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Big Fat Ma 03:05
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Thunderbolt 03:05
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Dixie Blues 02:57
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Weary Blues 03:18
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In 1919, a strange, unique and long-forgotten jazz band blazed for one brief but glorious year, outshining illustrious rivals, cutting dozens of records and taking New York City by storm. Led by Anton Lada and fronted by Alcide "Yellow" Nunez, THE LOUISIANA FIVE played jazz like no other band ever has before or since.

Until now.

In 2019, the year of their centenary, VEAC Phonograph Co. is proud to present "CLARINET SQUAWK!", a tribute to the Five in an unusual format - part reissue, part recreation. Part One is a celebration of the recorded legacy the Five left behind exactly a century ago. It comprises brand-new digital transfers of seven classic Louisiana Five sides - century-old survivors from 1919! - sourced from our own record collections. The tunes we've selected represent a cross-section of the Five's repertoire, and are taken from the better-condition records in our collections for ease of listening. In Part Two, we’re delighted to present our best attempt to recreate this unusual chapter in jazz history, recorded during the autumn of 2019 in London.

Download includes a 19-page PDF by Nicholas D. Ball with extensive research and new information on the Louisiana Five and its members, archival photos and information on the recreation process.

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released October 30, 2019

Part 1: The Louisiana Five, New York 1919

ALCIDE ‘YELLOW’ NUNEZ : C Clarinet
CHARLES PANELY : Trombone
CARL BERGER : Banjo
JOE CAWLEY : Piano
ANTON LADA : ‘Traps

B-HAP-E
I AIN'T-EN-GOT-EN NO TIME TO HAVE THE BLUES
WEEPING WILLOW BLUES
BIG FAT MA
A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND
THE ALCOHOLIC BLUES
YOU CAN'T GET LOVIN' WHERE THERE AIN'T ANY LOVE

Part 2: Horniblow, Oliver, Wheatley, Lowe & Ball, London 2019

DAVID HORNIBLOW : C Clarinet
CHRIS LOWE : Trombone
MARTIN WHEATLEY: Banjo
ANDREW OLIVER : Piano
NICHOLAS D. BALL ‘Traps

B-HAP-E
JUST ANOTHER GOOD MAN GONE WRONG
THUNDERBOLT
DIXIE BLUES
YELPING HOUND BLUES
CLARINET SQUAWK
WEARY BLUES

Tracks 1-7 from the collections of and audio restoration by David Horniblow, Nicholas Ball and Andrew Oliver.

Tracks 8-14 recorded at Stantonville, London by Andrew Oliver.

Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk, Stereophonic Mastering

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