• Pete FOUNTAIN - Swing Low, Sweet Clarinet

Pete Fountain's life story has been wholly in harmony with Jazz, it has been part of his existence almost as far back as he could remember and in compiling this CD set we have taken a veritable feast of tracks from some of his LPs covering the period 1959-1962.

This is music from excellent musicians playing songs that are as familiar as the seasons of the year, listen to tracks such as: 'The Memphis Blues'; 'Bayou Blues' and the seminal 'St. Louis Blues'. Pete Fountain also pays homage to the great clarinettists of their time with wonderful renditions of 'Woodchoppers Ball', 'Sometimes I'm Happy', 'Begin the Beguine' and 'Amapola' all of which were standards of Messrs Herman, Goodman, Shaw and Dorsey respectively.

Alongside the aforementioned well-known standards Pete touches on the French influence in New Orleans and adds his own exciting new components, accompanied by an orchestra which is part Bourbon Street and part Champs Elysses. You feel yourself being transported to a café somewhere in Paris.

As this compilation attests, you can take the musicians out of Bourbon Street but you can't take Bourbon Street out of man like, Pete Fountain.

See also JASCD 721.

Track Listing

Disc 1

1. ST. LOUIS BLUES
2. BLUE FOUNTAIN
3. COLUMBUS STOCKADE BLUES
4. AUNT HAGER'S BLUES
5. LONESOME ROAD
6. THE MEMPHIS BLUES
7. MY INSPIRATION
8. WANG WANG BLUES
9. BEALE STREET BLUES
10. WABASH BLUES
11. FIVE POINT BLUES
12. BAYOU BLUES
13. ST. JAMES INFIRMARY
14. MARCH THROUGH THE STREETS OF THEIR CITY
15. BLUES ON BOURBON STREET
16. LAZY RIVER
17. WOODCHOPPER'S BLUES
18. PETITE FLEUR
19. SOMETIME'S I'M HAPPY
20. FRENESI
21. WHEN MY BABY SMILES AT ME
22. MARCH OF THE BOB CATS
23. BEGIN THE BEGUINE
24. ME AND MY SHADOW

Disc 2

1. GREEN EYES
2. LET'S DANCE
3. MY INSPIRATION
4. AMAPOLA (PRETTY LITTLE POPPY)
5. I LOVE PARIS
6. COMME CI, COMME CA (CLOPIN, CLOPANT)
7. FRERE JAZZ
8. AUTUMN LEAVES (LES FEUILLES MORTES)
9. LA VIE EN ROSE
10. APRIL IN PARIS
11. C' EST MAGNIFIQUE
12. TWO LOVES HAVE I (J' AI DEUX AMOURS)
13. C' EST SI BON (IT'S SO GOOD)
14. THE SONG FROM MOULIN ROUGE (WHERE IS YOUR HEART)
15. TOUT DE SUITE
16. MY MAN (MON HOMME)
17. 'DIS OL' TRAIN
18. SING YOU SINNERS
19. NOBODY KNOWS THE TROUBLE I'VE SEEN
20. SWING LOW, SWEET CHARIOT
21. DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE
22. LET ME WALK CLOSER TO THEE
23. YES INDEED
24. SWING LOW, SWEET CLARINET
25. IF I GO TO THE PROMISED LAND
26. I TALK TO THE KING
27. SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A MOTHERLESS CHILD
28. JOSHUA FIT DE BATTLE OF JERICHO

Other Details
Price Code B
Format 2CD
Release Date 22/11/2013
UPC Bar Code No 604988076820

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Pete FOUNTAIN - Swing Low, Sweet Clarinet

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