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Sidney Bechet and His New Orleans Feetwarmers

Sidney Bechet and His New Orleans Feetwarmers

Sidney Bechet and His New Orleans Feetwarmers


Sidney Bechet & The New Orleans Feetwarmers 1932 sides are the epitome of Hot Jazz. Sidney Bechet's soprano sax playing is nothing short of amazing on the song Shag. Ernest Meyers's scat singing solo on that same song has to be one of the finest examples of Jazz singing ever recorded. Unfortunately the records didn't sell well. The Hot Jazz style was pretty much dead by 1932. Public tastes were shifting to the less wild, more arranged, big band style of Swing. Read more on Last.fm
Sidney Bechet & The New Orleans Feetwarmers 1932 sides are the epitome of Hot Jazz. Sidney Bechet's soprano sax playing is nothing short of amazing on the song Shag. Ernest Meyers's scat singing solo on that same song has to be one of the finest examples of Jazz singing ever recorded. Unfortunately the records didn't sell well.

The Hot Jazz style was pretty much dead by 1932. Public tastes were shifting to the less wild, more arranged, big band style of Swing. The New Orleans joyful style of collective improvisation that is represented here did not match the mood of the Depression era. In the late 1930's and 1940s Bechet revived the band's name as Sidney Bechet and his New Orleans Feetwarmers Read more on Last.fm.

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