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CD / Product Number: JCCD3088

The thread that weaves through all these undiscovered gems is the fluid clarinet of Edmund Hall - a true jazz legend! He started his career with Kid Thomas Valentine and ended it with Louis Armstrong, playing with all the greats along the way. The three bands featured here are Henry 'Red' Allen and his Orchestra recorded in December 1947, Edmund Hall and Punch Miller, also from December 1947 and WC Handy's Orchestra from December 1939.
Personnel include Henry Red Allen and Punch Miller trumpet, WC Handy cornet, Benny Morton and Jimmy Archey trombone, Edmond Hall clarinet, Lil Armstrong and Ralph Sutton piano, Bernard Addison guitar, Pops Foster string bass, Zutty Singleton drums.


RARE CUTS Volume 5 - Well Done

Tracks 1-4 Henry Red Allen his Orchestra Henry Allen (tp) Edmund Hall (cl) Benny Morton (tb) Lil Armstrong (pn) Bernard Addison (g) Pops Foster (bs) Zutty Singleton (dr),br>
Recorded New York 28 May 1940

Tracks 5-17 Edmond Hall and Punch Miller - Punch Miller (tp) Edmond Hall (c) Jimmy Archey (tb) Ralph Sutton (pn) Ernest Hill (bs) Arthur Trappier (tracks 5-10) Jimmy Crawford (tracks 11-17) (dr)

Recorded December 1947

Tracks 18-21 W.C.Handy s Orchestra WC Handy (Cornet/vocal) Edmund Hall (c) JC Higgenbotham (tb) Bingle Madison (sax) Luis Russel (pn) Pops Foster (bs) Sidney Catlett (dr)

Recorded New York December 1939

1. Down in Jungle Town
2. Canal Street Blues
3. King Porter Stomp
4. Shim-Me-Sha-Wobble
5. Shine
6. Cock Robin
7. I Just Can t Help Myself
8. Cool Kinda Papa
10. She s Funny That Way
11. Panama
12. There s A Small Hotel
12. Squeeze Me
14. Down by the Riverside
15. Shake it & Break it
16. Exactly Like You
17. Informal Blues
18. St Louis Blues
19. Loveless Love
20. Beale Street Blues
21. Way Down South Where the Blues Began