Saturday, June 23, 2007

Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans? - Verve Records

Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?

Below is part of the booklet

1996 Verve Records - GRD2658 (2 CD set)

Track Listing
Disc 1
01. Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?
02. When The Saints Come Marching In
03. Just A Closer Walk With Thee
04. Sweethearts On Parade
05. When It's Sleepy Time Down South
06. Tin Roof Blues
07. Aunt Hagar's Blues
08. Beale Street Blues
09. Wabash Blues
10. St. Louis Blues
11. Wang Wang Blues
12. I've Found A New Baby
13. Ja Da
14. Tiger Rag
15. Someday Sweetheart
16. The Birth Of The Blues
17. Dear Old Southland
18. That Da Da Strain
19. At The Jazz Band Ball
20. Jazz Me Blues

Disc 2
01. St. James Infirmary
02. Panama
03. Of All The Wrongs You've Done To Me
04. Milenberg Joys
05. I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate
06. Struttin' With Some Barbecue
07. Bourbon Street Parade
08. Ballin' The Jack
09. Rockin' Chair
10. South Rampart Street Parade
11. Farewell Blues
12. Careless Love
13. Basin Street Blues
14. (What Did I Do To Be So) Black And Blue
15. That's A Plenty
16. The Sheik Of Araby
17. Dipper Mouth Blues
18. Washboard Blues
19. Muskrat Ramble
20. I've Got A Right To Sing The Blues

Liner Notes:

Recorded in Los Angeles and New Orleans between 1959 and 1965.
Original release on the Decca Records label.

Pete Fountain Clarinet
Charlie Teagarden Trumpet
Godfrey Hirsch Vibraphone
Merle Koch Piano
Stan Wrightsman Piano
Don Bagley Bass
Morty Corb Bass
Jack Sperling Drums

There are two things that to my mind distinguish Pete Fountain from virtually any other jazz instrumentalist of any genre who has achieved similar vast popularity. One is that he has continued to hold the respect of a great many talented though far less noted musicians - take my word for it, this is a very rare accomplishment. The other is that he remains very much a hometown person: he has always been quite content to be a giant attraction in New Orleans, going out on the road on numerous occasions, of course, but never measuring success in term of New York of LA or London, and remaining involved in the life of his native city.

- Orrin Keepnews, from the liner notes to Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?

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