IT'S TRUE----THIS ANTIQUE RECORD HAS NEVER SEEN A TURNTABLE!! THE TITLES ARE, "I'M CUTTIN' OUT & GIVE ME MY HADACOL". EXTREMELY RARE RECORDINGSYour purchase will be packed very carefully so it will arrive undamaged. Sax player Joe Lutcher (brother of pianist/vocalist Nellie) led a jumping little band in the LA of the late 1940s.
Compiler Chas White puts it succinctly: “Recorded in the year that is most often cited as the turning point between the big bands and the rise of rhythm ‘n’ blues that developed into rock ‘n’ roll, the tracks reflect the era’s collision of styles and influences, mainly following Louis Jordan’s trailblazing route through the centre of it all but also diverting to the fringes of be-bop jazz on the one hand and laid back balladeering on the other.” Joe fascinates me for several reasons. Mainly it’s that groove: a mixture of second line, mambo/rhumba, and straight jump (proto rock ‘n’ roll) drumming and percussion. Making the song even more remarkable is the fact that Lutcher, while he had Louisiana roots, was not from New Orleans . A blazing tenor sax player (ever hear “Stratocruiser”?) who doesn’t solo on this cut, he’s a rather underwhelming vocalist, but manages to get the story across: a travelogue set in the Crescent City on Fat Tuesday that hits the high points - Creole ... read more