Phil Schaap Jazz

November 14, 1929 Mound City Blue Blowers

One of the wildest yet sublime and everlastingly wondrous recordings is the November 14, 1929 Mound City Blue Blowers session that finds leader Red McKenzie humming a la the kazoo but using a comb and wetted strips of newspaper. The balance of this stunning and surprising line-up is:Jack Bland, guitarEddie Condon, banjoPops Foster, bassColeman Hawkins, tenor saxGene Krupa, drumsGlenn Miller, trombonePee Wee Russell, clarinet Half skiffle, half Jazz combo, this odd aggregation make a pivotal and pioneering effort in the Jazz ballad with “One Hour” that uses the short chorus form and harmony to “If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight” and an up-tempo shout piece, “Hello Lola”, that was a 1929 styled shout-out by Pee Wee Russell to his girlfriend.The original issue was a 78 RPM disc, Victor V-38100, a short-lived catalogue device by Victor – snuffed by The Great Depression – that delivered JAZZ and also Black Artists and music in general. This Mound City Blue Blowers session was integrated.