George Lewis's New Orleans Jazz Band is featured on two well-recorded radio broadcasts on this CD. The clarinetist/leader is generally in fine form as is trombonist Jim Robinson while trumpeter Kid Howard is typically erratic; Howard, drummer Joe Watkins and bassist Alcide Pavageau have spirited (if not necessarily musical) vocals and guest Lizzie Miles sings "Bill Bailey" and "Darktown Strutters Ball" in both English and Creole. Fans of George Lewis's band will want this release but more general collectors can find better sets to acquire first.
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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow