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Monday, December 12, 2016

Kid Howard And His New Orleans Jazz Band At Zion Hill Church

He'll Understand And Say Well Done
"Kid" Howard And His New Orleans Jazz Band At Zion Hill Church
The album was recorded in its entirety at Zion Hill Baptist Church
All Arrangements By Louis Cottrell
Cover: Emerson E Mangum
Engineer: Cosimo Matassa
Jazz Technicians: A. Grayson Clark and James C. Bolton
Cover made by American Box & Tag Co. - New Orleans, La.
Nobility Recording Co. - New Orleans, Louis
Nobility LP 706
1965

Band Members:
Avery "Kid" Howard - Leader, Trumpet and Vocals
Louis Cottrell - Clarinet
Jim Robinson - Trombone
Dave Williams - Piano and Vocal on No. 5
Gerald Adams - Bass Fiddle
George Guesnon - Banjo
Chester Jones - Bass Fiddle

From the back cover: Zion Hill Church is located a few blocks out of the Vieux Carre, or French Quarter, in a section of New Orleans called "Back O' Town" at 922 Treme Street.

On the afternoon of the 14th of August, 1964 – a hot, steamy afternoon following a torrential downpour – music poured from the windows of the little church. It was strong music – gentle music – it was music of comfort for a trouble people.

This is where Avery "Kid" Howard regularly attends services, and when he was asked by the Nobility Recording Company to select the church for the recording session he turned to his pastor and his church as naturally as he would have turned the key to the lock of his own house.

The "Kid", now a mellow 56, tells it this way: "One Sunday after church I told Reverend Griffin that the Nobility Recording Company planned to record some of us playing spirituals and it would be real fine if we could play them right here at Zion Hill Church. Reverend Griffin said, "Name your day, Avery, and does he want the choir, too?"


Welcome Address by Rev Alexander Griffin of Zion Hill Church
Old Time Religion
In The Sweet Bye And Bye
Old Rugged Cross
He'll Understand And Say Well Done
Over In The Gloryland
Just A Closer Walk With Thee
Lily Of The Valley
Just A Little While To Stay Here

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