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San Francisco TV, 1953

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A sensational find from the San Francisco Bay Area TV-Archive, this footage featuring the "George Lewis Ragtime Jazz Band" was filmed by CBS5 KPIX-TV in San Francisco in November 1953.

Following a brief interview by jazz historian and critic Phil Elwood, clarinetist George Lewis, and trumpeter Avery 'Kid' Howard, are joined by the band's other members: Jim Robinson trombone, Alton Purnell piano, Lawrence Marrero banjo, Alcide "Slow Drag" Pavageau bass, and Joe Watkins drums & vocals.

Set List:

1 "Just a Little While To Stay Here"
2 "Careless Love"
3 "Panama Rag"
4 "Bugle Boy March"
5 "Just A Closer Walk With Thee"
6 "Ice Cream"



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