Interview: Al Stewart (Part 3) - JazzWax

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September 30, 2009


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Ed Leimbacher

For a companion look at fun times aboard Louis' bus (albeit a few years later), see the opening sequence of that great musical film High Society, likely available online via YouTube. (I'm too computer challenged to track and post it.) Or rent/buy/download the whole film to experience the sheer joy of it all.

Ricky Riccardi

Great stuff, Marc! For those keeping score at home (probably only me), the clarinetist in the "Barbecue" clip you posted is Bob McCracken, not Barney Bigard. Bigard didn't feel like making another European tour in 1952 (and apparently Joe Glaser turned down his request for more money), so he took a six-month sabbatical, rejoining in early 1953.

I actually have the audio of a Krupa/Cole drum battle leading into the "Saints" finale from the Krupa portion of the 1953. Pops sounds great. I'll post it to my blog next week and I'll make sure to draw my readers towards your interviews with Al. Keep 'em coming...

Yours in Pops,

Ricky Riccardi

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