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JAMMIN' IN THE 1950s - GEORGE LEWIS

JAMMIN'  IN THE 1950s - GEORGE LEWIS
£12.99
CD / Product Number: JCCD3054

The Lewis band in its heyday during the 50s featuring Big Jim Robinson, Alcide 'Slow Drag' Pavageau, Alton Purnell, Punch Miller and Paul Barbarin. Three separate sessions here from 1950, 1951 and 1958. Remember there was no Preservation Hall in the 50s and George Lewis stood between the extinction and survival of a music - the music that gave us jazz and every other popular culture music we have enjoyed in the 20th century up to and including rock 'n roll.

Description

JAMMIN WITH GEORGE LEWIS IN THE 1950S

1. ROYAL GARDEN BLUES
2. BUGLE BOY MARCH
3. WILLIE THE WEEPER
4. SAVOY BLUES
5. BYE AND BYE
6. RUNNIN WILD
7. CLIMAX RAG
8. THE SHEIK OF ARABY
9. MARYLAND MY MARYLAND
10. GOLDEN LEAF STRUT
11. FIDGETY FEET
12. CARELESS LOVE
13. BILL BAILEY
14. HIGH SOCIETY
15. UPTOWN BUMPS
16. WOLVERINE BLUES
17. ORIGINAL BLUES
18. CLOSER WALK - SAINTS

Reviews of This Recording

Jazz Gazette - Belgium This CD is what we collectors call a gap filler, because it offers us sessions hitherto unavailable on CD. They were available before on LP. Four of the first six titles were on Folklyric 9030, all six on Rhythm LP5, one of Barry Martyn's elusive and limited productions. The three following ones were also on Folklyric 9030 and two of them ('Sheik' and 'Maryland') on Heritage HLP 1005. The complete Art Ford show was on Rarities NO62, a Keith Smith issue. The sound quality is, as could be expected for this kind of rare material, rather rough, but definitely clearer than on the LP's mentioned above. The George Lewis band was in great shape in those days. The music is wonderful all the time.
I don't need to tell you that this CD belongs in every George Lewis collection. - Marcel Joley