July 4, 2014 – 5:16 am

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A New Orleans Jazz Festival 1949/1952 [MCA Coral]

Recorded in 1949 and 1952. Originally released as 78/45 singles and 10-inch vinyl. This is a mono vinyl rip of the 1974 MCA LP. Ripped by boogie-de, January 2014. The vinyl is out-of-print. This album has never been issued on CD.

Thanks to boogie-de for sharing this rip.

boogie-de noted:

The highlights are Tracks 09-11 where you hear not less than five bigbands playing (mostly) simultaneously. The event was called “Gene Norman & Frank Bull Dixieland Jubilee Concert”. Later in the ’50s Gene Norman and Frank Bull started a record label called “Dixieland Jubilee”. When I hear historical recordings like these, I always try to compare them to something in our time. In 1950 jazz was as old as techno is today, about 25 years. So for the visitors this event must have been similar to the LoveParades of today.

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Artisan Hall, New Orleans, December 14, 1952
George Lewis And His Ragtime Band

Track 01. At A Georgia Camp Meeting 3:43 (3.1MB)
Track 02. Chimes Blues 5:03 (4.2MB)
Track 03. Burgundy Street Blues 5:20 (4.5MB)

Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, October 7, 1949
Kid Ory’s Creole Band

Track 04. Tiger Rag 3:39 (3.1MB)
Track 05. Savoy Blues 2:54 (2.4MB)
Track 06. Twelth Street Rag 3:35 (3.0MB)
Track 07. Eh! La Bas 3:05 (2.6MB)

Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, October 7, 1949
The Massed Jazz Bands

Track 08. High Society 2:57 (2.5MB)
Track 09. Who’s Sorry Now 2:10 (1.8MB)
Track 10. Muskrat Ramble 2:43 (2.3MB)
Track 11. South Rampart Street Parade 2:48 (2.4MB)
38 mins

Previously released as 78/45 singles, and tracks 04-11 as 10-inch record.

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  1. 3 Responses to “OUT OF PRINT - NEW ORLEANS JAZZ FESTIVAL 1949/1952”

  2. Thanks, bigO!

    By NAMoosedog on Jul 4, 2014

  3. I like trad jazz of the 20’s and 30’s, and swing, even some light stuff like Seawind, but This material is too Art Carney (corny) for my taste. However, it sounds very good for this style and The Magnificent Shrine Auditorium was awe-inspiringly huge inside to this 2nd Grader back in 1961. Red drapes, tunnels and curtains everywhere, with big chandeliers above our heads.

    By Job Hunter on Jul 4, 2014

  4. Thanks so much for the chance to hear some real old-timey Dixieland. To my ears the rhythm sounds a bit clunky; over the years a lot of Dixieland bands have incorporated some swing influence into their rhythm, but this must have been what the original style sounded like. (Not pretending to be a scholar; just my observations from listening to bands and recordings over the years.)

    By MrBill on Jul 5, 2014

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