The Dixie All-Stars ‎– Dixieland With A Twist Beat

Somerset ‎– P-16700
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 South Rampart St. Parade
A2 Twistin' Dixie
A3 Oh Dem Golden Slippers
A4 Lonesome Railroad Blues
A5 Midnight In Memphis
A6 Saints Come Marchin' In
B1 Mississippi Mud
B2 Sunburst Rag
B3 Rampart St. Stomp
B4 Down By The Riverside
B5 Muskrat Ramble
B6 Bourbon Street Fishfry

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Etched): MI 16700-A²
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Etched): MI-16700-B²
  • Matrix / Runout (Both Sides, Stamped): Bell Sound

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April 30, 2017
Another on of those really wrong ideas that made it to vinyl is the Somerset/Stereo-Fidelity album The Dixie All-Stars playing Dixieland With A Twist Beat.
But what could go wrong with Dixieland Standards and Hall of Fame tunes like, South Rampart Street Parade; Saints Come Marchin' In; and Muskrat Ramble.
Have them played by some of California's finest musicians of the period: Pee Wee Erwin (trumpet); Al Caiola who had numerous best selling albums of his own on United Artists Records during the 60s (guitar); Michael Andrew "Peanuts" Hucko (clarinet); Bill Ramal (saxophone); Jerry "Beaver" Bruno bass; Gary Chester (drums); Morris "Moe" Wechsler (piano); Robert Dewees "Cutty" Cutshall (trombone).

So what could go wrong with all this talent. The producer Dave L Miller had the arrangements set to a Twist beat. Chubby Checker it's not. What it actually sounds like is a good Dixieland Jazz album, while playing in the background is a totally different album of twist tunes.
They just do not mix.

Though released internationally, thankfully it does not appear have remained in circulation very long.