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Southern Comfort
     

Southern Comfort

by The Castle Jazz Band
 
The most interesting aspect to this CD is that cornetist Ernie Carson performs 13 selections that are mostly very obscure; only "Creole Belles" is well-known. It is fair to say that such numbers as "Mississippi Cabaret," "There's a Lump of Sugar Down in Dixie," "When a Peach from Georgia Weds a Rose from Alabama" and "I'm Sittin' Pretty

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The most interesting aspect to this CD is that cornetist Ernie Carson performs 13 selections that are mostly very obscure; only "Creole Belles" is well-known. It is fair to say that such numbers as "Mississippi Cabaret," "There's a Lump of Sugar Down in Dixie," "When a Peach from Georgia Weds a Rose from Alabama" and "I'm Sittin' Pretty in a Pretty Little City Down Georgia Way" are far from standards. Ten of the numbers were recorded in 1983 while the remaining three were cut a decade later to bring this former LP to the length of a CD. Unfortunately, all but two songs have vocals by either Carson or banjoist Bill Rutan and those attempts at singing give this a corny moldy-fig flavor despite the fresh material. Why didn't Carson hire a real singer for the gig? There are some decent cornet solos by Carson and fine playing from either Charlie Bornemann or Steve Yokum on trombone, and John Otto or Tom Fischer on clarinet, but the singing really lowers the music's quality.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/23/1999
Label:
Ghb Records
UPC:
0762247516224
catalogNumber:
162

Tracks

  1. Anything Is Nice If It Comes From Dixieland
  2. Southern Bimbo's Ball
  3. Mississippi Cabaret
  4. From Me to Mandy Lee
  5. Creole Belles
  6. Daddy From Georgia Way
  7. There's a Lump of Sugar Down in Dixie

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