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Kid Rena's Jazz Band
Kid Rena's Jazz BandThe rehearsals were held at Willie Santiago’s house in New Orleans. The finished cuts were recorded at WWL radio station, Roosevelt Hotel, in New Orleans.

The complete recordings of Kid Rena are on one excellent CD, “Prelude To The Revival vol. 2: Kid Rena 1940” (American Music AMCD-41). It may be ordered through www.jazzology.com

discography

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
Clarinet Marmalade
(Larry Shields / Eddie Edwards / Tony Sparbaro / Nick LaRocca)
8-21-1940 New Orleans, Lousiana Delta
805
Clarinet Marmalade- rehearsal
(Larry Shields / Eddie Edwards / Tony Sparbaro / Nick LaRocca)
8-14-1940 New Orleans, Lousiana Delta
unissued
Get It Right
(Traditional)
8-21-1940 New Orleans, Lousiana Delta
B 807
Gettysburg March (A master) 8-21-1940 New Orleans, Lousiana Delta
801
Gettysburg March (B master) 8-21-1940 New Orleans, Lousiana Delta
801
Gettysburg March – rehearsal 8-14-1940 New Orleans, Lousiana Delta
unissued
High Society 8-21-1940 New Orleans, Lousiana Delta
804
High Society- rehearsal 8-14-1940 New Orleans, Lousiana Delta
unissued
Lowdown Blues 8-21-1940 New Orleans, Lousiana Delta
803
Milenburg Joys
(Jelly Roll Morton)
8-21-1940 New Orleans, Lousiana Delta
804
Panama
(William H. Tyers)
8-21-1940 New Orleans, Lousiana Delta
800
Panama #1- rehearsal
(William H. Tyers)
8-14-1940 New Orleans, Lousiana Delta
unissued
Panama #2- rehearsal
(William H. Tyers)
8-14-1940 New Orleans, Lousiana Delta
unissued
Weary Blues – rehearsal
(Artie Matthews)
8-14-1940 New Orleans, Lousiana Delta
unissued
Weary Blues
(Artie Matthews)
8-21-1940 New Orleans, Lousiana Delta
B 806

Kid Rena's Jazz Band

Artist Instrument
Henry “Kid” Rena Trumpet, Leader
“Big Eye” Louis Nelson Clarinet
Alphonse Picou Clarinet
“Big” Jim Robinson Trombone
Willie Santiago Guitar
Albert Glenny String Bass
Joe Rena Drums

 

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