South 5. Panama 6. Under Tail Gate Ramble - Various - New Orleans Dixieland (Vinyl Bamboo Tree 7. Careless Love 8. Do What Ory Say 9. Maryland, My Maryland Down Home Rag Didn't He Ramble Ory's Creole Trombone Weary Blues Maple Leaf Rag Grading is visual only unless otherwise stated. I go by Goldmine standards and try to be conservative. I will play grade on certain items only - it is just impossible for me to play grade everything I put on EB AY.
He wasn't happy musically with Welk though, and returned to New Orleans in to open his own nightclub. The fame afforded by Lawrence Welk and network TV made it an instant success and he continued to run and perform at his club until his retirement in The s and s saw Pete's fame grow by leaps and bounds.
He was a regular on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show and his recordings with AI Hirt were very popular if less than artistically satisfying. His best records were recorded for Coral and his work after became increasingly commercial. He was prolific though, releasing over 90 albums in the course of his career. The eighties and nineties saw him slowing down and spending more time in New Orleans and doing some Jazz festival appearances.
He still performs occasionally and lives in his beloved New Orleans. The recordings on this CD are from Pete's pre -commercial era and are some of his best. The second half of the CD features seven tracks that are some of Fountain's earliest as a leader. All were recorded in New Orleans, the cradle of Jazz. Merry Christmas, Baby! The show is in a very personal size room at the casino, where ever you sit you are close enough to get a great view of the stage.
Unlike other times I've seen Pete in larger venues, this was almost like a personal concert. The show starts with a short video detailing Pete's long career. It has clips from his final performance on the Lawrence Welk show, some great clips with Johnny Carson on the Tonight Show, the Ed Sullivan Show inhis performance beforewhen the Pope was in New Orleans, and his appearances with Louis Armstrong and various Presidents at the White House.
As the last clips finishes, the band starts playing as the curtain rises. No vibes or laid back orchestrations, just solid driving jazz! They played for an hour or so. When the curtain rose, you are focused on Pete. As he is playing and the audience is applauding, you can see a glint in his eyes. His eyes were "smiling" and he had a grin as he played. It's obvious he really enjoys performing.
While not as mobile as he once was he is 77 years oldhe hasn't lost a step musically and is a joy to watch. His wailing clarinet was as clean as ever. The band, as they each did their solos, were excellent. The piano player Dave Boedinghauswas incredible, played a real " pumping " piano. After the show, I had the chance to get a picture with Pete and asked him some questions about his career. Let's hope he takes a look and gives some feedback.
If you have a chance, go see Pete perform. He looks good and still sounds great, and has a very good band backing him. I'm glad I made the trip. Liner Notes:. Not much information is included on the enclosed artwork. Allegiance is a small record label in California, they have many releases from John Denver to Mary Wells.
This CD is out-of-print and hard to find at a reasonable price. There is nothing rare about the music, it's on a number of CDs and you can still find the individual vinyl LPs if you look hard enough. Peter Dewey Fountain, Jr. He was a skinny kid who spent too much time hanging around the front stoop of the Top Hat Dance Hall near his home. But, oh the sounds! This was music straight from the soul. Sounds that would never be written in stone, that would always be brand new because they were purely personal.
Pete heard all the greats in New Orleans and he knew he wanted to play Jazz. After endless hours of practicing and listening to the recordings of Benny Goodman and Irving Fazola, the personal sound of Pete Fountain began to emerge and it was "Fat. Through these formative years of his musical training, Pete performed with several sensational bands.
One such band was the Junior Dixieland Band which performed in the famous Parisian Room-often performing for Album) jazz men. It was a heady time of life and Pete Fountain was savoring every moment. They were playing the El Morocco on the street. It was there he met Beverly.
She had decided very young to marry a musician and Pete had decided very young to be a musician. Until Jazz, in its own birthplace New Orleans, was definitely asleep. He gave up music. He had no choice. With a wife and three small children to support, music was a luxury he could not afford.
All he really wanted to do was play music. All he needed was a band, Album), a bandstand and a place to play. InLawrence Welk, host of the nation's most popular television program, wanted Pete on the show, and that kind of opportunity only comes once in a Tail Gate Ramble - Various - New Orleans Dixieland (Vinyl.
For two years, Pete was the most famous Jazz musician on television. Pete Fountain became a household name and New Orleans Jazz made a comeback that has never faded. After two years in California, Pete came home to New Orleans. He had learned what every New Orleanian has to accept as a fact of life. The cuisine, the sights and the sounds. Pete immediately opened his own jazz club in the heart of the French Quarter. His national fame and fans followed him to New Orleans which allowed Pete's club to expand, through the past 34 years, into the largest jazz club in the city.
Pete has always been considered an ambassador of New Orleans Jazz as he performs his music on guest appearances on network television and specials. Pete Tail Gate Ramble - Various - New Orleans Dixieland (Vinyl performed at four U. State Dinners by command performance for four Presidents of the United States.
During Pete's career, he has recorded 56 albums and has been a featured performer on 44 additional albums for a total of recordings. New Orleans. Yet to this day his greatest thrill is taking the stage and performing the music he loves, watching as it works its irresistible magic on the audience. Straight to the soul.
Pete Fountain and his wife, Beverly, have three children and five grandchildren. He divides his DAYS between his family, various charitable organizations and his favorite fishing hole. At the Jazz Band Ball. Featuring Pete Fountain. Posted by David Mekalian at PM 3 comments:.
The Wizardry Of Al Hirt. With Guest Star Pete Fountain. Pete Fountain - Coral Records. Eddie Miller and his tenor sax. Pete Fountain. Tony Almerico's Dixieland All-Stars. Dixieland Festival, Vol Basin Street Six. Dixieland Express. King of New Orleans Jazz. Yule B' Swingin' - Hip-0 Records.
Yule B' Swingin'. Various Artist featuring Pete Fountain performing his. Put Christmas and Swing together. Peggy Lee. Louis Armstrong and Lionel Hampton enliven holiday classics as well as deliver hip Christmas originals for your LP, listening and partying pleasure.
So, dig that crazy Santa Claus, have a cool Yule, and you'll know what Santa will say when he finds everybody swinging! Best Christmas Ever. Various Artist featuring Pete Fountain. Angels In The Morning. Does anyone have a copy of this CD? It is listed on Pete's website, but the site that you order it from is a dead link.
I'd like to review it here, scan the covers etc. Please email me if you have a copy you either would sell or lend out. Remembering the victims, their families and the heroes of the September 11 th attack on America, this powerful, moving song will surely be a valuable addition to your CD music collection.
The combination of powerful lyrics with the incredible voice of Luther Kent and the famous trademark sound of Pete Fountain will make this a must-have recording. Louis, MS. Hollywood Casino Performance. Bay St. Pete was kind enough to pose for a picture after the performance. Posted by David Mekalian at PM 5 comments:. Labels: Bay St. LouisHollywood Casino PerformaceReview. Pete Fountain by Phillip Sage. Vinyl LP. Skip to main content.
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