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A PORTRAIT OF GEORGE LEWIS FROM BURGUNDY STREET TO BERLIN

A PORTRAIT OF GEORGE LEWIS FROM BURGUNDY STREET TO BERLIN
£12.99
CD / Product Number: URCD197

George Lewis inspired and influenced a generation of European musicians. There was something almost mystical about the aura this modest man projected through his music. This Portrait of the Master features seven key sessions both with Bunk Johnson's bands and his own, ranging from 1942 and 1959 to give a key feel for the man and his opus. The CD includes previously unavailable 'live' material of the 1959 band in Germany - plus one track with The Ken Colyer Jazzmen - Willie the Weeper. Full details inside.

Description

Tracks 1-2 BUNK JOHNSONS SUPERIOR JAZZ BAND
11th June 1942

Bunk Johnson, trumpet, Jim Robinson, trombone, George Lewis, clarinet, Walter Decou, piano , Lawrence Marrero, banjo, Austin Young, string bass, Earnest Rogers, drums
Tracks 3-4 BUNK JOHNSON'S NEW ORLEANS JAZZ BAND
October 1942

As above except Albert Warner trombone, Chester Zardis string bass and Edgar Mosely drums
Tracks 5-8 BUNK JOHNSON'S NEW ORLEANS JAZZ BAND
17th February 1945

As tracks 3-4 except Abbie Williams drums
Tracks 9-12 GEORGE LEWIS NEW ORLEANS MUSIC
5th June 1950

Elmer Talbert trumpet, George Lewis Clarinet, Alton Purnell piano, Lawrence Marrero banjo, Alcid 'Slow-Drag' Pavageau string bass and Jow Watkins drums
Tracks 13-15 GOERGE LEWIS NEW ORLEANS JAZZ BAND
14th December 1952

Percy Humphrey trumpet, George Lewis clarinet, Alton Purnell piano, Lawrence Marrero banjo, Alcid 'Slow-Drag' Pavageau string bass and Joe Watkins drums
Tracks 16-21 GEORGE LEWIS NEW ORLEANS JAZZ BAND
Germany 1959

Avery 'Kid' Howard trumpet, George Lewis clarinet, Joe Rob piano, Alcid 'Slow-Drag' Pavageau string bass and Joe Watkins drums
Track 22 KEN COLYER JAZZMEN 22nd March 1959
Ken Colyer trumpet, George Lewis clarinet, Mac Duncan trombone, Johnny Bastable banjo, Ron Ward bass, Ray Foxley piano, Ron Ward string bass, Colin Bowden drums

1. Yes Lord, Im Crippled
2. Weary Blues
3. Thriller Rag
4. Sobbin Blues
5. Tiger Rag
6. Weary Blues
7. Pallet On The Floor
8. Careless Love
9. Willie The Weeper take 1
10. Mama Dont Allow
11. Yuka Hula Hickey Dula
12. Burgundy Street Blues take 1
13. Georgia Camp Meeting
14. Chimes Blues
15. Burgundy Street Blues take 2
16. Blues
17. Walking With The King
18. Burgundy Street Blues take 3
19. Mahogany Hall Stomp
20. Running Wild
21. Yellow Dog Blues
22. Willie The Weeper take 2