Boston Skuffle – Hot Antic J.B. 1982
Michel Bastide and his band recorded this tune to be a tribute to their idol and inspiration: Jabbo Smith. Jabbo recorded it already in 1929 at the age of 21 with his famous Rhythm Aces. They recorded a series of recordings on the Brunswick label with Jabbo to be competition against Louis Armstrong who had great success on another, the Okeh label. In 1982 Jabbo was invited to do a concert tour with Hot Antic. A dream came thru for both Hot Antic as well as Jabbo.
In this clip it is just Hot Antic playing one of the success pieces of Jabbo in a concert that would eventually feature Jabbo as well.
Michel and I knew each other from concerts in Edinbrough as well as in Toronto in the eighties where both our Climax Band and his Hot Antic played together and recently we have been in touch again. He has made these fabulous recordings available for me to post on youtube and dailymotion. These clips were filmed by Michel’s VHS camera. The band recorded most of their records and films with 3 microphones and camera on remote. Quite an achievement. Michel Bastide trumpet, trombone, Jean Francois Bonnel clt, alto sax, Gilles Berrut piano, Jean-Pierre Dubois banjo, and Christian Lafevre tuba.