The Complete Good Time Jazz Recordings

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz Band was one of the most influential Dixieland groups of all time. With Watters and Bob Scobey on trumpets, trombonist Turk Murphy, clarinetist Bob Helm, and Wally Rose on piano, banjo, tuba or bass, and drums, this band had a lot of power and enthusiasm. At a time when swing dominated jazz and bebop was ready to take over, Watters' successful extension of 1920s jazz was a major force in fueling the Dixieland revival movement. This four-CD set has all of the group's studio recordings plus live broadcasts from 1946-1947 and six rare performances by the wartime version of the YBJB featuring the talented but ill-fated trumpeter Benny Strickler. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz Band was one of the most influential Dixieland groups of all time. With Watters and Bob Scobey on trumpets, trombonist Turk Murphy, clarinetist Bob Helm, and Wally Rose on piano, banjo, tuba or bass, and drums, this band had a lot of power and enthusiasm. At a time when swing dominated jazz and bebop was ready to take over, Watters' successful extension of 1920s jazz was a major force in fueling the Dixieland revival movement. This four-CD set has all of the group's studio recordings plus live broadcasts from 1946-1947 and six rare performances by the wartime version of the YBJB featuring the talented but ill-fated trumpeter Benny Strickler. This reissue is absolutely essential for all traditional jazz fans and historians. The heated ensembles and joyous solos are great fun to hear.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/25/1995
  • Label: Good Time Jazz
  • UPC: 025218440929
  • Catalog Number: 4409

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 At a Georgia Camp Meeting (3:26)
  2. 2 Irish Black Bottom (2:51)
  3. 3 Original Jelly Roll Blues (2:36)
  4. 4 Smoky Mokes (3:19)
  5. 5 Maple Leaf Rag (2:52)
  6. 6 Memphis Blues (3:25)
  7. 7 Black and White Rag (2:37)
  8. 8 Black and White Rag (2:31)
  9. 9 Muskrat Ramble (2:06)
  10. 10 High Society (2:45)
  11. 11 High Society (2:48)
  12. 12 Milenberg Joys (3:20)
  13. 13 Daddy Do (3:30)
  14. 14 Daddy Do (3:05)
  15. 15 Hot House Rag (2:06)
  16. 16 Muskrat Ramble (2:29)
  17. 17 Muskrat Ramble (2:04)
  18. 18 London (Café) Blues (3:17)
  19. 19 London (Café) Blues (3:37)
  20. 20 Tiger Rag (2:55)
  21. 21 Fidgety Feet (3:22)
  22. 22 Fidgety Feet (3:37)
  23. 23 Come Back Sweet Papa (3:10)
  24. 24 Sunset Cafe Stomp (2:40)
  25. 25 Sunset Cafe Stomp (2:40)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Terrible Blues (2:56)
  2. 2 Temptation Rag (2:37)
  3. 3 Riverside Blues (3:20)
  4. 4 Cake Walking Babies from Home (2:35)
  5. 5 Jazzin' Babies Blues (3:22)
  6. 6 Dippermouth Blues (2:47)
  7. 7 Fidgety Feet (3:39)
  8. 8 Kansas City Stomp (2:56)
  9. 9 Muskrat Ramble (2:11)
  10. 10 Trombone Rag (3:25)
  11. 11 Minstrels of Annie Street (2:50)
  12. 12 Jazzin' Babies Blues (2:59)
  13. 13 The Easy Winners (3:03)
  14. 14 Ostrich Walk (2:39)
