MIKE DANIELS & HIS DELTA JAZZ BAND – MIKE ON MIKE
Artist: MIKE DANIELS & HIS DELTA JAZZ BAND
Mike Daniels led one of the best bands during the Trad era. He remained steadfastly semi-professional and pursued a policy of playing Classic Jazz from the Armstrong/Oliver/Morton period. No slavish copyist, though, Mike Daniels’ band interpreted the music in its own style. Despite the semi-pro status the band made one LP and one single for major labels. Both are included here plus six ‘vintage’ tracks from the band’s early period 1949/50. The band, of course, included one of the UK’s best reed players, John Barnes. This is well-played hot Jazz.
Hiawatha Rag; Don’t You Think I Love You? (Version 2); Steamboat Stomp; Wildcat Blues; Jelly Bean Blues; Thick Lip Stomp; Soleil Perdu; King Porter Stomp; Cushion Foot Stomp; Careless Love; Struggle Buggy; Moan, You Moaners; The Pearls; Deep Duke; Lovin’ Gal Lucille; Belmont Strut; House of David Blues; Don’t You Think I love You?; Savoy Blues; Gatemouth.