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Rare & Unissued Masters 1945-1949

Rare & Unissued Masters 1945-1949

by Wooden Joe Nicholas Wooden Joe Nicholas
Rare & Unissued Masters 1945-1949

Rare & Unissued Masters 1945-1949

by Wooden Joe Nicholas Wooden Joe Nicholas


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American Music's second collection of Wooden Joe Nicholas sides finds a few rare and unheard cuts from the 1945 and 1949 sessions that comprised their first CD from 1992, but this 2013 CD also unearths some tracks cut on other days in 1945 and 1949 (the earlier year has a handful of recordings made in George Lewis' home on May 17 while Wooden Joe's own home was where the July 6 and 7, 1949 material was recorded). A total of nine of the 21 tracks here are previously unreleased, while the rest are relatively hard to come by and they're all cut from the same cloth: spirited old-fashioned New Orleans jazz so straight-ahead it can sometimes seem primitive. Perhaps there isn't much technique here, but the ragged barrelheadedness is appealing as there is spirit here: it sounds like a bunch of old guys sitting around their back porch playing songs they know by heart because that is exactly what it is.

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Product Details

Release Date: 07/16/2013
Label: Ghb Jazz Foundation
UPC: 0762247113621
catalogNumber: 136
Rank: 149267


  1. St. Louis Blues
  2. Careless Love
  3. Shake It and Break It (Weary Blues)
  4. Eh La Bas
  5. Up Jumped the Devil
  6. Don't Go 'Way Nobody
  7. I Ain't Got Nobody
  8. St. Louis Blues
  9. Eh La Bas
  10. Up Jumped the Devil
  11. Mo Pas Lemme Ca (Creole Song/Ai-Ai-Ai)
  12. Untitled March
  13. Bunk's Blues
  14. Bye and Bye
  15. (No) Holler Blues
  16. Up Jumped the Devil
  17. My Josephine (Some of These Days)
  18. Any Rags
  19. Where He Leads Me
  20. Sugar Blues
  21. Climax Rag

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Wooden Joe Nicholas   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Vocals
Albert Burbank   Clarinet,Vocals
Jim Robinson   Trombone
Johnny St. Cyr   Guitar,Vocals
Baby Dodds   Drums
Albert Jiles   Drums
Louis Nelson   Trombone
Ann Cook   Vocals
Slow Drag Pavageau   String Bass
Louis Keppard   Guitar
Austin Young   String Bass
Albert Glenny   String Bass
Lawrence Marrero   Banjo
Louis "Big Eye" Delisle   Clarinet

Technical Credits

W.C. Handy   Composer
Trevor Richards   Producer,Liner Notes
George H. Buck   Executive Producer
Lucy Fletcher   Composer
Traditional   Composer
George Bucks   Liner Notes
Billy Russell   Engineer
R. Graham   Composer
A. Matthews   Composer
David Stocker   Layout
E.W. Blandy   Composer

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