Sunday, September 30, 2007

Native New Orleans Jazz - DOT Records

Native New Orleans Jazz
Tony Almerico and his Dixieland Jamboree All Stars
featuring Pete Fountain

1956 DOT Records DEP 527 Monaural only

10" Extended Play (EP)

Side One:
1. I want to be happy
2. I'm a Ding Dong Daddy from Dumas

Side Two:
3. Woodchopper's Ball
4. I'll be glad when you're dead you Rascal you

Very rare 10" 33 RPM EP of Pete's earliest recordings.

Liner Notes:

The Dixieland Jamboree All Stars:

Roy Zimmerman, piano
Joe Loyacano, bass
Frank Frederico, guitar
Tony Almerico, trumpet
Johnny Castaing, drums
Pete Fountain, clarinet
Jack Delaney, trombone
Sam Dekemel, bugle

Native New Orleans Jazz
Tony Almerico And His Dixieland Jamboree Allstars

Jazz Horizons Vol. 1

Tony Almerico is one of New Orleans' fabulous characters. He has successfully resisted every offer to showcase his band around the country. Without ever leaving New Orleans he has won far flung fame and is credited with having done more than any present day New Orleans native in reviving dixieland jazz.

A revival it was, too, for Almerico formed his dixieland band at a time when even the birthplace of jazz was "going pop". In 1948, a few exceptions, the local bands "were playing pop stuff". Dixieland jazz was being played on request - that is, at the request of the tourist trade. Out of this picture the New Orleans Jazz Club was organized. The club's aim was to help perpetuate public interest in dixieland jazz. The club got together with Almerico and put on Sunday afternoon jazz concerts in New Orleans' Parisian Room, 116 Royal Street. The concerts became an immediate success.

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