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#1 Post by falty411 » Wed Mar 03, 2004 2:44 pm

anybody know much about this band? I haven't really heard them mentioned before outside of the fact Coleman Hawkins used to play for them.
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#2 Post by Travis » Wed Mar 03, 2004 3:36 pm

Love them. Several things about them give them a unique sound like the vocals of Red McKenzie and Nappy Lamare, and McKenzie's comb and tissue playing (I believe there's a good amount of kazoo in there as well). I have the only Chronogical release but I think there may be some other stuff out there...or it may just be McKenzie under his own name with guys like Condon, Russell, and Spanier.

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#3 Post by falty411 » Wed Mar 03, 2004 4:50 pm

Thanks travis
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#4 Post by Soupbone » Wed Mar 03, 2004 7:42 pm

I don't have the chrono disc that Travis mentions. But, I have two tracks on the Pee Wee Russell "Best of Jazz" 1927-1944 album (hey, that's twice in as many days that I've referenced this disc!!).

The tracks are "Hello, Lola" and "One Hour," and the line up is listed as Red McKenzie on comb, Glenn Miller on trombone, Pee Wee Russell on clarinet, Colema Hawkins on tenor sax, Eddie Condon on banjo, Jack Bland on guitar, Pops Foster on bass and Gene Krupa on drums.

Both of these are from a November 14, 1929 session for Victor.
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#5 Post by AlekseyKosygin » Wed Mar 03, 2004 7:56 pm

Timeless has a disc for them also...Probably much better sound quality since Mr. Davies works on much of their releases...

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#6 Post by djstarr » Thu Mar 04, 2004 5:52 pm

I have one track from them on Jack Teagarden's "That's a Serious Thing" - it's called Tailspin Blues.

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#7 Post by SpuzBal » Thu Mar 04, 2004 8:25 pm

I think that the Eddie Condon set "The Classic Sessions" has a lot of MCBB on the first disc.
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#8 Post by Travis » Thu Mar 04, 2004 11:49 pm

SpuzBal wrote:I think that the Eddie Condon set "The Classic Sessions" has a lot of MCBB on the first disc.
Disc 1/Tracks 16-17, 19-20, 22-25: The Mound City Blue Blowers
Track 21 is listed as by McKenzie's Mound City Blue Blowers

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