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Marie Laveau
Papa Celestin
Marie Laveau
Genres: Blues, World Music, Jazz, Pop, Gospel
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All Artists: Papa Celestin
Title: Marie Laveau
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Ghb Records
Release Date: 12/2/1995
Genres: Blues, World Music, Jazz, Pop, Gospel
Styles: New Orleans Jazz, Swing Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Dixieland, Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 762247510628

CD Reviews

Papa Celestin's New Orleans Band: "Marie La Veau"
nostrilbone | San Antonio, Tx | 09/12/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"You've got to love these guys. Really, you've just got to. Playing up a storm for us way down south in Galilee, as Louis Armstrong used to say. Well, he said something like that I think. Papa Celestin's vocal on Marie La Veau by itself is worth the cost of the album--that rich gutbuckety baritone. He sings on five of the fourteen song selections and his first four--Down by the Riverside, Oh Didn't He Ramble, Marie La Veau, and When the Saints Come Marching In--shouldn't be missed. He leads two different contingents of players. On the first there's a Louis Barbarin on drums; I guess a relative of the famous drummer Paul Barbarin. Alphonse Picou plays clarinet in the second group. There's an historic name. Occasionally the ensemble work sounds a tad sloppy but then they get it back together and hot it up. Some of the tunes really smoke. Five stars for the genuineness and authority of the playing, which beats the pants off of mere technical proficiency without heart, without soul, without the blues."
Rich Memories
Haydee L. Ellis | Folsom, LA USA | 07/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Each song is amazingly familiar, bringing back fond memories of many evenings of dancing to Papa Celestin's band in New Orleans and on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. This music has not lost its appeal and is beautifully presented here."
The real stuff
R. B. Wise | WV, formerly NOLA | 12/01/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Recorded in the 1950s. Papa was one of those founders of traditional jazz, playing sporting houses in Storyville, etc. There are a lot of rough edges on this, but the music is as authentic as you get."