The John Reid Collection 1940-1944

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This is a very unusual CD which will be of greatest interest to collectors of New Orleans jazz of the Bunk Johnson variety. A radio broadcast from 1944 features trumpeter Peter Bocage, and the clarinets of Big Eye Louis Nelson and Alphonse Picou in a septet. In addition there are two piano solos from Burnell Santiago, a "talking record" from 1944 in which one can hear the voices of Sidney Bechet, Manuel Perez, Nelson, Picou and Santiago, a couple of unaccompanied Bechet solos, his "Message to Bunk" in which he urges the veteran trumpeter to come up north, and a 1940 performance by clarinetist George Bacquet in a small group; Bechet guests on one selection. This is a very ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This is a very unusual CD which will be of greatest interest to collectors of New Orleans jazz of the Bunk Johnson variety. A radio broadcast from 1944 features trumpeter Peter Bocage, and the clarinets of Big Eye Louis Nelson and Alphonse Picou in a septet. In addition there are two piano solos from Burnell Santiago, a "talking record" from 1944 in which one can hear the voices of Sidney Bechet, Manuel Perez, Nelson, Picou and Santiago, a couple of unaccompanied Bechet solos, his "Message to Bunk" in which he urges the veteran trumpeter to come up north, and a 1940 performance by clarinetist George Bacquet in a small group; Bechet guests on one selection. This is a very historical if "low-fi" release that fills a few gaps in the story of the New Orleans jazz revival.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/11/1994
  • Label: American Music Rec.
  • UPC: 762247104421
  • Catalog Number: 44
  • Sales rank: 143,999

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Announcment (John Reid) (0:29)
  2. 2 Blues (4:42)
  3. 3 Egyptian Fantasy (2:06)
  4. 4 Panama (2:00)
  5. 5 Bucket Got a Hole In (1:49)
  6. 6 Olympia Rag (2:05)
  7. 7 Sister Kate (2:07)
  8. 8 High Society (2:59)
  9. 9 Egyptian Fantasy (2:04)
  10. 10 Talking Records (5:41)
  11. 11 St. Louis Blues (2:01)
  12. 12 Deep in the Heart of Texas (1:23)
  13. 13 Bechet's Message to Bunk (1:28)
  14. 14 Maple Leaf Rag (0:46)
  15. 15 Baby I'd Love to Steal You (0:43)
  16. 16 Weary Blues (Bechet Accompanying Bunk's Solo Disc) (3:20)
  17. 17 Blues (2:48)
  18. 18 Back to Bak #2 (2:01)
  19. 19 Nighthawk Shuffle (2:20)
  20. 20 Blues with Bechet (3:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Paul Barbarin Drums
Peter Bocage Trumpet
George Baquet Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Sidney Bechet Piano, Saxophone
George Foster sbs
Billy Carter Piano
Walter Decou Piano
Alphonse Picou Clarinet
Harold Holmes sbs
John Reid Track Performer
Shorty Williams Drums
Louis Keppard Guitar
Technical Credits
W.C. Handy Composer
George H. Buck Jr. Liner Notes
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