(2000) Dixieland Certainement!

Left Bank Bearcats

... read moreThe Left Bank Bearcats were a fine Dixieland band based in France. Consisting of leader/trombonist Marcel Durand, trumpeter Aron Dubois, clarinetist Jacques Bonner, pianist Bernard Gaste, banjoist Robert Eluist, guitarist Louis Marquant, bassist Jon Gautreaux, and drummer Jacques Cas, the group...

29′:13″ 11 Songs

1
Left Bank Bearcats
Muskrat Ramble
2:48
2
Left Bank Bearcats
Royal Garden Blues
2:35
3
Left Bank Bearcats
Stay Out Of The Bathtub
2:18
4
Left Bank Bearcats
Tin Roof Blues
2:59
5
Left Bank Bearcats
Good News For Bourbon Street
2:11
6
Left Bank Bearcats
Comin' Round The Mountain Camptown Races Melody
1:55
7
Left Bank Bearcats
When The Saints Go Marchin' In
2:33
8
Left Bank Bearcats
Shakin' With B.B.
2:50
9
Left Bank Bearcats
Glow Worm
2:31
10
Left Bank Bearcats
Jazz Me Blues
2:53
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Left Bank Bearcats
Feelin' Mean And Low Down
3:40
Released 01 January 2000, CoolNote

Review

The Left Bank Bearcats were a fine Dixieland band based in France. Consisting of leader/trombonist Marcel Durand, trumpeter Aron Dubois, clarinetist Jacques Bonner, pianist Bernard Gaste, banjoist Robert Eluist, guitarist Louis Marquant, bassist Jon Gautreaux, and drummer Jacques Cas, the group recorded three LPs during 1956-1958 of which this was their last one. In addition to seven Dixieland standards (such as "Muskrat Ramble," "The Saints," and "Jazz Me Blues"), the Left Bank Bearcats also are heard here performing a few basic originals. Although none of the soloists were major stars, they were all quite competent and played both individually and collectively with plenty of spirit. This hard-to-find LP should interest Dixieland fans. ~ Scott Yanow