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Chicago-style classic jazz trumpet player

From his early years in Chicago, to his famous ‘Ragtime Band’ of 1939 and a living legend in the 1950s and ‘60s, Spanier helped revive and sustain classic New Orleans style jazz.

Pt. 1 - Tribute to Muggsy Spanier

Spanier's music and story is featured in this two-part broadcast with exclusive interviews and rare archival tapes.

RELAXIN’ AT THE TOURO  --  Muggsy Spanier and his Ragtime Band, 1939
I WISH I COULD SHIMMY LIKE SISTER KATE  --  Muggsy Spanier Ragtime Band, 1939
THAT’S A PLENTY  --  Bechet-Spanier Big Four, 4/40
RIVERBOAT SHUFFLE  --  Muggsy Spanier and his Ragtime Band, 1939
BABY WON’T YOU PLEASE COME HOME  --  Louisiana Rhythm Kings, 1928
SOMEDAY SWEETHEART  --  Muggsy Spanier and his Ragtime Band, 1939
THAT DA-DA STRAIN  --  Muggsy Spanier and his Ragtime Band, 1939
MEMPHIS BLUES  --  Muggsy Spanier, Club Hangover Broadcast, 11/54

MOBILE BLUES  --  The Bucktown Five, 2/24
SQUEEZE ME  --  Bechet-Spanier Big Four, 4/40
JAZZ ME BLUES  --  Muggsy Spanier and his V-Disc All Stars, 10/44
YOU TOOK ADVANTAGE OF ME  --  Muggsy Spanier and V-Disc Jazz Band, 10/45
LONESOME ROAD  --  Muggsy Spanier and his Ragtime Band, 1939
SWEET LORRAINE  --  Bechet-Spanier Big Four, 3/40

Pt. 2 - Tribute to Muggsy Spanier

ECCENTRIC  --  Muggsy Spanier and his Ragtime Band, 1939
FOUR OR FIVE TIMES  --  Bechet-Spanier Big Four, 1939
SWEET SUE  --  Bechet-Spanier Big Four, 4/40
I’VE FOUND A NEW BABY  --  Chicago Rhythm Kings, 4/28
Muggsy Spanier and his Jazz Band, Club Hangover, 11/54:
UP A LAZY RIVER  --  Bechet-Spanier Big Four, 3/40

CARELESS LOVE  --  Muggsy Spanier and his Jazz Band, Club Hangover, 11/54
THERE’LL BE SOME CHANGES MADE  --  Chicago Rhythm Kings, 4/28
BIG BUTTER AND EGG MAN  --  Muggsy Spanier and his Ragtime Band, 1939
BLACK AND BLUE  --  Muggsy Spanier and his Ragtime Band, 1939
CHINA BOY  --  Bechet-Spanier Big Four, 3/40

Muggsy Spanier &
Danny Barker

LINKS (this site):

Muggsy was heard on many Club Hangover broadcasts in the 1950s, here.
More of Muggsy at Club Hangover, here.

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