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Fred Katz & His Jammers 1959 STEREO FULL ALBUM West Coast Jazz Cello

Recorded at the Decca Studios, Hollywood, California ; March 12, 1959 [No’s. 1, 3 & 6] ; May 26, 1959 [No’s. 4, 5 & 8] ; August 28, 1959 [No’s. 2, 7, 9 & 10]

Fred Katz (cel) / Don Fagerquist (tp) / Pete Candoli – tp [2, 7, 9 & 10] / Gene Estes (vb) / Leroy Vinnegar (b) / Frank Butler (d) [2, 7, 9 & 10] / Billy Higgins (d) [4, 5 & 8] / Lenny McBrowne (d) [1, 3 & 6] / Johnny Pisano (gtr)

0:00 1. FEELING THE BLUES

6:42 2. ELEGY 9:16 3. IMAGINATION

12:41 4. VINTAGE 57 17:09 5. OLD FOLKS

22:07 6. TO BLOW IS TO KNOW

26:41 7. SOMETIMES I’M HAPPY

31:24 8. RUBY MY DEAR

35:23 9. DIXIE, WHY NOT?

39:39 10. DEXTERITY

This original longplay record album was pressed and released in the USA as DL 79217 by Decca in 1959, and will forever remain part of my personal collection. I ripped its contents for my enjoyment and created this video hoping to share it with others who appreciate hard-to-find and obscure music.