Twenty-three rare tracks that deserve to be rediscovered. Collectors will want them and music fans looking into the roots of Jazz will also want to explore them. There are some familiar names but all are worth exploring.
Highlights include: “Mojo Strut”-Pickett-Parham Apollo Syncopators, “Kansas City Stomps”-Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers, “While You’re Sneaking Out (Someone Is Eazin’ In)”-George McClennon’s Jazz Devils and “Mabel’s Dream”-King Oliver’s Jazz Band.
Other artists: Louis Dumain’s Jazzola Eight, Roy Johnson’s Happy Pals, Mamie Smith, Sam Morgan’s Jazz Band, Paul Tremaine & his Artistocrats, Charlie Johnson & his Paradise Band, Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra, Ross DeLuxe Syncopators, Frenchy’s String Band, Taylor’s Dixie Serenaders, Ben Tobler & his California Cyclones, Fowler’s Favorites, Oliver Naylor’s Orchestra, Floyd Mills & his Marylanders, Maynard Baird & his Orchestra, Gowan’s Rhapsody Makers, Sammie Lewis with his Barnville Syncopators, The Hotentots and Frankie Franko & his Louisianians.
Twenty-three more tracks from the artists that started it all.
Highlights include: “Pail In My Hand”-Edna Winston, “Ain’t Got No Gal Now”-Phil Baxter & his Orchestra, “The Mess”-Thomas Morris & his Seven Hot Babies and “White Ghost Shivers”-New Orleans Owls.
Other artists on Volume Two: J.Neal Montgomery & his Orchestra, Sam Morgan’s Jazz Band, The Whoopee Makers, Andy Preer & The Cotton Club, George McClendon’s Jazz Devils, Louis Dumain’s Jazzola Eight, Clarence Williams’ Blue Five, Dixon’s Jazz Maniacs, Ross DeLuxe Syncopaters, Paul Howard’s Quality Serenaders, Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra, Bennett’s Swamplanders, Johnny DeDroit, Lou Weimer’s Gold And Black Aces, Red Spikes Majors And Minors, Charles Creath’s Jazz-O-Southerners, King Oliver’s Jazz Band, Slim Lamar’s Southerners and Five Hot Chocolates.