- Released: February 5, 2001
- Label: Classics R&B
- 1.Stardust - Dave Bartholomew & His Sextette,
- 2.She's Got Great Big Eyes - Dave Bartholomew & His Sextette,
- 3.Dave's Boogie Woogie - Dave Bartholomew & His Sextette,
- 4.Bum Mae - Dave Bartholomew & His Sextette,
- 5.Mr. Fool
- 6.Country Boy
- 7.High Society Blues
- 8.Girt Town Blues
- 9.Carnival Day
- 10.That's How You Got Killed Before
- 11.Messy Bessie
- 12.Going to Chow
- 13.Poppa Stoppa Theme Song
- 14.Ain't Gonna Do It
- 15.Country Boy Goes Home
- 16.Ah Cubanas
- 17.Frantic Chick
- 18.Good Jax Boogie - Dave Bartholomew
- 19.Tijim - Dave Bartholomew
Personnel includes: Dave Bartholomew (vocals, trumpet); Meyer Kennedy (guitar); Joe Harris (alto saxophone); Herb Hardesty, Red Tyler, Clarence Holts (tenor saxophone); Salvador Doucette (piano); Frank Fields (bass); Earl Palmer (drums).
Recorded in New Orleans, Louisiana between 1947 and 1950. Includes liner notes by Dave Penny.
Personnel: Dave Bartholomew (vocals, trumpet); Ernest McLean (guitar); Lee Allen, Alvin "Red" Tyler, Clarence Hall, Herb Hardesty (tenor saxophone); Salvadore Doucette, Jr. (piano); Earl Palmer (drums).
Liner Note Author: Dave Penny.
Recording information: New Orleans, LA (09/1947-??/1950).
Part of Classics' chronological series, 1947-1950 collects many of New Orleans trumpeter/vocalist Dave Bartholomew's early sides recorded well before his legendary association writing songs for '50s rock icon Fats Domino. Fitting nicely into the postwar jump blues style, Bartholomew actually came out of the New Orleans brass band tradition. Although his big fat trumpet sound can be directly linked to such influences as Louis Armstrong and Roy Eldridge, his idiosyncratic penchant for bending notes is actually more reminiscent of guitar legends like Guitar Slim and T-Bone Walker. Included here are such bluesy and raucous tunes as "Mr. Fool," "That's How You Got Killed Before," and "Poppa Stoppa Theme Song," which has to go down as the hippest radio show theme since "Jumpin' With Symphony Sid." ~ Matt Collar