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The History of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues: Jazz, Blues & Creole Roots, Vol. 1: 1921-1949

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A case could be made for New Orleans as the most important city for popular music in America. It is, after all, the birthplace of jazz, of funk, and arguably even rock & roll, and there's no denying the influence of the city's famous second-line parade drumming rhythms on pop music, or the city's unique style of shuffling boogie piano playing -- the list of New Orleans "uniques" could go on for awhile. This two-disc, 69-track set the first of a two-volume series spotlighting New Orleans R&B covers the years 1921 to 1949 and includes such timeless early jazz and blues sides as Jelly Roll Morton's "Maple Leaf Rag," Louis Armstrong's "St. James Infirmary," King ...
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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
A case could be made for New Orleans as the most important city for popular music in America. It is, after all, the birthplace of jazz, of funk, and arguably even rock & roll, and there's no denying the influence of the city's famous second-line parade drumming rhythms on pop music, or the city's unique style of shuffling boogie piano playing -- the list of New Orleans "uniques" could go on for awhile. This two-disc, 69-track set the first of a two-volume series spotlighting New Orleans R&B covers the years 1921 to 1949 and includes such timeless early jazz and blues sides as Jelly Roll Morton's "Maple Leaf Rag," Louis Armstrong's "St. James Infirmary," King Oliver's "Black Snake Blues," Champion Jack Dupree's "Junker Blues," Rabbit Brown's "James Alley Blues," and many other enduring gems from the rich musical history of the city of New Orleans.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/29/2012
  • Label: Rhythm & Blues
  • EAN: 5065001126147
  • Catalog Number: 13

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 When the Saints Go Marching In - Sidney Bechet's Blue Note Jazzmen (3:03)
  2. 2 Maple Leaf Rag - Jelly Roll Morton (2:41)
  3. 3 Tiger Rag - New Orleans Rhythm Kings (2:23)
  4. 4 A Handful of Riffs - Eddie Lang (3:08)
  5. 5 Perdido Street Blues - New Orleans Wanderers (3:11)
  6. 6 Put Me in the Alley Blues - The Chicago Hottentots (2:55)
  7. 7 Travelin' Blues - Lovie Austin & Her Blues Serenaders (2:37)
  8. 8 Sweet Mumtaz - Luis Russell (3:06)
  9. 9 Wiggle Yo' Toes - Q.R.S. Boys (2:58)
  10. 10 Root Hog or Die - Harlem Hamfats (2:52)
  11. 11 Runenae Papa/Look Over Yonder - Horace Eubanks (2:40)
  12. 12 Big Noise from Winnetka - Bauduc & Haggard (2:48)
  13. 13 Dear Old Southland - Sidney Bechet (2:35)
  14. 14 Sous Les Palmiers - Haitian Orchestra (2:35)
  15. 15 Look Over Yonder - Zutty Singleton (3:06)
  16. 16 King Porter Stomp - Zutty Singleton & His Orchestra (2:34)
  17. 17 Besame Mucho - Edmond Hall (2:43)
  18. 18 Mo Pas Lemme Ca - Creole Serenaders (2:48)
  19. 19 Chocko Mo Feendo Hey - Danny Barker (3:25)
  20. 20 Tootie Ma Is a Big Fine Thing - Danny Barker (3:08)
  21. 21 Eh La Bas - Paul Barbarin (4:38)
