George Lewis Of New Orleans

George Lewis

George Lewis Of New Orleans
  • CAT # OJCCD-1739-2

    1. Fidgety Feet 2:53
    2. Shake It And Break It 2:48
    3. Bugle Boy March 2:50
    4. Salutation March 2:39
    5. If Ever I Cease To Love (Trad Arr.) 2:45
    6. Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do 2:44
    7. I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray 2:27
    8. Far Away Blues 2:45
    9. God Leads His Dear Children Along 2:26
    10. Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come 2:21
    11. The Royal Telephone 2:37
    12. I Just Can't Keep It To Myself Alon 2:35

The music contained on this compact disc derives from two sessions recorded in New Orleans in 1946. The first session, by the Original Zenith Brass Band, recreates the music played at parades and picnics by marching bands that predate the innovations of King Oliver and Louis Armstrong; while the second date, by the Eclipse Alley Five, features an unusual trumpetless ensemble plus vocalists in a program emphasizing another early African-American music form, the Jubilee hymn. Both bands feature New Orleans immortals George Lewis, Jim Robinson, and Warren "Baby" Dodds, in performances conveying the raw energy that characterized the traditional jazz revival in the Forties.

with Avery "Kid" Howard, Peter Bocage, Jim Robinson, Isadore Barbarin, Harrison Barnes, Joe Howard, Baby Dodds, Lawrence Marrero, Alcide "Slow Drag" Pavageau, Sister Berenice Phillips, Harold Lewis

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