WILBUR de PARIS and his NEW NEW ORLEANS JAZZ
2 original LPs on one CD! Recorded 1953 and 1955 - re-mastered by Dave Bennett.
The Wilbur de Paris band was, and still is, quite unique. Each musician belonged to the classic era and had been associated with the absolute greats: Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Jimmie Lunceford, Sidney Bechet and Cab Calloway for example. Their energy and vitality, combined with natural swing and embodiment of the whole classic jazz culture, shows through in absolute abundance. They were all at the height of their musical powers and their performances were never less than stunning.This new Upbeat CD, Wilbur de Paris New New Orleans Jazz 1953 and 1955, contains all of the tracks from 2 LPs which are generally acknowledged as the cream of a considerable number of great albums by this band.
Tracks 1-8 Wilbur de Paris plus Sidney de Paris, Doc Cheatham, Omer Simeon, Sonny White, Lee Blair, Wendell Marshall and George Foster.
Tracks 9-15 Wilbur de Paris plus Sidney de Paris, Omer Simeon, Don Kirkpatrick, Eddie Gibbs, Nat Woodley and Zutty Singleton.
2. March of the Charcoal Grays
3. Mardi Gras Rag
4. Are You From Dixie?
5. Hot Lips
6. Yama Yama Man
7. Flow Gently Sweet Afton
8. Milneberg Joys
9. I've Found A New Baby
10. The World is Waiting for the Sunrise
11. Change of Key Boogie
12. In A Persian Market
13. Waiting for the Robert E Lee
14. Bourbon Street Parade
15. Frankie and Johnny