George Lewis Trios & Bands
- Released: April 15, 1992
- Originally Released: 1992
- Label: American Music Rec.
- 1.St. Phillip Street Breakdown
- 2.Over the Waves
- 4.New Orleans Hula
- 7.San Jacinto Stomp
- 8.2Gloryland, Pt
- 9.High Society
- 10.San Jacinto Blues, No. 2
- 11.Ice Cream
- 12.Life Will Be Sweeter
- 13.Old Rugged Cross
- 14.Lead Me Saviour
- 15.Love of Mine
- 16.Over the Waves
- 17.Careless Love
- 18.Just a Little While to Stay Here
- 19.Closer Walk With Thee
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
Recorded by Bill Rusell in New Orleans, 1943-45.
Personnel: George Lewis (clarinet); Chester Zardis, Alcide Pavageau (bass saxophone); Avery Howard (trumpet); Jim Robinson (trombone).
Recording information: New Orleans, LA.
Translator: Jack Towers.
Though Lewis played with the Sam Morgan big band in the 1920s, his singing, birdlike tone and artless-seeming style make him sound almost like a folk musician. Whatever, the band numbers -- with Kid Shots Madison or Kid Howard and the other usual suspects -- are delightfully familiar, and the trio cuts sound new. A little odd in spots -- "La Marseillaise"!? -- it's still entirely beguiling. ~ John Storm Roberts, Original Music
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