YOU CAN'T ESCAPE - Sonny Morris Delta Jazz Band
In November 1993 I recorded this wonderful New Orleans-style band for a CD of Hymns and Spirituals. That weekend the band played two live sessions in West Lulworth, both of which I also recorded, but not with a view to releasing any of the material. In 2003 John Sirett approached me to discuss the possibility of producing a CD from those two sessions. And this is it. I think this band, formed by Sonny and Ben Marshall in 1989, should be regarded as one of a handful of truly great British New Orleans-style bands. Hearing these tracks again after so many years certainly brought back many happy memories for me, and reminded me what a great loss it was when Sonny died in February 2001.
The line-up is Sonny Morris tpt, Terry Giles cl, Bob Ward tb, Ben Marshall bjo, John Sirett bs, Colin Bowden dms.
You Can't Escape From Me
Dauphin St Blues
Exactly Like You
You Tell Me Your Dream
Over The Waves
See See Rider
When My Dreamboat Comes Home
A Miner's Dream Of Home (voc. Sonny)