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OSCAR CELESTIN.

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Original Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra : Oscar Celestin, Kid Shots Madison (cnt) William Ridgley (tb) Willard Thoumy (cl) Manuel
Manetta (p) John Marrero (bj) Simon Marrero (b) Abby Foster (d, slide-whistle-1).
New Orleans, Louisiana, January 23, 1925.
.......... 8906-A ........... Original Tuxedo rag
Okeh f1215, Swaggie (Aus) 1301, Folkways RBF17, Parlophone (E)
PMC1166, Fontana PU36002, Columbia C3L30, Document (Au) 501 /
502, Azure AZ-CD-12, Jazz Oracle BDW 8002.
.......... 8907-A ........... Careless love (1)
Okeh 8198, Folkways FP55, Fontana F467181, Parlophone (E) PMC1166,
Document (Au) 501 / 502, Azure AZ-CD-12, Jazz Oracle BDW 8002.
.......... 8908-A ........... Black rag
Okeh 8198, RBF RF203-1, Parlophone (E) PMC 1166, Fontana F467181,
Document (Au) 501 / 502, Azure AZ-CD-12, Jazz Oracle BDW 8002.
.......... ....................... High society ............................................. (unissued).
Note: ........ All the issued takes on CBC 1-014 (CD) entitled "NewOrleans in the '20s"..
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Oscar Celestin (cnt) August Rousseau (tb) Paul Barnes (cl, as) Earl Pierson (ts) Jeanette Salvant (p) John Marrero (bj)
Abby Foster (d) Charles Gills (vcl).
New Orleans, Louisiana, April 13, 1926.
.......... 142014-2 ........ I'm satisfied you love me
Columbia 14200-D, VJM (E) VLP33, Fontana F46781, RBF PF203-1,
Azure AZ-CD-12, Jazz Oracle BDW 8002.
.......... 142015-2 ........ My Josephine (cg vcl)
Columbia 636-D, VJM (E) VLP33, Historical HLP20, Azure AZ-CD-12,
Jazz Oracle BDW 8002.
.......... 142016-1, 2 .... Station calls
Columbia 636-D, VJM (E) VLP33, Historical Hl P20, Fontana P436002,
Azure AZ-CD-12, Jazz Oracle BDW 8002.
.......... 142017-2 ........ Give me some more
Columbia 14200-D, VJM (E) VLP33, Fontana P467181, Azure AZ-CD12, Jazz Oracle BDW 8002.
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Ricard Alexis (cnt) Sid Carriere (sop, ts) Simon Marrero (tu) added and Abby Foster, Ferdinand Joseph (vcl).
New Orleans, Louisiana, April 11, 1927.
.......... 143953-1 ........ Dear Almanzoer ............................................. Columbia 14220-D, Azure AZ-CD-12, Jazz Oracle BDW 8002.
.......... 143954-2 ........ Papa's got the jim-jams (af vcl)
Columbia 14220-D, Azure AZ-CD-12, Jazz Oracle BDW 8002.
.......... 143955-1 ........ As you like it
Columbia 14259-D, Azure AZ-CD-12, Jazz Oracle BDW 8002, BBC (E)
REB588, Kings of Jazz (It) CD53016.
.......... 143956-1 ........ Just for you dear I'm crying (fj vcl)
Columbia 14259-D, Azure AZ-CD-12, Jazz Oracle BDW 8002.
.......... 143956-3 ........ Just for you dear I'm crying (fj vcl) (*)
Columbia 14259-D, Azure AZ-CD-12.
Note: ........ Also on N.O.P. TT1291 except (*).The above 5 titles also on VJM (E) VLP33..
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Oscar Celestin, Ricard Alexis or George McCullum (cnt) August Rousseau or William Matthews (tb) Clarence Hall (cl, as)
Oliver Alcorn (cl, ts) Jeanette Salvant (p) John Marrero (bj) Simon Marrero (tu) Josiah "Cie" Frazier (d) Adolphe Alexander
Sr. (arr).
New Orleans, Louisiana, October 25, 1927.
