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Alcide Pavageau


Among the better-known string bassists dynamic in New Orleans through the 1950’s and 60’s, Alcide Pavageau actually began taking part in the device surprisingly past due in existence. He was originally a guitarist and became popular like a dance in New Orleans, that is how he obtained the lifelong “Gradual Move” nickname. Pavageau didn’t undertake the bass until 1927 when he had been 39. He used many renowned players (including Pal Petit, Supplement Morand and Emil Barnes). Pavageau started dealing with George Lewis in 1943 and was area of the music group that made an appearance in NY with Bunk Johnson in 1945. Once the musicians returned to New Orleans, Pavageau continuing functioning under Lewis’ command and he toured the planet using the clarinetist through the entire 1950’s. Within the 60’s Pavageau was a fixture at Preservation Hall. His wife (referred to as Sister Annie Pavageau) proved helpful being a gospel-oriented pianist-vocalist. Gradual Move Pavageau led one record time for Jazz Crusade in 1965 and made an appearance on many information with George Lewis plus some with Bunk Johnson. His percussive 4/4 bass lines helped make Lewis’ tempo section a regularly driving force.

Quick Facts

Died January 19, 1969, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Nationality American
Music Groups Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Music Songs Brahm's Cradle Song, St. James Infirmary, Bourbon Street Parade, That's It!, Tailgate Ramble, Tootie Ma Is a Big Fine Thing, Short Dressed Gal, Eh La Bas, Joe Avery, My Josephine, Basin Street Blues, Santiago, Little Liza Jane, I'll Fly Away, Rattlin' Bones, Go To The Mardi Gras, El Manicero, Do Lord, A Good Man Is Hard To Find, Choko Mo Feel No Hey, La Malanga, So It Is, Tootie Ma, Shake That Thing, Little Brown Jug, Whenever You're Lonesome, Struttin' with Some Barbecue, You Don't Love Me, Sugar Plum, One Hundred Fires, Complicated Life, Dear Lord
Albums Sweet Emma and Her Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Stack O-Lee Blues, Drag’s Half Fast Jazz Band

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