Pianist Terry Waldo & the Gutbucket Syncopators have had their original LP of eight selections expanded to 13 in this CD reissue. This consistently exciting date has Waldo joined by trumpeter Roy Tate, trombonist Jim Snyder, Frank Powers on clarinet and tenor, banjoist Bob Sundstrom, Mike Wallbridge on tuba, and drummer Wayne Jones. The solos are full of spirit, some of the ensembles border on the riotous, and such songs as "At the Jazz Band Ball," "Why Couldn't It Be Poor Little Me," "China Boy," "Dinah," and "Irish Black Bottom" are successfully revived. Highly recommended to Dixieland and traditional jazz fans.
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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow