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CD / Product Number: 504CDS17

Earl Humphrey was a renowned trombone player, one of three Humphrey brothers born in New Orleans and taught to play by their grandfather who was a famous music teacher at the time. He stayed in New Orleans playing with numerous bands during the 20s, including those of Lee Collins, Buddy Pettit, Chris Kelly and Louis Dumaine. During the 30s he moved to Charlottesville, Virginia and quit music, but he returned to New Orleans in 1964 after his wife passed, and gradually got back into music, playing until his death in 1971.
He made many recordings along the way, and this CD is from 2 sessions, 11 tracks of the Earl Humphrey - Andrew Jefferson Four recorded at Preservation Hall, New Orleans in April 1967, PLUS 5 tracks of Earl Humphrey with Kid Thomas and Orange Kellin's New Orleans Joymakers recorded in Columbia, South Carolina in May 1970. Total Playing time 65 minutes 12 seconds.


Tracks 1-11 Earl Humphrey, Trombone - Andrew Jefferson, drums and vocals - Lars Edegran, guitar - 'Orange' Kellin, clarinet
Track 12 As above minus Earl Humphrey
Recorded at Preservation Hall, New Orleans 22nd April 1967

Tracks 13-17 Kid Thomas Valentine, trumpet - Earl Humphrey, trombone - Lars Edegran, piano - 'Orange' Kellin, clarinet - Sylvester Handy, String Bass - Lester Alexis, drums
Recorded in Columbia, South Carolina 31st May 1970

1. Sweetheart of All My Dreams
2. Have you Ever Been Lonely
3. Who'll Take My Place?
4. Flip Flop and Fly
5. Heart of my Heart
6. You're Fooling Someone
7. Dreamy Melody
8. I'll Always Be In Love With You
9. You Call It Madness
10. Andrew Jefferson Blues
11. I Love You
12. Messing Around
13. Lady Be Good
14. Tin Roof Blues
15. Sing On
16. Linger A While
17. Streets of the City