Ted des Plantes

Ohio River Blues

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Pianist Ted Des Plantes leads his seven-man Washboard Wizards on a variety of mostly obscure hot jazz tunes from the mid-to-late '20s plus two of his own originals. Tunes such as "Courthouse Bump," "What Can I Do with a Foolish Little Girl like You," "Cloudsville" and "Stomp Your Feet" are not exactly recorded on a frequent basis, but with such top soloists as cornetist Leon Oakley, John Otto on clarinet and alto, and pianist Des Plantes (who also contributes a few musician vocals and a bit of cornet), this music is quite enjoyable and up to Stomp Off's usual high level.

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