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I’ve been waiting years for this recording to released on CD. Originally recorded by Ewing Nunn and released on his Audiophile label, this is a great record! There’s something about Spirituals music that lends itself so well to Dixieland. Drummer Red Maddock has the vocals and does an outstanding job. The new liner notes were written by Allan Evans, Doc’s own son.

Spirituals & Blues: 1. Just A Closer Walk With Thee (Traditional), 2. Just A Little While To Stay Here (Traditional), 3. Joe Turner Blues (W. C. Handy, 1915), 4. Ain’t Nobody’s Business (Grainger & Robbins), 5. Terrible Blues (Clarence Williams, 1924), 6. Winin’ Boy Blues (Jelly Roll Morton, 1939), and 7. How Long Blues (Leroy Carr).
Doc Evans, cornet; Dick Pendleton, clarinet; Hal Runyon, trombone; Knocky Parker, piano; George Tupper, tuba; Bill Peer, banjo; Red Maddock, drums and vocal. Originally released as Audiophile AP-63 (APS-5963) in 1959.

Traditional Jazz: 8. Dippermouth Blues (Joe King Oliver), 9. High Society (Clarence Williams), 10. Smokey Mokes (Abe Holzmann, 1899), 11. Jackass Blues (Art Kassel & Mel Stitzel), 12. Canal Street Blues (Joe King Oliver), 13. Shim-Me-Sha-Wobble (Spencer Williams), 14. The Chant (Mel Stitzel, 1926), 15. Richard M. Jones’ Blues (Richard M. Jones) and 16. Some Of These Days (Shelton Brooks, 1910).
Doc Evans, cornet; Dick Pendleton, clarinet; Hal Runyon, trombone; Knocky Parker, piano; George Tupper, tuba; Bill Peer, banjo; Warren Thewis, drums. Originally released as Audiophile AP-45 in 1957.

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This new Jazzology CD brings together the Art Floral recordings originally released by Northfield, Minnesota-based JOCO records. Released on 78s in 1949 and 1950, these recordings chronicle the beginnings of jazz. The liner notes were written by John Lucas, noted jazz historian from Carleton College in Northfield. Catch Doc in his early years!

A: Doc Evans, cornet; Don Thompson, trombone; Johnny McDonald, clarinet & tenor sax; Joyce McDonald, piano; Doc Cenardo, drums. Feb. 15, 1949
B: Mel Grant, piano. 1950
C: Doc Evans, cornet; Al Jenkins, trombone; Johnny McDonald, clarinet; Carroll Lee, piano; Willie Sutton, string bass; Doc Cenardo, drums. 1949
D: Doc Evans, cornet; Al Jenkins, trombone; Art Lyons, clarinet; Mel Grant, piano; Biddy Bastien, String bass, Micky Steinke, drums. 1950.

Tunes are Tunes are Georgia Cake Walk (A), Raggin’ The Chimes (B), When The Saints Go Marching In (A), High Society (A), Mixin’ It Up (B), Eccentric Rag (A), Basin Street Blues (A), Mel-low Blues (B), Ballin’ The Jack (A), Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble (A),
Rock Island Rock (B), Strut Miss Lizzie (A), Buddy Bolden’s Blues (D), Sidewalk Blues (D), Beale Street Blues (D), Royal Garden Blues (D),
Tishomingo Blues (D), Jimtown Blues (D), Blues Doctor (C), Bye Bye Blues (D), Memphis Blues (C), Dallas Blues (D), Singin’ The Blues (D) and Weary Blues (D).



Jazzology Records knows traditional jazz. Obviously a labor of love, this beautifully remastered (by Parker Dinkins of MasterDigital) recording has been requested often. The track of Sister Kate is not to be missed!

Originally released as Doc Evans at the Gaslight, Audiophile (AP-95) in 1967 and Classics of the ’20s, Audiophile (AP-50) in 1957. It features great bands, great tunes and great recordings.

Doc Evans, cornet; Alan Frederickson, trombone; Mark Strachota, clarinet; Augie Kepp, piano; Bill Peer, banjo; Jim Morton, string bass, tuba; Tommie Andrews, drums (AP-95) and Doc Evans, cornet; Bob Gruenfelder, trumpet; Hal Runyon, trombone; Dick Pendleton, clarinet; Tubby Main, tuba, string bass; Eddie Lynch, banjo; Mel Grant, piano; Warren Thewis, drums (AP-50).

Panama, Skat de Dat, Creole Belles, Bienville Blues, Big Noise From Winnetka, Two Deuces, Sister Kate, Some Day, Sweetheart, Perdido Street Blues, Frog-I-More, Sidewalk Blues, Snake Rag, Wild Man Blues, Sweet Lovin’ Man, Buffalo Blues, New Orleans Stomp, Chicago Breakdown.



Doc Evans LIVE, the summer 2006 CD release from Doc Evans Music is available now. From the SOMA Records 1957 recording of a concert series at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. The series traced the history and spread of Dixieland jazz from New Orleans out into the world.

The tunes are Whistlin’ Rufus, Down By The Riverside, The Girls All Crazy ‘Bout The Way I Walk, Get Outa Here, Bluin’ The Blues, Farewell Blues, Clarinet Marmalade, Eccentric, Mabel’s Dream, Jazzin’ Baby Blues, Snake Rag, Ory’s Creole Trombone and Bugle Call Rag.

Featuring Doc Evans, cornet; Dick Pendleton, clarinet; Hal Runyon, trombone; Frank Gillis, piano; George Tupper, bass and tuba; Bill Peer, banjo; and Warren Thewis, drums.

The liner notes were originally written by Russell Roth.



From Jazzology Records! Newly remastered from the original master tapes. This was the best selling Doc Evans recording ever! Originally released as Muskrat Ramble Audiophile (AP-56) in 1959 and Traditional Jazz Audiophile (AP-44) in 1957. Seventeen tracks, 75 minutes of great jazz!

Tunes are New Orleans Joys, Black Snake Blues, Georgia Swing, Organ Grinder Blues, Fidgety Feet, Fantasy on Muskrat Ramble, King Bolden on Parade, Mr. Jelly Lord, Chattanooga Stomp, Lazy River, San, Gettysburg March, Basin Street Blues, Weary Blues, 1919 Rag, Workingman Blues and Alexander’s Ragtime Band.

Musicians are Doc Evans, cornet; Bob Gruenenfelder, second cornet; Dick Pendleton and Loren Helberg, clarinet; Hal Runyon, trombone; Knocky Parker, piano; George Tupper, tuba; Bill Peer, banjo; Red Maddock and Warren Thewis, drums.



Recorded live at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis during a sold out concert in 1953. The band is hot, the crowd wildly enthusiastic and the soloists are soaring. Doc introduces each tune!

The tunes are: Under The Double Eagle, St. Louis Blues, The Atlanta Blues, Maryland, My Maryland, When We Dance At The Mardi Gras, Muskrat Ramble, Struttin’ With Some Barbecue, My Bucket’s Got a Hole In It, Jazz Me Blues, and South Rampart Street Parade

Doc Evans, cornet; Loren Helberg, clarinet; Hal Runyon, trombone; Tom McGovern, piano; Biddy Bastien, string bass; Warren Thewis, drums. 1953

Originally released as SOMA MG-100.



What do you play for an encore? Doc and his band show why people never left early from a Doc Evans concert! The 1954 studio session follows up on the 1953 Walker release and the 1957 session was recorded live at a Walker Art Center performance. Originally released on Soma records in 1957 as Dixieland Encore Soma MG1208 and Dixieland Encore MG101 (EP).