.......... 145018-3 ........ When I'm with you
Columbia 14323-D, VJM (E) VLP33, Fontana P436002, Azure AZ-CD12, Jazz Oracle BDW 8002.
.......... 145019-2 ........ It's jam up (aa arr)
Columbia 14323-D, VJM (E) VLP33, Columbia C3L30, RBF RF203-1,
Azure AZ-CD-12, Jazz Oracle BDW 8002, Jazz Archives 157992.
Note:
Jazz Archives 157992 entitled New Orleans in New Orleans..
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Oscar Celestin, Guy Kelly (cnt) prob Ernest Kelly (tb) Earl Pierson (cl, as) Sid Carriere (cl, ts) Jeanette Salvant (p) Narvin
Kimball (bj) Simon Marrero (tu) Abby Foster (d, vcl).
New Orleans, Louisiana, December 13, 1928.
.......... 147632-2 ........ The sweetheart of T.K.O, (af vcl, aw arr) ........ Columbia
14396-D, Azure AZ-CD-12, Jazz Oracle BDW 8002.
.......... 147633-2 ........ Ta ta daddy
...........- ................Fontana P436002, Azure AZ-CD-12, Jazz Oracle
BDW 8002.
Note: ........ Both titles also on VJM (E) VLP entitled "Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra"..
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Celestin' s Original Tuxedo Orchestra : Oscar "Papa" Celestin (tp, vcl) Bill Matthews (tb) Alphonse Picou (cl) Paul Barnes
(as) Sam Lee (ts) Mercedes Fields (p) Harrison Verret (g) Ricard Alexis (b) Christopher "Black Happy" Goldston (d).
New Orleans, Louisiana, October 26, 1947.
.......... 500-1.............. Hey la bas (re, ens vcl) ................................... DeLuxe 1123.............. Mono MNEP2.
.......... 501-1A ........... Marie Laveau (opc, ens vcl)............................ DeLuxe 1125.......................... -.
.......... 502-4.............. My Josephine (opc vcl)................................... DeLuxe 1123.......................... -.
.......... 503-2.............. Maryland, my Maryland ................................. DeLuxe 1125.......................... -.
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"Papa" Celestin and his Tuxedo Jazz Band : Oscar "Papa" Celestin (tp) Bill Matthews (tb) Alphonse Picou (cl) Octave
Crosby (p) Albert French (bj) Ricard Alexis (b) Christopher "Black Happy" Goldston (d, vcl).
Broadcast, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1949.
.......... ....................... Li'l Liza Jane.
.......... ....................... My Josephine (pc vcl).
.......... ....................... 12th Street rag............................................................Vaudeville Encores 12-02-B.
.......... ....................... Basin Street blues.
.......... ....................... Clarinet marmalade.

.......... ....................... Marie Laveau (pc vcl).


.......... ....................... Who's sorry now.
.......... ....................... Tiger rag.
.......... ....................... When the saints go marching in.
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Note: ........ Details are lacking for an issue Folklyric CD 7024 entitled "The 1950's Radio Boadcasts"..
-The 1950's Radio Broadcasts -: "Papa" Celestin and his Tuxedo Jazz Band : Oscar "Papa" Celestin (tp) Bill Matthews (tb)
Alphonse Picou (cl) Octave Crosby (p) Albert French (bj) Ricard Alexis (b) Christopher "Black Happy" Goldston (d, vcl.
1950's.
.......... ....................... Sheik of Araby................................................ Folklyric CD 7024.
.......... ....................... Eh la bas....................................................................-.
.......... ....................... Lil' Liza Jane..............................................................-.
.......... ....................... Just a closer walk with thee.........................................-.
.......... ....................... Bill Bailey ..................................................................-.
.......... ....................... Mama don't allow.......................................................-.
.......... ....................... Jazz it blues................................................................-.
.......... ....................... It don't mean a thing...................................................-.
.......... ....................... Panama......................................................................-.
.......... ....................... San ............................................................................-.
.......... ....................... Sister Kate .................................................................-.
.......... ....................... Dippermouth blues .....................................................-.
