OTJB in New Orleans

The two LP-records made by Old Time Jazz Band compiled as one CD.
LP-records: OTJB 1919, from 1984 and 504 LPS 15, from 1986.
The first recording was published by the band's own expence. The 1000 numbered first pressings were sold out long ago and there has been need for a reprint on CD-format.
In 1984 the band lived a new boom with blues-singing. They had been looking for a vocalist for years and lately found Reine Rimon, formerly a pop singer from the sixties, and with her the new era had rosen. She became fond of blues and studied intensively the style Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey had been working on. A new exciting repertory was created and the Finnish audience accepted it with enthusiasm. During that time we did also many parades in old New Orleans fashion with Grand Marshall, Reine, in the front and Old Time Jazz Band playing and marching and Second Liners following and dancing. That was nice to look at and listen and everybody had a good time.

The second LP-record was produced in the central point of traditional jazz - New Orleans, in 1986. The band had been invited to the 17th Jazz and Heritage Festivals and a few days after playing on the stage of "Storyville Jazz Hall" we recorded the material in a small studio to be cut after our return home. It was historic in being the first time that Finnish musicians had recorded together with New Orleans jazz musicians in the latters' home city their style of music. Not a single tune had been agreed on forehand - no rehearsals - only pure enthusiasm - that's jazz.
Here you can see our friends and soloists.

Gregg StaffordMichael WhiteStanley Stephens

OLD TIME JAZZ BAND, LP: OTJB-1919
Harri Aavaharju; tpt + sldw.(*, Tapani Renkonen; cl, Jouko Keskimäki; tb, Ilpo Rahtu; p,
Juhani Piha; bjo, Raimo Korkalainen; bjo, Sakari Attila; sousaphone, Alpo Collanus; drms
Helsinki, Studio Krank, 28.9.1984

1

JUST GONE OLIVER - JOHNSON 2:31

2

CANAL STREET BLUES OLIVER - ARMSTRONG 2:37

7

BUDDY'S HABIT (* NELSON 3:06

OLD TIME JAZZ BAND, LP: OTJB-1919
Harri Aavaharju; tpt, Tapani Renkonen; cl, Jouko Keskimäki; tb, Ilpo Rahtu; p,
Juhani Piha; bjo, Raimo Korkalainen; bjo, Sakari Attila; sousaphone, Alpo Collanus; drms,
Reine Rimon; vocal
Helsinki, Studio Krank, 28.9.1984

3

YOU MADE ME LOVE YOU VENABLE - ARMSTRONG 3:00

5

WALK EASY 'CAUSE MY PAPA'S HERE COBBS 3:48

OLD TIME JAZZ BAND, LP: OTJB-1919
Harri Aavaharju; tpt, Tapani Renkonen; cl, Seet Jaakola; tb, Ilpo Rahtu; p,
Juhani Piha; bjo, Raimo Korkalainen; bjo, Sakari Attila; sousaphone, Alpo Collanus; drms
Helsinki, Studio Krank, 28.9.1984

4

SAN MICHAELS-MCPHAIL 3:10

OLD TIME JAZZ BAND, LP: OTJB-1919
Harri Aavaharju; tpt, Tapani Renkonen; cl + ss(*, Seet Jaakola; tb, Jouko Keskimäki; tb, Ilpo Rahtu; p,
Juhani Piha; bjo, Raimo Korkalainen; bjo, Sakari Attila; sousaphone, Alpo Collanus; drms
Helsinki, Studio Krank, 28.9.1984

6

JUNGLE BLUES (* MORTON 3:16

12

MARYLAND   3:32

OLD TIME JAZZ BAND, LP: OTJB-1919
Harri Aavaharju; tpt, Tapani Renkonen; cl + ss(*, Seet Jaakola; tb, Ilpo Rahtu; p,
Juhani Piha; bjo, Raimo Korkalainen; bjo, Sakari Attila; sousaphone, Alpo Collanus; drms,
Reine Rimon; vocal
Helsinki, Studio Krank, 28.9.1984

8

EVERYBODY LOVES MY BABY SPENCER WILLIAMS 2:51

9

THOSE ALL NIGHTS LONG BLUES   3:12

11

DREAM BLUES (*   3:30

OLD TIME JAZZ BAND, LP: OTJB-1919
Harri Aavaharju; tpt, Tapani Renkonen; cl, Ilpo Rahtu; p,
Juhani Piha; bjo, Sakari Attila; sousaphone, Raimo Korkalainen; wbd, Alpo Collanus; drms
Helsinki, Studio Krank, 28.9.1984

10

ORIENTAL MAN BLYTHE - ROBINSON 2:58

OLD TIME JAZZ BAND, LP: 504 LPS 15
Harri Aavaharju; tpt, Tapani Renkonen; cl + ss(*, Seet Jaakola; tb, Ilpo Rahtu; p,
Raimo Korkalainen; bjo, Sakari Attila; sousaphone, Alpo Collanus; drms
New Orleans, 27.5.1986

13

1919 MARCH   3:30

16

THE CHANT MORTON 3:32

18

LIVERY STABLE BLUES LOPEZ - NUNEZ - LEE 2:39

OLD TIME JAZZ BAND, LP: 504 LPS 15
Harri Aavaharju; tpt, Tapani Renkonen; cl + ss(*, Seet Jaakola; tb, Ilpo Rahtu; p,
Raimo Korkalainen; bjo, Sakari Attila; sousaphone, Alpo Collanus; drms,
Reine Rimon; vocal
New Orleans, 27.05.1986

14

FOGYISM CRUMP 4:11

15

I'M ALONE BECAUSE I LOVE YOU YOUNG - SIRAS 4:22

19

LIVIN' HIGH (* BELLEDNA - PINKARD 2:39

20

ST. LOUIS BLUES W. C. HANDY 5:58

OLD TIME JAZZ BAND, LP: 504 LPS 15
Harri Aavaharju; tpt, Gregg Stafford; co, Michael White; cl, Ilpo Rahtu; p,
Raimo Korkalainen; bjo, Sakari Attila; sousaphone, Alpo Collanus; drms
New Orleans, 27.5.1986

17

A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE Trad. 3:25

OLD TIME JAZZ BAND, LP: 504 LPS 15
Harri Aavaharju; tpt, Gregg Stafford; co, Michael White; cl, Tapani Renkonen; cl, Ilpo Rahtu; p,
Jouko Keskimäki; tb, Raimo Korkalainen; bjo, Sakari Attila; sousaphone, Stanley Stephens; drms
New Orleans, 27.5.1986

21

HIGH SOCIETY PORTER - STEELE 4:17

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