The New Orleans Feetwarmers 1932 sides are the epitome of Hot Jazz. Sidney Bechet's soprano sax playing is nothing short of amazing on the song Shag. Ernest Meyers's scat singing solo on that same song has to be one of the finest examples of Jazz singing ever recorded. Unfortunately the records didn't sell well. The Hot Jazz style was pretty much dead by 1932. Public tastes were shifting to the less wild, more arranged, big band style of Swing. The New Orleans joyful style of collective improvisation that is represented here did not match the mood of the Depression era. In the late 1930's and 1940s Bechet revived the band's name as Sidney Bechet and his New Orleans Feetwarmers

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
Ain't Misbehavin'
(Andy Razaf/ Fats Waller / Ernie Brooks)
9-6-1940 New York, New York Victor
26746-B
Baby, Won't You Please Come Home
(Charles Warfield / Clarence Williams)
1-8-1941 New York, New York Victor
27386-B
Blues For You, Johnny 9-6-1940 New York, New York Victor
26746-A
Blues In The Air
(Sidney Bechet)
10-14-1941 New York, New York Victor
20-1510-B
Blues In Thirds
(Earl Hines)
9-6-1940 New York, New York Victor
27204-B
Coal Black Shine
(John D. Reid / Sidney Bechet)
1-8-1941 New York, New York Victor
27386-A
Egyptian Fantasy
(John Reid / Sidney Bechet)
1-8-1941 New York, New York Victor
27337
Georgia Cabin
(Mary Karoly / Sidney Bechet)
9-13-1941 New York, New York Victor
27904-B
I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None O' This Jelly Roll
(Spencer Williams / Clarence Williams)
4-28-1941 New York, New York Victor
27447-A
I Know That You Know
(Anne Caldwell / Vincent Youmans)
4-28-41 New York, New York Victor
27574-B
Indian Summer
(Al Dubin / Victor Herbert)
2-5-1940 New York, New York Bluebird
B-10623-A
I'm Coming Virginia
(Will Marion Cook / Donald Heywood)
9-13-1941 New York, New York Victor
27904-A
I've Found A New Baby
(Jack Palmer / Spencer Williams)
9-15-1932 New York, New York Victor
24150-B
Bluebird
B-10022-B
I Want You Tonight
(Sidney Bechet / Billy Maxey)
9-15-1932 New York, New York Bluebird
B-10472-B
I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate
(A.J. Piron)
12-23-1938 New York, New York Top Rank
Lay Your Racket
(Sidney Bechet / Billy Maxey)
9-15-1932 New York, New York Victor
23358
Bluebird
B-10472-A
Laughin' In Rhythm
(Slim Gaillard / Bud Green)
10-14-1941 New York, New York Victor
27663-A
Limehouse Blues
(Douglas Furber / Philip Braham)
9-13-1941 New York, New York Victor
27600
Make Me A Pallet On The Floor 6-4-1940 New York, New York Bluebird
B-8509
Maple Leaf Rag
(Scott Joplin)
9-15-1932 New York, New York Victor
23360
Bluebird
B-7614-B
Mood Indigo
(Barney Bigard / Duke Ellington / Irving Mills)
10-24-1941 New York, New York HMV
JK-2718
Nobody Knows The Way I Feel Dis Mornin'
(Tom Delaney / Pearl Delaney)
6-4-1940 New York, New York Victor
26663-B
Oh! Lady Be Good!
(George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin)
10-24-1941 New York, New York Victor
27707-A
Old Man Blues
(Duke Ellington / Irving Mills)
6-4-1940 New York, New York Victor
26663-A
One O'Clock Jump
(Count Basie)
2-5-1940 New York, New York Victor
27204-A
Preaching Blues
(Sidney Bechet)
2-5-1940 New York, New York Bluebird
B-10623-A
Rip Up The Joint 10-14-1941 New York, New York Victor
27663-B
Rose Room
(Harry Williams / Art Hickman)
10-24-1941 New York, New York Victor
27707-B
Save It Pretty Mama
(Don Redman / Joe Davis / Paul Denniker)
9-6-1940 New York, New York Victor
27240-A
Shag
(Joe Jordan)
9-15-1932 New York, New York Victor
24150-A
Bluebird
B-10022-A
Shake It And Break It
(Clark / Louchiha)
9-6-1940 New York, New York Victor
27240-A
Sidney's Blues
(Sidney Bechet)
2-5-1940 New York, New York Bluebird
B-8509
Slippin' And Slidin' 1-8-1941 New York, New York Victor
27337
Stompy Jones
(Duke Ellington)
9-6-1940 New York, New York Victor
27240-B
Strange Fruit 9-13-1941 New York, New York Victor
27-0127
Suey 10-14-1941 New York, New York Victor
20-1510-A
Sweetie Dear
(Joe Jordan / Cook)
9-15-1932 New York, New York Victor
23360
Bluebird
B-7614-A
Swing Parade 4-28-1941 New York, New York Victor
27574-A
Texas Moaner
(Paul Barnes / Clarence Williams)
9-13-1941 New York, New York Victor
27600
The Mooche
(Irving Mills / Duke Ellington)
10-14-1941 New York, New York Victor
20-1510-A
12th Street Rag
(J.S. Sumner / E.L. Bowman)
9-13-1941 New York, New York Victor
20-1510-A
Weary Blues
(Artie Matthews)
12-23-1938 New York, New York Top Rank
What Is This Thing Called Love?
(Cole Porter)
10-24-1941 New York, New York HMV
JK-2720
When Its Sleepy Time Down South
(Leon Rene / Otis Rene / Clarence Muse)
4-28-1941 New York, New York Victor
27447-B
Wild Man Blues
(Jelly Roll Morton / Louis Armstrong)
6-4-1940 New York, New York Victor
26640-B
You're The Limit 9-13-1941 New York, New York HMV
JK-2718
Artist Instrument
Sidney Bechet Soprano Saxophone, Clarinet
Henry Duncan Piano
Tommy Ladnier Trumpet
Billy Maxey Vocals
Ernest Meyers Bass, Vocals
Morris Morland Drums
Teddy Nixon Trombone