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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
This is a first-rate survey of Wynonie Harris' early career, starting with mid-'40s dates backed up by Johnny Otis and Illinois Jacquet's band and covering his career up to dates with his own band at the outset of the 1950s. Listening to this body of 18 songs, one hears the evolution of jump blues to full-blown R&B (and the birth of rock & roll -- though that wouldn't be obvious or relevant for a few years to come) between 1945 and 1948 in Harris' work. And while this CD is an education for the uninitiated, as well as a pleasure for anybody (and a great party record), it isn't quite as well organized as it could be -- the programming misses chronological order, just ...
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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
This is a first-rate survey of Wynonie Harris' early career, starting with mid-'40s dates backed up by Johnny Otis and Illinois Jacquet's band and covering his career up to dates with his own band at the outset of the 1950s. Listening to this body of 18 songs, one hears the evolution of jump blues to full-blown R&B (and the birth of rock & roll -- though that wouldn't be obvious or relevant for a few years to come) between 1945 and 1948 in Harris' work. And while this CD is an education for the uninitiated, as well as a pleasure for anybody (and a great party record), it isn't quite as well organized as it could be -- the programming misses chronological order, just enough to keep the serious listener jumping a bit back and forward between sessions and personnel. "Here Comes the Blues," cut at Harris' second round of sessions, leads off the compilation in an uncharacteristically slow mode before the singer finds his more familiar tempo -- the jumping "Wynonie's Blues," featuring Jacquet, John Brown, and Arthur Dennis on tenor, alto, and baritone sax, respectively (plus Russell Jacquet on trumpet), throws the tempo into a higher gear, and the Otis-accompanied two-part "Around the Clock" dials back the beat but makes up for it with some suggestive lyrics. From 1948, however, with "Good Rocking Tonight," there was no turning back on the rhythm. And with the advent of recording tape around that same time, the accompaniments only stand out better -- Simeon Hatch's piano on "Baby, Shame on You" and Cat Anderson, Frank Culley, and Hal Singer on trumpet, alto, and tenor get showcased pretty well, as far forward as Harris' voice. And the playing and the singing only get better as the decade closes out with "Sittin' on It All the Time" -- by 1950, with "Mr. Blues Is Coming to Town," Harris was ripping the envelope with his singing and his songs. The transfers are clean and bright, and the whole CD is a keeper from start to finish.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/5/2005
  • Label: Blues Forever
  • UPC: 828317682326
  • Catalog Number: 6823

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Here Comes the Blues - Illinois Jacquet (2:58)
  2. 2 Wynonie's Blues - Illinois Jacquet (2:50)
  3. 3 Around the Clock, Pt.1 (2:56)
  4. 4 Around the Clock, Pt. 2 (3:01)
  5. 5 Yonder Goes My Baby (2:53)
  6. 6 She's Gone With the Wind - Jack McVea & His All Stars (2:44)
  7. 7 Somebody Changed the Lock on My Door - Jack McVea & His All Stars (2:49)
  8. 8 I Gotta Lyin' Woman (2:44)
  9. 9 Time to Change Your Town (2:43)
  10. 10 Papa Tree Top (2:56)
  11. 11 Good Rocking Tonight (2:45)
  12. 12 Blow Your Brains Out (2:41)
  13. 13 Baby, Shame on You (2:44)
  14. 14 I Feel That Old Age Coming On (2:48)
  15. 15 Sittin' on It All the Time (2:37)
  16. 16 Mr. Blues Is Coming to Town (2:59)
  17. 17 Lovin' Machine (2:28)
  18. 18 Rock Mr. Blues (2:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Wynonie Harris Primary Artist, Vocals
Johnny Otis Drums
Bill Martin Trumpet
Bill Doggett Piano
Cat Anderson Trumpet
Milt Buckner Piano
Illinois Jacquet Tenor Saxophone
Charles Mingus Bass
Oscar Pettiford Bass
Joe Williams Bass
Russell Jacquet Trumpet
Todd Rhodes Piano
Hal Singer Tenor Saxophone
Joe Wilder Trumpet
Howard McGhee Trumpet
Gene Phillips Guitar
Sonny Thompson Piano
Connie Kay Drums
Jack McVea Tenor Saxophone
Tom Archia Tenor Saxophone
William Benjamin Drums
Joe Britton Trombone
Jimmy Butts Bass
Henderson Chambers Trombone
Frank Clarke Bass
Arthur Dennis Baritone Saxophone
Holley Dismukes Alto Saxophone
Clarence Donaldson Drums
Teddy Edwards Tenor Saxophone
Charles Edwards Tenor Saxophone
Bill Graham Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Johnny Greer Tenor Saxophone
Simeon Hatch Piano
Clarence Jones Bass
Lee Wesley Jones Piano
Joe Knight Piano
Ulysses Livingston Guitar
Stanley Morgan Guitar
Bob Mosley Piano
Hot Lips Page Trumpet
Carl Pruitt Bass
Franklin Skeete Bass
Elmer Alexander Baritone Saxophone
Joe Allston Tenor Saxophone
Orrington Hall Tenor Saxophone
Bruce Lawrence Bass
Birdie Wallace Piano
Al Wichard Drums
George Tate Tenor Saxophone
Carl "Flat Top" Wilson Bass
Alfred Walker Drums
Herman Mitchell Guitar
Ted Buckner Alto Saxophone
Vincent Bair Bey Alto Saxophone
Moses Gant Trombone
Sammy "Stick" Evans Drums
Walter Fleming Piano
Howard Thompson Trumpet
Technical Credits
Roy Brown Composer
Wynonie Harris Composer
Henry Bernard Composer
Henry Glover Composer
Will Weldon Composer
Lois Mann Composer
Sydney Mann Composer
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