1950's Radio Broadcasts

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Oscar "Papa" Celestin was at the height of his popularity during the last few years of his life. Although never a major trumpeter, Celestin was an important bandleader in New Orleans, and during the early 1950s, his group included the legendary clarinetist Alphonse Picou, who here can be heard playing his famous solo on "High Society." Celestin's set of radio broadcasts, which had been available only in piecemeal fashion previously, is fully reissued on the well-conceived Arhoolie CD. Although the M.C.'s announcements are a bit condescending, the spirited music which also features trombonist Bill Mathews, pianist Octave Crosby, bassist Ricard Alexis and drummer Christopher ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Oscar "Papa" Celestin was at the height of his popularity during the last few years of his life. Although never a major trumpeter, Celestin was an important bandleader in New Orleans, and during the early 1950s, his group included the legendary clarinetist Alphonse Picou, who here can be heard playing his famous solo on "High Society." Celestin's set of radio broadcasts, which had been available only in piecemeal fashion previously, is fully reissued on the well-conceived Arhoolie CD. Although the M.C.'s announcements are a bit condescending, the spirited music which also features trombonist Bill Mathews, pianist Octave Crosby, bassist Ricard Alexis and drummer Christopher Goldston, plus vocals from several of the band members is filled with the joy of classic New Orleans jazz.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/5/1996
  • Label: Arhoolie Records
  • UPC: 096297702420
  • Catalog Number: 7024
  • Sales rank: 310,967

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sheik of Araby (3:38)
  2. 2 Eh, La Bas (3:26)
  3. 3 Li'l Liza Jane (4:45)
  4. 4 Just a Closer Walk with Thee (3:06)
  5. 5 Bill Bailey (4:31)
  6. 6 Mama Don't Allow (4:37)
  7. 7 Jazz It Blues (2:17)
  8. 8 It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) (3:13)
  9. 9 Panama (3:11)
  10. 10 San (3:11)
  11. 11 Sister Kate (2:56)
  12. 12 Dippermouth Blues (2:45)
  13. 13 Tiger Rag (4:25)
  14. 14 Maryland, My Maryland (3:05)
  15. 15 Milenberg Joys (3:53)
  16. 16 War Cloud (3:20)
  17. 17 Woodchopper's Ball (3:13)
  18. 18 High Society (3:07)
  19. 19 Eh, La Bas (3:19)
  20. 20 Fidgety Feet (2:56)
  21. 21 Ballin' the Jack (2:03)
  22. 22 Oh! Didn't He Ramble (2:55)
  23. 23 When the Saints Go Marching In (2:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Oscar Celestin Tuxedo Jazz Band Primary Artist
Oscar "Papa" Celestin Trumpet, Vocals, Indexed Contributor
Richard Alexis Vocals, String Bass
Octave Crosby Piano, Vocals
Christopher "Black Happy" Goldston Drums, Vocals
Alphonse Picou Clarinet
Bill Matthews Trombone
Technical Credits
King Oliver Composer
Eddie Edwards Composer
Nick LaRocca Composer
Henry W. Ragas Composer
Tony Sbarbaro Composer
Larry Shields Composer
Harry Beasley Smith Composer
Ted Snyder Composer
Chris Strachwitz Producer, Liner Notes
Wayne Pope Artwork
Francis Wheeler Composer
Harry Da Costa Composer
Traditional Composer
DeCosta Composer
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