Waldren "Frog" Joseph- trombone. John "Kid" Simmons-Trumpet. Clifford Brown-Banjo. Brian Carrick-Clarinet. Gerald Frence-Drums. James "JC" Prevost-String Bass-Vocal.
This recording was the last recording made by "Waldren Frog Joseph" under his own name, in the band are some of the great musicians from New Orleans, some very well known indeed who,s musical heritage go right back to the early day,s of Jazz .
One of the Musicians within the band, is not that widely known, except to those within New Orleans, abd that is " Clifford Brown" banjo. Clifford is one of the many musicians from New Orleans, that for one reason or another, never had the opportunity to record.
When we were setting up this recording we asked Frog who he would like to have on banjo, straight away he said "Clifford Brown" he is a wonderful musician and a real Gentleman, "I would like to have him with me on the session. "The rest as they say is history".
We were absolutly delighted when listening to Clifford play, you could not believe that he was in his eighties, Some of the stories he talked about the old days, and musicians he played with over the years were like a "Talking History Book"
Recorded Sonny Faggart''s Patio, 716 Dumain, New Orleans
Number 504-CDS 65
22nd April 1997
1) Streets Of The City 2) Washington and Lee Swing 3) Careless Love Blues 4) Bugle Boy March
5) Swanee River 6) Old Rugged Cross
7) Let Me Call Yor Sweetheart 8) Lady Be Good
9) St Louis Blues 10) Darktown Strutters Ball
11) I Ain''t Got Nobody 12) Ting-A-Ling
13) I''m Confessin that I love You 14) Anytime