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George “Pops” Foster

b. 18 Might 1892, McCall, Louisiana, USA, d. 30 Oct 1969, SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, California, USA. Among the pioneers of string bass playing, Foster started his musical profession like a cellist and in addition occasionally performed brass bass. After carrying out in New Orleans in the first many years of the hundred years with Child Ory, Ruler Oliver among others, he became a member of Destiny Marable’s riverboat music group in 1917. He was also with the machine Ory led in California in the first 20s. Foster spent the middle-20s within the St. Louis region and by the finish of the 10 years he was in NY dealing with Luis Russell. He remained with Russell for quite some time, during which period the music group became, in place, the Louis Armstrong orchestra. In 1940, because the revival motion got under method, Foster is at great demand and shifted to freelance function, using many rings, including those led by Sidney Bechet and Jimmy Archey. He performed on with the 50s and early 60s, touring the united states and European countries with Sammy Cost and he also spent amount of time in rings led by Earl Hines, at San Francisco’s Hangover Membership, and Elmer Snowden. Although deeply-rooted in the original types of New Orleans jazz, Foster’s early choice for string bass, which he performed in the original ‘slapping’ way, stood him in great stead once the inevitable musical adjustments occurred.

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