Boogie Woogie, Vol. 2: The Small Groups

Boogie Woogie, Vol. 2: The Small Groups

     
 
The style of music known as boogie-woogie is believed to have originated in the Southern United States during the 1920s as after-hours entertainment for denizens of work encampments specializing in turpentine production. The earliest practitioners of this rigorously rhythmic technique were soon overlooked when the boogie entered mainstream pop culture through the

Overview

The style of music known as boogie-woogie is believed to have originated in the Southern United States during the 1920s as after-hours entertainment for denizens of work encampments specializing in turpentine production. The earliest practitioners of this rigorously rhythmic technique were soon overlooked when the boogie entered mainstream pop culture through the conduit of jazz bands during the late '30s and early '40s. In 1996 the Jasmine label released a collection of classic boogie-woogie as played by small ensembles during the years 1936-1941. Although such archetypal woogie men as Cow Cow Davenport, Meade "Lux" Lewis, and Speckled Red do not appear in this lineup, the roster of participants is impressive and does include Albert Ammons, Count Basie, Pete Johnson, Sammy Price, and Bluebird's bastion of boogie, Big Maceo Merriweather. This entertaining retrospective combines gut-level entertainers like Joe Turner, Tampa Red, the Harlem Hamfats, and Wingy Manone with hip bandleaders Lionel Hampton, Buddy Johnson, and Erskine Butterfield. The inclusion of examples by prerequisite Caucasian cookers Benny Goodman, Will Bradley, Woody Herman, and Harry James makes this collection contextually complete. In a genre densely populated by anthologies of varying worth, this one should be regarded as an excellent choice.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/05/1996
Label:
Jasmine Music
UPC:
5013727250820
catalogNumber:
2539

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Big Joe Turner   Track Performer
Albert Ammons   Track Performer
Count Basie   Track Performer
Will Bradley   Track Performer
Woody Herman   Track Performer
Peter Johnson   Track Performer
Harlem Hamfats   Track Performer
Tampa Red   Track Performer
Big Maceo Merriweather   Track Performer
Sammy Price   Track Performer
Benny Goodman Sextet   Track Performer
Buddy Johnson & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Wingy Manone & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Sam Price   Track Performer
Pete Johnson & His Boogie Woogie Boys   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Count Basie   Composer
Benny Goodman   Composer
Lionel Hampton   Composer
Harry James   Composer
Peter Johnson   Composer
Jimmy Rushing   Composer
Tampa Red   Composer
Don Raye   Composer
Paul Pelletier   Liner Notes
Jack Lee   Composer
Dan Howell   Composer

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