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Preservation Hall Jazz Band (of New Orleans): 50th Anniversary Collection (2012)

Track list:

Disc One:
1-01. Band introduction by Allan Jaffe (live, 1972)
1-02. Eh La Bas (E)
1-03. Oh, Didn’t He Ramble (I)
1-04. I Get The Blues When It Rains (1986, previously unissued)
1-05. St. James Infirmary (King Britt Remix) (P)
1-06. Ice Cream (Q)
1-07. In The Evening (When The Sun Goes Down) (1967, previously unissued)
1-08. Down By The Riverside (C)
1-09. Corinna, Corinna (L)
1-10. I’m Alone Because I Love You (D)
1-11. El Manicero (Q)
1-12. Do Lord (J)
1-13. St. James Infirmary (E)
1-14. Just A Little While To Stay Here (G)
1-15. Complicated Life (O)
1-16. We Shall Overcome (S)

Disc Two:
2-01. His Eye Is On The Sparrow (N)
2-02. Shake It And Break It (R)
2-03. Nellie Grey (1986, previously unissued)
2-04. When The Saints Go Marchin’ In (H)
2-05. Little Liza Jane (N)
2-06. (True) You Don’t Love Me (K)
2-07. In The Sweet Bye And Bye (C)
2-08. I’ll Fly Away (T)
2-09. That Bucket’s Got A Hole In It (N)
2-10. Love Song Of The Nile (A)
2-11. Blue Yodel #9 (Q)
2-12. Shine (A)
2-13. Burgundy Street Blues (C)
2-14. I Want A Little Girl (live, 1972)
2-15. Chimes Blues (D)

Disc Three:
3-01. Whenever You’re Lonesome (D)
3-02. Lord, Lord, Lord, You Sure Been Good To Me (H)
3-03. Sing On (J)
3-04. Joe Avery (F)
3-05. Louisiana Fairytale (R)
3-06. Shake That Thing (N)
3-07. Short Dressed Gal (Q)
3-08. Freight Train Blues (E)
3-09. Over In The Gloryland (O)
3-10. A Good Man Is Hard To Find (D)
3-11. Nobody Knows The Way I Feel This Morning (B)
3-12. I Ain’t Got Nobody (G)
3-13. Amen (F)

Disc Four:
4-01. Tootie Ma Is A Big Fine Thing (R)
4-02. Bourbon Street Parade (I)
4-03. I’m Confessin’ (L)
4-04. Le Petit Fleur (P)
4-05. One More ‘Fore I Die (T)
4-06. Shake It And Break It (G)
4-07. C.C. Rider (1981, previously unissued)
4-08. That’s A Plenty (M)
4-09. Westlawn Dirge (Q)
4-10. Who Threw The Whiskey In The Well? (O)
4-11. Peanut Vendor (E)
4-12. Trouble In Mind (R)
4-13. A Good Gal Is Hard To Find (T)
4-14. Precious Lord (1970, previously unissued)

Personnel:

dr (drums); bs (bass); tba (tuba); tb (trombone); tpt (trumpet); ts (tenor sax); cl (clarinet);
g (guitar); bjo (banjo); mdln (mandolin); fdl (fiddle); v (violin); p (piano);
voc (vocal); b-voc (backing vocal); Whs (Whistling)

1-01: voc (Allan Jaffe)

(A): dr (Abbee ‘Chinee’ Foster); bs (‘Papa’ John Joseph); tb (Louis Nelson); tpt (De De Pierce); cl (George Lewis); p (Billie Pierce); voc (Billie Pierce)
(B): dr (Abbee ‘Chinee’ Foster); bs (‘Papa’ John Joseph); tb (Louis Nelso); tpt (Punch Miller); cl (George Lewis); bjo (Emanuel Sayles)
(C): dr (Joe Watkins); bs (‘Papa’ John Joseph); cl (George Lewis); (Snookum Russell)
(D): bs (Alcide ‘Slow Drag’ Pavageau); tb (Jim Robinson); tpt (Percy Humphrey); cl (Willie Humphrey); bjo (Emanuel Sayles); p (Sweet Emma Barrett); voc (Sweet Emma Barrett)
(E): dr (Cie Frazier); bs (Chester Zardis); tb (Louis Nelson); cor (De De Pierce); cl (George Lewis); bjo (Narvin Kimball); p (Billie Pierce); voc (De De Pierce)

