New Low Down

New Low Down

by Gene Mayl
     
 

On the Dixieland circuit, bands don't necessarily breakup when members leave, retire from music, or pass away -- instead, they simply hire new members and keep plugging away year after year. That is true in the United States; it is true in Great Britain, where a Dixieland veteran like London bassist Pete Corrigan (just to give one example) has been leading different… See more details below

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On the Dixieland circuit, bands don't necessarily breakup when members leave, retire from music, or pass away -- instead, they simply hire new members and keep plugging away year after year. That is true in the United States; it is true in Great Britain, where a Dixieland veteran like London bassist Pete Corrigan (just to give one example) has been leading different versions of his Band of Hope since the late '70s. In Ohio, The Dixieland Rhythm Kings have turned out to be a Dixieland institution; the band was founded by bassist/tuba player Gene Mayl in 1948 and was still active in the early 2000s. Of course, the Kings have had many different lineups over the years; New Low Down finds Mayl leading a mid-'60s septet that also includes cornetist Dick Baars, trombonist Bill Coburn, clarinetist Pat Patterson, pianist Clarence Hall, banjoist Vic Tooker, and drummer Glenn Kimmel. That lineup is in fine form on this CD, which was originally released on the Blackbird label as the vinyl LP Trip to Waukesha and focuses on a November 21, 1965, concert at the Merrill Hills Country Club in Waukesha, WI. Thanks to Delmark, the album is now at least 22 minutes longer; Bob Koester's label has added four previously unreleased performances that weren't on the old LP ("Tin Roof Blues," "Tiny's Blues," "Someday Sweetheart," and Fats Waller's "Black and Blue"). Those additions aren't just filler; they're every bit as exciting as the material that was on the original LP, which includes "Struttin' with Some Barbecue" and "Royal Garden Blues." Arguably, Blackbird should have been more generous and made Trip to Waukesha a two-LP set, but thankfully, New Low Down gives listeners a chance to hear more of the Wisconsin gig -- a memorable show that Mayl and his hard-swinging Dixieland Rhythm Kings have every reason to be proud of.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/16/2004
Label:
Delmark
UPC:
0038153023225
catalogNumber:
232
Rank:
386673

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gene Mayl   Primary Artist,Bass,Tuba
Pat Peterson   Clarinet
Clarence Hall   Piano
Pat Patterson   Clarinet
Dick Baars   Cornet
Bill Coburn   Trombone
Vic Tooker   Banjo
Gene Mayl   Tuba,Double Bass
Bill Coburn   Trombone
Glenn Kimmel   Drums
Dick Baars   Cornet

Technical Credits

Jelly Roll Morton   Composer
King Oliver   Composer
Fats Waller   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
New Orleans Rhythm Kings   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Lil Armstrong   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Robert G. Koester   Producer,Liner Notes
Harry Warren   Composer
Clarence Williams   Composer
Harry Brooks   Composer
Owen Murphy   Composer
Mercedes Gilbert   Composer
Mort Dixon   Composer
Walter Melrose   Composer
Steve Wagner   Producer

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