Punch Miller

Punch Miller & Albert Wynn (1925-1930)

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The New Orleans cornetist Punch Miller did not lead any record sessions of his own in the 1920s, but the great majority of his recordings as a sideman (with the exception of his dates with Tiny Parham) are on this valuable CD put out by the Austrian RST label. Miller is heard with the vaudeville team of Billy and Mary Mack, Albert Wynn's Gut Bucket Five, Jimmy Wade's Dixielanders, King Mutt's Tennessee Thumpers, Jimmy Bertrand's Washboard Wizards, Frankie "Half-Pint" Jaxon, and Frankie Franko's Louisianians. In addition, there are two numbers by Wynn that have Dolly Jones on cornet instead of Miller. Among the more notable sidemen overall are Barney Bigard (on tenor and clarinet), drummer Sid Catlett, pianists Alex Hill and Jimmy Blythe, and clarinetist Darnell Howard. There are more than its share of classic jazz performances on this disc, including "When," "She's Crying for Me," "Parkway Stomp," "Shake Your Shimmy," and "Somebody Stole My Gal." This is a reissue that 1920s collectors should go out of their way to acquire since all of the sessions are complete.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
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02:58 Amazon
2
03:11 Amazon
3
feat: Albert Wynn
02:51 Amazon
4
02:53 Amazon
5
feat: Albert Wynn
03:27 Amazon
6
feat: Albert Wynn
02:36 Amazon
7
feat: Albert Wynn
03:20 Amazon
8
02:39 Amazon
9
03:00 Amazon
10
03:22 Amazon
11
02:43 Amazon
12
03:04 Amazon
13
02:52 Amazon
14
02:43 Amazon
15
02:31 Amazon
16
02:21 Amazon
17
02:46 Amazon
18 02:42 Amazon
19
02:55 Amazon
20
03:15 Amazon
21
03:05 Amazon
22
03:16 Amazon
23 02:29 Amazon
24
02:31 Amazon
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