(F): dr (Cie Frazier); tba (Allan Jaffe); tb (Frank Demond); tpt (Percy Humphrey); cl (Willie Humphrey); bjo (Narvin Kimball); p (James ‘Sing’ Miller)
(G): dr (Cie Frazier); tba (Allan Jaffe); tb (Frank Demond); tpt (Percy Humphrey); cl (Willie Humphrey); bjo (Narvin Kimball); p (James ‘Sing’ Miller)
(H): dr (Cie Frazier); tba (Allan Jaffe); tb (Frank Demond); tpt (Percy Humphrey); cl (Willie Humphrey); bjo (Narvin Kimball); p (James ‘Sing’ Miller); voc (Percy Humphrey)
(I): dr (Frank Parker); tba (Allan Jaffe); tb (Frank Demond); tpt (Percy Humphrey); cl (Willie Humphrey); bjo (Narvin Kimball); p (James ‘Sing’ Miller); voc (Willie Humphrey, Percy Humphrey)
(J): dr (Joe Lastie); bs (Ben Jaffe); tb (Frank Demond); tpt (Wendell Brunious); cl (Dr. Michael White); bjo (Narvin Kimball); p (Ellis Marsalis); voc (Wendell Brunious)

(K): dr (Joe Lastie); bs (Ben Jaffe); tb (Frank Demond); tpt (Wendell Brunious); cl (David Grillier); bjo (Narvin Kimball); p (Rickie Monie); voc (Wendell Brunious)
(L): bs (Ben Jaffe); tpt (Wendell Brunious); g (Don Vappie); p (Thaddeus Richard); voc (Wendell Brunious)
(M): dr (Joe Lastie); bs (Ben Jaffe); tb (Frank Demond); tpt (Wendell Brunious); cl (Dr. Michael White); bjo (Narvin Kimball); p (Rickie Monie)
(N): bs (Walter Payton); tb (Lucien Barbarin); tpt (Leroy Jones); cl (Ralph Johnson); p (Thaddeus Richard); voc (Anthony ‘Tuba Fats’ Lacen)
(O): dr (Joe Lastie); bs (Ben Jaffe); tb (Frank Demond); tpt (John Brunious); ts (Ernest Doc Watson); cl (Ralph Johnson); bjo (Carl LeBlanc); p (Rickie Monie); voc (Clint Maedgen)

(P): dr (Joe Lastie); bs (Ben Jaffe); tpt (John Brunious); ts (Clint Maedgen); bjo (Carl LeBlanc); voc (Clint Maedgen)
(Q): dr (Joe Lastie); bs (Walter Payton); tb (Freddie Lonzo); tpt (Mark Braud); ts (Clint Maedgen); cl (Charlie Gabriel); p (Rickie Monie); voc (Mark Braud); b-voc (Clint Maedgen)
(R): dr (Joe Lastie); tba (Ben Jaffe); tb (Lucien Barbarin); tpt (Mark Braud); ts (Clint Maedgen); cl (Charlie Gabriel); bjo (Carl LeBlanc); v (Andrew Bird); voc (Andrew Bird); Whs (Andrew Bird)
(S): dr (Ernie Elly); bs (Jacob Silver); tba (Ben Jaffe); tb (Maynard Chatters); tpt (Leon ‘Kid Chocolate’ Brown); ts (Daniel Farrow); cl (Charlie Gabriel); bjo (Carl LeBlanc, Pete Seeger); voc (Pete Seeger, Tao Rodriguez-Seeger); b-voc (Michael Merenda, Ruth Ungar)
(T): bs (Alan Bartram); tpt (Mark Braud); ts (Clint Maedgen); cl (Charlie Gabriel); g (Del McCoury); bjo (Rob McCoury); mdln (Ronnie McCoury); fdl (Jason Carter); p (Rickie Monie); voc (Clint Maedgen, Del McCoury, Ronnie McCoury)

This Compilation:
Released: September 2012
Label: Columbia / Sony Legacy 8875411212
Box Set Produced by: Ben Jaffe, Michael Cuscuna
Associate Producer: Ron Rona

