The 1979 version of Terry Waldo's Gutbucket Syncopators has a couple notables in the rhythm section (banjoist/singer Eddy Davis and drummer Hal Smith), their usual front line (the exciting if occasionally faltering trumpeter Roy Tate, trombonist Jim Snyder, and Frank Powers on clarinet and tenor), Louise Anderson on tuba, and pianist Waldo. On this LP (not reissued on CD) they stretch out on eight mostly rarely performed numbers, including "St. Louis Shuffle" (which was recorded by Fletcher Henderson in the 1920s), W.C. Handy's "Harlem Blues," "Boy in the Boat," "Everybody Stomp," and "Zulu's Ball." This is fun music that should delight trad jazz fans lucky enough to run across this album.
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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow