Lu Watters And The Yerba Buena Jazz Band

Lu Watters And The Yerba Buena Jazz Band

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Lu Watters & the Yerba Buena Jazz Band is the name of the Traditional Jazz revival band founded by Lu Watters. Notable members include singer and banjoist Clancy Hayes (from 1938 to 1940); clarinetist Bob Helm; trumpeter Bob Scobey; trombonist Turk Murphy; tubist/bassist Dick Lammi; and Watters himself. The band broke up in 1950.

In the late 1930s, Lu Watters was playing commercial dance gigs in the San Francisco area. Not satisfied with this music, he assembled a group of musicians to play traditional jazz music. His rehearsal spot was the Big Bear Lodge on Redwood Road in the Oakland hills. Rehearsing with him were trombonist Turk Murphy, trumpeter Bob Scobey, clarinetist Bob Helm, and pianist Wally Rose. His break came when the group landed a job playing at the Dawn Club on Annie Street in San Francisco. When San Francisco Chronicle columnist Herb Caen wrote a slightly disparaging piece about the band, supporters sent in many letters, creating publicity that boosted the band's popularity.
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Lu Watters And The Yerba Buena Jazz Band Discography

Albums

Lu Watters And His Yerba Buena Jazz Band* Lu Watters And His Yerba Buena Jazz Band No. 2 (Album) Mercury US 1952 Sell This Version
Clancy Hayes, Lu Watters And His Jass Band* Clancy Hayes, Lu Watters And His Jass Band* - Clancy Hayes Sings (Album) Down Home Records US 1957 Sell This Version
Lu Watters And The Yerba Buena Jazz Band Blues Over Bodega Fantasy, Fantasy, Fantasy US 1964 Sell This Version
85016 Lu Watters And The Yerba Buena Jazz Band Blues Over Bodega(LP) Fantasy 85016 US 1964 Sell This Version
Fairmont 101 Lu Watters And His Yerba Buena Jazz Band* Live From The Dawn Club(LP, Album) Fairmont Records Fairmont 101 US 1973 Sell This Version
Lu Watters And His Yerba Jazz Band* Lu Watters Jazz Columbia France Unknown Sell This Version
Santo Pecora And His Dixie Land Jazz Band / Lu Watters And His Yerba Buena Jass Band* Santo Pecora And His Dixie Land Jazz Band / Lu Watters And His Yerba Buena Jass Band* - Dixieland Jamboree (Album) Verve Records Austria Unknown Sell This Version
MG V-1008 Santo Pecora And His Dixie Land Jazz Band / Lu Watters And His Yerba Buena Jass Band* Santo Pecora And His Dixie Land Jazz Band / Lu Watters And His Yerba Buena Jass Band* - Dixieland Jamboree(LP) Verve Records MG V-1008 Denmark Unknown Sell This Version
none Lu Watters And His Yerba Buena Jazz Band* Lu Watters And His Yerba Buena Jazz Band(Vinyl, 16", Transcription) Armed Forces Radio & Television Service Station Library none US Unknown Sell This Version
H-103 Lu Watter's Yerba Buena Jazz Band* Unissued Live Recordings From Hambone Kelly's, Volume 3(LP, Album) Homespun Records (3) H-103 US Unknown Sell This Version
MG V-1005 Lou Watters And His Yerba Buena Jass Band* Lou Watters And His Yerba Buena Jass Band(LP) Verve Records MG V-1005 US Unknown Sell This Version
H-102 Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz Band*, Clancy Hayes Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz Band*, Clancy Hayes - Lu Watter's Yerba Buena Jazz Band - Volume Two(LP, Album) Homespun Records (3) H-102 US Unknown Sell This Version
LP-8 Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz Band* Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz Band(10", Album, Mono) Good Time Jazz LP-8 US Unknown Sell This Version
H-105 Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz Band* Memories Of The Bodega Battle(LP) Homespun Records (3) H-105 US Unknown Sell This Version
LP-8, LDG 038 Lu Watters And The Yerba Buena Jazz Band Watters'1(10", Album) Good Time Jazz, Vogue LP-8, LDG 038 UK Unknown Sell This Version
MGV-1008, MG V-1008, V-1008 Santo Pecora And His Dixie Land Jazz Band / Lu Watters And His Yerba Buena Jass Band* Santo Pecora And His Dixie Land Jazz Band / Lu Watters And His Yerba Buena Jass Band* - Dixieland Jamboree(LP, Album, Mono) Verve Records, Verve Records, Verve Records MGV-1008, MG V-1008, V-1008 US Unknown Sell This Version
H-107 Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz Band* Air Shots From The Dawn Club 1941(LP) Homespun Records (3) H-107 US Unknown Sell This Version
H-106 Lu Watters And The Yerba Buena Jazz Band Volume 6(LP) Homespun Records (3) H-106 US Unknown Sell This Version
H-101 Lu Watters And The Yerba Buena Jazz Band, Clancy Hayes Lu Watters And The Yerba Buena Jazz Band, Clancy Hayes - LU WATTERS' Yerba Buena Jazz Band Clancy Hayes Vocals(LP) Homespun Records (3) H-101 Unknown Sell This Version
H-104 Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz Band*, Clancy Hayes Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz Band*, Clancy Hayes - Lu Watter's Yerba Buena Jazz Band - Volume 4(LP, Album) Homespun Records (3) H-104 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz Band* At A Georgia Camp Meeting / Original Jelly Roll Blues Melodisc (3) UK 1941 Sell This Version
Album 1, No. 1 Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz Band* Maple Leaf Rag / Black & White Rag(Shellac, 10") Jazz Man Album 1, No. 1 US 1942 Sell This Version
Number 5 Lu Watters And The Yerba Buena Jazz Band Riverside Blues / Cake Walking Babies From Home(Shellac, 10") Jazz Man Number 5 US 1942 Sell This Version
7 Lu Watters And The Yerba Buena Jazz Band Temptation Rag / Fidgety Feet(Shellac, 10") Jazz Man 7 US 1943 Sell This Version
108 Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz Band* That's A Plenty / Bienville Blues(Shellac, 10") West Coast Records (3) 108 US 1946 Sell This Version