Goose Pimples

Goose Pimples

by Jim Cullum Jr.


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Years before cornetist Jim Cullum Jr.'s San Antonio Jazz Band began being featured regularly on its famous Riverwalk, Live from the Landing radio series, young Cullum was a sideman in his father Jim Cullum Sr.'s Happy Jazz Band. Two of the group's albums from 1966-1967 are reissued on Goose Pimples, except for one selection ("Lizard on a Rail") left out due to lack of space. Ironically, the original liner notes that are enclosed include a long section from Lu Watters about how "Lizard on a Rail" received its name, which will lead to some confusion since the track is missing. That minor mishap aside, this music is quite enjoyable. The first 11 selections not only have the Cullum band (with clarinetist Jim Cullum Sr., his son on cornet, trombonist Gene McKinney, pianist Cliff Gillette, banjoist Curly Williams, Wilson Davis on tuba, and drummer Harvey Kindervater) but also guest cornetist Bobby Hackett. Hackett and the younger Cullum work together quite well, with the latter hinting at Bix Beiderbecke in spots and Hackett being his usual mellow self. The repertoire on that Dixieland/swing session has several tunes associated with Beiderbecke (including "Louisiana," "Sorry," and "Goose Pimples"), a few standards, and a couple basic obscurities in "Westmoreland Weave" and "À Bientôt." The second half of the reissue features the same group without Hackett digging into such songs as "Sunset Café Stomp," "Angry," "Singin' the Blues," and the lesser-known "Pelican Panic." Fans of traditional jazz and Dixieland will find much to enjoy throughout this welcome reissue of formerly rare material.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/07/2003
Label: Jazzology
UPC: 0762247633129
catalogNumber: 331

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jim Cullum   Primary Artist,Clarinet,Cornet
Bobby Hackett   Clarinet,Cornet
Wilson Davis   Tuba
Curley Williams   Banjo
Jim Cullum   Clarinet
Gene McKinney   Trombone
Cliff Gillette   Piano

Technical Credits

Henry Busse   Composer
Jelly Roll Morton   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Andrew Lloyd Webber   Text
Louis Armstrong   Composer
Barney Bigard   Composer
Marty Bloom   Composer
Con Conrad   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Fletcher Henderson   Composer
J.C. Johnson   Composer
R.J. Jones   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Raymond Klages   Composer
Howdy Quicksell   Composer
Jo Trent   Composer
Clarence Williams   Composer
George H. Buck   Executive Producer
J. Russel Robinson   Composer
Walter Melrose   Composer
Neil Moret (Chas. N. Daniels)   Composer
George Norton   Composer
Benjamin Franklin Spikes   Composer
Leo Wood   Composer
Grant Rymal   Composer
Bob Schafer   Composer
Henry Brunies   Composer
Gus Mueller   Composer
Buster Johnson   Composer
Clayton Naset   Composer

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