This recording is a true gem in Charlie Byrd‘s extensive discography. What makes it special is that there is a de-emphasis on bossa nova (there are still a few tunes), freeing up Byrd to explore [More]
Track listing: 00:00 A1 I’ve Been Working On The Railroad (Trad.) 02:51 A2 There Is A Tavern In The Town (Trad.) 05:24 A3 Waltzing Matilda (A.Paterson,M.Cowan) 08:07 A4 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (Trad.) 11:00 A5 [More]
Scott Yanow, writing for Allmusic, notes that “Trumpeter Harry James is in good form … but every song on this set would have benefited from being twice as long”. Track listing: A1 The Sheik Of Araby [More]
Original Dixieland Jazz Band plays “Dixie Jass Band One Step” on Victor 18255 recorded on February 26, 1917. This first jazz disc was influential in 1917 the way Beatles records were influential in 1964! This [More]