Jazz in Texas 1924-1930

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Although one thinks of New York, Chicago, and possibly Kansas City and Los Angeles as major jazz centers in the 1920s, jazz was actually everywhere once records started becoming well-distributed. The 24 selections on this excellent CD were recorded in Dallas, Houston, or San Antonio, TX. Featured are a variety of top territory bands: Jimmy Joy's St. Anthony's Hotel Orchestra, Lloyd Finlay, Fatty Martin, Irene Taylor, Randolph McCurtain's College Ramblers, Troy Floyd's Plaza Hotel Orchestra, Leroy's Dallas Band, and Fred Gardner's Texas University Troubadours. Nearly all of the sidemen are quite obscure, but Troy Floyd's band has solos by trumpeter Don Albert and (on the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Although one thinks of New York, Chicago, and possibly Kansas City and Los Angeles as major jazz centers in the 1920s, jazz was actually everywhere once records started becoming well-distributed. The 24 selections on this excellent CD were recorded in Dallas, Houston, or San Antonio, TX. Featured are a variety of top territory bands: Jimmy Joy's St. Anthony's Hotel Orchestra, Lloyd Finlay, Fatty Martin, Irene Taylor, Randolph McCurtain's College Ramblers, Troy Floyd's Plaza Hotel Orchestra, Leroy's Dallas Band, and Fred Gardner's Texas University Troubadours. Nearly all of the sidemen are quite obscure, but Troy Floyd's band has solos by trumpeter Don Albert and (on the two-part "Dreamland Blues") future Count Basie tenor saxophonist Herschel Evans. Little-known but valuable and enjoyable vintage music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/1/1997
  • Label: Timeless Holland
  • EAN: 8711458203333
  • Catalog Number: 33
  • Sales rank: 255,491

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jay Thomas Drums, Vocals
Jobriath Trombone
Freddy Gardner Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
John Humphries Drums
Billy Bacon Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Dixon Trombone, Tuba, Bowed Bass
Herschel Evans Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
John Gardner Tuba, Bowed Bass
Steven Gardner Clarinet
Octave Gaspard Tuba, Bowed Bass
Poncho Graham Bowed Bass
David Walters Trombone
J.J. Zeller Drums
Tom Donahue Piano
Jimmie Joy Clarinet
Seger Ellis Piano
Don Albert Trumpet
David H. Walters Trombone
John Cole Bowed Bass
John H. Braggs Banjo
Lee Howell Trombone
Eddie Macaulay Piano
Irene Taylor Vocals
Lynn Harrell Piano
Troy Floyd Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Jack Gardner Piano
Allen Vann Piano
Jack Brown Trombone
Ben Long Trombone
James C. Moore Piano
Tommy Howell Piano, Conductor, Cornet
Dick Ball Bass
Scott "Funny" Bagby Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Collis Bradt Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Percy Bragsby Drums, Vocals
Lawson Brooks Alto Saxophone
Lee Cheatham Trombone
Earl Church Trumpet
N.J. "Siki" Collins Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Chester Skeekatz Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Stanton Crocker Trombone
Percy Darensbourg Banjo
Clyde Austin Banjo
Alfie Noakes Trumpet
Lloyd Finlay Violin
Dick Hammell Drums
Roosevelt Harris Alto Saxophone
Kellough Jefferson Vocals
Jack Penn Piano
Willie Long Trumpet
Fatty Martin Piano
Jimmy Maloney Clarinet
Earl McMann Banjo
Fred Millet Trombone
Gilbert O'Shaughnessy Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Rex Preis Conductor
Jay "Bird" Thomas Drums, Vocals
Bill Lewis Banjo, Guitar
Leroy Williams Conductor, Cornet
John Humphries Drums
Technical Credits
Chris Barber Executive Producer
Freddy Gardner Director
Wim Wigt Executive Producer
James Reese Europe Composer
Brian Rust Liner Notes, Original Material
John R.T. Davies Original Material
Dave Ringle Composer
Troy Floyd Director
Jack Gardner Director
Fred Meinken Composer
Lloyd Finlay Director
Jack Penn Arranger
Fatty Martin Director
Jimmy Maloney Director
Leroy Williams Director
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