“White Ghost Shivers”: Delving into History with Christine’s Stackyard Stompers at Lemsford Jazz Club


There is no better band than Christine’s Stackyard Stompers for delving into the deep south past of Jazz. Take for instance The New Orleans Owls’ “White Ghost Shivers” introduced on this Jazz&Jazz YouTube by trumpeter, John Picket.

The New Orleans Owls played regularly at the Hotel Roosevelt and other hotels in New Orleans between the years of 1922 and 1929. They were one of only a handful of bands that were recorded in the city of New Orleans in the 1920s. In turn The Owls originated from The Invincibles String Band which had been playing around New Orleans since 1912 and in turn “evolved” from a Ragtime Group in the 1890s.

Remarkably their original version of “White Ghost Shivers” is “live” on on YouTube!

Ron Finden
Another wonderful member of The Stackyard Stompers is Ron Finden (clarinet, saxophone and vocals). Here is his brilliant rendition of “Summer Time” – also performed at Lemsford Jazz Club.

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

(Photos & YouTubes (except New Orleans Owls) © Peter M Butler, Jazz&Jazz)

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