Fifteen tracks from the 40’s featuring Albert Nicholas on clarinet and Don Ewell on piano with legendary drummer Baby Dodds on five tracks. Other tracks feature Danny Barker on banjo, Pops Foster on bass, James P. Johnson on piano and Albert Nicholas on clarinet from 1947. The album also contains what are considered among the first unaccompanied Jazz drum solos. There are two recorded in 1946. Barker and Nicholas provide Creole vocals on a few tracks.
Highlights include: “Wolverine Blues”, “Manhattan Stomp” and “Tootie Ma Is A Big Fine Thing.”
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