Basin Street Blues
Spencer Williams (w/m)
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Basin Street Blues
Spencer Williams
Spencer Williams
Won't you come and go with me
Down that Mississippi?
We'll take a boat to the land of dreams
Come along with me on down to New Orleans
Now the band's there to greet us
Old friends will meet us
Where all them folks goin' to the St. Louis cemetery meet
Heaven on earth, they call it Basin Street
I'm tellin' ya Basin Street is the street
Where all them characters from the first street they meet
New Orleans, land of dreams
You'll never miss them rice and beans
Way down south in New Orleans
They'll be huggin' and a kissin'
That's what I been missin'
And all that music, Lord, if you just listen'
New Orleans, I got them Basin Street blues
Now ain't you glad you went with me
On down that Mississippi?
We took a boat to the land of dreams
Heaven on earth, they call it Basin Street
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Feb 9-12JK 2016-17Clarinet Marmalade
Aug 8OFAM 2018A Night In New OrleansJaqua
Jul 30OFAM 2019Satchmo SwingsJaqua
Mar 3OFAM Winter 2022Jazzin' The BluesJaqua
Mar 3OFAM Winter 2022Jazzin' The BluesJaqua
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Pee Wee HuntCapitol1741
Herb Jeffries And His OrchestraMercury55423955
Louis Armstrong's Hot FiveOkeh8690402154
Mullen Sisters / Tony MottolaRCA Victor20-2467
12/04/1928Louis Armstrong & Earl HinesColumbia39233ZSP5040
12/04/1928Louis Armstrong & His OrchestraConqueror9124402154
12/04/1928Louis Armstrong & His OrchestraOkeh41241402154
12/04/1928Louis Armstrong & His OrchestraVocalion3008402154
06/11/1929Louisiana Rhythm KingsVocalion15815E30030
02/09/1931Benny Goodman & His OrchestraBrunswick7645W151292
02/09/1931The Charleston ChasersColumbia2415-DW151292
02/09/1931Benny Goodman & His OrchestraColumbia2914-DW151292
02/09/1931The Charleston ChasersOkeh4157717096
07/09/1931Cab Calloway & His OrchestraOriole231710728
07/09/1931Cab Calloway & His OrchestraPerfect15500B10728
07/27/1931Cab Calloway & His OrchestraBanner3223710728
12/08/1931Three Night CapsClarion5439365045
12/08/1931Three Night CapsHarmony1400-H365045
12/08/1931Three Night CapsVelvet Tone2499-V365045
09/21/1932Three KeysBrunswick642312341
09/21/1932Three KeysVocalion274412341
01/27/1933Louis Armstrong And His OrchestraBluebirdB540875103
01/27/1933Louis Armstrong & His OrchestraVictor24351-B75103
08/23/1934Dorsey Brothers OrchestraDecca118-B38412
01/09/1935Four BlackbirdsVocalion2981LA314
01/29/1935Kxyz Novelty BandBluebirdB583287766
03/15/1935Al BowlyVictor2500789330
05/17/1935Louis Prima & His GangBrunswick7456B17615
10/14/1935Clyde Mccoy & His OrchestraDecca620-A60065
11/22/1935Benny Goodman & His OrchestraVictor2525896503
05/06/1936Jan Garber & His OrchestraDecca803-B61079
05/08/1936Wingy Manone & His OrchestraBluebirdB6411101573
06/11/1936Milt Herth (Organ)Decca1344-A90767
09/29/1936Bob Wills Texas PlayboysColumbia20217C1484
09/29/1936Bob Wills Texas PlayboysColumbia37618C1484
09/29/1936Bob Wills & His Texas PlayboysConqueror9040C1484
09/29/1936Bob Wills & His Texas PlayboysVocalion3344C1484
12/28/1936Shep Fields Rippling RhythmBluebirdB6759-B03861
06/11/1937Fats Waller (Piano)BluebirdB1001510654
06/11/1937Fats Waller (Piano)BluebirdB1011510654
06/11/1937Fats Waller (Piano)Victor25631010654
06/11/1937Fats Waller (Piano)Victor27767-A010654
07/16/1937Russ Morgan's MusicBrunswick794121403
07/16/1937Russ Morgan's MusicBrunswick794121404
09/25/1937Bing Crosby & Connee BoswellDecca1483DLA971
09/25/1937Bing Crosby & Connee Boswell (John Scott Trotter Orch)Decca25430DLA971
12/12/1937Bernie Cummings & His OrchestraVocalion418121860
04/05/1938Vernon Geyer (Organ Solo)BluebirdB730822164
04/05/1938Vernon Geyer (Organ Solo)BluebirdB760922164
08/18/1939Radio Rhythm Club SextetParlophoneR 2885CE11115
09/05/1939Bob Dunn's VagabondsDecca573366415
11/04/1940Ruby Newman & His OrchestraDecca15052-B68312
11/11/1940Henry Levine And His Barefooted Dixieland PhilharmonicVictor27304-B57617
05/11/1946Clyde Mccoy & His OrchestraMercury12971717
09/20/1949Ella Fitzgerald / Sy OliverDecca2486875282
10/07/1952Lawson-Haggart Jazz BandDecca2851883496
03/25/1954Louis Armstrong & His AllstarsDecca2910286073
03/25/1954Louis Armstrong & His AllstarsDecca2910286074
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