New Orleans Jazz Classics: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong

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All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
More young traditional jazz and repertory groups are emerging, especially in the New Orleans area. This Crescent City ensemble, the Young Olympians, aren't strictly a brass band but more of a complete traditional orchestra, doing everything from stomps to struts, marches, and spirituals. They're mainly paying homage to Louis Armstrong on this 12-song set, although they also do excellent versions of Fats Waller's "Ain't Misbehavin'" and King Oliver's "Canal Street Blues." Mervyn Campbell's vocal sendups of Armstrong have proven quite controversial; they're either loved, hated, or questioned, depending on the listener's memories, fondness for ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
More young traditional jazz and repertory groups are emerging, especially in the New Orleans area. This Crescent City ensemble, the Young Olympians, aren't strictly a brass band but more of a complete traditional orchestra, doing everything from stomps to struts, marches, and spirituals. They're mainly paying homage to Louis Armstrong on this 12-song set, although they also do excellent versions of Fats Waller's "Ain't Misbehavin'" and King Oliver's "Canal Street Blues." Mervyn Campbell's vocal sendups of Armstrong have proven quite controversial; they're either loved, hated, or questioned, depending on the listener's memories, fondness for Armstrong, and perspective.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/16/1995
  • Label: Mardi Gras Records
  • UPC: 096094101624
  • Catalog Number: 1016
  • Sales rank: 344,232

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Young Olympians Primary Artist
Milton Batiste Trumpet, Vocals
Byron Bernard Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals
Mervin Campbell Trumpet, Vocals
Tyrus Chapman Trombone
Damion Francois Trombone, Tuba
Lumar LeBlanc Drums, Snare Drums
Derrick Moss Drums, Bass Drums
Emanuel Steib Trombone
Greg Tardy Tenor Saxophone
Rev. Curtis Watson Trumpet
Technical Credits
Milton Batiste Producer
George Douglas Composer
Warren Hildebrand Producer, Executive Producer
Leon René Composer
Steve Reynolds Engineer
Bob Thiele Composer
George David Weiss Composer
Clarence Muse Composer
Otis Rene Composer
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