1. Bye Bye Bill Bailey
2. I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate
3. High Society
4. (When It's) Darkness On The Delta
5. Song Of The Wanderer (Where Shall I Go?)
6. Dixie Jubilee
1. Struttin' With Some Barbecue
3. Chlo-E (Song Of The Swamp)
4. Milenberg Joys
5. When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You)
Music from Dixie
The magic behind dixieland music lies mainly in the fact that it is quite a bit more than just music. Dixieland is a spirit; an unfettered, wonderfully undisciplined wail of pure happiness. Dixieland - both musically and emotionally - is the embodiment of simplicity.
In essence, dixieland music can neither be contrived or premeditated, for it is from its spontaneity, from its inventive improvisation, that it derives its life.
Pete Fountain, whose clarinet has become one of dixieland music's most eloquent spokes-men, was born to his unique craft and raised on it. Pete has the spirit and imagination built in. This, coupled with his extraordinary mastery of his instrument, has made of him the personification of dixieland jazz.
In this album, Pete's artistry stands out in bold relief against a colorful background provided by top jazz instrumentalists Stan Wrightsman, Morty Corb, Jack Sperling, Eddie Miller, Moe Schneider, Bobby Gibbons and Charles Teagarden.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Music from Dixie - Coral Record
Music from Dixie - Coral Records