Blues Over Bodega
Fantasy Warehouse Clearance Sale (series)
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- by Bunk Johnson / Lu Waters ~ Bunk & Lu ~ $13.48
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- Released: April 18, 2000
- Originally Released: 2000
- Label: Good Time Jazz
- 1.San Andreas Fault
- 2.See See Rider
- 3.The Villain
- 4.Some of These Days
- 5.Blues Over Bodega
- 6.Willie the Weeper
- 7.Pork and Beans
- 8.San Francisco Bay Blues
- 9.Emperor Norton's Hunch
Lu Watters Jazz Band: Lu Watters (trumpet); Barbara Dane (vocals); Bob Mielke (trombone); Bob Short (tuba, bass); Bob Helm (clarinet); Wally Rose (piano); Monte Ballou (banjo); Thad Vandan (drums).
Recorded at Coast Recorders, San Francisco, California in 1963. Originally released on Fantasy (5016). Includes liner notes by David Pesonen.
Digitally remastered by Kirk Felton (1999, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
Personnel: Lu Watters (trumpet); Barbara Dane (vocals); Monte Ballou (banjo); Bob Helm (clarinet); Bob Mielke (trombone); Bob Short (tuba); Wally Rose (piano); Thad Vandan (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Kirk Felton.
Liner Note Author: Jim Cullum Jazz Band.
Recording information: Coast Recorders, San Francicso, CA (1963); Coast Recorders;San Fransisco (1963); San Francisco, CA (1963).
Nearly 14 years after he retired from music, trumpeter Lu Watters came out of retirement to musically protest the proposed building of a nuclear power plant on the San Andreas Fault. In addition to a few concerts with his former trombonist Turk Murphy, Watters recorded this lone Fantasy LP. After the nuclear project was shelved, Watters went back into permanent retirement. Surprisingly he is heard in prime form throughout this excellent set, leading a septet that also includes trombonist Bob Mielke, clarinetist Bob Helm, and pianist Wally Rose through such numbers as "Some of These Days," "Emperor Norton's Hunch," and his new pieces "San Andreas Fault" and "Blues Over Bodega." Blues singer Barbara Dane helps out a couple of songs. ~ Scott Yanow
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