Monday, 27 May 2013

SOMA LP 100

DOC EVANS and his Dixieland Band - "Dixieland Concert at the Walker Center"
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KB-412A - (No Info)
KB-412B - St Louis Blues
               Maryland, My Maryland
               Muskrat Ramble
               My Bucket's Got A Hole In It
               South Rampart Street Parade
SOMA LP 100
119 North 9th St, Minneapolis, MN   (Amos Heilicher)

Source: Doc Evans.Com

He returned to Minnesota in 1952 where, with his new national reputation, he had little difficulty finding work. Doc was in demand for club engagements, his band toured the Upper Midwest under the auspices of the University of Minnesota Concert and Lecture Series and he opened his own jazz club, The Rampart Street Club. He also had a TV series called “This Is Dixieland” with a band that included pianist Knocky Parker.
For ten consecutive years he played concerts to sold-out crowds at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. To him it made little difference where he played—at the Walker or sitting with his band on the sidewalk outside a university bookstore. “Jazz doesn’t know where it is,” Doc said once, “and it doesn’t care.”
Friends tell of the charities Doc quietly played for to raise money. Of the handicapped kids he entertained one-on-one. Of the elderly people he comforted, for free, with “When the Saints Go Marchin’ In.” But one friend added gently, “Doc doesn’t deserve any credit for that kind of stuff, he loved to play for anybody.”



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