1937-1943, Vol. 1

1937-1943, Vol. 1

by Lu Watters & the Yerba Buena Jazz Band
     
 

There are many intriguing selections on this collection of previously unreleased performances. Lu Watters & the Yerba Buena Jazz Band helped lead the New Orleans revival with their own brand of San Francisco jazz (starting in 1941), using King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band as their role model. This CD has some selectionsSee more details below

Overview

There are many intriguing selections on this collection of previously unreleased performances. Lu Watters & the Yerba Buena Jazz Band helped lead the New Orleans revival with their own brand of San Francisco jazz (starting in 1941), using King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band as their role model. This CD has some selections that could be considered prehistory. First, there are two sextet numbers from 1937 without Watters, featuring his future sidemen Turk Murphy (trombone) and Bob Helm (clarinet) jamming a couple Dixieland standards. The next ten numbers are quite interesting, as they are by Lu Watters' Sweets Ballroom Orchestra, a band that made no commercial recordings. These late-'30s numbers by the unknown ten-piece group (including Watters, Bob Scobey, and Helm among the players) find the ensemble sounding a bit like Bob Crosby's Orchestra of the time. Guitarist Clancy Hayes is featured singing "Angel's Ragtime Ball," his earliest recorded vocal. In addition, this CD has five numbers from the early Yerba Buena Jazz Band (all Dixieland standards), a version of "Ace in the Hole" from the wartime Yerba Buena group (with the ill-fated Benny Strickler on trumpet and Hayes contributing a vocal), and three numbers featuring Bunk Johnson sitting in with the band. In general, the recording quality is excellent, making this an important historic (and an enjoyable musical) release.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/16/2000
Label:
S.f. Trad. Jazz
UPC:
0652117010528
catalogNumber:
105

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lu Watters & the Yerba Buena Jazz Band   Primary Artist
Lu Watters   Indexed Contributor,Trumpet
Burt Bales   Piano
Bunk Johnson   Trumpet
Paul Lingle   Piano
Turk Murphy   Trombone
Wally Rose   Piano
Bob Scobey   Trumpet
Clancy Hayes   Banjo,Guitar,Drums,Vocals
Bob Helm   Clarinet,Reeds
Bill Bardin   Trombone
Bill Dart   Drums
Gordon Edwards   Drums
Squire Girsback   Bass,Tuba
Ellis Horne   Clarinet
Dick Lammi   Tuba
Pat Patton   Banjo
Yerba Buena Jazz Band   Track Performer
Benny Strickler   Trumpet
Hen Gates & His Gaters   Trombone
Fred Higuera   Drums
Zohn   Trumpet
Russell Bennett   Banjo,Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Jelly Roll Morton   Composer
Kid Ory   Composer
Eddie Edwards   Composer
Nick LaRocca   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Richard M. Jones   Composer
Benny Carter   Composer
Michael Cogan   Mastering
Tommy Dorsey   Composer
Martha E. Koenig   Composer
Jerry Livingston   Composer
J. Neiburg   Composer
Henry W. Ragas   Composer
Tony Sbarbaro   Composer
Larry Shields   Composer
Marty Symes   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Ray Gilbert   Composer
Benjamin Franklin Spikes   Composer
John Spikes   Composer
Harry Da Costa   Composer
F. Henri Klickmann   Composer
Manfred Weissleder   Composer

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