.......... ....................... Tiger rag....................................................................-.
.......... ....................... Maryland, my Maryland .............................................-.
.......... ....................... Milenburg joys ...........................................................-.
......... ....................... War cloud ..................................................................-.
.......... ....................... Woodshopper's ball ....................................................-.
.......... ....................... High society ...............................................................-.
.......... ....................... Eh la bas....................................................................-.
.......... ....................... Fidgety feet ................................................................-.
.......... ....................... Ballin' the jack ...........................................................-.
.......... ....................... O h didn't he ramble ...................................................-.
.......... ....................... When the saints go marching in ..................................-.
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New Orleans, Louisiana, February 15, 1950.
.......... RWP9............. When the saints go marching in (oc vcl).......... Southland SLP109,Storyville KB208, STCD6017.
.......... RWP10........... Li'l Liza Jane (oc vcl) .................................................- ................................. KB207.
.......... RWP11........... Oh, didn't he ramble (oc vcl) (*) .................................- ................................. -.
.......... RWP12........... High society (*)..........................................................- ................................. KB208.
Note: ........ The above 4 titles also on Saga (E) ER08011, Folklyric 9030 & Esquire (E) S331. (*) also on Festival FLDZ 420 .
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New Orleans, Louisiana, April 22, 1950.
.......... ....................... Tiger rag .................................................. (unissued).
.......... ....................... Panama .......................................................... Bootleg Acetate LPI.
.......... ....................... Dippermouth blues ......................................... N.O.R. 4, Raccoon 116S18-500.
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New York, N.Y., April 24, 1950.
.......... ....................... Mama Laveau (pc, ens vcl) ....................... (unissued).
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New Orleans, Louisiana, April 29, 1950.
.......... ....................... High society ................................................... Southland SLP225, Jazzology JCE28, GHB BCD 106.
.......... ....................... Fidgety feet .................................................... same issues.
.......... ....................... Oh, didn't he ramble ................................. (unissued).
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New Orleans, Louisiana, May 6, 1950.
.......... ....................... Milenburg joys ............................................... Bootleg Acetate LPI.
.......... ....................... Maryland, my Maryland (*)............................ N.O.R. 4.
.......... ....................... Eh la-bas (opc, ens vcl)
Bootleg Acetate LPI, Fairmont 103, Raccoon HGS18-500, Rhapsody RHA
6035.
Note: ........ Also on Folklyric 9030 except (*).
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New Orleans, Louisiana, May 13, 1950.
.......... ....................... At the woodchoppers ball ............................... Bootleg Acetate LPI.
.......... ....................... War clouds (Fidgety feet) ...........................................-.
.......... ....................... Sweet Georgia Brown (*) ...........................................-.
Note: ........ The above also on Folklyric 9030 except ().
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New Orleans, Louisiana, July 1, 1950.
.......... ....................... Jazz me blues ................................................. Bootleg Acetate LPI, Raccoon HGS18-500, Rhapsody RHA 6035.
.......... ....................... It don't mean a thing (oc vcl)
Southland SLP225, Jazzology JCE28, Raccoon HGS18-500, Storyville
SLP115, GHB BCD 106.
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New Orleans, Louisiana, July 8, 1950.


.......... ....................... Sister Kate ..................................................... N.O.R. 4, Raccoon HGS18-500.
.......... ....................... Ballin' the Jack (ap vcl)................................... Southland SLP225, Jazzology JCE28, GHB BCD 106.
.......... ....................... Lady be good............................................ (unissued).
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New Orleans, Louisiana, July 22, 1950.
.......... ....................... Sheik of Araby ............................................... Bootleg Acetate LPI, Southland SIP'225, Raccoon HGS18-500, Jazzology
.......... ....................... ...................................................................... JCE28, Rhapsody RHA 6035, GHB BCD 106.
.......... ....................... Lil' Liza Jane (opc vcl) ................................... Bootleg Acetate LPI, Southland SLP225, Raccoon HGS18-500, Jazzology
.......... ....................... ...................................................................... JCE28, Rhapsody RHA 6035.
