Pete Fountain

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by Pete Fountain

Biography

3 July 1930, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Taking up the clarinet as a small boy, Fountain was sufficiently adept to play and record before he was out of his teens. In the early 50s he worked with various bands in his home town, including the Basin Street Six. In 1954 he formed his own small band and for the next couple of years played with this group and with the Dukes Of Dixieland. In the later years of the decade he appeared as featured soloist on Lawrence Welk’s networked show. Regular... Read more

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jazz
dixieland
new orleans
new orleans jazz
clarinet
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