New Orleans: The Living Legends - Plays Spirituals And Blues

Jim Robinson

New Orleans The Living Legends Plays Spirituals An
  • CAT # OJCCD-1846-25

    1. Lily Of The Valley 4:06
    2. In The Sweet Bye And Bye 2:54
    3. Tin Roof Blues 3:01
    4. Jeunes Amis Blues 4:39
    5. You Pray For Me (And I'll Pray For You) 2:27
    6. Precious Lord, Take My Hand 2:48
    7. Toulouse Street Lament 6:04
    8. Dippermouth Blues 3:12
    9. Precious Lord, Take My Hand (Alternate) 2:48
    10. Yearning 3:45

Long before the advent of jazz masses and concerts of sacred music, spirituals had a central place in the repertoire of New Orleans ensembles. Needless to say, the blues are at the root of jazz from any era. So this second album by trombonist Big Jim Robinson's sextet provides a happy 1961 view of the roots music. The extended playing time on the blues titles also shows these dedicated traditionalists more than ready to meet the solo demands of later jazz styles. Two vocal tracks by Annie Pavageau, one of which is among the two bonus performances, also add to this reissue's value.

with Ernest Cagnolatti, Louis Cottrell, "Creole George" Guesnon, Alcide "Slow Drag" Pavageau, Alfred Williams, Annie Pavageau

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