  15. 15 Pineapple Rag (3:09)
  16. 16 I'm Goin' Huntin' (2:58)
  17. 17 I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None O' This Jelly Roll (3:04)
  18. 18 New Orleans Blues (2:54)
  19. 19 Original Rags (2:48)
  20. 20 Ory's Creole Trombone (2:58)
  21. 21 Pastime Rag No. 5 (2:49)
  22. 22 Canal Street Blues (2:50)
  23. 23 You Can't Shush Katie (The Gabbiest Girl in Town) (2:48)
  24. 24 Maple Leaf Rag (3:14)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Annie Street Rock (3:13)
  2. 2 Big Bear Stomp (3:25)
  3. 3 Antigua Blues (3:12)
  4. 4 Emperor Norton's Hunch (2:46)
  5. 5 Climax Rag (2:54)
  6. 6 Sage Hen Strut (3:15)
  7. 7 Trombone Rag (3:16)
  8. 8 Down Home Rag (2:46)
  9. 9 Harlem Rag (2:49)
  10. 10 Creole Belles (3:07)
  11. 11 Sunburst Rag (2:47)
  12. 12 That's A-Plenty (2:39)
  13. 13 South (2:53)
  14. 14 1919 Rag (2:46)
  15. 15 Chattanooga Stomp (3:08)
  16. 16 Sunset Cafe Stomp (2:47)
  17. 17 Copenhagen (2:58)
  18. 18 Panama (3:17)
  19. 19 Working Man Blues (3:10)
  20. 20 Richard M. Jones Blues (AKA All Night Blues) (3:30)
  21. 21 Bienville Blues (2:49)
  22. 22 Triangle Jazz Blues (3:02)
  23. 23 Weary Blues (3:10)
  24. 24 Friendless Blues (2:43)
Disc 4
  1. 1 That's A-Plenty (2:44)
  2. 2 Original Jelly Roll Blues (2:29)
  3. 3 Muskrat Ramble (3:08)
  4. 4 Canal Street Blues (3:22)
  5. 5 Yerba Buena Strut (3:01)
  6. 6 Oriental Strut (2:45)
  7. 7 Struttin' With Some Barbecue (2:20)
  8. 8 Antigua Blues (2:32)
  9. 9 Emperor Norton's Hunch (3:05)
  10. 10 Ory's Creole Trombone (3:00)
  11. 11 Weary Blues (3:29)
  12. 12 Down Home Rag (2:53)
  13. 13 Big Bear Stomp (3:27)
  14. 14 Trombone Rag (3:23)
  15. 15 Annie Street Rock (3:18)
  16. 16 Get It Right (1:45)
  17. 17 Cake Walking Babies from Home (3:16)
  18. 18 Antigua Blues (3:01)
  19. 19 Pineapple Rag (3:01)
  20. 20 Beale Street Blues (3:02)
  21. 21 Chattanooga Stomp (3:09)
  22. 22 Jazzin' Babies Blues (2:41)
  23. 23 Snake Rag (3:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lu Watters & the Yerba Buena Jazz Band Primary Artist
Lu Watters Indexed Contributor, Trumpet, Cornet
Burt Bales Piano
Turk Murphy Trombone
Wally Rose Piano
Bob Scobey Cornet
Clancy Hayes Banjo, Drums
Bob Helm Clarinet
Bill Bardin Trombone
Bill Dart Drums
Squire Girsback Tuba
Ellis Horne Clarinet
Dick Lammi Bass, Tuba
Harry Mordecai Banjo
Benny Strickler Trumpet
Technical Credits
Burt Bales Contributor
Turk Murphy Contributor, Liner Notes
Kid Ory Composer
Wally Rose Contributor
Bob Scobey Contributor
Eddie Edwards Composer
Clancy Hayes Contributor
Bob Helm Contributor
Nick LaRocca Composer
W.C. Handy Composer
Nesuhi Ertegun Liner Notes
Lil Hardin Composer
John Koenig Liner Notes
Lester Koenig Producer, Liner Notes
Henry W. Ragas Composer
Don Raye Composer
Tony Sbarbaro Composer
Larry Shields Composer
Dave Stuart Producer
Joe Tarantino Mastering
Ray Gilbert Composer
Ralph Kaffel Producer
George Norton Composer
Lew Pollack Composer
Harry Da Costa Composer
James Scott Composer
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