  22. 22 Blanche Touquatoux - Kid Ory's Creole Jazz Band (2:48)
  23. 23 Just a Closer Walk with Thee/Lady Be Good - George Lewis Eureka Brass Band (2:56)
  24. 24 South Rampart Street Parade - Bob Crosby's Bobcats (3:06)
  25. 25 The Saints - Papa Lightfoot (2:36)
Disc 2
  1. 1 St. James Infirmary - Louis Armstrong (3:18)
  2. 2 Didn't He Ramble - Louis Armstrong (3:34)
  3. 3 James Alley Blues - Richard Rabbit Brown (3:09)
  4. 4 Crazy Cryin' Blues - Memphis Minnie (3:29)
  5. 5 New Orleans Joys - Jelly Roll Morton (2:46)
  6. 6 Old New Orleans Blues - Willie Jackson (3:19)
  7. 7 Mama Cookie - Ann Cook (3:01)
  8. 8 Black Snake Blues - King Oliver (3:01)
  9. 9 I'm Not Rough - Louis Armstrong (3:03)
  10. 10 Funny Feathers - Victoria Spivey (3:17)
  11. 11 Louisiana Bound - Charley Taylor (3:10)
  12. 12 Bread and Water Blues - Kid Stormy Weather (3:10)
  13. 13 Allons a Lafayette - Joe Falcon (2:56)
  14. 14 Keep a Knockin' - Milton Brown (2:35)
  15. 15 Deceived Blues - Ann Turner (3:26)
  16. 16 Cabbage Greens No. 1 - Champion Jack Dupree (2:59)
  17. 17 Mississippi Town - Creole George Guesnon (2:53)
  18. 18 Gran Prairie - Happy Fats & His Rayne-Bo Ramblers (2:39)
  19. 19 New Low Down Dog - Champion Jack Dupree (3:01)
  20. 20 I'm Cuttin' Out - Harlem Hamfats (2:35)
  21. 21 Sidney's Blues - Sidney Bechet (2:51)
  22. 22 Just as Soon as I Go Home - Cousin Joe (2:36)
  23. 23 Hackberry Hop - Harry Choates & His Melody Boys (2:24)
  24. 24 Trouble in Mind - Karl Jones (3:26)
  25. 25 Junker Blues - Champion Jack Dupree (2:44)
  26. 26 Box Car Shorty and Peter Blue - Cousin Joe (2:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Paul Gayten Piano
Lonnie Johnson Guitar, Vocals
Memphis Minnie Guitar, Vocals
Little Brother Montgomery Piano
Victoria Spivey Vocals
Harry Choates Guitar, Violin, Vocals
George Lewis Clarinet
Henry "Red" Allen Trumpet
Paul Barbarin Drums
Danny Barker Banjo, Guitar, Vocals
Steve Brown Bass
Johnny Dodds Clarinet
Bud Freeman Tenor Saxophone
Earl Hines Piano
Art Hodes Piano
Percy Humphrey Leader
James P. Johnson Piano
Eddie Lang Guitar
Yank Lawson Trumpet
Jelly Roll Morton Piano
Albert Nicholas Clarinet, Vocals
King Oliver Cornet
Kid Ory Trombone, Vocals
Ralph Sutton Piano
Luis Russell Piano
Ray Bauduc Drums
Georg Brunis Trombone
Joe Darensbourg Clarinet
Bob Haggart Bass
Edmond Hall Clarinet
Lou McGarity Trombone
Benny Morton Trombone
Zutty Singleton Drums
Erskine Butterfield Piano
Papa Mutt Carey Trumpet
Don Redman Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Wild Bill Davison Cornet
Richard M. Jones Piano
Johnny St. Cyr Banjo
King Bennie Nawahi Slide Guitar
Walter Vinson Guitar
Milton Brown Vocals
Walter Page Bass
John Brunious Trumpet
Tommy Ladnier Cornet
Willie Pajeaud Trumpet
Jack Pettis Alto Saxophone
Cliff Bruner Vocals
Bernard Addison Guitar
Edward J. Allen Piano
Gene Anderson Piano
Louis Armstrong Trumpet, Vocals
Lil Armstrong Piano
Lovie Austin Piano
Sidney Bechet Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone, Vocals
Barney Bigard Tenor Saxophone
Lew Black Banjo
Edgar Blanchard Guitar
Richard Rabbit Brown Guitar, Vocals
Lawson Buford Bowed Bass
Henderson Chambers Trombone
Kenny Clarke Drums