Music Transfers: Earl Scioneaux, III
Mastered by: Bruce Barielle

1-01: Recorded live at Dinkenspeil Auditorium, Stanford University, Stanford, California on July 7 & 8, 1972 (Preservation Hall Recording)
1-02: Engineered at Cosimo Recording Studio – Recorded at Preservation Hall on April 26, 1966 – Originally released on “New Orleans’ Billie And De De And Their Preservation Hall Jazz Band” (Preservation Hall Recordings)
1-03: Recorded at Sea-Saint Studios, New Orleans on October 6 and 7, 1986 – Originally released on “Preservation Hall Jazz Band – New Orleans Volume IV” (CBS Records)
1-04: Recorded at Sea-Saint Studios, New Orleans on October 6 and 7, 1986 – A previously unissued Preservation Hall recording
1-05: Recorded at Preservation Hall, New Orleans, 2008 – Originally released on “Preservation Hot 4 – St. Peter Street Serenade” (Preservation Hall Recordings)
1-06: Recorded at Preservation Hall, New Orleans on January 20-22, 2009 – Originally released on “New Orleans Preservation Volume 1” (Preservation Hall Recordings)
1-07: Recorded at Sea-Saint Studios, New Orleans on January 19, 1967 – A previously unissued Preservation Hall recording.
1-08: Recorded at Preservation Hall, New Orleans on July 6, 1962 – Originally released on “Jazz at Preservation Hall – Volume Four: The George Lewis Band of New Orleans” (Atlantic Records) Produced under license from Atlantic Recording Corp.
1-09: Recorded at Ultrasonic Studios, New Orleans on September 19, 1996 – Originally released on “Preservation Hall Hot 4 With Duke Dejan” (Preservation Hall Recordings) Don Vappie appears courtesy of Vappielle Records
1-10: Recorded at the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 18, 1964 – Originally released on “Sweet Emma And Her Preservation Hall Jazz Band” (Preservation Hall Recordings)
1-11: Recorded at Preservation Hall, New Orleans on January 20-22, 2009 – Originally released on “New Orleans Preservation Volume 1” (Preservation Hall Recordings)
1-12: Recorded at Sea-Saint Studios, New Orleans November 28-29, 1994 – Originally released on “Preservation Hall Jazz Band – In The Sweet Bye And Bye” (Sony Music) Ellis Marsalis appears courtesy of Columbia Records
1-13: Recorded at Preservation Hall, New Orleans on April 26, 1966 – Engineered at Cosimo Recording Studio Original released on “New Orleans’ Billie And De De And Their Preservation Hall Jazz Band” (Preservation Hall Recordings)
1-14: Recorded at Sea-Saint Studios, New Orleans on December 3 and 4, 1981 – Originally released on “Preservation Hall Jazz Band – New Orleans Volume II” (CBS Records)
1-15: Recorded in the French Quarter, New Orleans in February 2005 – Originally released on “Hurricane Sessions” (Preservation Hall Recordings)
1-16: Recorded at Preservation Hall, New Orleans on April 24, 2009 – Originally released on “Preservation (Bonus Disc)” (Preservation Hall Recordings)

2-01: Recorded at Preservation Hall, New Orleans on March 27, 2001 – Originally released on “Shake That Thing” (Preservation Hall Recordings)
2-02: Recorded at Preservation Hall, New Orleans on September 9, 2009 – Originally released on “Preservation” (Preservation Hall Recordings) – Andrew Bird appears courtesy of Mom+Pop Music
2-03: Recorded at Sea-Saints Studios, New Orleans on October 6 and 7, 1986 – A previously unissued Preservation Hall Recording.
2-04: Recorded at Sea-Saint Studios, New Orleans on April 19, 1983 – Originally released on “Preservation Hall Jazz Band – When The Saints Go Marchin’ In – New Orleans Volume III” (CBS Records)
2-05: Recorded at Preservation Hall, New Orleans on March 27, 2001 – Originally released on “Shake That Thing” (Preservation Hall Recordings)
2-06: Recorded at Ultrasonic Studios, New Orleans in December 1995 – Originally released on “Preservation Hall Jazz Band – Because of You” (Sony Music)
2-07: Recorded at Preservation Hall, New Orleans – Originally released on “Jazz at Preservation Hall – Volume Four: The George Lewis Band of New Orleans” (Atlantic Records) – Produced under license from Atlantic Recording Corp.
2-08: Recorded at The Chapel, Preservation Hall West, San Francisco in July 2010 – Originally released on “Preservation Hall Jazz Band & The Del McCoury Band – American Legacies” (Preservation Hall Recordings)
2-09: Recorded at Preservation Hall, New Orleans on March 27, 2001 – Originally released on “Shake That Thing” (Preservation Hall Recordings)
2-10: Recorded at Preservation Hall, New Orleans on July 3, 1962 – Originally released on “Jazz At Preservation Hall – Volume 2 – Billie & De De Pierce / Jim Robinson’s New Orleans Band” (Atlantic Records) – Produced under license from the Atlantic Recording Corp.
2-11: Recorded at Preservation Hall, New Orleans on January 20-22, 2009 – Originally released on “New Orleans Preservation Volume 1” (Preservation Hall Recordings)
2-12: Recorded at Preservation Hall, New Orleans on July 3, 1962 – Originally released on “Jazz At Preservation Hall – Volume 2 – Billie & De De Pierce / Jim Robinson’s New Orleans Band” (Atlantic Records) – Produced under license from the Atlantic Recording Corp.
2-13: Recorded at Preservation Hall, New Orleans on July 7, 1962 – Originally released on “Jazz At Preservation Hall – Volume Four: The George Lewis Band of New Orleans” (Atlantic Records) – Produced under license from the Atlantic Recording Corp.
2-14: Recorded at Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University, Stanford, California on July 7 & 8, 1972
2-15: Recorded at the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 18, 1964 – Originally released on “Sweet Emma Barrett and Her New Orleans Preservation Hall Jazz Band” (Preservation Hall Recordings)

