 1957 was eagerly awaited and the concerts at Manchester Free Trade Hall did not disappoint! This was a happy occasion and the audience responded enthusiastically! Each CD covers one half of the concert. George Ken are joined by Mac Duncan, Ian Wheeler, John Bastable, Ron Ward and Colin Bowden. What a line-up! [MORE]
504CD30 and 504CD41 feature Punch Miller's New Orleans Band with Ed Washington. 504CD44 has tracks from the full band, plus some with Punch Miller’s Big 6 and His Big 4 feature on these three albums from 1956 and 1957. Again, Ed Washington features on many tracks. [MORE]
504CD30 was recorded at Associated Artists Studio in New Orleans around 1957. Personnel on this occasion reads like a who's who of New Orleans Jazz - Kid Thomas Valentine plus Louis Nelson, Ed Washington, Joe James, Burke Stephenson Sammy Penn. 504CD37 1957 Kid Thomas Valentine's Dixieland Band comprised the Kid plus Ed Washington, Louis Nelson, Burke Stevenson and Sammy Penn. 504CD41 has songs from the collection including old ... [MORE]
504CD43 At the time of recording some of these tracks were considered 'bawdy' and the original tapes were labelled accordingly! Includes 12 tracks featuring Paul Barbarin's New Orleans Band in 1951and 1 with the Chris Barber Jazz Band and other New Orleans musicians from 1960. . 504CD36 and 504CD39 was recorded in 1960 and has Billie Pierce's piano and vocals are joined by Dee Dee Pierce on cornet and vocals and Kid Thomas ... [MORE]
GEORGE LEWIS WITH KEN COLYER'S JAZZMEN - The Famous Manchester Free Trade Hall Concert 1957 - First Half
George Lewis' first tour of Britain in 1957 was eagerly awaited and the concerts did not disappoint! This was a happy occasion and the audience responded enthusiastically! This release includes four tracks from the original rehearsal of George and Ken's band!
Full personnel here are KEN COLYER, Trumpet, guitar and vocals - MAC DUNCAN, trombone - IAN WHEELER, clarinet - JOHN BASTABLE, banjo - RON WARD, string bass - COLIN BOWDEN, washboard drums - ... [MORE]
Jazz In New Orleans Series - The Fifties
The annual concerts of the New Orleans Jazz Club have been running since 1948. So far only recordings of the 1951, 1952 and 1959 concerts have been traced and these are presented here on this disc.
The 1951 concert features Paul Barbarin on drums with Ernie Cagnolatti trumpet and vocals, Bob Thomas trombone, Albert Burbank clarinet, Lester Santiago piano, Fred HA Minor banjo and Richard McLean string ... [MORE]
This is the final release from Larry Borenstein's Collection - Volume 16. The CD features a generous 22 tracks by artists such as Kid Thomas Valentine and His Dixieland Band, Mother Mary Margret Parker, Sister Donna Alexander and Sister Adele Williams. All recorded by Borenstein at his Associated Artists Studio in New Orleans between 1958 and 1961. Total playing time for the CD 71 minutes and 25 seconds. [MORE]
A selection of cuts from the Larry Borenstein Collection volume 15 featuring Punch Miller with his New Orleans Band, his Big 3, his Big 2 and 3 solo tracks. Much of this extremely rare Punch Miller material was recorded at the now defunct Niteshade Studio. Much of it has never been released before.
Tracks 1-5 were recorded in New Orleans c1956 - Punch Miller with Erwin Heffer and Sam Charters
Tracks 6-9 were recorded in New Orleans 1957 - Punch ... [MORE]
The Larry Borenstein Collection Volume 14
At the time of recording some of these tracks were considered 'bawdy' and the original tapes were labelled accordingly! There are 12 tracks in total, 2 featuring Billie Pierce with Paul Barbarin's New Orleans Band in 1951, 2 of Billie and Dee Dee together from 1960, 1 featuring them together with members of the Chris Barber Jazz Band and other New Orleans musicians from 1960, and finally 6 of the Billie and ... [MORE]