The 50th Anniversary Collection

The 50th Anniversary Collection

by Preservation Hall Jazz Band


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The 50th Anniversary Collection

Founded in 1961 as a sort of loose institution where overlooked and often underappreciated New Orleans jazz musicians could gain wider exposure while simultaneously preserving the traditions of their unique music and culture, Preservation Hall has grown into an internationally celebrated establishment, with each generation of draftees playing in a constantly revolving in-house ensemble. Produced by Hall bassist Ben Jaffe (whose parents Allan and Sandra Jaffe helped co-found and manage the Hall) along with Michael Cuscuna, the Preservation Hall's 2012 four-disc anthology The 50th Anniversary Collection compiles tracks recorded by the Hall's inductees from the 1960s to the 2010s. Included are live and studio tracks from each of the Hall's various lineups, featuring such legendary artists as George Lewis, Billie and De De Pierce, Harold "Duke" Dejan, Percy and Willie Humphrey, Narvin Kimball, John and Wendell Brunious, and many others. Also featured are various recordings the more contemporary lineups made, featuring such guest artists as Tom Waits, Pete Seeger, the Del McCoury Band, and Richie Havens. There is also a 60-page booklet featuring photos and liner notes that, combined with the extensive and well-curated track selection, works to showcase not only how successful the Hall was at shining a light on authentic, rough, and honest New Orleans jazz, but also how, in more recent years, the group evolved into a creatively vital and stylistically nuanced ensemble, where musicians from all areas of post-jazz music, from bop to pop, bluegrass to blues, can find common ground in the fertile soil of the rhythms, melodies, and harmonies of New Orleans jazz. This is a loving, intimate, and joyful collection that details what makes the Preservation Hall Jazz Band such a valued and widely celebrated group both in New Orleans and on tour around the world.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/25/2012
Label: Sony Legacy
UPC: 0887254112129
catalogNumber: 541121
Rank: 49365

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Preservation Hall Jazz Band   Primary Artist
Del McCoury   Guitar,Vocals
Doc Watson   Tenor Saxophone
Richie Havens   Guitar,Vocals
Pete Seeger   Banjo,Vocals
George Lewis   Clarinet
Tom Waits   Vocals
Harold Dejan   Vocals
Charlie Gabriel   Clarinet,Vocals
Percy Humphrey   Trumpet,Vocals
Ellis Marsalis   Piano
Michael White   Clarinet
Kid Howard   Trumpet
De Pierce   Trumpet,Cornet,Vocals
Jim Robinson   Trombone
John Brunious   Trumpet,Vocals
Lucien Barbarin   Trombone
Sweet Emma Barrett   Piano,Vocals
Maynard Chatters   Trombone
Frank Demond   Banjo,Trombone
Dan Farrow   Tenor Saxophone
Abbey Chinee Foster   Drums
Willie Humphrey   Clarinet,Vocals
Ralph Johnson   Clarinet
Leroy Jones   Trumpet
Narvin Kimball   Banjo,Vocals
Anthony "Tuba Fats" Lacen   Vocals
Joe Lastie   Drums
Carl LeBlanc   Banjo,Vocals
Freddie Lonzo   Trombone
Rob McCoury   Banjo
Ronnie McCoury   Mandolin,Vocals
Punch Miller   Trumpet
James "Sing" Miller   Piano,Vocals
Rickie Monie   Piano
Louis Nelson   Trombone
Frank Parker   Drums
Walter Payton   Bass
Shannon Powell   Drums,Vocals
Emanuel Sayles   Banjo
Don Vappie   Guitar
Joe Watkins   Drums
Chester Zardis   Bass
Steve Blailock   Banjo
Wendell Brunious   Trumpet,Vocals
Benjamin Jaffe   Bass,Piano,Tuba
Allan Jaffe   Tuba
Billie Pierce   Piano,Vocals
Tao Rodriguez-Seeger   Vocals
Walter Parks   Guitar
Ruthy Ungar   Background Vocals
Andrew Bird   Violin,Vocals,Human Whistle
David Grillier   Clarinet
Snookum Russell   Piano
Jim James   Vocals
Mark Braud   Trumpet,Vocals
Alan Bartram   Bass
Michael Merenda   Background Vocals
Jacob Silver   Bass
Clint Maedgen   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals,Background Vocals
Ernie Elly   Drums
Leon "Kid Chocolate" Brown   Trumpet
Papa John Joseph   Bass
Josiah "Cie" Frazier   Drums
Jason Carter   Fiddle
Alcide "Slow Drag" Pavageau   Bass
David Silverman   Tuba
Thaddeus Richard   Piano
Leroy James   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Leroy Carr   Composer
Jimmie Rodgers   Composer
George Lewis   Arranger,Composer
Paul Barbarin   Composer
Preservation Hall Jazz Band   Arranger
Irving Mills   Composer
De Pierce   Arranger
W.C. Handy   Composer
Richard M. Jones   Composer
Ray Davies   Composer
Sweet Emma Barrett   Arranger
Sidney Bechet   Composer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Michael Cuscuna   Producer
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Frank Demond   Producer
Nesuhi Ertegun   Producer
Skip Godwin   Engineer
John Haeny   Engineer
John Hughes   Engineer
Delfeayo Marsalis   Engineer
Cosimo Matassa   Engineer
Ronnie McCoury   Producer
Steve Reynolds   Engineer
Don Young   Engineer
Benjamin Jaffe   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Track Annotations,Overdub Producer
Albert E. Brumley   Composer
Allan Jaffe   Producer
Billie Pierce   Composer
King Britt   Remixing,Additional Production
Frank Harkins   Art Direction
Irv Stimler   Producer
Traditional   Composer
Eddie Green   Composer
Earl Scioneaux   Engineer,Remixing,overdub engineer
Charles J. McCarthy   Composer
William Russell   Engineer

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