Details: Smoky Mary SM 1973-T, stereo, black and gold label, recorded and issued in 1973, recorded in New Orleans. NOTE: Smoky Mary Phonograph Company was a local New Orleans label located on St. Phillip Street in the French Quarter.
Condition: Vinyl: VG+ (some light scuffs and scratches), Jacket: G+ (bottom seam is mostly split, mild edge damage to top seam and spine, some writing on front cover with red pen is smeared as is visible in scan, general wear).
Out of Print and Not Available as CD.
Another very hard to find local release of New Orleans traditional jazz. The group is led by New Orleans trumpet legend Kid Thomas Valentine, and lead gospel vocals are contributed by Sister Annie Pavageau, widow of Alcide Slow Drag Pavageau, bass with the Bunk Johnson and George Lewis bands. Other musicans on this recording are Willie Humphrey, Frank Demond, Cie Frazier, Chester Zardis, and Narvin Kimball.
The tracks are:
SIDE ONE: Jazz and Blues
1. Shake It and Break It
2. Milneburg Joys
3. Milk Cow Blues (vocal Kid Thomas)
4. Blues in Algiers
5. Dinah Lee
SIDE TWO: Gospel and Jazz
6. When the Saints Go Marching In
7. Just a Little While To Stay Here
8. Precious Lord
9. In the Sweet Bye and Bye
PLEASE NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, all of the LPs we are offering are used. Our grading system for each LP is strictly visual, as we don't have time to listen to each record from beginning to end. Unless otherwise stated, there is usually a small price sticker affixed somewhere on the back cover.
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