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Prague & Paris Recordings

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Prague & Paris Recordings
Prague & Paris Recordings


It is the stuff of legends: Graeme Bell's Australian Jazz Band set off from Australia in 1947 with one-way tickets to play Traditional Jazz in war torn Europe which would seem to be a crazy idea. Their target was the World Youth Festival in Prague. They got there and became professional musicians (actually, they had no choice!). It was a big gamble because the Traditional Jazz Revival had barely started anywhere in the world. Once there they took the place by storm and ended up recording for the Supraphon label (more noted for its Classical recordings) which possessed state-of-the-art equipment at the time. They won friends and made contacts wherever they went. They had travelled via London and Paris and came back the same way recording in both cities


  1. Name
  2. Czechoslovak Journey
  3. Dallas Blues
  4. Panama Rag
  5. Riverside Blues
  6. Just Gone
  7. When the Saints Go Marching In
  8. Fidgety Feet
  9. Walking Wenceslas Square
  10. Ballin' the Jack
  11. Organ Grinder
  12. Get It Fixed
  13. I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate
  14. Blue Tongue Blues
  15. Willie the Weeper
  16. Birmingham Bertha
  17. Baby Won't You Please Come Home
  18. Shabby Gal Rag
  19. Mandy Make Up Your Mind
  20. Tiger Rag
  21. Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None Of My Jelly Roll
  22. Canal St. Blues
  23. Ostrich Walk
  24. I've Got What It Takes
  25. Wolverine Blues
  26. Deep Pacific
  27. At The Darktown Strutters Ball
  28. Come Back Sweet Papa
  29. Smokey Mokes
  30. It's Right Here For You
  31. See See Rider
  32. The Jazz Parade
  33. Square Dance
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