Bunk & Lu

Bunk & Lu

by Lu Watters


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Bunk & Lu

Included on this historic CD are two rather significant sessions. Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz Band was a major force in launching the Dixieland revival, and their first eight recordings, from their initial session, lead off the disc. Featured are trumpeters Lu Watters and Bob Scobey, trombonist Turk Murphy and clarinetist Ellis Horne on such numbers as "Irish Black Bottom," "Maple Leaf Rag" and "Muskrat Ramble"; pianist Wally Rose's feature on "Black & White Rag" helped start a mini ragtime revival. The second half of the CD has one of legendary trumpeter Bunk Johnson's finest recordings. He is heard leading the wartime version of the Yerba Buena band (which still included Murphy and Horne, in addition to pianist Burt Bales), and Bunk rarely sounded stronger; he is also perfectly in tune for a change. Sister Lottie Peavey takes a fair number of gospel-oriented vocals; Clancy Hayes sings definitive versions of "Ace In the Hole" and "219 Blues," and Johnson himself vocalizes on "Down By the Riverside." But it is for Bunk's trumpet that the latter part of the CD is most notable.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/11/1991
Label: Good Time Jazz
UPC: 0025218122429
catalogNumber: 12024

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lu Watters   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Cornet,Track Performer
Burt Bales   Piano
Bunk Johnson   Trumpet,Vocals,Track Performer
Turk Murphy   Trombone
Wally Rose   Piano
Bob Scobey   Cornet
Clancy Hayes   Banjo,Drums,Vocals
Bill Dart   Drums
Squire Girsback   Bass,Tuba
Ellis Horne   Clarinet
Dick Lammi   Tuba
Pat Patton   Banjo
Sister Lotta Peavey   Vocals

Technical Credits

Kid Ory   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Nesuhi Ertegun   Liner Notes
Kirk Felton   Remixing
Lester Koenig   Engineer
Martha E. Koenig   Composer
David Robinson   Engineer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Ralph J. Gleason   Liner Notes
Ray Gilbert   Composer
David Stuart   Engineer
George Norton   Composer

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