Kid Ory Plays the Blues

Kid Ory Plays the Blues

by Kid Ory



Sure, you've heard most of it before, and some of the players surrounding Ory for these live broadcasts are hardly household names. Still, there is some very fine New Orleans-style music to be found on this disc, as well as some classic Kid Ory. The CD includes five bonus tracks, including the excellent "Blues for Jimmy Noone" and a riveting "Sugar Blues." As critic Max Harrison notes in the liners, the trombonist was able to inspire even lesser-known colleagues to produce tight ensemble work and strong solos. Ory favored a well-disciplined sound rather than a freewheeling Dixie style, but he let loose on the improvisations. Standouts include Teddy Buckner on trumpet, Joe Darensbourg and Bob McCracken on clarinet, and Don Ewell on piano but, as with much of what Ory recorded, there is a consistently high quality throughout from everyone in his groups. You cannot help but marvel at the slide slurs, the lip control, the growls, and the trombonist's big gutsy tone even though they are nothing that he hasn't done many times before. The generous recording time and the surprisingly high sound quality are plusses. While the trombonist has recorded with better (and better-known) groups, this is nonetheless a fine display of vintage Ory.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/19/1997
Label: Storyville Records
UPC: 0717101603527
catalogNumber: 6035


  1. Savoy Blues
  2. Snag It
  3. St. Louis Blues
  4. Tin Roof Blues
  5. Sugar Foot Stomp
  6. Royal Garden Blues
  7. Aunt Hagar's Blues
  8. Yellow Dog Blues
  9. Weary Blues
  10. Birth of the Blues
  11. Sugar Blues
  12. Wang Wang Blues
  13. Wolverine Blues
  14. Blues for Jimmie Noone

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kid Ory   Primary Artist,Trombone
Alvin Alcorn   Trumpet
Joe Darensbourg   Clarinet
Don Ewell   Piano
Teddy Buckner   Trumpet
Ed Garland   Bass
Phil Gomez   Clarinet
Minor Hall   Drums
Bob McCracken   Clarinet
George Probert   Clarinet
Kid Ory's Creole Jazz Band   Track Performer
Harvey Brooks   Piano
Teddy Buckner & His All Stars   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Henry Busse   Composer
Jelly Roll Morton   Composer
King Oliver   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Louis Armstrong   Composer
Tim Brymn   Composer
Karl Emil Knudsen   Producer
Max Harrison   Liner Notes
Chris Olesen   Artwork
Benjamin Franklin Spikes   Composer
Leo Wood   Composer
John Spikes   Composer
Gus Mueller   Composer
Buster Johnson   Composer

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