Best of the Early Years

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Showcasing the first three incarnations of New Orleans' pre-eminent, traditional jazz institution, the Preservation Hall, The Best of the Early Years features previously unavailable recordings as well as tracks culled from past releases including the 1964 live recording Sweet Emma and Her Preservation Hall Band as well as the 1966 live recording Billie and De De and Their Preservation Hall Band. Featuring such journeyman New Orleans jazz musicians as trumpeter Percy Humphrey, alto saxophonist Harold Dejan, trumpeter Milton Batiste, and banjo player Narvin Kimball, the compilation paints a picture of the Preservation Hall as the "rough but honest" torchbearer of its storied ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Showcasing the first three incarnations of New Orleans' pre-eminent, traditional jazz institution, the Preservation Hall, The Best of the Early Years features previously unavailable recordings as well as tracks culled from past releases including the 1964 live recording Sweet Emma and Her Preservation Hall Band as well as the 1966 live recording Billie and De De and Their Preservation Hall Band. Featuring such journeyman New Orleans jazz musicians as trumpeter Percy Humphrey, alto saxophonist Harold Dejan, trumpeter Milton Batiste, and banjo player Narvin Kimball, the compilation paints a picture of the Preservation Hall as the "rough but honest" torchbearer of its storied city's musical legacy.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/27/2004
  • Label: Preservation Hall
  • UPC: 674511000127
  • Catalog Number: 303
  • Sales rank: 197,730

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Preservation Hall Jazz Band Primary Artist
George Lewis Clarinet, Group Member
Percy Humphrey Trumpet, Vocals, Group Member
De De Pierce Cornet, Vocals, Group Member
Milton Batiste Trumpet, Group Member
Sweet Emma Barrett Piano, Group Member
Lester Caliste Trombone, Group Member
Frank Demond Trombone, Group Member
Willie Humphrey Clarinet, Group Member
Narvin Kimball Banjo, Vocals, Group Member
Louis Nelson Trombone, Group Member
Emanuel Sayles Banjo, Group Member
Chester Zardis Bass, Group Member
Emanuel Paul Tenor Saxophone, Group Member
Nowell Glass Bass Drums, Group Member
Allan Jaffe Tuba, Bass Horn, Group Member
Billie Pierce Piano, Vocals, Group Member
Edmond Foucher Trumpet, Group Member
Andrew Jefferson Snare Drums, Group Member
William Brown Bass Horn, Group Member
Joseph "Slow Drag" Pauageau Bass, Group Member
Richard Matthews Group Member
Josiah "Cie" Frazier Drums, Group Member
Technical Credits
Preservation Hall Jazz Band Arranger
Irving Mills Composer
Gene Austin Composer
George Cates Composer
Skip Godwin Engineer
John Haeny Engineer
Ken Laxton Engineer
Spencer Williams Composer
Don Young Engineer
Benjamin Jaffe Producer
Moisés Simóns Composer
Allan Jaffe Producer
Oliver Wallace Composer
L. Wolfe Gilbert Composer
Artie Matthews Composer
Marion Sunshine Composer
Harold Weeks Composer
Traditional Composer
Adam Ayan Mastering
David Cohen Graphic Design
Mort Greene Composer
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