3-01: Recorded at the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 18, 1964 – Originally released on “Sweet Emma Barrett and Her New Orleans Preservation Hall Jazz Band” (Preservation Hall Recordings)
3-02: Recorded at Sea-Saint Studios, New Orleans on April 19, 1983 – Originally released on “Preservation Hall Jazz Band – When The Saints Go Marchin’ In – New Orleans Volume III” (CBS Records)
3-03: Recorded at Sea-Saint Studios, New Orleans on November 29-29, 1994 – Originally released on “Preservation Hall Jazz Band – In The Sweet Bye And Bye” (Sony Music)
3-04: Recorded at Sea-Saint Studios, New Orleans on January 19, 1976 – Originally released on “Preservation Hall Jazz Band – New Orleans Volume I” (CBS Records)
3-05: Recorded at Preservation Hall, New Orleans in 2009 – Originally released on “Preservation” (Preservation Hall Recordings) – Jim James appears courtesy of ATO
3-06: Recorded at Preservation Hall, New Orleans on March 27, 2001 – Originally released on “Shake That Thing” (Preservation Hall Recordings) – Dr. Michael White appears courtesy of Basin Street Records
3-07: Recorded at Preservation Hall, New Orleans on January 20-22, 2009 – Originally released on “New Orleans Preservation Volume 1” (Preservation Hall Recordings)
3-08: Engineer: William Russell & Cosimo Recording Studio – Originally released on “New Orleans’ Billie & De De And Their Preservation Hall Jazz Band” (Preservation Hall Recordings)
3-09: Recorded at Sea-Saint Studios, New Orleans, in 1976 and New Orleans 2006 (vocal overdub) – Originally released on “Hurricane Sessions” (Preservation Hall Recordings)
3-10: Recorded at the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 18, 1964 – Originally released on “Sweet Emma Barrett and Her New Orleans Preservation Hall Jazz Band” (Preservation Hall Recordings)
3-11: Recorded at Preservation Hall, New Orleans on July 6, 1962 – Originally released on “Jazz At Preservation Hall – Volume Three – Paul Barbarin’s Band/Punch Miller’s – Bunch & George Lewis” (Atlantic Records) – Produced under license from Atlantic Recording Corp.
3-12: Recorded at Sea-Saint Studios, New Orleans on December 3 and 4, 1981 – Originally released on “Preservation Hall Jazz Band – New Orleans Volume II” (CBS Records)
3-13: Recorded at Sea-Saint Studios, New Orleans on January 19, 1976 – Originally released on “Preservation Hall Jazz Band – New Orleans Volume I” (CBS Records)

