Remembering Pops Foster


250px-Pops_fosterGeorge Murphy “Pops” Foster was a master of slap bass. He was born in 1892 near Baton Rouge, and died on this day in 1969. Through the years, he played with all the greats: Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Sidney Bechet and Earl Hines among them.
Here’s a recording of Muggsy Spanier’s band in 1964 — featuring Pops on bass, with a solo that begins at 3:46.