Various Artists – New Orleans Dance Bands


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Release Date:  2011

Label:  Acrobat Music


Track List

1 West Indies Blues Piron’s New Orleans Orchestra
2 New Orleans Wiggle Piron’s New Orleans Orchestra
3 When My Sugar Walks Down The Street (All The Little Birdies Go ” Johnny De Droit & His New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
4 I Need Some Lovin’ Parenti’s Liberty Syncopaters
5 Maple Leaf Rag The Halfway House (Dance) Orhcestra
6 Squeeze Me The Halfway House (Dance) Orhcestra
7 Sugar House Stomp Buddy Christian’s Creole Five
8 I’m In Love The Halfway House (Dance) Orhcestra
9 Snookum The Halfway House (Dance) Orhcestra
10 Nightmare Elgar’s Creole Orchestra
11 To-Wa-Bae-A-Wa Louis Dumaine’s Jazzola Eight
12 Pretty Audrey Louis Dumaine’s Jazzola Eight
13 Ain’t Love Grand? (Don’t Get Funky) John Hyman’s Bayou Stompers
14 As You Like It Oscar Celestin’s Original Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra
15 Dear Almanzoer Oscar Celestin’s Original Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra
16 That’s A-Plenty New Orleans Owls
17 When I’m Blue The Halfway House (Dance) Orhcestra
18 It’s Jam Up Oscar Celestin’s Original Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra
19 Throwin’ The Horns New Orleans Owls
20 Goose Pimples New Orleans Owls
21 Love Dreams The Halfway House (Dance) Orhcestra
22 Wylie Avenue Blues The Halfway House (Dance) Orhcestra
23 Ta Ta Daddy Oscar Celestin’s Original Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra
24 Astoria Strut Jones & Collins Astria Hot Eight
25 Damp Weather Blues Jones & Collins Astria Hot Eight



The 25 cuts on this CD document the emerging New Orleans dance movement as recorded between 1923 and 1929. Traditional New Orleans music, despite its artistic pretensions, was primarily performed and recorded for dancing, as reflected by this compilation. Full biographical and discographical information plus extensive sleevenotes explain the history of the music. Tracks include The Halfway (House) Dance Orchestra (“Snookum”), Oscar Celestin’s Original Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra (“It’s Jam Up”), Jones And Collins Astoria Hot Eight (“Astoria Strut”), “Buddy Christian’s Creole Five (“Sugar House Stomp”) and Pirons New Orleans Orchestra (“New Orleans Wiggle”).

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