New Orleans Stomp

New Orleans Stomp

by Johnny Dodds


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Past Perfect presents 20 classic jazz sides recorded between 1926 and 1940, featuring the New Orleans-cum-Chicago-styled clarinet of Johnny Dodds. This tasty sampler includes several fine collaborations with young cornetist Louis Armstrong, a majestic trio involving Lil Hardin Armstrong and New Orleans bassist Bill Johnson, and various ensembles driven by some seriously funky jug and washboard players. Each performance is well chosen and tidily restored. One that stands out from the rest is "Melancholy," a swinging jam on the blues recorded in 1938 at the beginning of the clarinetist's all-too-brief comeback. With trumpeter Charlie Shavers, pianist Lil Hardin Armstrong, guitarist Teddy Bunn, bassist John Kirby, and drummer O'Neill Spencer, this was by far the most modern-sounding band that Dodds ever got to record with. Bunn's solo is a marvel that might very well need to be heard twice. While any of various chronologically complete retrospectives can provide a more detailed history of Dodds and the music he lived for, Past Perfect's New Orleans Stomp and its companion volume, Blue Clarinet Stomp, are warmly recommended for seasoned listeners and newcomers alike. Packed with hot stomps, syncopated licks, and gully low slow drags, this compilation closes, quite sensibly, with Johnny Dodds' very last recordings: "Red Onion Blues" and "Gravier Street Blues."

Product Details

Release Date: 12/05/2002
Label: Past Perfect
UPC: 4011222203908
catalogNumber: 220390

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Johnny Dodds   Primary Artist,Clarinet
Lonnie Johnson   Guitar
Cal Smith   Banjo
Paul Barbarin   Drums
Earl Hines   Piano
John Kirby   Bass
King Oliver   Cornet
Kid Ory   Trombone
Charlie Shavers   Trumpet
Luis Russell   Piano
Natty Dominique   Cornet
Frank Melrose   Piano
Roy Palmer   Trombone
Jimmy Blythe   Piano
Clifford Hayes   Violin
Johnny St. Cyr   Banjo,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Harold B. Clifford   Jug
Teddy Bunn   Guitar
Louis Armstrong   Cornet
Lil Armstrong   Piano
Baby Dodds   Drums,Washboard
Jimmy Bertrand   Washboard
Barney Bigard   Tenor Saxophone
Joe Clark   Alto Saxophone
Bert Cobb   Double Bass
Honore Dutrey   Trombone
Darnell Howard   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Preston Jackson   Trombone
R.J. Jones   Piano
John Lindsay   Bass
Earl McDonald   Jug
Punch Miller   Trombone
Herb Morand   Cornet
Bud Scott   Banjo
Bob Shoffner   Cornet
O'Neill Spencer   Drums,Washboard
Stump Evans   Soprano Saxophone
Curtis Hayes   Banjo
Lockwood Lewis   Alto Saxophone,Vocals
Freddy Smith   Banjo
Charlie Alexander   Piano
Bill Johnson's Louisiana Jug Band   Bass,Drums
John Thomas   Trombone

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