I get what I likes and I likes what I hear!!!
firstname.lastname@example.org | Arroyo Grande, California | 03/31/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I loved this cd (especially #2 of the track). It was very nice and I loved it when I first heard it. Trevor Williams"
Stereo and hi-fi Dixieland
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 01/11/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The cover art of COMPACT JAZZ * BEST OF DIXIELAND is potentially misleading. Pictured are 78s and cylinders made in the pre-microphone acoustic recording era. Although some of the artists here, such as Louis Armstrong and Kid Ory, were in the studios in those pioneer days, none of their early work is to be found on this set. Rather, we have a collection of full range hi-fi or stereo tracks made for VERVE records in the years spanning 1955 to '61 (the exceptions being one side from 1964 and another made a decade later).
A few of the classic New Orleans "locale" tunes appear ("Basin St. Blues," "Perdido St. Blues," "Canal St. Blues"), as well as perennial favorites ("Ballin' The Jack," "St. Louis Blues," "Hindustan"). For an opportunity to listen to the music being performed all around the Crescent City a half-century ago, VERVE's BEST OF DIXIELAND cannot be beat.
TOTAL RUNNING TIME -- 63:59"
Music from the real New Orleans
Tuneful Tammy | Prescott, AZ | 05/17/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"All my life I have visited or lived in New Orleans. This CD is a great representation of the dixieland music you'll encounter there..and you'll be happier for it! Most of the best songs are typical of the music you'll hear in the French Quarter, just walking down the street: En-La-Bas, Saturday Night Function, Loveless Love, Beale Street Blues, Canal Street Blues, Savoy Blues and Stevedore Stomp. Others are like what you'll hear in a cabaret, like Someday and St. Louis Blues, which is a bit jammy. Still others could be heard on one of many tourist paddle wheelers, like Christopher Columbus. Here's hoping ALL the N.O. musicians will return, because the music (and great food!) is what that city's about. I highly recommend this CD!"