Personalities | George ‘Pops’ Foster | Twenties | Jazz & Blues

(Bass, 1892–1969)

Known for his powerful, slap-bass sound and signature solos, Foster worked with the Magnolia Band and A.J. Piron before playing in Fate Marable’s riverboat band (1918–21) and collaborating with Kid Ory and others during the 1920s. In 1928 he played with King Oliver’s Dixie Syncopators in New York and then joined the Luis Russell Orchestra for an 11-year stint. Foster was in demand during the 1940s New Orleans revival and from 1956–61 he played with Earl Hines in San Francisco. Foster remained active into the mid-1960s.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel


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