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CD / Product Number: LACD505

SPECIAL OFFER! Ben Cohen, one of the legendary ‘backroom boys’ of British Traditional Jazz, spent his whole career in amateur or semi-professional bands, but was widely regarded as one of the best exponents of the early Louis Armstrong style of playing. He stuck doggedly to the cornet rather than the trumpet and was well-known for his blistering, but always tasteful, thoughtful solos and firm lead. After we released Vol.1 (LACD334) we had a number of queries as to whether there were any more recordings by Ben which we could issue. We had an album of Ben with The Sonny Dee All-Stars which had never been issued on CD. The All-Stars was a Chicago-style band led by drummer Stan Daly (‘Sonny Dee’) featuring some topnotch players. It sees Ben away from his beloved Armstrong style and delving into the realms of Wild Bill Davison. Again, Ben demonstrates that he was no ‘one-trick’ player and leads superbly throughout. A review of the original album in Hot Jazz Today magazine said It basically swings like the clappers and is, therefore, highly recommended. The CD playing time is made up with three tracks from Laurie Chescoe’s excellent band which Ben led for a while.


Disc 1: LACD353 Remembering Ben Cohen Volume 2

The Sonny Dee All Stars
Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone
Mama’s Gone Goodbye
Everybody Loves My Baby
I Cried For You
Blue And Broken-Hearted
I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me
I Want A Little Girl
Glad Rag Doll
Roses Of Picardy
At Sundown
If I could Be With You One Hour Tonight
Ain’t She Sweet?
Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me
Laurie Chescoe’s Goodtime Jazz
Heebie Jeebies
Potato Head Blues

Disc 2: LACD334 Remembering Ben Cohen Volume 1

I’m Gonna Gitcha
Working Man Blues
Milneberg Joys
Stockyard Strut
I’m Down In the Dumps
Don’t Forget To Mess Around
Weeping Willow Blues
Struttin’ With Some Barbeque
See See Rider
Put ‘Em Down Blues
Pleading For The Blues
Chatanooga Stomp
Keyhole Blues
Down In Honky Tonk Town
Georgia Bo Bo
You Made Me Love You When I Saw You Cry
New Orleans Stomp