Good Time Jazz Story

Various Artists

Good Time Jazz Story
  • CAT # 4GTJCD-4416-25

    DISC ONE  
    1. Honky Tonk Music 3:10
    2. Winin' Boy Blues 3:00
    3. Fingerbuster 2:45
    4. Creepy Feeling 3:27
    5. Temptation Rag 2:59
    6. New Orleans Joys 2:47
    7. Black Bottom Stomp 3:44
    8. Yellow Dog Blues 3:08
    9. Nothin' 3:14
    10. Railroad Blues 2:56
    11. Relaxin' 3:47
    12. Between The Devil And The Deep Blue 10:57
    13. Black And White Rag 2:39
    14. The Pearls 3:01
    15. Harlem Rag 2:33
    16. I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now 5:34
    17. By The Light Of The Silvery Moon 3:10
    18. Bill Bailey 2:21
    19. Take This Hammer 4:38
    20. Leavin' Memphis, Frisco Bound 4:35
    21. San Francisco Bay Blues 2:54
    22. John Henry 4:48
    DISC TWO  
    1. Storyville Blues 3:10
    2. Moose March 3:24
    3. Careless Love 2:41
    4. Down By The Riverside 2:42
    5. Blues For Jimmy 3:01
    6. Do What Ory Say 4:23
    7. 1919 Rag 4:33
    8. Burgundy Street Blues 3:00
    9. Mama Don't Allow 5:50
    10. Walk Thru The Streets Of The City 4:13
    11. Gallatin Street Grind 3:52
    12. Everybody Loves My Baby 2:22
    13. Gettysburg March 3:08
    14. Alabamy Bound 2:06
    15. My Old Time Sweetheart 3:12
    16. Look What You've Missed 3:09
    17. Too Late 2:56
    18. Maryland, My Maryland 2:42
    19. Doctor Jazz 2:33
    20. Congo Square 3:11
    21. Jelly Roll Blues 3:02
    22. Snake Rag 2:57
    DISC THREE  
    1. Muskrat Ramble (Instrumental) 2:08
    2. Riverside Blues 5:26
    3. Kansas City Stomp 2:55
    4. Friendless Blues 3:46
    5. Annie Street Rock 3:13
    6. That's A Plenty 3:16
    7. Brother Lowdown 2:51
    8. Chimes Blues 2:52
    9. Trombone Rag 3:09
    10. St. James Infirmary 4:12
    11. Minstrels Of Annie Street 2:42
    12. Bay City 3:11
    13. Oh, Daddy 2:25
    14. Dippermouth Blues 2:20
    15. Wolverine Blues 2:29
    16. Ace In The Hole 2:50
    17. Silver Dollar 2:58
    18. Angry 2:42
    19. Battle Hymn Of The Republic 2:45
    20. (Back Home Again In) Indiana 2:40
    21. Arab Strut 2:49
    22. New Orleans Stomp 2:45
    23. A Monday Date 3:10
    24. 'Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me 4:32
    25. Honeysuckle Rose 4:10
    26. Ain't She Sweet 3:23
    DISC FOUR  
    1. Clarinet Marmalade 2:20
    2. Jazz Man Strut 2:44
    3. St. Louis Blues 3:06
    4. South Rampart Street Parade 3:27
    5. Down Hearted Blues 3:16
    6. Indiana 8:51
    7. Sugar Blues 3:26
    8. Oh, Didn't He Ramble 4:53
    9. Creole Song (Long Version) 3:19
    10. The Torch 2:50
    11. Careless Love 4:58
    12. The Five Pennies 2:47
    13. When The Saints Go Marching In 6:48
    14. Firehouse Stomp 2:55
    15. Mississippi Rag 2:44
    16. At A Georgia Camp Meeting 3:34
    17. Tishomingo Blues 4:17
    18. Hindustan 2:59
    19. Isle Of Capri 3:12
    20. Storyville Blues 4:17
    21. Smoky Mokes 3:01
    22. High Society 4:18

While the jazz history books primarily classify the 1940s and '50s as the era in which bebop developed into the jazz mainstream, another musical movement was just as powerful and even more popular: the revival of New Orleans jazz.

Starting in 1949 with the Firehouse Five Plus Two and continuing until its final release in 1969, Lester Koenig's Good Time Jazz label was one of the most important of all the traditional jazz record companies, documenting a wide variety of legendary classic jazz musicians in their prime.

Good Time Jazz has long been a legendary name among trad jazz fans, making the release of The Good Time Jazz Story a major event, both historically and musically. This definitive four-disc retrospective, with a fully annotated and illustrated booklet, features many of the highpoints of the Good Time Jazz years and also includes some earlier items acquired from the Jazz Man catalog. The 92 consistently exciting selections, divided into four overlapping categories (Ragtime/Blues/Banjos, New Orleans, San Francisco, and Los Angeles), range from Jelly Roll Morton, Luckey Roberts, Willie "The Lion" Smith, and Wally Rose (whose recording of "Black and White Rag" helped launch the first revival of ragtime) to Bunk Johnson, George Lewis, Kid Ory, Paul Barbarin, Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz Band, Turk Murphy, Bob Scobey, the Firehouse Five Plus Two, today's Silver Leaf Jazz Band, and many others. The Good Time Jazz Story will certainly delight both veteran collectors and those listeners just beginning to explore this joyful music.

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