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LOUIS COTTRELL! Rare early Jazz Signature along with FIVE OTHERS on a 1962 VIntage Riverside LP! (SOLD!!!)

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Clarinetist and tenor saxophonist Louis Cottrell was a very important figure in early New Orleans jazz and his signature is a tough one to get.

His father, drummer Louis Cottrell, Sr., (who died in 1927) played in some of the earliest formations of the legendary Olympia brass bands in the early 1900s with John Robicheaux (we're talking about Buddy Bolden territory here!) Cottrell Sr. was credited as introducing the press roll as a jazz drumming technique and bore a heavy influence on other early jazz drummers like Baby Dodds and Cie Frazier.

His son, Louis Jr (whose autograph is offered here) was also an influential (as well as controversial) figure in early New Orleans jazz. Widely heralded as one of the best of the early traditional clarinetists, Cottrell Jr. was the leader of the great Onward Brass Band (which also featured members of the Barbarin family, George Lewis and Baby Dodds). He was also the chief of the New Orleans Colored Musicians Union.

The other signatures on this LP are:
Jim Robinson (trombone)
Ernie Cagnolatti (trumpet)
George Guesnon (banjo)
Alcide "Slow Drag" Pavageau
Alfred Williams (drums)
Emanuel Sayles (bass)

Everyone who appears on the record has signed - plus Sayles, who is not on the record.

The record "New Orelans Living Legends: Jim Robinson's New Orleans Band" (Riverside RLP 369, original mono microgroove, blue label with silver print). The condition of the jacket is VG with minor wear (no seem splits) and the original owner has written his name and dated the back. The vinyl is in good condition with some minor scuffs and scrathces on both sides.

What's really great about the signatures is that they appear on the FRONT - usually with these old Preservation era records the musicians signed on the back, which is a drag if you want to frame it.

Since I couldn't get all teh signatures in one scan, I've included a sceond scan below.

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