Bunk & Lu

Bunk & Lu
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CD Details

  • Released: December 3, 1990
  • Label: Good Time Jazz


  • 1.At a Georgia Camp Meeting
  • 2.Irish Black Bottom
  • 3.Original Jelly Roll Blues
  • 4.Smoky Mokes
  • 5.Maple Leaf Rag
  • 6.Memphis Blues
  • 7.Black and White Rag
  • 8.Muskrat Ramble
  • 9.Careless Love
  • 10.2:19 Blues
  • 11.The Girls Go Crazy
  • 12.When I Move to the Sky
  • 13.Ace in the Hole
  • 14.Ory's Creole Trombone
  • 15.Nobody's Fault But Mine
  • 16.Down by the Riverside

Product Description:

Personnel: Bunk Johnson, Lu Waters, Bob Scobey, Turk Murphy, Ellis Horne, Wally Rose, Clancy Hayes, Russ Bennett, Dick Lammi, Bill Dart, Burt Bales, Pat Patton, Squire Girsback and Sister Lottie Peavey.
Included on this historic CD are two rather significant sessions. Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz Band was a major force in launching the Dixieland revival, and their first eight recordings, from their initial session, lead off the disc. Featured are trumpeters Lu Watters and Bob Scobey, trombonist Turk Murphy and clarinetist Ellis Horne on such numbers as "Irish Black Bottom," "Maple Leaf Rag" and "Muskrat Ramble"; pianist Wally Rose's feature on "Black & White Rag" helped start a mini ragtime revival. The second half of the CD has one of legendary trumpeter Bunk Johnson's finest recordings. He is heard leading the wartime version of the Yerba Buena band (which still included Murphy and Horne, in addition to pianist Burt Bales), and Bunk rarely sounded stronger; he is also perfectly in tune for a change. Sister Lottie Peavey takes a fair number of gospel-oriented vocals; Clancy Hayes sings definitive versions of "Ace In the Hole" and "219 Blues," and Johnson himself vocalizes on "Down By the Riverside." But it is for Bunk's trumpet that the latter part of the CD is most notable. ~ Scott Yanow

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 96,152
  • UPC: 025218122429
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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