MICHAEL WHITE'S NEW ORLEANS MUSIC - Shake it and Break It
Michael White it an exceptional musician who is keeping the old jazz tradition alive. The carefully selected band on this album sound so tight you would think that they worked together frequently. They are musicians from all age groups, and the uniting factor is their love of old style jazz. The selection of tunes is wide and varied and covers a huge time span, including old pop songs, Apex Blues, a Hymn and the Latin style Mama Inez, always a favourite with keen dancers!
The personnel on tracks 1-10 are Michael White clarinet, Reginald Keoeller trumpet, Freddie Lonzo trombone, Frank 'Little Daddy' Moliere piano and vocals, Les Muscatt banjo, Walter Payton junior string bass and Frank Parker drums. These tracks were recorded on January 1st 1980 at Ultrasonic Studios, New Orleans.
For tracks 11-15 Michael White's clarinet is joined by Greg Stafford on cornet, Sadie Goodson Cola on piano and vocals, Chester Zardis string bass and Stanley Stephens on drums. These tracks were recorded on 2nd May 1987 at Olivier House, New Orleans.
Michael Whites New Orleans Music
Tracks 1-10, M. WHITE,CL,REGINALD KOELLER,TR, FREDDIE LONZO TRM FRANK “LITTLE DADDY” MOLIERE P,V,LES MUSCUTT BAN,WALTER PAYTON JNR,BS,FRANK PARKER,DR
Tracks 11-15, M. WHITE CL,GREG STAFFORD,CRT, SADIE GOODSON COLA,P,V,CHESTER ZARDIS BS, STANLEY STEPHENS DR
1. GIRL OF MY DREAMS
2. EXACTLY LIKE YOU
4. STREETS OF THE CITY
5. CARELESS LOVE
6. SING ON
7. ROYAL GARDEN BLUES
8. SHAKE IT AND BREAK IT
9. AM I BLUE
10. PLEASE DON’T TALK ABOUT ME WHEN I’M GONE
11. IN THE UPPER GARDEN
12. MAMA INEZ
13. IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE
14. APEX BLUES
15. BABY WON’T YOU PLEASE COME HOME