ARVANITAS ET SON ENSEMBLE, Five Cats Rag

k-73-bk-73-aWhen I arrived at the Marolles flea market in Brussels yesterday, the market was about to close. And then it suddenly also started to rain. Big disappointment. Nevertheless, I quickly went through a few boxes, while the seller constantly shouted:” DEUX PIÈCES – UN EURO! DEUX PIÈCES – UN EURO!” Watching all his stuff getting soaked in the rain and the people leaving, he was getting more and more desperate. Surprisingly, I got a dozen 45s for a price way below 50 cents a piece.

Belgian budget label Kraftone was a short-lived offshoot of the Kraft Foods group. Five Cats Rag is not credited to any songwriters, so I assume it is an original by French jazz pianist George Arvanitas.

Great fast Hot Jazz!

ARVANITAS ET SON ENSEMBLE, Five Cats Rag

Bob Azzam´s original hit version Ya Mustafa was released in 1960, so this is likely from the same year.

ORCHESTRE ADI AND HIS BOYS, Mustapha

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