Jazz In New Orleans - The 50s - Streets of the City - Paul Barbarin and his New Orleans Band
Paul Barbarin was one of the most loved and respected musicians in New Orleans. His early career was varied, playing with King Oliver in Chicago in 1918, and then with a series of bands in New Orleans during the 1920s. In 1927 he joined Henry 'Red' Allen in New Orleans for many years, with breaks to tour with Louis Armstrong, and later playing with Sidney Bechet and Pops Foster. In the boom revival years of the 40s he found his mark with Papa Celestin and Sharkey Bonano, and in 1951 he made his first recordings with a band in his own name. His own compositions Bourbon Street Parade and The Second Line were frequently played by other bands and during the 60s he reformed the Onward Brass Band - which could trace its origins to 1889 and which had included Barbarin's father!
This CD concentrates on recordings from the 1950 and personnel include the legendary Albert Burbank, John Brunious and Lester Santiago. Total playing time is 60 minutes and 54 seconds.
Tracks 1-7 Recorded New Orleans September 1950
Tracks 8-15 Recorded New Orleans Autumn 1953
Track 16 recorded New Orleans April 1956
Personnel 1-15 Ernest Cagnolatti - trumpet, Albert Burbank - clarinet, Eddie Pierson - trombone, Lester Santiago - piano, Richard McLean - string bass, Paul Barbarin leader and drums
Track 17 John Brunious - trumpet, Willie Humphrey - clarinet, Worthia Thomas - trombone, Dr Edmond Souchon - banjo, Richard Alexis - string bass and Paul Barbarin - leader and drums
Vocals by members of the band.
1. Just A Little While To Stay Here
2. Who's Sorry Now?
3. Streets of the City
5. Fidgety Feet
6. Just A Closer Walk With Thee
7. High Society
9. Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
10. When I Was A Little Child
11. Weary Blues
12. Sweet Georgia Brown
13. Tin Roof Blues
14. Bourbon Street Parade
15. Just A Closer Walk With Thee
16. Big Bad Bully