SOUNDS OF NEW ORLEANS: Storyville is proud to announce the release of a new series called Sounds Of New Orleans. This is the first of 3 double CDs The series will present many of the famous New Orleans musicians in different combinations. You will hear Kid Ory, George Lewis, Alvin Alcorn Johnny Wiggs, George Girard, Percy Humphrey, Sharkey Bonano, Lee Collins, Oscar Papa Celestin, Paul Barbarin, Albert Burbank, Wilbur De Paris, Lizzie Miles and many more. Except for recordings with Kid Ory and George Lewis all sessions are recorded in New Orleans. It was Joe Mares who opened the Southland Studio in New Orleans and began to record the local musicians when he found out that there were so many talented musicians in New Orleans. Joe Mares’ enterprise is recorded proof that the best of Dixieland jazz still comes from New Orleans. SOUNDS OF NEW ORLEANS The two CD set features New Orleans music recorded in the fifties in New Orleans and San Francisco.The musicians are all famous New Orleans musicians and most of them are born in New Orleans. There are 8 different bands. You will hear: George Lewis And His New Orleans Jazzband, George Girard And His new Orleans Five, Alvin Alcorn’s Jam Session, Johnny Wiggs’ New Orleans Jazz Club Group, Kid Ory And His Creole Jazzband, Percy Humphrey’s Jam Session, Sharkey Bonano At Lenfant’s Lounge and Lee Collins At Joe Mare’s Place. George Lewis and Kid Ory played many times at the Hangover Club in San Francisco where their sessions are recorded. All the other orchestras are recorded in New Orleans.