Wild Bill Davison

Live! 1955 Miami Beach

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Cornetist Wild Bill Davison is heard as the lead voice in the 1955 version of Eddie Condon's All-Stars on this collector's LP. With clarinetist Pee Wee Russell getting in some typically unusual solos and fine work from trombonist Lou McGarity, pianist Gene Schroeder, bassist Walter Page and drummer George Wetting, the Condon Gang runs through seven Dixieland warhorses plus a ballad medley that peaks with Davison's chorus on "Rockin' Chair"; other highlights include "Beale St. Blues," "Singin' the Blues" and "I Want to Be Happy."

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