Songs are: Original Dixieland One-Step (A), Black and White Rag (B), Come Back Sweet Papa (A), Mississippi Mud (A), Perdido Street Blues (B), Chicago Breakdown (B), Riverside Blues (A), King Porter Stomp (A), Mournin’ Blues (A), Roll On Mississippi (A), Shimmy Sha Wabble (B), Whop (A) and That’s Aplenty (B)

A: Doc Evans, cornet; Loren Helberg, clarinet; Hal Runyon, trombone; Tom McGovern, piano; Bernie Sundermeyer, string bass; Bill Peer, banjo; Warren Thewis, drums. 1954
B: Doc Evans, cornet; Dick Pendleton, clarinet; Hal Runyon, trombone; Frank Gillis, piano; George Tupper, tuba; Bill Peer, banjo; Warren Thewis, drums. 1957



Here some of Doc’s most popular tunes. Not all have been yet released on CD. Listen to why the Washington Post wrote, “No one today plays better jazz cornet than Doc Evans. He plays with ringing, rich open tone, a pungent searing muted horn, emotional warmth, soaring lyric imagination, unquenchable spirit and relaxed assurance.”

Tunes are Tishomingo Blues, Doctor Jazz, Wolverine Blues, Tiger Rag, How Long Blues, Just A Little While To Stay Here, Just A Closer Walk With Thee, Muskrat Ramble, St. Louis Blues, That’s Aplenty, Jazz Me Blues, Charleston, When the Saints Go Marching In and Bugle Call Rag.

This is your opportunity to sample the music of Doc Evans!



Four or Five Times was originally released on Audiophile records in 1956 as Traditional Jazz (Dixieland of Course) Audiophile AP-33 & 34. Liner Notes were written by Butch Thompson.

Tunes are Tiger Rag, See See Rider, Sugar Blues (cornet solo), Black Bottom Stomp, Four or Five Times, Original Jelly Roll Blues, Frankie and Johnnie, Kansas City Stomp, Waiting For The Robert E. Lee, Ballin’ The Jack, When The Saints Go Marching In, Lena, She’s The Queen of Palestina, Corrine, Corrina (cornet solo), If I Could Be With You, Temptation Rag, Dardanella, Mabel’s Dream and Song of The Islands.

The band is Doc Evans, cornet; Harry Blons, clarinet; Hal Runyon, trombone; Knocky Parker, piano; George Tupper, tuba; Bill Peer, banjo; Red Maddock, drums, vocal and gate crasher.



Arguably the best sound of all his recordings, the music on this CD was been beautifully recorded by master Ewing Nunn.

Doc Evans, cornet; Albert Nicholas or Omer Simeon, clarinet; Knocky Parker, piano, Earl Murphy, string bass; Gene Juckem, drums. Stomps and Blues was originally released on Audiophile records in 1956 as Reminiscing in Dixieland, Stomps and Blues, Audiophile AP-68 & 69.

Tunes are Clarinet Marmalade, Save It, Pretty Mama, Mahogany Hall Stomp, Tishamingo Blues, St. James Infirmary Blues, St. Louis Blues, King Porter Stomp, Nobody Knows When You’re Down and Out, San, Hesitation Blues, Ole Miss, One Sweet Letter From You, A Good Man Is Hard To Find, Four or Five Times, Tell Me, I’m Drifting Back To Dreamland, Wang Wang Blues, Willow Weep For Me and Sweet Lorraine.



Down in Jungle Town was originally released on Audiophile records in 1953 as Down in Jungle Town Audiophile AP-4 (XL-328) and in 1955 as Traditional Jazz XL-329.

Tunes are Under The Double Eagle, Diga Diga Doo, Riverside Blues, Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave To Me, Down In Jungle Town, Maryland, My Maryland, Mama’s Gone Goodbye, Yellow Dog Blues, That’s A-Plenty, Dill Pickles Rag, London Blues, Black and Blue, Eccentric, Bugle Call Rag, Bye and Bye and Grandpa’s Spells.

Doc Evans, cornet; Loren Helberg, clarinet; Hal Runyon, trombone; Tom McGovern, piano; Bernie Sundermeyer, string bass; Warren Thewis, drums. 1953
Doc Evans, cornet; Harry Blons, clarinet; Hal Runyon, trombone; George Tupper, tuba; Irv Wickner, banjo; Hod Russell, piano; Mickey Steinke, drums. 1955



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