“Wild Cat Blues” – Clarence Williams’ Blue Five (1923)

Okeh; New York, July 30, 1923: Thomas Morris-c/John Mayfield-tb/Sidney Bechet-ss/Clarence Williams-p/Buddy Christian-bj.

 

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Sidney Bechet; New York, 1947: Photo source.

Sidney Bechet–the man behind that visceral, growling, vibrato sound of the soprano sax.

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Sidney Bechet; 1939: Photo/film clip from the Guardian.

 

 

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2 thoughts on ““Wild Cat Blues” – Clarence Williams’ Blue Five (1923)

  1. Thanks for the insight! It must be true. It’s Clarence Williams’ band, and it looks like he co-wrote the song, but I don’t know if you get to even hear the piano with all of Sidney’s presence!

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