Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2 (1923-1927)

Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 2 (1923-1927)

by Eva Taylor
     
 

Of the three "complete" Eva Taylor CDs put out by Document, this is the main one to get. Although the singer's activity as a leader on records went from very busy (23 titles during her first year) to more occasional (the 25 songs on this CD cover a four-year period), many of her finest recordings as a leader are on this volume. Among the highlights are "Jazzin' Babies…  See more details below

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Of the three "complete" Eva Taylor CDs put out by Document, this is the main one to get. Although the singer's activity as a leader on records went from very busy (23 titles during her first year) to more occasional (the 25 songs on this CD cover a four-year period), many of her finest recordings as a leader are on this volume. Among the highlights are "Jazzin' Babies Blues," which has Sidney Bechet on soprano; two interesting titles ("Old Fashioned Love" and "Open Your Heart") sung as vocal duets with Lawrence Lomax; "Ghost of the Blues"; a couple selections where Taylor and husband-singer Clarence Williams are accompanied only by cornetist Tom Morris and banjoist Buddy Christian; a jubilant version of "When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob Bobbin' Along,"; two numbers with the brilliant young cornetist Jabbo Smith featured in the backup group; and a couple of somber tributes to the late singer Florence Mills. Eva Taylor's most famous vocals were generally made under Clarence Williams' leadership, but it is very good to hear the mostly obscure items cut under her own name like this, complete and in chronological order.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/05/1996
Label:
Document
UPC:
0714298540925
catalogNumber:
5409
Rank:
135630

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Tracks

  1. If You Don't, I Know Who Will
  2. Irresistible Blues
  3. Jazzin' Babies Blues
  4. Old Fashioned Love
  5. Open Your Heart
  6. When Your Tired of Me
  7. Ghost of the Blues
  8. Terrible Blues
  9. Arkansaw Blues
  10. Far as I'm Concerned
  11. Get off My Money
  12. Señorita Mine
  13. Charleston Hound
  14. When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along
  15. (There's a Blue Ridge in My Heart) Virginia
  16. Nobody But My Baby (Is Getting My Love)
  17. Morocco Blues
  18. Candy Lips (I'm Stuck on You)
  19. Scatter Your Smiles
  20. I Wish You Would (Love Me Like I'm Loving You)
  21. If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight)
  22. Smile Your Bluesies Away
  23. Red Hot Flo (from Ko-Ko-Mo)
  24. May We Meet Again
  25. She's Gone to Join the Song-Birds in Heaven

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eva Taylor   Primary Artist,Vocals
Jabbo Smith   Cornet
Ed Allen   Trumpet,Cornet
Sidney Bechet   Soprano Saxophone
Buddy Christian   Banjo
Leroy Harris   Banjo
Charlie Irvis   Tuba
Clarence Williams   Piano
Clarence Williams' Blue Five   Vocals
Clarence Williams' Blue Seven   Vocals
Clarence Williams' Morocco Five   Vocals
Tom Morris   Cornet

Technical Credits

James P. Johnson   Composer
Richard M. Jones   Composer
Sidney Bechet   Composer
Shelton Brooks   Composer
Tim Brymn   Composer
Henry Creamer   Composer
Johnny Parth   Producer
Eva Taylor   Duet
Alan Balfour   Liner Notes
Harry MacGregor Woods   Composer

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