Raymond Burke – The Southland Recordings 1958/1960 (2024) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Raymond Burke – The Southland Recordings 1958/1960 (2024)
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Raymond Burke (né Barrois; 6 June 1904 – 21 March 1986) was an American jazz clarinetist.

According to his colleagues, Burke’s only non-musical form of employment was the management of a “Rabais” shop at 906 Bourbon Street. According to friend Al Rose, a Rabais shop is “not as high flown as an antique store nor as disreputable as a junk Shop” It is a personal collection that the owner makes semi-available to the public for sale. Burke’s shop was in a residential section of Bourbon Street which had light pedestrian traffic and generated very little business. It lacked furniture, except for one wooden stool where Burke sat, and it also lacked electricity, ensuring that the shop closed at sundown.

The shop was filled with old jazz records, historical memorabilia, musical instruments and equipment, books, magazines, and a collection of sheet music. Being dark and cluttered on the inside, the store was not made for browsing. Rather, if a patron had a specific request, Burke would recall whether he had the object in stock, and if so, would have to find it in the collection. Al Rose claims that the store averaged about two dollars of income per day. However, he also argues that the store had another, more musically important purpose. Throughout the work day (from 1pm to sundown) musicians would seek Burke at the Rabais to play with him. These sessions were informal and unattended, consisting of Burke’s clarinet and whatever instrument the player(s) had brought. By the end of any given day, Rose estimates that up to a dozen musicians would have stopped by to play with Burke. Among these men were amateurs as well as distinguished musical talent.

1-1. Raymond Burke – Apple Blossom Time (03:58)
1-2. Raymond Burke – A Long Way to Tipperary (03:08)
1-3. Raymond Burke – City of a Million Dreams (03:51)
1-4. Raymond Burke – Vieux Carre Parade (03:01)
1-5. Raymond Burke – You Tell Me Your Dreams (Live) (04:25)
1-6. Raymond Burke – Bucket Got a Hole in It (Live) (04:35)
1-7. Raymond Burke – Pagen Love Song (Live) (03:45)
1-8. Raymond Burke – Rose Room (04:59)
1-9. Raymond Burke – You Tell Me Your Dreams (Live Alt) (04:23)
1-10. Raymond Burke – Pagan Love Song (Live Alt) (03:36)
1-11. Raymond Burke – Rose Room (Alt) (05:19)
1-12. Raymond Burke – Indiana (04:32)
1-13. Raymond Burke – City of a Million Dreams (Alt) (03:28)
1-14. Raymond Burke – Bugle Call Rag (02:54)


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