- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 2000
- Label: Collectables Records
- Original Album #1: Atlantic 1266 (1956)
- Original Album #2: Atlantic 1288 (1957)
Description by OLDIES.com:
Two albums of hard-to-find de Paris music are brought together on this compact disc. Blues shouter Jimmy Witherspoon joins De Paris on the first selection, while De Paris shines in a selection of Cole Porter tunes he plays with Dixieland zest.
- 1.Lotus Blossom
- 2.Trouble In Mind
- 3.Big Fine Girl
- 4.How Long Blues
- 5.Good Rollin' Blues
- 6.Careless Love
- 7.Tain't Nobody's Business If I Do
- 8.St. Louis Blues
- 9.When The Sun Goes Down
- 10.See See Rider
- 11.It's All Right With Me
- 12.Begin The Beguine
- 14.Love For Sale
- 15.You Do Something To Me
- 16.Anything Goes
- 17.I've Got You Under My Skin
- 18.I Get A Kick Out Of You
- 19.Easy To Love
- 20.It's All Right With Me
2 LPs on 1 CD: NEW ORLEANS (1957)/PLAYS COLE PORTER (1959).
Personnel: Wilbur De Paris (trombone); Jimmy Witherspoon (vocals); Sidney De Paris (cornet); Omer Simeon (clarinet); Sonny White (piano); Bernie Moten (bass); Wilbert Kirk (drums).
Engineers: Tom Dowd, John Cue.
PLAYS COLE PORTER:
Personnel: Wilbur De Paris (trombone); Doc Cheatham (trumpet); Sidney De Paris (cornet); Omer Simeon (clarinet); Wilbert Harris (harmonica, drums); Sonny White (piano); Lee Blair (banjo); Hayes Alvin, Bennie Moten (bass).
Engineer: Tom Dowd.
Personnel: Jimmy Witherspoon (vocals).
Liner Note Author: Charles Edward Smith.
Recording information: 10/31/1957-05/26/1958.
Jazz trombonist Wilbur DeParis is featured on two separate dates originally released on the Atlantic label in the late '50s, reissued together for the first time by Collectables in 2000. Wilbur DeParis Plays Cole Porter contains DeParis' ten handpicked favorite Porter compositions including "Love for Sale," "I've Got You Under My Skin," and "I Get a Kick Out of You." While this 1958 session is enjoyable, it occasionally suffers from a timid reverence for the material. Even though DeParis is joined by brother Sidney DeParis on cornet, Doc Cheatham on trumpet, and Omer Simeon on clarinet, they can't seem to stoke up the fire unfortunately missing from this date. On the other hand, Wilbur DeParis Plays and Jimmy Witherspoon Sings New Orleans Blues achieves the opposite effect, finding all involved in their element. Originally released in 1957, vocalist Witherspoon's Jimmy Rushing approach tackles beloved Crescent City standards including "'Tain't Nobody's Bizness if I Do," "Trouble in Mind," and "St. Louis Blues," played by musicians (including both DeParis brothers, Omer Simeon, and pianist Sonny White) who breathe new life into material they know inside and out. ~ Al Campbell