1950's Radio Broadcasts

1950's Radio Broadcasts

by Oscar Celestin Tuxedo Jazz BandOscar Celestin Tuxedo Jazz Band


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Oscar "Papa" Celestin was at the height of his popularity during the last few years of his life. Although never a major trumpeter, Celestin was an important bandleader in New Orleans, and during the early 1950s, his group included the legendary clarinetist Alphonse Picou, who here can be heard playing his famous solo on "High Society." Celestin's set of radio broadcasts, which had been available only in piecemeal fashion previously, is fully reissued on the well-conceived Arhoolie CD. Although the M.C.'s announcements are a bit condescending, the spirited music (which also features trombonist Bill Mathews, pianist Octave Crosby, bassist Ricard Alexis and drummer Christopher Goldston, plus vocals from several of the band members) is filled with the joy of classic New Orleans jazz.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/05/1996
Label: Arhoolie Records
UPC: 0096297702420
catalogNumber: 7024
Rank: 161471

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Oscar Celestin Tuxedo Jazz Band   Primary Artist
Oscar "Papa" Celestin   Trumpet,Vocals
Richard Alexis   Vocals,String Bass
Octave Crosby   Piano,Vocals
Christopher "Black Happy" Goldston   Drums,Vocals
Alphonse Picou   Clarinet
Bill Matthews   Trombone

Technical Credits

King Oliver   Composer
Eddie Edwards   Composer
Nick LaRocca   Composer
Henry W. Ragas   Composer
Tony Sbarbaro   Composer
Larry Shields   Composer
Harry Beasley Smith   Composer
Ted Snyder   Composer
Chris Strachwitz   Producer,Liner Notes
Wayne Pope   Artwork
Francis Wheeler   Composer
Harry Da Costa   Composer
Traditional   Composer

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