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New Orleans, Louisiana, summer 1950.
.......... ....................... Won't you come home Bill Bailey (opc vcl) .... Fairmont 103, Rhapsody RHA 6035.
.......... ....................... Mama don't 'low (oc vcl) ................................ same issues.
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New Orleans, Louisiana, September 2, 1950.
.......... ....................... Panama
Southland SLP225, Storyville SLP115, Raccoon HGS18-500, Jazzology
JCE28, GHB BCD 106.
.......... ....................... Muskrat ramble
Southland SLP225, Storyville SLP115, Jazzology JCE28, GHB BCD 106.
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Leonard Mitchell (bj) added, same date.
.......... ....................... Old time religion (opc vcl)
Southland SLP225, Storyville SLP115, Raccoon HGS18-500, Jazzology
JCE28, GHB BCD 106.
Note: ........ All titles on Raccoon also on Nostalgia 112, Fairmont LP103 entitled "The battle of the bands". See also under Sharkey Bonano..
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Broadcast, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 14, 1950.
.......... ....................... Tiger rag.
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(1) Leonard Mitchell (bj) added..
New Orleans, Louisiana, June 9, 1951.
.......... ....................... Darling Nellie Gray .................................. (unissued).
.......... ....................... When the saints go marching in (ra vcl)........... Southland SLP225, Storyville SLP115, Jazzology JCE28.
.......... ....................... St. Louis blues (... vcl).................................... Southland SLP225, Storyville SLP115, Jazzology JCE28, GHB BCD 106.
.......... ....................... When the saints go marching in (1, pc & ens vcl) ........- ..................... - ..................... -................Purist (unnumbered).
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The following are either from the 1950 or 1951 sessions but dates unknown but Leonard Mitchell (bj) out.
New Orleans, Louisiana, 1950-51.
.......... ....................... Introduction.................................................... Palm 30:20.
.......... ....................... Marie La Veau (pc, ens vcl)........................................-.
.......... ....................... Old man Mose (pc, ens vcl) ........................................-.
.......... ....................... I got rhythm ...............................................................-.
.......... ....................... Maryland, my Maryland ................................. Bootleg Acetate LPI.
.......... ....................... San ................................................................ Bootleg Acetate LPI, Raccoon HGS18-50.
.......... ....................... Jada ...........................................................................-.
.......... ....................... A closer walk with thee
Southland SLP225, Storyville SLP115, Fairmont 103, Jazzology JCE28,
GHB BCD 106.
.......... ....................... Old man Mose.......................................... (unissued).
.......... ....................... Oh, didn't he ramble .............................................-.
.......... ....................... Nellie Gray...........................................................-.
Note: ........ Jazzology JCE28 entitled " New Orleans Ragtime Band"..
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Broadcast, New Orleans, Louisiana, July 28, 1951.
.......... ....................... Li'l Liza Jane............................................ (unissued).
.......... ....................... Darktown strutters' ball.........................................-.
.......... ....................... When the saints go marching in ............................-.
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Oscar "Papa" Celestin and his Tuxedo Jazz Band : Papa Celestin (tp) Eddie Pierson (tb) Paul "Polo" Barnes (cl) Mercedes
Fields (p) Harrison Verret (bj) John Porter (b) Louis Barbarin (d).
New Orleans, Louisiana, prob. autumn 1951.
.......... ....................... Darktown strutters ball ................................... N.O.R. 4.
.......... ....................... When the saints go marching in ..................................-.
.......... ....................... Theme (Basin Street blues) ....................... (unissued).
.......... ....................... Oh, didn't he ramble .............................................-.
.......... ....................... Dialogue ..............................................................-.
.......... ....................... Darling Nellie Gray ..............................................-.
.......... ....................... Li'l Liza Jane........................................................-.
.......... ....................... Theme (Basin Street blues) ...................................-.
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New Orleans, Louisiana, 1951.
.......... ....................... Tiger rag ........................................................ Raccoon HGS18-500.
