Sammy Price and his New All-Stars Live in Belgium

Comblain-La-Tour 1958

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Sammy Price — Bandleader, pianist
J.C. Higginbotham — Trombonist
Elmer Crumbley — Trombonist
Doc Cheatham — Trombonist
Eddie Barefield — Clarinetist, Alto saxophonist
Jimmy Lewis — Double bassist
J.C. Heard — Drummer
Taffy Douglas — Singer
Claude Misonne — Movie director

Program notes

There is one line at the beginning of this concert that sums up the music industry for early jazz and boogie woogie musicians. It is said by leader Sammy Price when he introduces a song: “Usually you don’t get any credit for these things until you’ve passed on to the great beyond.” Indeed, many of the tracks played by Price and his All Stars came from the dim history of 19th Century American music, whereby jazz songs were passed down as an oral tradition and their original composers’ names got lost in the dust. 

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Venue: Comblain-la-Tour (Comblain-la-Tour, Belgium)
Production date: 1958
Recording date: 1958
Duration: 40 min
Production: © Sonuma
Resolution: Full HD