Bob Mielke


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One of the best trad bands active in the San Francisco Bay area during the 1950s was trombonist Bob Mielke's Bearcats. The group had plenty of spirit, excellent musicianship and more than its share of enthusiasm for the warhorses and obscurities that it performed. The previously unreleased music on this CD was recorded live at San Francisco's Larks Club and features the band in prime form. Their interpretations of "Tiger Rag," "Milenburg Joys," "Egyptian Fantasy," and "Moose March" are particularly memorable.

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