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Bert Thompson's New Revival Jazzmen

    Bert Thompson is a well-known drummer in the Bay Area who has worked with
many different bands over several decades.  He is also known for his long list of
excellent reviews of New Orleans /Traditional jazz bands.  His reviews have
appeared in US and international publications.

    In 1990, he formed a New Orleans style band - The New Revival Jazzmen. The
original band members are shown below posing for a concert at the South Bay
Traditional Jazz Society in 1991.

    On August 9, 1992, the band played a concert at the Napa Valley Jazz Club.  Ted
Shafer was in the audience and recorded the band on a cassette recorder.  It
never made it into the Merry Makers label but I was able to transfer a few
numbers to a CD.

    Personnel: Leader, drums and vocal: Bert Thompson; Cornet: Mike Slack;
Clarinet: Paul Widdes; Trombone: Bill Bardin; Bass: Tom Clark; Banjo: Phil

    Some of the tunes we played that day are: Blame It on the Blues, Girl of My Dreams, I Never Knew What A Gal Could Do, I’m Travelin’, Moose March, Postman’s Lament, Short Dress Gal, Shout ‘em Aunt Tillie, Sweet Fields, Climax Rag, Stevedore Stomp and Climax Rag.

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