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BUNK'S BLUES - Bunk Johnson

BUNK'S BLUES - Bunk Johnson
£12.99
CD / Product Number: URCD235

A new anthology of rare tracks by one of the true legends of New Orleans Jazz compiled by the respected musician and broadcaster, Mike Pointon. Bunk Johnson's re-emergence in the 1940s inspired a whole generation of young jazzmen throughout the world. This newly re-mastered selection reminds us what a vital link Bunk was to the very earliest days of jazz.

The CD and authoritative booklet gives a detailed insight into the life and work of a legendary master of New Orleans trumpet who influenced everyone from Louis Armstrong to such respected European revivalists as Ken Colyer.

Description

Bunk Johnson’s Original Superior Band
11 June 1942 New Orleans
Bunk Johnson trumpet, Jim Robinson trombone, George Lewis clarinet, Walter Decou piano, Lawrence Marrero banjo,
Austin Young bass, Ernest Rogers drums
1) Bunk’s Blues
2) Ballin’ The Jack
Bunk Johnson’s Jazz Band
2 October 1942 New Orleans
Bunk Johnson trumpet, Albert Warner trombone, George Lewis clarinet, Walter Decou piano, Lawrence Marrero banjo,
Chester Zardis bass, Edgar Moseley drums
3) Big Chief Battle Axe
4) When I Leave The World Behind
5) Thriller Rag
Bunk Johnson and the Yerba Buena Bazz Band
Spring 1944 San Francisco
Bunk Johnson trumpet and vocal, Turk Murphy trombone, Ellis Horn clarinet, Burt Bales piano, Pat Patton banjo, Squire Girsback brass bass, Clancy Hayes drums and vocal, Sister Lottie Peavay vocals
6) Ory’s Creole Trombone
7) When I Move To The Sky
8) Down By The Riverside
Sydney Bechet/Bunk Johnson
10 March 1945 New York
Bunk Johnson trumpet, Sydney Bechet clarinet, Sandy Williams trombone, Cliff Jackson piano, Pops Foster bass,
Manzie Johnson drums
9) Days Beyond Recall
10) Porto Rico
Sydney Bechet and his New Orleans Rhythm Kings
3 April 1945 Boston, MA
Bunk Johnson trumpet, Sydney Bechet clarinet, Ray Parker piano, Pops Foster bass, George Thompson drums
11) Sobbin’ Blues
12) Willie The Weeper
Bunk Johnson’s New Orleans Band
21 November 1945 New York
Bunk Johnson trumpet, Jim Robinson trombone, George Lewis clarinet, Lawrence Marrero banjo, Alton Purnell piano,
Slow Drag Pavageau bass, Baby Dodds drums
13) Alexander’s Ragtime Band
14) Tishomingo Blues
Bunk Johnson and his New Orleans Band
Track 15 recorded 6 December 1945 New York
Track 16 and 17 recorded 19 December 1945 New York
Personnel the same as tracks 13 and 14
15) Sister Kate
16) One Sweet Letter From You
17) When The Saints