The Firehouse Five Plus Two

The Firehouse Five Plus Two Story

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This double CD reissues the first three LPs by the Firehouse Five Plus Two, a very popular Dixieland group in the 1950s. In addition to trombonist Ward Kimball (who occasionally lets loose on a siren), the main soloists are generally trumpeter Danny Alguire and either Clarke Mallery, Tom Sharpsteen, or George Probert on clarinet. The spirited jamming mixes together standards, a few obscurities, and an occasional original (including "Firehouse Stomp," "Fireman's Lament," and "Firechief Rag"). Although not exactly innovative, the music is quite fun and easily recommended to Dixieland fans.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:58 Amazon
2 2:56 Amazon
3 2:58 Amazon
4
2:48 Amazon
5
3:11 Amazon
6 2:48 Amazon
7 3:02 Amazon
8 2:45 Amazon
9 3:01 Amazon
10 2:47 Amazon
11 3:00 Amazon
12 3:04 Amazon
13 2:54 Amazon
14 3:07 Amazon
15 2:53 Amazon
16 2:55 Amazon
17 3:06 Amazon
18 3:05 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:57 Amazon
2 3:01 Amazon
3 3:21 Amazon
4 3:09 Amazon
5 3:06 Amazon
6 3:07 Amazon
7 2:25 Amazon
8 3:01 Amazon
9 3:12 Amazon
10 2:56 Amazon
11
3:01 Amazon
12 2:42 Amazon
13 3:00 Amazon
14 2:52 Amazon
15 3:18 Amazon
16 2:57 Amazon
17
2:50 Amazon
18 2:42 Amazon
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