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Larry Borenstein took to recording the great bands of New Orleans as the major labels were not interested. In the process he created a remarkable archive of previously unreleased material recorded at the Associated Artists Studio which was eventually to become Preservation Hall.
Dating from 1957 Kid Thomas Valentine's Dixieland Band comprised of the leader on trumpet, Ed Washington alto sax and vocals, Louis Nelson trombone, Burke Stevenson string ... [MORE]
Recorded at Associated Artists Studio New Orleans around 1960 as part of a series of archive recordings by Larry Borenstein. The major labels were not interested in the New Orleans revival, so he decided to record the music himself.
Full personnel for the session were Billie Pierce piano and vocals, Dee Dee Pierce cornet and vocals and Kid Thomas Valentine trumpet. Total playing time 50.11. [MORE]
This album comprises a cross section of informal jazz recordings from the late 1950s and into the early 1960s made at Larry Borenstein's Associated Artists Studio in New Orleans. These tracks are not duplicated on the individual artist recording that make up the bulk of the collection releases.
All sessions are 'live' and previously unissued. This is the beginning of the Preservation Hall story....as Associated Artists Studio was to become....
Recorded at Associated Artists Studio New Orleans in 1957. The band personnel were Punch Miller trumpet, vocal and leader, Eddie Morris trombone, Simon Frazier piano, Richard Alexis string bass and Bill Bagley drums. This CD is thanks to the foresight of Larry Borenstein who recorded a personal archive of the music of New Orleans as the major labels were not interested in this form of music. [MORE]
All the material here is previously unissued and unique to these sessions. The bulk was recorded at Associated Artists Studio New Orleans in September 25th 1960 with the remainder from other sessions also in 1960. There is a truly great line-up in Kid Thomas Valentine trumpet, leader and vocals, Louis Nelson trombone, Emanuel Paul tenor sax, Joe James piano and vocals, Joseph 'Kid Twat' Butler string bass and Sammy Penn drums. [MORE]
This material was recorded at the Associated Artists Studio in New Orleans around 1960. Isadore 'Tuts' Washington never allowed himself to be identified with any one piano style. Essentially a New Orleans stride player who absorbed blues and boogie-woogie plus a surprising bit of modernism by the time of these 1960 recordings. These recordings reveal a master more gleeful and far-reaching than that heard on his previous album release New Orleans Piano ... [MORE]
6 tracks of Willie Pajeauds New Orleans Band recorded at 602 Bourbon Street New Orleans in 1955 together with 8 tracks of Kid Thomas' Dixieland Band recorded at Associated Artists Studio New Orleans in 1957.
Artists appearing with Willie Pajeaud include Raymond Burke, while artists appearing with Kid Thomas iinclude Louis Nelson, Ed Washington and Sammy Penn. [MORE]
This collection was recorded at Associated Artists Studio in New Orleans around 1957. It was one of the informal sessions organised by Larry Borenstein in the late 1950s where the local artists played mainly for tips. The enterprise was eventually to evolve into the world famous Preservation Hall! Larry had the foresight to record many of the sessions, and this is the first in the series on 504 Records. Several of the tracks have never been released ... [MORE]
This CD was recorded during the annual Ken Colyer Trust visit to New Orleans in April 1996. The concert was listed as a 'dance' in the tour itinerary at the legendary Cafe Brasil on Frenchman and Chartres. Joe Payton was a lifelong resident of New Orleans - and played here with the neck of his double bass broken and held together with duct tape! Sill a great time was had by the enthusiastic audience.
Personnel here are Norman Thatcher trumpet, Dave ... [MORE]
The Six and Seven Eighths String Band came together as students before the Great War, and by the time this CD was recorded they had played together in one form or another for over 30 years. They had a unique sound and style during the 1940s revival of New Orleans music with their blend of steel guitar, mandolin and ukulele!
Full band personnel were Bill Kleppinger mandolin - Bernie Shields steel guitar - Frank 'Red' Machike string bass - Dr Edmond ... [MORE]
Butch Thompson lives in Minneapolis, but commutes regularly to New Orleans to play piano....and it was his idea to record with Raymond Burke. After several meetings, the sessions were arranged for 2 afternoons in 1979 at Preservation Hall to play a selection of pretty little tunes from one of the truly great New Orleans clarinettists. Popular drummer Cie Frazier immediately agreed to complete the trio. This CD is the result - sit back and enjoy! [MORE]
Tracks 1-12 feature the guitar of Snoozer Quinn with Johnny Wiggs’ cornet on a session recorded in New Orleans in 1949. 13-17 is previously unreleased tracks from a New Orleans session in 1953 with the Johnny Wiggs Big Five featuring Harry Shields, Edmond Souchon, Sherwood Mangiapane and Paul Barbarin. [MORE]
First formed in 1972 and reformed in 1980 this was the best a capella singing group in New Orleans, working mainly in the French Quarter. They enjoyed a residency at the Storyville Jazz Hall on Decatur Street and made numerous radio and TV appearances. They first recorded for 504 Records in 1986. Then again in 1988. This release is their complete recordings for 504. [MORE]
14 previously unreleased tracks of Ken Colyer with Raymond Burke which had laid forgotten for thirty years! Plus a bonus of 5 tracks previously on NOLA records, included for completeness, so the 19 New Orleans sessions from 1952 and 1953 appear together here for the first time.
Band members include Ken Colyer - Raymond Burke - Dick Allen - Bill Huntingdon - Dr Edmund Souchon - Harald Katz Maestri - Jack Delaney..... [MORE]
A collection of religious music and gospel from a variety of Black New Orleans favourites, like St Mark's Chanters, The Original Valentin Choral Club, The Second Zion Four and The New Orleans University Glee Club. 18 tracks - full details inside. [MORE]
Lionel Ferbos was well known in the City for his long association with the New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra, however the 'Swingers' allow more freedom away from the set musical scores required for the stricter tempo of Ragtime music. Lionel amassed a large repertoire over many years, and some of the more unusual tunes are included on this album.
Tracks 1-13 were recorded at Ultrasonic Studio, New Orleans in November 1987. Tracks 14-19 were recorded at ... [MORE]
Pete Fountain was born in the Creole area of New Orleans and took up the clarinet on doctor's orders as a remedy for weak lung function. As his playing improved so did his lungs, and this unorthodox treatment set him on a path to musical glory! Fountain founded The Basin Street Six in 1950 and when the band broke up in 1954 he joined The Lawrence Welk Orchestra and became famous for his solos on nation TV with the Orchestra. He opened a ran several clubs ... [MORE]
The Helsinki based Old Time Jazz Band is the oldest group of its kind still performing in Finland, and the only one to concentrate on traditional early 1920s Black New Orleans melodies. Founded in 1957, King Oliver and the Armstrong Hot Five were its principal inspirations. The music is based on collective improvisation. Three guests joined the band for this recording, meeting for the first time in the studio. They were Michael White, Greg Stafford and ... [MORE]
Chief John Brunious formed his Mahogany Hall Stompers in New Orleans during the middle period of 1964. This was a working band and performed regularly throughout 1964 at the 'Jazz on a Summer Afternoon' series of concert organised by the New Orleans Jazz Club at the Royal Orleans Hotel. The master tape for this CD was purchased by 504 Records from the Chief's son, Wendell, himself a fine trumpeter player. Enjoy the music of this fine band!
The full ... [MORE]
All the music on this disc was recorded in New Orleans for the Music of New Orleans label. This is the first release on CD of 2 LPS originally of the 77 Label. Bands featured here are Kid Howard’s Band, Emile Barnes’ New Orleans Four, Peter Bocage and his Creole Serenaders, Kid Shiek’s Swingsters, Kid Thomas’ Dixieland Band, The Mighty Four, John Henry McNeil’s Crescent City Crystals, Kid Sheik’s Band, Peter Bocage Quartet and DeDe Pierce’s New Orleans ... [MORE]
Recorded Algiers, November 3rd 2006 by Tim Stambaugh at his Word of Mouth studio in New Orleans.
Full band personnel for the session were Wendell Eugedne - trombone and vocals, Jamie Wight - trumpet and vocals, Brian Carrick - clarinet and vocals, Ernest Elley - drums, Andrew Hall - piano, Gerald Adams - string bass and Louis Lince - banjo. [MORE]
Walter 'Fats' Pichon was born in New Orleans, and though often described as a cocktail pianist, he had a solid background in classical music, jazz and everything in between. His time at the Boston Conservatory of Music was sponsored by the Gershwin Brothers! He was the ultimate entertainer and master of the keyboard. Tracks featured here include appearances with Luis Russell and his Burning Eight, King Oliver and his Orchestra, The QRS Boys as well as ... [MORE]
Brian Carrick is one of the UK's finest clarinet players and has led bands for many years on both sides of the Atlantic. On this recording he comes together with hand-picked New Orleans masters for a thumping session of tunes - recorded 'live' at the Louisiana Music Factory in New Orleans on November 2nd 2006.
The musicians joining him here are Dwayne Burns, trumpet and vocals, Maynard Chatters trombone and vocals, Louis Ford tenor and soprano sax and ... [MORE]
Recorded 'Live' at Luthjens in New Orleans on May 3rd 1953.The line-up of the evening at the old dance hall was Billie Pierce piano and vocals, DeDe Pierce trumpet and vocals, Harrison Brazely trombone and George Henderson drums! Enjoy! [MORE]
Recorded November 2006 and featuring the St Augustine Church Choir (the oldest African-American Catholic Parish in the USA) and Brian Carrick's New Orleans Heritage Band.
This session is a selection of Blues Gospel and Jazz that can only be played this way by musicians who enjoy their gifts and share their combined joy at this recording to give the listener a little piece of New Orleans. [MORE]