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Papa John Kolstad and the Hot Club of East Lake Papa John Kolstad and the Hot Club of East Lake
Papa John Kolstad
2003

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Song Name (Composer)
Time
1.
I Was Always A Papa (Papa John Kolstad)
3:01
2.
Wee Midnight Hour (Leroy Carr)
5:47
3.
I Ain't Doin' Bad Doin' Nothin' (Joe Venuti, Al Jarvis)
4:59
4.
Back Door Man (Washboard Sam)
4:06
5.
Crowing Rooster Blues (Lonnie Johnson)
3:58
6.
Lady Be Good (Gerorge and Ira Gershwin)
4:12
7.
You Don't Mean Me No Good (Leroy Carr)
4:49
8.
Out With The Wrong Woman Blues (Washboard Sam)
3:10
9.
Lowland Blues (William Lee Broonzy)
4:22
10.
Flat Foot Floogie (Bulee Gaylard, Bud Breen, Leroy Elliott Stewart)
4:48
11.
Autumn Leaves (Joseph Kozma, John H. Mercer, Jacques Andre M. Prevert)
5:24


Papa John introduces the Hot Club of East Lake, an assembly of virtuoso players firmly rooted in early blues, swing tunes, jugbands and jazz.

Oriented toward the small ensembles exemplified by Washboard Sam, Leroy Carr and Django Reinhardt, their music gets its drive and rhythm from the guitars. This creates an openness that allows the lead instruments to shine through, from Clint's incredible soaring harmonica to Deano's "note bursts," to Sam's big fat trumpet notes and Papa's guitar licks.

You might remember Papa John Kolstad from his collaboration in the 70's with harmonica player Mike Turk and their classic record Beans Taste Fine.


Papa John Kolstad's Gibson dates back to 1935 and when it sings, it moans the old stories of hobos hopping empty trains, grandparents recalling slow dances in dusky bars, a man's first glass of self-made moonshine. Teaming up with bassist/trumpeter Sam Fiske, jazz guitarist Dean Mikkelson, and Encyclopedia of the Harmonica inductee Clint Hoover, Kolstad swings through early blues, ragtime, bluegrass, and jug-band based tunes like a Dorothea Lange slide show projector. Kolstad's six string was built to carry that history, and Kolstad himself, a weathered, bearded acoustic blues legend, could be the physical manifestation of his guitar's long years.
Melissa Maerz, City Pages

This CD is guaranteed to make you smile and get on your feet and start shaking your principle and interest.

Felien, Pulse of the Twin Cities
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