The Complete Good Time Jazz Recordings

Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz Band

The Complete Good Time Jazz Recordings
  • CAT # 4GTJCD-4409-25

    DISC ONE  
    1. At A Georgia Camp Meeting 3:26
    2. Irish Black Bottom 2:52
    3. Jelly Roll Blues 2:36
    4. Smokey Mokes 3:22
    5. Maple Leaf Rag 2:55
    6. Memphis Blues 3:28
    7. Black And White Rag 2:39
    8. Black And White Rag (Alternate) 2:39
    9. Muskrat Ramble (Instrumental) 2:08
    10. High Society 3:18
    11. High Society (Alternate Take) 3:18
    12. Milenberg Joys 2:46
    13. Daddy Do 3:05
    14. Daddy Do (Alternate Take) 3:05
    15. Hot House Rag 2:10
    16. Muskrat Ramble 6:40
    17. Muskrat Ramble (Alternate Take) 6:40
    18. London Cafe Blues 2:50
    19. London Cafe Blues (Alternate Take) 2:54
    20. Tiger Rag 2:33
    21. Fidgety Feet 2:53
    22. Fidgety Feet (Alternate Take) 2:53
    23. Come Back, Sweet Papa 3:28
    24. Sunset Cafe Stomp 2:47
    25. Sunset Cafe Stomp (Alternate Take) 2:47
    DISC TWO  
    1. Terrible Blues 2:49
    2. Temptation Rag 2:59
    3. Riverside Blues 5:26
    4. Cake Walking Babies From Home 2:29
    5. Jazzin' Babies Blues 2:59
    6. Dippermouth Blues 3:12
    7. Fidgety Feet 2:53
    8. Kansas City Stomp 2:55
    9. Muskrat Ramble 6:40
    10. Trombone Rag 3:09
    11. Minstrels Of Annie Street 2:42
    12. Jazzin' Babies Blues 2:59
    13. The Easy Winners 3:03
    14. Ostrich Walk 2:39
    15. Pineapple Rag 3:09
    16. I'm Goin' Huntin' 2:58
    17. I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None O' This Jelly Roll 5:28
    18. New Orleans Blues 2:54
    19. Original Rags 2:48
    20. Ory's Creole Trombone 2:46
    21. Pastime Rag No. 5 2:49
    22. Canal Street Blues 2:28
    23. You Can't Shush Katie [The Gabbiest Girl In Town) 2:48
    24. Maple Leaf Rag 2:30
    DISC THREE  
    1. Annie Street Rock 3:13
    2. Big Bear Stomp 3:25
    3. Antigua Blues 3:06
    4. Emperor Norton's Hunch 2:46
    5. Climax Rag 3:34
    6. Sage Hen Strut 3:16
    7. Trombone Rag 3:09
    8. Down Home Rag 3:22
    9. Harlem Rag 2:49
    10. Creole Belles 3:07
    11. Sunburst Rag 2:47
    12. That's A Plenty 3:16
    13. South 2:52
    14. 1919 Rag 4:33
    15. Chattanooga Stomp 3:13
    16. Sunset Cafe Stomp 2:47
    17. Copenhagen 2:30
    18. Panama 3:07
    19. Working Man Blues 2:09
    20. Richard M. Jones Blues (A.K.A. All Night) 3:30
    21. Bienville Blues (A.K.A. Storyville Blues) 2:49
    22. Triangle Jazz Blues 3:02
    23. Weary Blues 3:20
    24. Friendless Blues 3:46
    DISC FOUR  
    1. That's A Plenty 3:16
    2. Jelly Roll Blues 3:02
    3. Muskrat Ramble (Instrumental) 6:40
    4. Canal Street Blues 2:28
    5. Yerba Buena Strut 3:01
    6. Oriental Strut 2:45
    7. Struttin' With Some Barbecue 3:02
    8. Antigua Blues 3:06
    9. Emperor Norton's Hunch 2:46
    10. Ory's Creole Trombone 2:46
    11. Weary Blues 3:20
    12. Down Home Rag 3:22
    13. Big Bear Stomp 3:25
    14. Trombone Rag 3:09
    15. Annie Street Rock 3:13
    16. Get It Right 1:45
    17. Cake Walkin' Babies From Home 2:29
    18. Antigua Blues 3:06
    19. Pineapple Rag 3:09
    20. Beale Street Blues 5:08
    21. Chattanooga Stomp 2:46
    22. Jazzin' Babies Blues 2:59
    23. Snake Rag 2:57

The great New Orleans Revival, which influenced the development of traditional jazz through the 1940s in the U.S. and abroad, was launched by trumpeter Lu Watters and his young Yerba Buena Jazz Band, which at various times included Bob Scobey, Turk Murphy, Bob Helm, Clancy Hayes, and Wally Rose. Half a century later, their music continues to enjoy considerable popularity, and is prized and sought after by collectors, researched and analyzed by jazz historians.

This is not the first box of Lu Watters material released by Good Time Jazz: in 1954, the label issued a three-LP set of the band's May and June 1946 Dawn Club recordings "reprocessed with latest 1954 audio techniques." The 96 selections in this new 4-CD boxed set represent everything recorded by the Lu Watters band for the Jazz Man and West Coast labels (which were acquired by Good Time Jazz), plus rare broadcast recordings previously released by Riverside and Fairmont, all treated to 1993 digital technology.

As a special bonus, the box contains six selections by Benny Strickler with the wartime Yerba Buena Jazz Band (four of which had been previously issued as a Good Time Jazz EP). Also included are several previously unissued tracks by the Watters band.

The extensively annotated booklet features notes by Philip Elwood; a reminiscence by John Koenig about his father Lester Koenig, Good Time Jazz founder; original session notes by Turk Murphy, Lester Koenig, Robert L. Thompson, Dave Caughren, and Nesuhi Ertegun (whose May 1946 Clef Magazine piece on the Watters band is reproduced); an appreciation of Lu by his friends and #1 fans, Dottie and Ed Lawless; and a fascinating collection of photos, letters, and other ephemera.

Produced by RALPH KAFFEL

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