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Our CDs
   
As of May 2015, we have SIX CDs under our belt – below are some details about them. See the Music page for some samples from the second one. Our CDs are available at our gigs, or by mail. To order, contact Len Kellogg, or download this simple PDF form you can print, fill out and send him with your check.

 

New!

The 6th:
Cover of CD 6 Double CD
 
The Poudre River Irregulars:
20 Years and Still Swingin'

Recorded live at Avo's in late 2014 and early 2015. The PRI produced this ambitious double CD to celebrate their 20th anniversary, but this is no re-hash of the past – the music is new and fresh, and the players included all the current band members plus several outstanding guests. They were so good that the recording hardly needed retouching, and the music retains its original live energy! Click here (or on the CD cover at left) to read the liner notes (PDF). The tunes:

CD 1   1. The Chant
  2. Atlanta Blues
  3. Someday
        Sweetheart
  4. Oriental Strut
  5. C Jam Blues
  6. Since My Best Girl
        Turned Me Down
  7. At the Codfish Ball
  8. In a Mellow Tone
  9. Rialto Ripples
10. Some of These Days
11. I Found a New Baby
12. All Too Soon
13. Lady Be Good
14. Back Home Again
        in Indiana
15. Bay City
16. Sweet Georgia
        Brown

  CD 2   1. Emperor Norton's
        Hunch
  2. Memphis Blues
  3. All of Me
  4. The Mooch
  5. Trombone Rag
  6. Pontchartrain Blues
  7. New Orleans Shuffle
  8. When It's Sleepy
        Time Down South
  9. Wolverine Blues
10. Trouble in Mind
11. Caravan
12. If I Had You
13. Lulu's Back in Town
14. Storyville Blues
15. Joe Avery's Place
16. Just a Closer Walk
        with Thee

The 5th:
Cover of CD 5
 
Jazz It Up!
with the Poudre River Irregulars

The PRI's first release after Bob Cooke retired. Recorded live at Avo's in the spring of 2013, these tunes are a sampling of the music the band prepared for the 2012 Evergreen Jazz Festival. The selections were chosen by the members of the Northern Colorado Traditional Jazz Society and represent music made famous by Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, and George Gershwin, to name a few. The result is a great CD for both listening and dancing! Click here (or on the CD cover at left) to read the liner notes (PDF). The tunes:

      1. Mahogany Hall Stomp
      2. Way Down Yonder in New Orleans
      3. Midnight in Moscow
      4. Benny's From Heaven
      5. Hindustan
      6. Rhapsody in Blues in the Night
      7. When You're Smiling
      8. Mood Indigo
      9. The Minor Drag
    10. Big Butter and Egg Man
    11. Stardust
    12. Fidgety Feet
    13. Do You Know What It Means to
            Miss New Orleans
    14. South Rampart Street Parade

The 4th:
Cover of CD 4
 
Bob's Big Party:
The Poudre River Irregulars at Bob Cooke's Retirement Party

Recorded Jan. 7, 2011. When Bob Cooke, the band’s founder and longtime leader, announced he was retiring as leader in Dec. 2010, the band and its many friends threw him a big party. Naturally, it was held at Avogadro’s Number (Avo’s to its friends), where the band has played the first Friday of every month since 1996. Legions of fans came to the party, musician friends from all over northern Colorado sat in with the band to pay tribute to Bob, and a great time was truly had by all. This CD (released Dec. 2011) is a record of the music performed that evening. Click here (or on the CD cover at left) to read the liner notes (PDF). The tunes:

      1. Sheik of Araby
      2. Tin Roof Blues
      3. Avalon
      4. Hank's Choice
      5. I Found a New Baby
      6. West End Blues
      7. Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen
      8. Up a Lazy River
      9. That's a Plenty
    10. Nagasaki
    11. Dr. Jazz
    12. Exactly Like You
    13. After You've Gone
    14. Medley: Bourbon Street Parade
           + Just a Closer Walk With Thee

The 3rd:
Cover of CD 3
 
The Poudre River Irregulars:
Live at Avo's

This CD was recorded at an Avo's gig in October 2008 and has all the energy that only a live performance can generate. Click here (or on the CD cover at left) to read the liner notes (PDF). The tunes:

      1. Westmoreland Weave
      2. Beale St. Blues
      3. Mama’s Gone G’bye
      4. Dallas Blues
      5. Mahogany Hall Stomp
      6. Caravan
      7. Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen
      8. Maple Leaf Rag
      9. Delta Bound
    10. Pinetop’s Boogie
    11. Sittin’ on Top of the World
    12. Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby
    13. Petite Fleur
    14. St. Louis Blues March
    15. Bourbon St. Parade
    16. Just a Closer Walk With Thee

The 2nd:
Cover of CD 2
 
Marchin' 'n' Swingin' with
The Poudre River Irregulars

Recorded in spring 2002, and released at a gigantic party at Avo's. Click here (or on the CD cover at left) to read the liner notes. The tunes:

      1. High Society
      2. Minor Drag
      3. West End Blues
      4. Down in Honky Tonk Town
      5. Memories of You
      6. It Don't Mean a Thing
      7. Muskrat Ramble
      8. Trouble in Mind
      9. Panama
    10. St. Louis Blues
    11. Riverboat Shuffle
    12. New Orleans
    13. Just a Little While to Stay Here
The 1st:
Cover of CD 1
 
The Poudre River Irregulars
Play New Orleans & Dixieland Jazz!

Recorded in 1998, and so popular it had to be reprinted. Click here (or on the CD cover at left) to read the liner notes. These are the tunes:

      1. Bourbon Street Parade
      2. Savoy Blues
      3. Struttin' With Some Barbecue
      4. Tin Roof Blues
      5. New Orleans Stomp
      6. San Francisco Bay Blues
      7. Royal Garden Blues
      8. Georgia on My Mind
      9. Yellow Dog Blues
    10. Milenberg Joys
    11. Just a Closer Walk With Thee
Order Form  

Want to buy our CDs? They're almost always for sale at our gigs, or you can order them from us by mail. They currently cost $16 each ($25 for the 6th CD, which is a double), plus shipping if we're sending them to you. To order, contact Len Kellogg, or download this simple PDF form you can print, fill out and send him with your check.