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Paul LAVAL NBC LOWER BASIN STREET Shoemaker's Holiday/ Henry LEvine BASIN Blues For Sale

Paul LAVAL NBC LOWER BASIN STREET Shoemaker's Holiday/ Henry LEvine BASIN Blues

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Paul LAVAL NBC LOWER BASIN STREET Shoemaker's Holiday/ Henry LEvine BASIN Blues:

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A series of great JAZZ Records from early Ragtime to Beb-Bop on 78 rpm Victrola Records

NBCs famous CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY of lower Basin street provided sophisticated Jazz that is a precursor of the West Coast COOL JAZZ of the 1950s

Paul Laval And His Woodwindy Ten / Dr Henry Levine's Barefooted Dixieland Philharmonic with a great Jazz Bassoon Solo

Shoemaker's Holiday / Basin Street Blues
Victor ‎– 27304

This is a compilation of early-1940s material based on NBC's popular radio series, which featured jazz soloists and vocalists jamming with "Dr." Henry Levine's dixieland octet and Paul Laval's woodwind ensemble.

Part of the fun was (and is) the slangy, faux-highbrow commentary by "the Society's chairman, Dr. Gino Hamilton." The radio show and even the commercial records (both represented here) always included Gene Hamilton's enjoyable introductory remarks.

No complaints when it comes to the performances. Henry Levine's traditional Dixieland "readings" highlight this collection, with the rarely heard "East St. Louis Blues" a standout. There is strong support from Paul Laval's woodwind ten ("Shoemaker's Holiday" and "Runnin' Wild" demonstrate that flute, oboe, etc., are capable of hot jazz). Vocals are split between Lena Horne (excellent on "Beale Street Blues" and "Careless Love"), Dinah Shore (very effective on "Dinah's Blues"). and their successor, the underrated Linda Keene (memorable on "Somebody Loves Me").

10" 78 rpm record


VERY GOOD PLUS PLUS/ Very Good, long needle run on Basin, small rim chip NAP, plays quiet light crackle

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