New Orleans: The Living Legends

New Orleans: The Living Legends

by Sweet Emma BarrettSweet Emma Barrett


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This CD reissue of the future members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band is at such a high level it makes one wonder why this group had so many erratic recordings. Pianist Emma Barrett (who also takes four vocals) is in fine form and trombonist Jim Robinson was always a major asset to any New Orleans jazz band, but it is the performances of trumpeter Percy Humphrey (who never sounded better on record) and his brother, clarinetist Willie, that really makes this music special. Together the septet plays such songs as "Bill Bailey," "Just a Little While to Stay Here," and "The Saints" with drive, enthusiasm, and surprising musicianship. It's essential music for all New Orleans jazz fans.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/30/1994
Label: Ojc
UPC: 0025218183222
catalogNumber: 1832

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sweet Emma Barrett   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Percy Humphrey   Trumpet
Jim Robinson   Trombone
McNeal Breaux   Bass
Josiah Frasier   Drums
Willie Humphrey   Clarinet
Emanuel Sayles   Banjo,Guitar

Technical Credits

Percy Humphrey   Contributor
Jim Robinson   Contributor
Chris Albertson   Producer
Sweet Emma Barrett   Arranger,Contributor
McNeal Breaux   Contributor
Phil DeLancie   Remixing
Josiah Frasier   Contributor
Herb Friedwald   Liner Notes
Willie Humphrey   Contributor
Emanuel Sayles   Contributor
Dave Jones   Engineer
Ken Deardoff   Cover Design
David Jones   Engineer

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