SIDNEY BECHET, Spirit Holiday, 1958

EPL-1752-VOG-frontEPL-1752-VOG-backEPL-1750-VOGEPL-1751-VOGSidney Bechet recorded these four Christmas songs on December 10 and 12, 1958, accompanied by Jean-Claude Pelletier, organ, Claude Gousset, trombone, Alix Bret, bass and Kansas Fields on drums. Less than six month later, Sidney Bechet died in Paris from lung cancer on May 14, 1959, on his 62nd birthday.

While these Holiday tunes might not be considered cream of the crop by some jazz fans, Sidney Bechet did not record a bad song in his lifetime. He even pulled off a spirited version of White Christmas….

SIDNEY BECHET, Spirit Holiday, 1958

SIDNEY BECHET, Blues du Papa Noel, 1958

SIDNEY BECHET, Silent Night, 1958

SIDNEY BECHET, White Christmas, 1958




4 Comments on “SIDNEY BECHET, Spirit Holiday, 1958”

  1. Kurt L says:

    Thank you. Nice job on the transfer. Those microgroove 45 EPs can be really noisy.

  2. mischalke04 says:

    Glad you like it. I bought a new needle for my turntable recently, and it shows.

  3. Limbabwe says:

    Nice one! I took the liberty to add it to the SecondHandSongs database.

    Have a look here:

    Thanks for posting; I really like your blog!

    PS: I wonder if you could add both covers to YouTube; that would be great !

  4. mischalke04 says:

    Youtube videos of some of the stuff I´ve posted is a thing I´m been thinking about. It just takes some time…

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