Musician of Jazz
Albert "Papa" French was a New Orleans Jazz musician, banjo player, and band leader. He died in 1977.He was a banjo player in the Original Tuxedo Brass Band of New Orleans. This band was founded in 1910 and led for 44 years by Papa Celestin. After the death of Papa Celestin in 1954, leadership was briefly taken over by trombonest Eddie Pierson until his death in 1958. The leadership of the band fell to Banjo player Albert French, who was called "Papa" French as a token of endearment of the Late Papa Celestin. Papa French led the band until his death in 1977.
|Albert "Papa" French At Tradition Hall - Volume 2||Albert French||1975||Album|
|Albert "Papa" French At Tradition Hall - Volume 1||Albert French||1975||Album|
|Albert "Papa" French And His Original Tuxedo Jazz Band||Albert French, Original Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra||1975||Album|
|At Tradition Hall||Albert French||1975||Album|