• Bunk JOHNSON - Bunk And The New Orleans Revival 1942-1947

William Geary "Bunk" Johnson is an enigma, even in his name which should be Willie Gary Johnson according to some authorities. To many, he represents a link with the original jazz forms of the late 19th century while to others he is just an old man trying for his moment of glory. It is almost impossible to make an informed decision about his place in jazz without considering the evolution of jazz itself. Most informed commentators agree that jazz evolved in New Orleans during the last 10 years or so of the 19th century. It did so as a result of a merging of black African rhythms and musical traditions with white European traditions. Why this should happen just in New Orleans is itself a puzzle. There were many other cities in the southern United States where the descendants of black Africans and white Europeans lived in close proximity but nothing resembling jazz arose in any of them. Perhaps the fact that New Orleans was a French city rather than British was a factor as the relationship between black and white was much less rigid in New Orleans than elsewhere in the South. Another factor may have been the presence in the City of a large Italian and Spanish population with a different tradition in music from the British. New Orleans also was located at the mouth of the Mississippi River and readily received the influences of music developing to the North. Not the least of these new musical forms was ragtime. The combination of these factors made New Orleans unique and this made it a fertile ground for the evolution of jazz.

Track Listing

Disc One
Bunk Johnson's Original Superior Band
1. PANAMA
2. DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE
3. STORYVILLE BLUES
4. MOOSE MARCH
Bunk Johnson's Jazz Band
5. BIG CHIEF BATTLE AXE
6. DUSTY RAG
Bunk Johnson's and The Yerba Buena Jazz Band
7. ACE IN THE HOLE (vcl by Clancy Hayes)
8. ORY'S CREOLE TROMBONE
9. THE GIRLS GO CRAZY 'BOUT THE WAY I WALK
Bunk Johnson's V-Disc Veterans
10. SPICY ADVICE
11. MAMA'S GONE GOODBYE
12. BALLIN' THE JACK
13. LOWDOWN BLUES
Bunk Johnson's Band
14. WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN
15 CARELESS LOVE
16. WALK THROUGH THE STREETS
17. AFTER YOU'VE GONE
Bunk Johnson's Street Paraders
18. TIGER RAG
19. WAERY BLUES
Bunk Johnson-Sidney Bechet And Their Orchestra
20. MILNEBURG JOYS
21. LORD, LET ME IN THE LIFEBOAT

Disc Two
Bunk Johnson's Band
1. SWANEE RIVER
2. THE SHEIK OF ARABY
3. OLD GREY BONNET
4. SHINE
Bunk's Brass Band
5. OH DIDN'T HE RAMBLE
6. OVER IN THE GLORYLAND
7. JUST A LITTLE WHILE TO STAY HERE
Bunk Johnson And His New Orleans Band
8. MARYLAND, MY MARYLAND
9. ALEXANDER'S RAGTIME BAND
10. TISHOMINGO BLUES
11. YOU ALWAYS HURT THE ONE YOU LOVE
12. I WISH I COULD SHIMMY LIKE MY SISTER KATE
13. JUST A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE
14. SNAG IT
15. ONE SWEEY LETTER FROM YOU
16. I CAN'T ESCAPE FROM YOU
Bunk Johnson Trio
17. IN THE GLOAMING
18. YOU'VE GOTTA SEE MAMA EVERY NIGHT
Bunk Johnson And His Band
19. THE ENTERTAINER
20. HILARITY RAG
21. SOME OF THESE DAYS
22. TILL WE MEET AGAIN

Other Details
Price Code B
Format 2CD
Release Date 01/07/2003
UPC Bar Code No 604988063523

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Bunk JOHNSON - Bunk And The New Orleans Revival 1942-1947

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