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The Salty Dogs
November 2001 - Indianapolis Jazz Club

 

Wolverine Blues
Mississippi Rag
Oh, Baby!
Daddy Doo
Irish Black Bottom
Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You
Louisiana
New Orleans Shuffle
Sorry
Davenport Blues
Nobody's Blues But Mine
Ostrich Walk
Oh Mama
Just A Little While To Stay Here
Sensation

The Original Salty Dogs
NEW ORLEANS SHUFFLE

 

The members of the Original Salty Dogs have listened to and learned from many of the masters of traditional jazz. The band's repertoire includes blues, rags, stomps, cakewalks, marches, spirituals, Tin Pan Alley tunes from New York and Chicago, as well as compositions from the West Coast Revival of the 40s and 50s. In the music of the Original Salty Dogs, listeners will hear echoes of King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Bix Beiderbecke, Red Nichols, Bunk Johnson, George Lewis, Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Fats Waller, Lu Watters, Turk Murphy, and many other giants of traditional jazz.

The music heard on these 1966-69 recordings is an example, when compared with more recent Salty Dogs recordings, of how the overall sound of the group has remained tight and stable for over five decades. Only three personnel changes have occurred since these tunes were recorded: Jim Snyder retired from the trombone chair and was replaced by Tom Bartlett; Jack Kuncl replaced Bob Sundstrom on banjo when Bob relocated to the East Coast to pursue other musical interests; Carol leigh was added to the band as its first, full-time vocalist.

As a truly traditional group, the Original Salty Dogs Jazz Band has become tradition unto itself.