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jazz Sammy Price and his New All-Stars Live at Comblain-La-Tour Sonuma Archives 1958

Sonuma Archives 1958

Sammy Price and his New All-Stars Live at Comblain-La-Tour Sonuma Archives 1958


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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  • 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


  • Sammy Price, When The Saints Go Marching In
  • Johnny Mercer / Sammy Price, I Lost My Sugar In Salt Lake City Blues
  • Sammy Price, Piano Blues
  • Sammy Price, In The Evening
  • Sammy Price, Swingin' The Blues
  • Earle Hagen / Sammy Price, Harlem Nocturne
  • Eddie Barefield, Saxophone Rag
  • Jimmy Lewis, Double Bass Blues
  • J.C. Heard, Drum Solo


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