KID ORY - STORYVILLE NIGHTS -Kid Ory Plays WC Handy plus Dixieland Marching Songs - Double CD
The three sessions represented on this double CD set cover the final studio recordings made by Kid Ory's band, apart from 2 albums he made with Red Allen as a warm up for the European tour in 1959. This is a package of musical Americana with a triple impact,: the music of Storyville, Jelly Roll Morton's jazz and Kid Ory with his trombone and band.
The first, released as Kid Ory Plays WC Handy we have spread across the two CDs as respectively the final 5 and 4 tracks on each. It reunited Ory with Teddy Buckner.
Tracks 1-13 on CD 1 are from an extremely rare LP of Dixieland Marching Songs , and yet only two are actually from this particular genre!
Storyville Nights opens CD 2 and was Ory's farewell release. The band recreates the atmosphere and merriment of the now obsolete pleasure districts that were once established in law.
Tracks 1-13 DIXIELAND MARCHING SONGS recorded Hollywood December 21st and 22nd 1960.
Kid Ory - trombone Teddy Buckner - trumpet Bob McCracken - clarinet Lionel Reason - piano Frank Haggerty - guitar Monty Corb - bass Jesse Salles - drums
Tracks 14-18 KID ORY PLAYS WC HANDY recorded Hollywood 31st March and 1st April 1959.
As above but Caughey Roberts replaces Bob McCracken, Cedric Haywood replaces Lionel Reason and Charles Oden replaces Monty Corb.
3: Do What Ory Say
4: Walking With The King
5: Gettysburg March
6: Bye and Bye
7: Battle Hymn of the Republic
8: It's A Long Way To Tipperary
9: Over the Waves
10: Paddle Wheel
11: Lassus Trombone
12: Nobody's Sweetheart
14: Joe Turner Blues
15: Way Down South
16: Yellow Dog Blues
17: Atlanta Blues
18: Careless Love
Tracks 1-8 STORYVILLE NIGHTS recorded Hollywood December 5th 1961
Kid Ory - trombone Bob McCracken - clarinet Andy Blakeney - trumpet Bob Van Eps - piano John St Cyr - guitar Bob Boyack - bas Doc Cenardo - drums
Tracks 9-12 KID ORY PLAYS WC HANDY Part 2
Personnel as disc 1
1: Storyville Blues
2: Doctor Jazz
3: Milenberg Joys
4: Jelly Roll Blues
5: Winin' Boy Blues
7: Smoke House Blues
8: Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans
9: Aunt Hagar's Blues
10: St Louis Blues
11: Harlem Blues
12: Friendless Blues