George "Pops" Foster

Born 19 May 1892. Died 29 October 1969
George "Pops" Foster
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1892-05-19
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George "Pops" Foster

George "Pops" Foster Biography (Wikipedia)

George Murphy "Pops" Foster (May 19, 1892 – October 29, 1969) was a jazz musician best known for his vigorous slap bass playing of the string bass. He also played the tuba and trumpet professionally.

Foster was born to Charley and Annie Foster, who "was nearly fullblooded Cherokee," on a plantation near McCall in Ascension Parish near Donaldsonville in south Louisiana. His family moved to New Orleans when he was about 10 years of age. His older brother, Willard Foster, began playing banjo and guitar; George started out on a cello then switched to string bass. Foster married twice: to Bertha Foster in 1912 and Alma Foster in 1936.

Pops Foster was playing professionally by 1907 and worked with Jack Carey, Kid Ory, Armand Piron, King Oliver and other prominent hot bands of the era.

In 1921 he moved to St. Louis to play with the Charlie Creath and Dewey Jackson bands, in which he would be active for much of the decade. He also joined Ory in Los Angeles. He acquired the nickname "Pops" because he was far older than any of the other players in the band.

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Sidney Bechet
Royal Garden Blues
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Royal Garden Blues
Sidney Bechet
Days Beyond Recall
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Days Beyond Recall
Luis Russell, Luis Russell, Henry “Red” Allen, J.C. Higginbotham, Luis Russell, Will Johnson & George "Pops" Foster
Panama
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Panama

Panama

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Luis Russell
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Luis Russell
Henry “Red” Allen
J.C. Higginbotham
Luis Russell
Will Johnson
Henry Red Allen & Luis Russell, BILL COLEMAN, J.C. Higginbotham, Albert Nicholas, Charlie Holmes, Teddy Hill, Will Johnson, George "Pops" Foster, Paul Barbarin & Henry “Red” Allen
Feelin' The Spirit
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Feelin' The Spirit

Feelin' The Spirit

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Henry Red Allen & Luis Russell
Henry “Red” Allen
Swing Out
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Swing Out
Henry “Red” Allen
Feeling Drowsy
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Feeling Drowsy
Henry “Red” Allen
Doctor Blues
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Doctor Blues
Henry “Red” Allen
Feeling Drowsy
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Feeling Drowsy
Louis Armstrong
Jubilee
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Jubilee
Franz Jackson
Clip Joint
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Clip Joint
Mutt Carey's New Yorkers
Joplin’s Sensation
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Joplin’s Sensation
Sammy Price
Boogie Woogie a la Parisienne
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Boogie Woogie a la Parisienne
Teddy Bunn
If You See Me Coming
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If You See Me Coming

If You See Me Coming

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Teddy Bunn
Tommy Ladnier Mezz Mezzrow Quintet
Manzie Johnson
Bunk Johnson and Sidney Bechet, Sidney Bechet, George Thompson, Louis Armstrong, Bunk Johnson, Ray Parker & George "Pops" Foster
Blue Bells Goodbye
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Blue Bells Goodbye
Sidney Bechet & Sidney Bechet
Original Dixieland One-Step
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Original Dixieland One-Step

Original Dixieland One-Step

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Sidney Bechet
Sidney Bechet
J.C. Higginbotham
Jersey Lightning
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Jersey Lightning

Jersey Lightning

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J.C. Higginbotham
Will Johnson
Charlie Holmes
Henry Allen
Luis Russell
Paul Barbarin
Teddy Hill
BILL COLEMAN
Albert Nicholas
Composer
Luis Russell
George "Pops" Foster
Shine
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Shine
Sammy Price
Clarinet Creole
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Clarinet Creole
Shelton "Scad" Hemphill
Wolverine Blues
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Wolverine Blues

Wolverine Blues

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Louis Armstrong
George "Pops" Foster
That Moanin' Trombone
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That Moanin' Trombone

That Moanin' Trombone

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Jake Porter
Noble Sissle
Frank De Braithe
James Reese Europe's 369th Infantry Hellfighters Band
Russell Smith
Dope Andrews
Herb Fleming
Pinkhead Parker
Battle Axe Kenny
Sidney Bechet
Old Stack O'Lee Blues
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Old Stack O'Lee Blues
Art Hodes
The Darktown Strutters Ball (feat. Freddie Moore, George "Pops" Foster, Wild Bill Davison & Sidney Bechet)
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The Darktown Strutters Ball (feat. Freddie Moore, George "Pops" Foster, Wild Bill Davison & Sidney Bechet)
Charlie Holmes, Henry Red Allen, Luis Russell, J.C. Higginbotham & George "Pops" Foster
Panama
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Panama

Panama

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Charlie Holmes, Henry Red Allen, Luis Russell, J.C. Higginbotham & George "Pops" Foster
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