Lu Watters & the Yerba Buena Jazz Band

The Complete Good Time Jazz Recordings

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Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz Band was one of the most influential Dixieland groups of all time. With Watters and Bob Scobey on trumpets, trombonist Turk Murphy, clarinetist Bob Helm, and Wally Rose on piano, banjo, tuba (or bass), and drums, this band had a lot of power and enthusiasm. At a time when swing dominated jazz and bebop was ready to take over, Watters' successful extension of 1920s jazz was a major force in fueling the Dixieland revival movement. This four-CD set has all of the group's studio recordings plus live broadcasts from 1946-1947 and six rare performances by the wartime version of the YBJB featuring the talented but ill-fated trumpeter Benny Strickler. This reissue is absolutely essential for all traditional jazz fans and historians. The heated ensembles and joyous solos are great fun to hear.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
feat: Lu Watters
3:26
2
feat: Lu Watters
2:51
3
feat: Lu Watters
2:36
4
feat: Lu Watters
3:19
5
feat: Lu Watters
2:52
6
feat: Lu Watters
3:25
7
feat: Lu Watters
2:37
8
feat: Lu Watters
2:31
9
feat: Lu Watters
2:06
10
feat: Lu Watters
2:45
11
feat: Lu Watters
2:48
12
feat: Lu Watters
3:20
13
feat: Lu Watters
3:30
14
feat: Lu Watters
3:05
15
feat: Lu Watters
2:06
16
feat: Lu Watters
2:29
17
feat: Lu Watters
2:04
18
feat: Lu Watters
3:17
19
feat: Lu Watters
3:37
20
feat: Lu Watters
2:55
21
feat: Lu Watters
3:22
22
feat: Lu Watters
3:37
23
feat: Lu Watters
3:10
24
feat: Lu Watters
2:40
25
feat: Lu Watters
2:40

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
feat: Lu Watters
2:56
2
feat: Lu Watters
2:37
3
feat: Lu Watters
3:20
4
feat: Lu Watters
2:35
5
feat: Lu Watters
3:22
6
feat: Lu Watters
2:47
7
feat: Lu Watters
3:39
8
feat: Lu Watters
2:56
9
feat: Lu Watters
2:11
10
feat: Lu Watters
3:25
11
feat: Lu Watters
2:50
12
feat: Lu Watters
2:59
13
feat: Lu Watters
3:03
14
feat: Lu Watters
2:39
15
feat: Lu Watters
3:09
16
feat: Lu Watters
2:58
17
feat: Lu Watters
3:04
18
feat: Lu Watters
2:54
19
feat: Lu Watters
2:48
20
feat: Lu Watters
2:58
21
feat: Lu Watters
2:49
22
feat: Lu Watters
2:50
23
feat: Lu Watters
2:48
24
feat: Lu Watters
3:14

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
feat: Lu Watters
3:13
2
feat: Lu Watters
3:25
3
feat: Lu Watters
3:12
4
feat: Lu Watters
2:46
5
feat: Lu Watters
2:54
6
feat: Lu Watters
3:15
7
feat: Lu Watters
3:16
8
feat: Lu Watters
2:46
9
feat: Lu Watters
2:49
10
feat: Lu Watters
3:07
11
feat: Lu Watters
2:47
12
feat: Lu Watters
2:39
13
feat: Lu Watters
2:53
14
feat: Lu Watters
2:46
15
feat: Lu Watters
3:08
16
feat: Lu Watters
2:47
17
feat: Lu Watters
2:58
18
feat: Lu Watters
3:17
19
feat: Lu Watters
3:10
20
feat: Lu Watters
3:30
21
feat: Lu Watters
2:49
22
feat: Lu Watters
3:02
23
feat: Lu Watters
3:10
24
feat: Lu Watters
2:43

Track Listing - Disc 4

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
feat: Lu Watters
2:44
2
feat: Lu Watters
2:29
3
feat: Lu Watters
3:08
4
feat: Lu Watters
3:22
5
feat: Lu Watters
3:01
6
feat: Lu Watters
2:45
7
feat: Lu Watters
2:20
8
feat: Lu Watters
2:32
9
feat: Lu Watters
3:05
10
feat: Lu Watters
3:00
11
feat: Lu Watters
3:29
12
feat: Lu Watters
2:53
13
feat: Lu Watters
3:27
14
feat: Lu Watters
3:23
15
feat: Lu Watters
3:18
16
feat: Lu Watters
1:45
17
feat: Lu Watters
3:16
18
feat: Lu Watters
3:01
19
feat: Lu Watters
3:01
20
feat: Lu Watters
3:02
21
feat: Lu Watters
3:09
22
feat: Lu Watters
2:41
23
feat: Lu Watters
3:15
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