ARCHIVALLY YOURS: LOUIS ARMSTRONG, BIX BEIDERBECKE, GENE KRUPA, BUCK CLAYTON, PEE WEE RUSSELL, JACK TEAGARDEN, BRAD GOWANS

Louis, Bix, Brad, Gene, Jack, Buck, Pee Wee, and company . . . all in less than a dozen minutes.  These delicious scraps come from the collection of John L. Fell — a potpourri he sent to me around 1987, some seen in the case above.  This is part of my crusade (obsession?) to share the music with you.

From “The World Series of Jazz” [Quaker City Jazz Festival] in Philadelphia, CBS Radio, August 28, 1960, I FOUND A NEW BABY, featuring Gene Krupa, Pee Wee Russell, and Buck Clayton, probably Eddie Wasserman, tenor saxophone; Ronnie Ball, piano; Kenny O’Brien, bass.
An undetermined place and time, Jack Teagarden playing along with the 1928 Bix and his Gang recording of MARGIE.
Louis (and the All-Stars with Trummy Young, Ed Hall) selling Rheingold beer, October 1956.
Brad Gowans elaborates on the beautiful theme of JADA, perhaps his feature with the “Sextet from Hunger” transcription group.

The only problem is that now I want a beer, and it’s not even noon.  Such is the power of Louis.

May your happiness increase!

3 responses to “ARCHIVALLY YOURS: LOUIS ARMSTRONG, BIX BEIDERBECKE, GENE KRUPA, BUCK CLAYTON, PEE WEE RUSSELL, JACK TEAGARDEN, BRAD GOWANS

  1. This was recorded August 28, 1960 at the Quaker City Jazz Festival in Philadelphia.

  2. Thanks! Will add date.

  3. Greg Thymius

    I always am so uplifted by these e-mails! I hope you will find a way to have these cassettes digitized.
    When I was a kid (I am t6 now), the old WNEW 1130-AM had all these “bumpers” from the greats, playing and/or singing its little jingle; Ella Firzgerald, Nat Cole (there were two), and the Basie Orhestra are the ones I heard most frequently.
    Imagine it’s the mid-70s, and being able to hear those artists, Sarah Vaughan, Duke, Bird (usually “…With Strings”), Bix, Bessie Smith, etc., The Beatles, the Stones etc., all interwoven with comedy (Allan Sherman, Carlin, Fireside, etc.) the very latest top 40, as well as news from its own news bureau, all before going to school each day!

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