Junie C. Cobb Banjo
Jimmy Crawford Drums
Wendell Culley Trumpet
Cutty Cutshall Trombone
Demas Dean Trumpet
Joseph Falcon Accordion, Vocals
Pops Foster Bass
Ed Garland Bass
Robert Green Drums
Chris Griffin Trumpet
Minor Hall Drums
Haywood Henry Baritone Saxophone
Milt Hinton Bass
Darnell Howard Clarinet
Preston Jackson Trombone
Carl Jones Vocals
Wilbert Kirk Drums
Don Kirkpatrick Piano
Ransom Knowling Bass
Ellis Larkins Piano
Cliff Leeman Drums
John Lindsay Bass
Horace Malcolm Piano
Paul Mares Cornet
Charlie McCoy Mandolin
Joe McCoy Guitar, Vocals
"Big" Mike McKendrick Guitar
Wilson Myers Bass
Herb Morand Trumpet, Vocals
Jimmy O'Bryant Clarinet
Jerome Pasquall Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Pursley Guitar
Odell Rand Clarinet
Leon Roppolo Clarinet
Kenneth Roane Trumpet
Lester Santiago Piano
Elmer Schoebel Piano
Bud Scott Guitar
Jimmy Shirley Guitar
Bob Shoffner Cornet
Omer Simeon Clarinet
Willie "The Lion" Smith Piano
Bill Stegmeyer Clarinet
Jimmy Strong Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Wilson Swain Bass
Charley Taylor Piano, Vocals
Bob Thomas Trombone
Albert Warner Trombone
Bob Warren Drums
Sonny White Piano
B.D. Williams Bass
Buster Wilson Piano
Cecil Brower Vocals
Ocie Stockard Banjo
Fred "Papa" Calhoun Piano
Wanna Coffman Bass
Charles Bateman Piano
Arthur Trappier Drums
Louis Dumaine Clarinet
Charlie Howard Guitar
Willie Joseph Clarinet
Leonard Mitchell Banjo
Fred Robinson Trombone
Morris Rouse Piano
Frank Snyder Drums
Johnny Williams Bass, Drums
Durwood Brown Guitar
Bob Dunn Slide Guitar
Pleasant Joseph Vocals
Mancy Carr Banjo
Clarence Brereton Trumpet
Sam Price Piano
Gil White Tenor Saxophone
Pearlis Williams Drums
Chester Burrill Trombone
Oscar Madera Violin
Pee Wee Broussard Banjo
George Mitchell Cornet
Freddie Moore Drums
Bill Gaither Guitar
Fats Pichon Piano, Vocals
Leonard Bibbs Bass
Olin Aderhold Bass
Willie Jackson Vocals
Jimmy Miller Guitar
Leo Warney Drums
Horace Eubanks Clarinet, Vocals
Ray Clark Slide Guitar
Wingy Carpenter Trumpet
Stafford "Sandy" Lormand Guitar
Ronald R. "Pee Wee" Lyons Steel Guitar
Curzy "Porkchop" Roy Drums
Jimmy Jones Bass
Steve Lewis Piano
Warren Stanley Bass
Kid Stormy Weather Piano, Vocals
Tick Gray Cornet
Fred Moore Drums
Jack Dupree Piano, Vocals
Emmanuel Paul Tenor Saxophone
Henry Gordon Piano
Cleoma Falcon Guitar
Papa Lightfoot Harmonica, Vocals
Joseph "Red" Clark Sousaphone
Ruben Roddy Alto Saxophone
Leroy Leblanc Bass
Irving Randolph Trumpet
Chauncey Haughton Clarinet
Ann Turner Vocals
Robert Clouds Tenor Saxophone
Robert "Son" Lewis Double Bass
Pee Wee Ervin Trumpet
Mamie Cara Banjo
Joseph Manuel Banjo
Horacle Malcolm Piano
Harold Broussard Piano
Eddie Richardson Trumpet
Charles "Sunny" Henry Trombone
Cecile Ory Vocals
Bob Schafner Trumpet
Arthur Ogle Saxophone
Willie Humphreys Clarinet
Vernell Yorke Trumpet
Johnnie Manuel Piano
Jimmy Stray Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Kid Ory Composer
Nick LaRocca Composer
Lil Armstrong Composer
Charlie McCoy Composer
Traditional Composer
Jack Dupree Composer
Bauduc Composer
Soileau Composer
Bechet Composer
Gershwin Composer
Cecile Ory Composer
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