Complete Deccas Victors V Discs Alternate Takes (1945-46)

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This single CD collects Bunk Johnson's sessions for Decca and Victor plus his two V-discs and eight alternate takes, three of which were previously unissued. Bunk is heard throughout in prime form, and his band -- clarinetist George Lewis, trombonist Jim Robinson, pianist Alton Purnell, banjoist Lawrence Marrero, bassist Alcide "Slow Drag" Pavageau, and drummer Baby Dodds without Dodds, this would become the Lewis group of the 1950s -- is mostly in tune and swinging hard. Johnson and Lewis never sounded better together, and unlike some of the earlier American Music performances, the recording quality here is mostly quite good despite a faulty piano. For the two V-discs ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This single CD collects Bunk Johnson's sessions for Decca and Victor plus his two V-discs and eight alternate takes, three of which were previously unissued. Bunk is heard throughout in prime form, and his band -- clarinetist George Lewis, trombonist Jim Robinson, pianist Alton Purnell, banjoist Lawrence Marrero, bassist Alcide "Slow Drag" Pavageau, and drummer Baby Dodds without Dodds, this would become the Lewis group of the 1950s -- is mostly in tune and swinging hard. Johnson and Lewis never sounded better together, and unlike some of the earlier American Music performances, the recording quality here is mostly quite good despite a faulty piano. For the two V-discs versions of "I Can't Escape From You" and "Snag It" that exceed five minutes, Bunk's band with Red Jones on drums is heard live from the Stuyvesant Casino. Among the highlights of the high-quality New Orleans Dixieland set, which was put out by Document in 1996 much of the music had formerly been on an Arhoolie LP, are spirited renditions of "Maryland, My Maryland," an up-tempo "A Closer Walk With Thee," "When the Saints Go Marching In," and "Darktown Strutters Ball."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/10/2005
  • Label: Document
  • UPC: 714298100129
  • Catalog Number: 1001
  • Sales rank: 227,592

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Maryland, My Maryland - Bunk Johnson (2:47)
  2. 2 Alexander's Ragtime Band - Bunk Johnson (3:15)
  3. 3 Tishomingo Blues - Bunk Johnson (3:21)
  4. 4 You Always Hurt the One You Love - Bunk Johnson (2:53)
  5. 5 I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate - Bunk Johnson (2:57)
  6. 6 A Closer Walk with Thee - Bunk Johnson (2:48)
  7. 7 Snag It - Bunk Johnson (3:11)
  8. 8 One Sweet Letter from You - Bunk Johnson (3:07)
  9. 9 When the Saints Go Marching In - Bunk Johnson (3:01)
  10. 10 High Society - Bunk Johnson (3:23)
  11. 11 Darktown Strutters' Ball - Bunk Johnson (3:14)
  12. 12 Franklin Street Blues - Bunk Johnson (3:15)
  13. 13 I Can't Escape from You - Bunk Johnson (5:05)
  14. 14 Snag It (V Disc) - Bunk Johnson (5:47)
  15. 15 Maryland, My Maryland - Bunk Johnson (2:49)
  16. 16 Alexander's Ragtime Band - Bunk Johnson (3:13)
  17. 17 Tishomingo Blues - Bunk Johnson (3:14)
  18. 18 You Always Hurt the One You Love - Bunk Johnson (2:45)
  19. 19 I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate - Bunk Johnson (3:01)
  20. 20 A Closer Walk With Thee - Bunk Johnson (2:46)
  21. 21 Snag It - Bunk Johnson (3:12)
  22. 22 One Sweet Letter from You - Bunk Johnson (3:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bunk Johnson & His New Orleans Jazz Band Primary Artist
Bunk Johnson Indexed Contributor, Trumpet
George Lewis Clarinet
Alton Purnell Piano
Jim Robinson Trombone
Red Jones Drums
Baby Dodds Drums
Laurence Marrero Banjo
Joseph "Slow Drag" Pauageau String Bass
Technical Credits
Bunk Johnson Composer
King Oliver Composer
Armand Piron Composer
James Black Composer
Shelton Brooks Composer
Johnny Parth Producer
Hank Williams Composer
Spencer Williams Composer
Howard Rye Liner Notes
Gary Atkinson Producer
Walter Melrose Composer
Doris Fisher Composer
Porter Steele Composer
Traditional Composer
Allan Roberts Composer
Kevin Witt Graphic Design
James Ryder Randall Composer
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