4-01: Recorded at Preservation Hall, New Orleans on October 19, 2009 – Originally released on “Preservation” (Preservation Hall Recordings)
4-02: Recorded at Sea-Saint Studios, New Orleans on October 6 and 7, 1986 – Originally released on “Preservation Hall Jazz Band – New Orleans Volume IV” (CBS Records)
4-03: Recorded at Ultrasonic Studios, New Orleans on September 19, 1996 – Originally released on “Preservation Hall Hot 4 With Duke Dejan” (Preservation Hall Recordings) – Don Vappie appears courtesy of Vappielle Records
4-04: Recorded at Preservation Hall, New Orleans, 2008 – Originally released on “Preservation Hot 4 – St. Peter Street Serenade” (Preservation Hall Recordings)
4-05: Recorded at The Chapel, Preservation Hall West, San Francisco in July 2010 – Originally released on “Preservation Hall Jazz Band & The Del McCoury Band – American Legacies” (Preservation Hall Recordings)
4-06: Recorded at Sea-Saint Studios, New Orleans on December 3 and 4, 1981 – Originally released on “Preservation Hall Jazz Band – New Orleans Volume II” (CBS Records)
4-07: Recorded at Sea-Saint Studios, New Orleans on December 3 and 4, 1981 – A previously unissued Preservation Hall Recording
4-08: Recorded at Preservation Hall, New Orleans on March 9 & 10, 1999 – Originally released on “Songs of New Orleans” (Preservation Hall Recordings) – Dr. Michael White appears courtesy of Basin Street Records
4-09: Recorded at Preservation Hall, New Orleans on January 20-22, 2009 – Originally released on “New Orleans Preservation Volume I” (Preservation Hall Recordings)
4-10: Recorded in the French Quarter, New Orleans in February 2005 – Originally released on “Hurricane Sessions” (Preservation Hall Recordings)
4-11: Recorded at Preservation Hall on April 26, 1966 – Engineer: William Russell & Cosimo Recording Studio – Originally released on “New Orleans’ Billie And De De And Their Preservation Hall Jazz Band” (Preservation Hall Recordings)
4-12: Recorded at Preservation Hall, New Orleans in 2009 – Originally released on “Preservation” (Preservation Hall Recordings) – Richie Havens appears courtesy of Stormy Forrest/Verve Forecast Records
4-13: Recorded at The Chapel, Preservation Hall West, San Francisco in July 2010 – Originally released on “Preservation Hall Jazz Band & The Del McCoury Band – American Legacies” (Preservation Hall Recordings)
4-14: Recorded at Sea-Saint Studios, New Orleans, 1970 – A previously unissued Preservation Hall Recording
Original master recordings © 2012 Preservation Hall Recordings (except:CD1,#3,8,12,14; CD2,#4,6,7,10,12,13; CD3,#2,3,4,11,12,13; CD4,#2,6)

Liner Notes:
Fifty Years of Preservation Hall: A Celebration – Bruce Boyd Raeburn
Introduction, Track-by-Track Commentary: Ben Jaffe

Photography: Barry Kaiser, Bill Bridges, Clint Maedgen, Danny Leyrer, Johnny Donnels, Lee Friedlander, Ralph Cowan, Shannon Brinkman, Steffi Graham
Art Direction: Frank Harkins
Design: Christian Calabro, Frank Harkins

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Fifty years after a former art gallery on St. Peter Street became a haven and platform for the surviving musicians who made New Orleans the birthplace of jazz, The Preservation Hall 50th Anniversary Collection box set celebrates their contributions.

This deluxe 4-CD, 58-track collection will be available September 25 through Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.
In presenting its comprehensive history, The Preservation Hall 50th Anniversary Collection draws from 19 albums (and one bonus CD) that were recorded and released between 1962 and 2010, on the Atlantic Records, CBS Records, Sony Music, and Preservation Hall Recordings labels.
Tracks are sequenced in non-chronological order, so the listener can appreciate the seamless transitions of the music and the musicians’ lineups from decade to decade.
The Preservation Hall 50th Anniversary Collection includes five previously unissued tracks that were recorded at Allen Toussaint’s Sea-Saint Studios over the years: “In The Evening (When The Sun Goes Down)” (1967); “Precious Lord” (1970); “C.C. Rider” (1981); and “I Get The Blues When It Rains” and “Nellie Grey” (both 1986).

After Hurricane Katrina ravaged the state-of-the-art studios in 2005, Preservation Hall producer and musician Ben Jaffe (son of original producer, Preservation Hall Jazz Band member and founder Allan Jaffe) was able to recover many of the tapes and restore a portion of the music.
In many ways, The Preservation Hall 50th Anniversary Collection is a family’s story, and a tribute to Allan Jaffe (1935-1987).

A trained musician from Pennsylvania, Jaffe frequently visited New Orleans when he served as a GI in the 1950s at Fort Polk, about four hours northwest of the Crescent City.

He and his newlywed wife emigrated there in 1961, and fell into the second line of a parade that wound up at an art gallery.

The owner actively promoted jam sessions at his gallery by the elder founding fathers of jazz.

Most of them were born in the late 19th century, and had few outlets for their pure jazz (not Dixieland!) in the postwar era of the 1950s.

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