Storyville Records

Papa Bue & His American Friends

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Catalogue Number
1014273
Format
CD
Artist
Papa Bue's Viking Jazzband
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Description

Papa Bue’s Viking Jazzband began its recording career in 1956 and went on until Arne “Bue” Jensen died in November 2011.

The band was one of the most popular traditional Jazz Bands in Europe. The big three were Chris Barber, Papa Bue and Acker Bilk.

Papa Bue did a lot of recordings and was number one on the Hit Parade in many countries with Schlafe Mein Prinschen. It sold more than a million records, which was a lot for a jazz record. During their career they many American jazz musicians visited Denmark. The first was George Lewis with whom they toured and recorded. The second was the hilarious New Orleans born blues singer and piano player Champion Jack Dupree. Then came clarinet player Edmond Hall and trumpet player Wingy Manone. After them piano player Art Hodes and clarinet player Albert Nicholas and finally trumpet player Wild Bill Davison. There are 2 or 3 tracks with all of them on this CD.

Personnel

Track 1,2 & 3

GEORGE LEWIS WITH PAPA BUE’S VIKING JAZZBAND

Finn Otto Hansen (tp); Arne Bue Jensen (tb); George Lewis; Jørgen Svare (cl); Bjarne “Liller” Petersen (bj) Mogens Seidelin (b); Ib Lindschouw (dr)

Track 4 & 5

PAPA BUE’S VIKING JAZZBAND WITH CHAMPION JACK DUPREE

Finn Otto Hansen (tp); Arne Bue Jensen (tb); Jørgen Svare (cl); Bjarne “Liller” Petersen (bj); Mogens Seidelin (b); Henrik Jensen (dr); Champion Jack Dupree (vo)

Track 6,7 & 8

PAPA BUE’S VIKING JAZZBAND WITH EDMOND HALL

Finn Otto Hansen (tp) Arne Bue Jensen (tb) Edmond Hall (cl) Jørn “Jønne” Jensen (p) Bjarne “Liller”Petersen (bj) Jens Sølund (b) Knud Ryskov Madsen (dr)

Track 9,10 & 11

WINGY MANONE WITH PAPA BUE’S VIKING JAZZBAND

Wingy Manone (tp & vo) Arne Bue Jensen (tb) Jørgen Svare (cl) Jørn “Jønne” Jensen (p) Bjarne “Liller” Petersen (bj) Jens Sølund (b) Knud Rysskov Madsen (dr)

Track 12 & 13

ART HODES WITH PAPA BUE’S VIKING JAZZBAND

Finn Otto Hansen (tp) Arne Bue Jensen (tb) Jørgen Svare (cl) Art Hodes (p) Jens Sølund (b) Knud Ryskov Madsen (dr)

Track 14, 15 & 16

ALBERT NICHOLAS WITH PAPA BUE’S VIKING JAZZBAND

Finn Otto Hansen (tp) Arne Bue Jensen (tb) Albert Nicholas, Jørgen Svare (cl) Jorn “Jønne” Jensen (p) Jens Sølund (b) Knud Ryskov Madsen (dr)

Track 17 & 18

WILD BILL DAVISON WITH PAPA BUE’S VIKING JAZZBAND

Wild Bill Davison (co) Arne Bue Jensen (tb) Jørgen Svare (cl) Jørn “Jønne” Jensen (p) Lars Blach (g) Jens Sølund (b) Knud Ryskov Madsen (dr)

Track 19

PAPA BUE’S VIKING JAZZBAND WITH WILD BILL DAVISON & GUSTAV WINCKLER

Wild Bill Davison (co) Ole Stolle (tp) Arne Bue Jensen (tb) Jørgen Svare (cl) Jørn “Jønne” Jensen (p) Bjarne “Liller”Pedersen (bj) Jørgen Hallin Olsen (g) Jens Sølund (b) Knud Ryskov Madsen (dr)

Reviews

"Always out of date, but still timeless in its quality and energy, traditional jazz is served amazingly well and hot here on this collection of sessions lead by the Danish trombone legend. American artists that join him here reads like a Who's Who: George Lewis, Champion Jack Dupree, Edmond Hall, Wingy Manone, Art Hodes, Albert Nicholas, and Wild Bill Davison. Just the names of these guys alone tell you the difference between the musicians on this disc and the stars of today. Just who now has a nicname even REMOTELY as cool as 'Wingy'? The music here is full of energy, and above all, each guy playing has his own sound. WHAT A CONCEPT! Dupree's vocals on 'See See Rider' will get your head spinning, while Manone will split your sides as he wisecracks through 'Dark Eyes'. Nicholas teams up with local licorice stick player Jorgen Svare for some sinewy sensations on 'Stack O'Lee Blues' and a swinging 'I've Found A New Baby'. Davison's horn stomps through 'Rosetta' while Edmond Hall floats like a screwball on 'Ed's Blues'. As a true confession, I'm not even the biggest fan of this kind of playing, but you can't help but appreciate that these guys are playing with a joy and energy that is about as common these days as a shrimp at a bar mitzvah. It reminds me of the story of a famous atheis who used to hear sermons preached by Charles Haddon Spurgeon. When he as asked if he was going because he believed the message, he replied, 'No, but HE does'. Sometimes that makes all the difference." George W. Harris

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