1971 Coral Records CRL 757517 Stereo / CRL 57517 Mono
1. Night Train To Memphis
2. Help Me Make It Through The Night
3. San Antonio Rose
4. Rose Garden
6. The Drum
1. Just Because
2. New Orleans, Tennessee
3. I Can't Stop Loving You
4. Sunday In The Country
5. Walking The Floor Over You
Pete Fountain NEW ORLEANS, TENNESSEE
Produced By Charles "Bud" Dant
Pete Fountain, the jazz clarinetist, was born and raised in New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz. As a young boy, Pete spent much of his time 'sitting in' with the great players of the times, as well as riding on his daddy's Dixie Beer truck and fishing. His musical idol was Irving Fazzola, the bayou country's greatest clarinet player. Pete dug every note Fazz played and it was only natural that he would inherit the crown.
NEW ORLEANS, TENNESSEE is Pete's dream town. You see, Pete is basically a country boy at heart and, although he is endowed with the great gift of jazz music, he also has a feel and yearning for the "blue grass" country, its people and their music.
So, his dream town is probably located somewhere near Nashville, Tennessee...in a small county, just far enough away from the big city, where the "livin' is easy, and the fish are jumpin'."
Read the list of titles and listen to Pete sing "Sunday In The Country" (his first vocal on an album) and you'll understand a lot about Pete's dream town. These are definitely songs to warm the heart of any country music fan. And when you hear the way our Crown Prince of Jazz plays them, along with the wonderful Nashville 'pickers,' you'll find yourself sittin' by the cracker barrel at the NEW ORLEANS, TENNESSEE country store, tappin' your foot on the red-hot, pot-bellied stove. Listen!
CHARLES BUD DANT