The revival of the Savoy Sultans by drummer Panama Francis resulted in a hot five-horn nonet that was actually superior to the original group from the 1930s. The second of two Classic Jazz sets from 1979 is the equal of the first. With such fine swing-era veterans as trumpeters Francis Williams and Irv Stokes, altoists Norris Turney and Howard Johnson, tenor saxophonist George Kelly (who was also in the original group), pianist Red Richards, rhythm guitarist John Smith, bassist Bill Pemberton, and the drummer/leader, this group could really swing up a storm
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David Albert "Panama" Francis (December 21, 1918 in Miami, Florida – November 13, 2001 in Orlando, Florida) was an American swing jazz drummer. He began performing at the age of eight, and booked his first night club at the age of thirteen. His career took off after he moved to New York City in 1938. Early collaborations included Tab Smith, the Roy Eldridge Orchestra, and six years with Lucky Millinder's Orchestra at Harlem's Savoy Ballroom.
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Panama Francis and the Savoy Sultans - Undecided. album: Everything Swings. Jumpin' at the Woodside. Panama Francis - Million Dollar Cha - Cha. album: Titanium Hits. This Nearly Was Mine. Francis Panama And His Savoy Sultans - Song Of The Islands. album: Gettin' in the groove (Paris 1971). Jimmy Witherspoon - I May Be Wrong (Boogie Woogie). album: Jimmy Witherspoon & Panama Francis' Savoy Sultans. Jimmy Witherspoon - Good Morning Blues. Jimmy Witherspoon - Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child. album: Jazz for Commuters, Salute to the Saxes.