Bunk Johnson, Vol 2: New Orleans: June 1942-February 1945

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All Music Guide - Jeff Schwachter
This CD is the first installment in Document Records' Bunk Johnson in Chronological Order series. Taken from four different New Orleans dates, the tracks start with two rehearsal takes from Johnson's first recording session on June 11th, 1942. Recorded in a piano storeroom at a local music shop, these two tracks feature the lineup of Jim Robinson on trombone, George Lewis on clarinet, Walter Decou on piano, Lawrence Marrero on banjo, Austin Young on bass, and Ernest Rogers on drums. Fourteen takes from an autumn 1942 session follow, featuring many of the same players, with the addition of Albert Warner on trombone and Chester Zardis on bass. Four tracks are included ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jeff Schwachter
This CD is the first installment in Document Records' Bunk Johnson in Chronological Order series. Taken from four different New Orleans dates, the tracks start with two rehearsal takes from Johnson's first recording session on June 11th, 1942. Recorded in a piano storeroom at a local music shop, these two tracks feature the lineup of Jim Robinson on trombone, George Lewis on clarinet, Walter Decou on piano, Lawrence Marrero on banjo, Austin Young on bass, and Ernest Rogers on drums. Fourteen takes from an autumn 1942 session follow, featuring many of the same players, with the addition of Albert Warner on trombone and Chester Zardis on bass. Four tracks are included from a 1945 recording date that include Abby Williams on drums. The final clipped track, "Basin Street Blues," features Johnson with Louis Armstrong's legendary Jazz Foundation Six taken from a 1945 concert radio broadcast. Although short, it's Bunk and Satchmo's only known recording together. As with the rest of Document's Bunk Johnson series, this collection chronicles the music of an American New Orleans jazz pioneer. It testifies to the commitment of 1940s aficionados to capture the art of Johnson and other survivors of one of the earliest jazz generations.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/12/2005
  • Label: Document
  • UPC: 714298101027
  • Catalog Number: 1010
  • Sales rank: 180,069

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Moose March (1:30)
  2. 2 These Draftin' Blues (1:00)
  3. 3 Big Chief Battle Axe (2:46)
  4. 4 Big Chief Battle Axe (3:02)
  5. 5 Dusty Rag (3:12)
  6. 6 Franklin Street Blues (3:39)
  7. 7 Franklin Street Blues (3:19)
  8. 8 The Thriller Rag (2:56)
  9. 9 Sobbin' Blues (2:40)
  10. 10 Sobbin' Blues No. 2 (3:53)
  11. 11 When I Leave This World Behind (2:57)
  12. 12 Sometimes My Burden Is So Hard to Bear (2:45)
  13. 13 Blue Bells Goodbye (2:58)
  14. 14 Shine (3:09)
  15. 15 Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula (2:54)
  16. 16 Weary Blues (2:47)
  17. 17 Tiger Rag (4:00)
  18. 18 Weary Blues (2:37)
  19. 19 Pallet on the Floor (3:50)
  20. 20 Careless Love (3:54)
  21. 21 Basin Street Blues - Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra (1:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bunk Johnson Primary Artist, Trumpet, Group Member
George Lewis Clarinet, Group Member
Paul Barbarin Drums, Group Member
James P. Johnson Piano, Group Member
Jim Robinson Trombone, Group Member
Richard Alexis Bass, String Bass, Group Member
Louis Armstrong Trumpet, Group Member
Sidney Bechet Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone, Group Member
J.C. Higginbotham Trombone, Group Member
Laurence Marrero Banjo, Group Member
Alcide Pavageau Bass
Albert Warner Trombone, Group Member
Chester Zardis Bass, String Bass, Group Member
Austin Young Bass, String Bass, Group Member
Ernest Rogers Drums, Group Member
Walter Decou Piano, Group Member
James P. Johnson & His Orchestra Piano
Joseph "Slow Drag" Pauageau String Bass, Group Member
Abbie Williams Drums, Group Member
Edgar Mosely Drums, Group Member
Edgar Mosley Drums
Technical Credits
Irving Berlin Composer
Bunk Johnson Composer
James P. Johnson Composer
Eddie Edwards Composer
Nick LaRocca Composer
W.C. Handy Arranger, Composer
Art Kassel Composer
May Aufderheide Composer
Sidney Bechet Composer
Lew Brown Composer
George Cates Composer
Martha E. Koenig Composer
Henry W. Ragas Composer
Tony Sbarbaro Composer
Larry Shields Composer
Spencer Williams Arranger, Composer
Louis Dumaine Composer
Joseph Young Composer
Gary Atkinson Producer
Alyn Shipton Liner Notes
Ford Dabney Composer
Artie Matthews Composer
Cecil Mack Composer
Harry Da Costa Composer
Pete Wendling Composer
Traditional Composer
Goetz Composer
J. Will Callahan Composer
Mort Greene Composer
Alma Johanna Koenig Arranger
Kevin Witt Graphic Design
Antonio Sbarbaro Composer
Edwin Edwards Composer
Victor Burton Composer
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