Saturday, July 14, 2007

New Orleans Go! Go! - Pentagon Records

New Orleans Go! Go!

1969 Pentagon Records ALS-123 Stereo / AL-123 Mono

Side One
1. Fee Fo Lay (Al Hirt)
2. Pitter Patter (Al Hirt)
3. Mama Terrebone (Al Hirt)
4. Gotta Go (Al Hirt)
5. Jazz Me Blues (Pete Fountain)
6. Bugle Call Rag (Pete Fountain)

Side Two
1. South Rampart Street Parade (Pete Fountain)
2. Sensation Ray (Pete Fountain)
3. Pizza & Beer (Louis Prima)
4. Brooklyn Boogie (Louis Prima)
5. Piccolina Lena (Louis Prima)
6. Bring Forth The Night (Louis Prima)

Liner Notes:

New Orleans, the birthplace of Dixieland jazz, has been the home of many legendary jazz musicians, including the greats Al Hirt, Pete Fountain and Louis Prima.

About Louis Prima - In his youth, Prima played trumpet with Irving Fazola, his brother's band, and the pit band of the Saenger Theater before forming his own group, Louis Prima's New Orleans Gang. It's unfortunate that while a major New Orleans musician, Louis Prima doesn't get the recognition from his beloved home town. Pete and Al both have statues. This is evident the moment one arrives in New Orleans. A colorful triptych by artist Richard Thomas in the Delta terminal of Louis Armstrong International Airport depicts a cavalcade of New Orleans music legends, including Armstrong, Mahalia Jackson, Fats Domino, Jelly Roll Morton, Pete Fountain, Al Hirt and Harry Connick Jr. Prima is nowhere to be found.

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