Where were the people with the recording equipment?
All that remains is this program, saved carefully by a World War Two veteran who attended the concert:
James P. deserved so much more recognition and attention than he ever received.
A postscript. This just in! I don’t think James P. was recorded often enough, even though his (intermittent) discography covers more than thirty years. And I thought I had heard all the available recordings . . . but then I found this 4-CD set on eBay, 1949 Kid Ory broadcasts from the Beverly Caverns — where James P. fills in for Buster Wilson six times. Acquiring this set might require some active web-detective work, but it is heartening to know that there is more James P. to be heard.
You saw it here first. (Perhaps.)
And here is a taste of James P. in the middle Forties:
May your happiness increase!