Rare Cuts—Well Done Vol 10 - Black Horns - Sidney DeParis, Tommy Ladnier and Lee Collins
Sidney de Paris is certainly one of the most under-rated trumpeters in jazz history. Always in the shadow of his illustrious brother Wilbur, he was none the less a showier musician, always riling up the crowd with fancy manipulation of his derby mute! The curious little session on this CD features Sidney away from the Ramblers, except for banjo player Lee Blair. This is Sidney's show and there is an interesting mix of mainly country songs done in dixieland style.
Tommy Ladnier was also a much under-rated trumpet virtuoso. Although taught by Bunk Johnson, he never actually played in New Orleans, moving to Chicago when he was 17. His big break came when he was hired to replace Lee Collins in the King Oliver band, and later he played with Sidney Bechet and mezz Merrow.
Our third virtuoso here is Lee Collins - the man who replaced Louis Armstrong in the King Oliver Band at the height of the band's fame!
Personnel across the bands on this CD are: Sidney DeParis, Tommy Ladnier, Lee Collins trumpet Kenny Davern, Mezz Mezzrow, Sidney Bechet, Arnett Nelson, Bill Owlsley reeds Benny Morton trombone Charlie Queener, Cliff Jackson, James P. Johnson, Richard M. Jones, H.Shayne piano Leonard Gaskin, Pops Foster, Elmer James string bass Teddy Bunn guitar Lee Blair banjo Herb Lovelle, Manzie Johnson, Zutty Singleton drums Victoria Spivey vocal.
You Call Everybody Darling
Pistol Packing Mama
Yellow Rose of Texas
Comin’ On with the Come On
Really the Blues
Everybody Loves My Baby
If You See Me Coming
Royal Garden Blues
Trouble In Mind
Ain’t Gonna Let You See My Santa Claus