Sunday, May 11, 2008

Pete Fountain and His Dixieland Boys - Brunswick Records

Pete Fountain and His Dixieland Boys

1957 Brunswick Records 9-55045 Mono 7" 45 RPM

Side One
1. Tailgate Blues

Side Two
1. Yellow Dog Blues

The record comes from the period between The Basin Street Six and Pete's Lawrence Welk time. Pete was playing with Sharkey Bonano; he formed his own band Pete Fountain and His Three Coins, and also was playing with Al Hirt in Al's club, Pier 600. He was also jamming at Tony Almerico's club. Since Pete was playing with so many people, it is unknown who the personnel are on this 45 RPM recording.

About Brunswick Records: In the 1950s, American Decca made Brunswick, co-owned by Coral Records its leading Rock and Roll label, featuring artists such as Buddy Holly. In the latter part of the 1950s and into the 1960s, it was primarily used for African-American acts with Jackie Wilson its only major recording star.

No comments:

Post a Comment