December 28, 2016

early rock & roll ~ New Orleans 1959


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'Cinderella' is really a great example of early rock & roll at its' best. I love obscurity in music. Paul Marvin is a great example. Born Marvin Geatreaux, it's difficult to find much information on his recordings or history. Though I did find that he sang with a young Malcolm John Rebennack (aka Dr. John) and his band, sometime in the 1950s.
Not sure who the backing musicians might be on this recording ... Perhaps Mac Rebennack, and/or guitarist/arranger, Edgar Blanchard ... Could also be saxophonist, pianist, Harold Battiste and his A.F.O Studio Combo. Just don't know for sure.

Although Joe Ruffino's New Orleans based, 'Ron' label had a now historical stable of artists, somehow Paul Marvin's talent only showed itself for a short time.

Besides this, his only Ron label 45, he recorded three other 45s, one of which I can't find any information on (DeLuxe label - mid-late 1950s?), and two others, one on the Verve label from 1958, and one on the Desire label 1959-60.
The flip side, 'Hurry Up' was co-written by Mac Rebennack (Dr.John) and just as good.

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