The Basin Street Six and the Dukes of Dixieland. Immensely popular recording artist in the 1960s with three gold albums to his credit in that decade and over 90 LP recordings over the span of his career. This album features New Orleans Jazz at it's finest, from this musician's "pre-commercial" period. Historic 1950s recordings from New Orleans last golden era. Features his earliest recordings from 1950 while still a member of the Basin Street Six, coupled with some of his first recordings as a leader backed by the New Orleans All-Stars in 1957. Features legendary trumpet players George Girard & Buck Clayton, along with Bud Freeman on saxophone and Joe Rotie on trombone. Material recorded for the legendary Circle label of New Orleans.