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by Tab Smith
     
 
During 1951-57, Tab Smith recorded extensively for the United label, and although he was initially popular (due to the hit record "Because of You"), nearly half of the 90 titles he cut went unissued. Delmark in their Tab Smith CD series plans to eventually come out with all of the performances. Their second Tab Smith release has 20 selections, including five songs

Overview

During 1951-57, Tab Smith recorded extensively for the United label, and although he was initially popular (due to the hit record "Because of You"), nearly half of the 90 titles he cut went unissued. Delmark in their Tab Smith CD series plans to eventually come out with all of the performances. Their second Tab Smith release has 20 selections, including five songs being released for the first time. Smith, a former swing stylist who was best known in the R&B market during the 1950s, was not a honker like many others in the genre, and his mixture of relatively gentle stomps and ballads is appealing. The distinctive altoist (who takes four vocals) is often joined by Sonny Cohn (mistakenly listed as "Sammy Cohn") or Irving Woods on trumpet and Leon Washington or Charlie Wright on tenor, along with a rocking rhythm section, on four complete sessions from 1952-53. Fun if not essential music.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/18/1993
Label:
Delmark
UPC:
0038153045524
catalogNumber:
455
Rank:
254904

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tab Smith   Primary Artist,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Louis Blackwell   Vocals
Teddy Brannon   Piano
Sammy Cahn   Trumpet
Lavern Dillon   Piano
Walter Johnson   Drums
Wilfred Middlebrooks   Bass
Leon Washington   Tenor Saxophone
Irving Woods   Trumpet
Charlie Wright   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Tab Smith   Composer
Leonard Allen   Producer
Robert G. Koester   Producer
Bill Putnam   Engineer
Lewis Simpkins   Producer
Harry Link   Composer
Jack Strachey   Composer
L. Wolfe Gilbert   Composer
Holt Marvell   Composer
Abel Baer   Composer

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