Best of the Early Years

Best of the Early Years

by Preservation Hall Jazz BandPreservation Hall Jazz Band


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Showcasing the first three incarnations of New Orleans' pre-eminent, traditional jazz institution, the Preservation Hall, The Best of the Early Years features previously unavailable recordings as well as tracks culled from past releases including the 1964 live recording Sweet Emma and Her Preservation Hall Band as well as the 1966 live recording Billie and De De and Their Preservation Hall Band. Featuring such journeyman New Orleans jazz musicians as trumpeter Percy Humphrey, alto saxophonist Harold Dejan, trumpeter Milton Batiste, and banjo player Narvin Kimball, the compilation paints a picture of the Preservation Hall as the "rough but honest" torchbearer of its storied city's musical legacy.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/27/2004
Label: Preservation Hall
UPC: 0674511000127
catalogNumber: 303
Rank: 186312

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Preservation Hall Jazz Band   Primary Artist
George Lewis   Clarinet,Group Member
Percy Humphrey   Trumpet,Vocals,Group Member
De Pierce   Cornet,Vocals,Group Member
Milton Batiste   Trumpet,Group Member
Sweet Emma Barrett   Piano,Group Member
Lester Caliste   Trombone,Group Member
Frank Demond   Trombone,Group Member
Willie Humphrey   Clarinet,Group Member
Narvin Kimball   Banjo,Vocals,Group Member
Louis Nelson   Trombone,Group Member
Emanuel Sayles   Banjo,Group Member
Chester Zardis   Bass,Group Member
Emanuel Paul   Tenor Saxophone,Group Member
Nowell Glass   Bass Drums,Group Member
Allan Jaffe   Tuba,Bass Horn,Group Member
Billie Pierce   Piano,Vocals,Group Member
Edmond Foucher   Trumpet,Group Member
Andrew Jefferson   Snare Drums,Group Member
William Brown   Bass Horn,Group Member
Joseph "Slow Drag" Pauageau   Bass,Group Member
Richard Matthews   Group Member
Josiah "Cie" Frazier   Drums,Group Member

Technical Credits

Preservation Hall Jazz Band   Arranger
Irving Mills   Composer
Gene Austin   Composer
George Cates   Composer
Skip Godwin   Engineer
John Haeny   Engineer
Ken Laxton   Engineer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Don Young   Engineer
Benjamin Jaffe   Producer
Moisés Simóns   Composer
Allan Jaffe   Producer
Oliver Wallace   Composer
L. Wolfe Gilbert   Composer
Artie Matthews   Composer
Marion Sunshine   Composer
Harold Weeks   Composer
Traditional   Composer
David Cohen   Graphic Design
Mort Greene   Composer

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