Thursday, November 1, 2007

Santo Pecora - Collates - Clef Records

Santo Pecora And His Dixie Land Jazz Band
featuring Pete Fountain

1950 MG C-123 Clef Records 10" LP (Mercury Jazz Series)

Side A:
1. Rose Of The Rio Grande
2. Basin Street Blues
3. 12th Street Rag
4. Canal Street Romp

George Girard trumpet
Santo Pecora trombone
Pete Fountain clarinet
Fred Laudeman piano
Lou Massenter bass
Eddie Grady drums
New Orleans, LA, 1950

Side B:
1. March Of The Mardi Gras
2. Mahogany Hall Stomp
3. Listen
4. My Lou'siana

George Girard trumpet
Santo Pecora trombone
Pete Fountain clarinet
Armand Hug piano
John Sinac bass
Santo Pecora drums
New Orleans, LA, June, 1950

Cover Artist, David Stone Martin

Liner Notes:

Though Dixieland music is not quite my dish of tea, I admit that I went with the mass a few years back when Dixieland enjoyed quite a revival. However, I did resist, I hope, at least, the substitutes, the comedians, the imitators and the fakers of the real product. I went down to New Orleans, and there the man that impressed me the most of the later day Dixieland musicians (for this you might substitute New Orleans) was Santo Pecora, who was playing trombone with Sharkey Bonano's band on Bourbon Street. I made and released several sides with Santo Pecora, all of them featuring his tremendous, driving trombone.

This album is a collation of previously released single sides by Santo Pecora.


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