CD Pete Fountain Presents the Best of Dixieland [Pete Fountain] (CD 984930),
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Pete Fountain Presents the Best of Dixieland [Pete Fountain]

  • 1. Mahogany Hall Stomp
    2. Tin Roof Blues
    3. My Inspiration
    4. Bye-Bye, Bill Bailey
    5. High Society
    6. Struttin' With Some Barbecue
    7. Dixie Jubilee
    8. South Rampart Street Parade
    9. Put on Your Old Grey Bonnet
    10. Second Line, The
    11. Basin Street Blues
    12. Darktown Strutters' Ball, The
    13. Marching 'Round the Mountain
    14. Over the Waves
    15. Careless Love
    16. Walking Through New Orleans
    17. Sugar Bowl Parade
    18. Farewell Blues
    19. Washington and Lee Swing
    20. Mardi Gras Walking Club, The
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 549 365

  • Credits

    Personnel includes: Pete Fountain (clarinet); Bud Dant (conductor); Eddie Miller (tenor saxophone); Charlie Teagarden, George Girard, Jackie Coon (trumpet); Santo Pecora (trombone, drums); Joe Rotis, Moe Schneider (trombone); George Roberts (bass trombone); Phil Stephens (tuba); Armand Hug, Roy Zimmerman, Stan Wrightsman (piano); Bobby Gibbons (guitar, banjo); Morty Corb, Bunny Franks, John Sinac (bass); Jack Sperling (drums, cymbals, percussion); Charlie Duke (drums); Godfrey Hirsch (field drum, percussion); Paul Barbarin (bass drum, percussion).
    Producers include: Bud Dant, Norman Granz.
    Compilation producer: Bryan Koniarz.
    Recorded between 1950 and 1968. Includes liner notes by Pete Fountain and Will Friedwald.
    Digitally remastered by Kevin Reeves (Universal Music Studios-East).
    There are relatively few of Pete Fountain's early-'60s Coral recordings available on CD, which is a pity because those rank with the finest work of the New Orleans clarinetist's career. This sampler in a series presented by Fountain has 20 selections in all. A dozen cuts comprise the complete reissue of the 1963 album South Rampart Street Parade, an unusual date in which Fountain, trumpeter Jackie Coon, trombonist Moe Schneider, tuba, banjo, and bass are joined by four drummers who each focus on specific parts of a drum set in order to sound like a New Orleans parade band. The results are naturally quite rhythmic and fun. In addition, Fountain is featured on seven earlier tracks, including three numbers with trumpeter George Girard and four in an octet with trumpeter Charlie Teagarden and tenor saxophonist Eddie Miller. The only weak number is the final selection, a 1968 version of "Walking Through New Orleans," in which Fountain is backed by insipid background singers, but that is the only minus to this rewarding set of high-quality Dixieland. ~ Scott Yanow

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