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Papa Celestin and his Tuxedo Dixieland Band : Oscar "Papa" Celestin, Ricard Alexis (tp) Eddie Pierson (tb) Emanuel Paul
(ts) Adolphe Alexander (as) Jeanette Kimball (p) Sidney Brown (b) Louis Barbarin (d).
New Orleans, Louisiana, November 1953.
.......... CO52625-A .... Tiger rag (1)................................................... Columbia 48009, Document (Au) DLP501 / 502.
.......... CO52626-1B .. At the darktown strutters hall .......................... same issues.
Note: ........ (1) Spoken introduction by Oscar Celestin. Both titles recorded for the soundtrack of the film "Cinerama Holiday", but only "Tiger
rag" was used for the film..
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Oscar "Papa" Celestin and his New Orleans Band : Papa Celestin (tp) Eddie Pierson (tb) Joseph Thomas (cl) Adolphe
Alexander (as) Jeanette Kimball (p) Albert French (bj) Sidney Brown (b) Louis Barbarin (d).
New Orleans, Louisiana, April 24, 1954.
.......... ....................... Do you know what it means.
.......... ................................ to miss New Orleans (1) ........................ Southland SLP206.
.......... ....................... Down by the riverside (opc, ens vcl) ...........................- ..................... GHB BCD 106.
.......... ....................... When the saints go marching in (opc, ens vcl) .............- ................................. -.
.......... ....................... Oh, didn't he ramble (opc vcl) .....................................- ................................. -.
.......... ....................... Marie La Veau (2)......................................................- ................................. -.
Note: ........ (1) Spoken introduction with Celestin speaking over the tb and rhythm section playing ""Do you know what it means to miss New
Orleans"..
(2) Papa Celestin only singing and Albert French (g) instead of (bj).
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Papa Celestin and his New Orleans Jazz Band : Albert Walters (tp) Eddie Pierson (tb) Joseph Thomas (cl) Octave Crosby
(p) Albert French (bj) Sidney Brown (b) Louis Barbarin (d).
New Orleans, Louisiana, 1956.
.......... ....................... Marie Laveau I............................................... Imperial LP9125.
.......... ....................... Marie Laveau II..........................................................-.
.......... ....................... Clarinet marmalade ....................................................-.
.......... ....................... Indiana.......................................................................-.
.......... ....................... Tin roof blues I...........................................................-.
.......... ....................... Tin roof blues II .........................................................-.
.......... ....................... Tailgate ramble ..........................................................-.
.......... ....................... March of the Bobcats..................................................-.
.......... ....................... Down by the riverside.................................................-.
.......... ....................... Bill Bailey..................................................................-.
.......... ....................... The world is waiting for the sunrise ............................-.
.......... ....................... When the saints go marching in ..................................-.
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New Orleans, Louisiana, 1956.
.......... ....................... Some of these days ......................................... Imperial LP9149.
.......... ....................... Dippermouth blues .....................................................-.
.......... ....................... Darktown strutters ball ...............................................-.
.......... ....................... Exactly like you (vcl) .................................................-.
.......... ....................... Eh la-bas (vcl) ............................................................-.
.......... ....................... High society ...............................................................-.
.......... ....................... Just a closer walk with thee.........................................-.
.......... ....................... Birth of the blues........................................................-.
.......... ....................... Bye bye blackbird ......................................................-.
.......... ....................... Basin Street blues.......................................................-.
.......... ....................... Jazz me blues .............................................................-.
.......... ....................... Panama rag ................................................................-.
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New Orleans, Louisiana, 1956.
.......... ....................... New Orleans .................................................. Imperial LP9199.
.......... ....................... Tiger rag ....................................................................-.
.......... ....................... Avalon .......................................................................-.
.......... ....................... Didn't he ramble.........................................................-.
.......... ....................... Mama don't allow it....................................................-.
.......... ....................... That's a plenty ............................................................-.
.......... ....................... Wabash blues .............................................................-.
.......... ....................... Slide frog slide ...........................................................-.
.......... ....................... Coconut island ...........................................................-.
.......... ....................... It's you I love..............................................................-.
.......... ....................... Anybody wanna buy my cabbage ? .............................-.