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Stompin' Away

Snooks Friedman's Memphis Stompers


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Feat. Walter Ashby


Recorded in Camden, New Jersey on July 2nd 1929 featuring James Magliore and Estes Monasco cornets, Ken Herlin trombone, Elly Bellare and Walter Ashby clarinet & alto sax, Al Muller clarinet & tenor sax, Rupe Biggadike piano, Bob Cooke guitar, Chuck Jordan string bass, and Snooks Friedman drums & leader.

*"Stompin' Away" was composed by John Langley.

Embarking on his professional drum career during the Summer of 1923 as a member of the "Ole Miss Jesters" Snooks Friedman gained a considerable amount of experience on the road with touring bands before returning to Memphis in 1926 where he organized his "Memphis Stompers". Originally a sextet this extremely versatile group of musicians equally capable of providing both hot jazz and dance music had expanded to include ten pieces by the time they relocated to New York late in 1928.

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