Remembering Pops Foster


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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.
 
 

 
 
 
 


About Seán Collins

Seán Collins a veteran radio producer and web content manager. He served as the Senior Producer of NPR's All Things Considered for many years. He is Music Inside Out's web producer and manages social media for the program. He lives in Saint Louis.