Confessin' the Blues

Confessin' the Blues

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by Esther Phillips
     
 

Confessin' the Blues has translated to CD beautifully. The first seven numbers show off Esther Phillips doing sophisticated, big-band blues, backed by a small orchestra led by Onzy Matthews, giving direct and pointed yet elegant performances of "Confessin' the Blues," "I'm Gettin' 'Long Alright," and "C. C. Rider." The last fourSee more details below

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Confessin' the Blues has translated to CD beautifully. The first seven numbers show off Esther Phillips doing sophisticated, big-band blues, backed by a small orchestra led by Onzy Matthews, giving direct and pointed yet elegant performances of "Confessin' the Blues," "I'm Gettin' 'Long Alright," and "C. C. Rider." The last four numbers, which comprise nearly 24 minutes, have Phillips doing a jazzier set to start with, backed by a leaner band (most notably Jack Wilson on piano), in a set produced for record by King Curtis -- the final medley of "Bow Top Blues"/"Jelly Roll Blues"/"Long John Blues" is the highlight of the set, showing Phillips in a bluesy setting. The quality of the recording from both years is excellent and comes out well here. Phillips and her principal accompanists, Herb Ellis (guitar) and Lou Blackburn (trombone), are in excellent form on this 1966 set.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075679067029
catalogNumber:
90670

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Esther Phillips   Primary Artist,Vocals
Sonny Criss   Alto Saxophone
Herb Ellis   Guitar
Jack Wilson   Piano,Electric Piano
Gabe Baltazar   Alto Saxophone
Lou Blackburn   Trombone
Ike Isaacs   Bass
Chuck Rainey   Electric Guitar
Onzy Matthews   Piano
Ira Schulman   Tenor Saxophone
Porcino   Trumpet
Donald Bailey   Drums
Louis Ciotti   Tenor Saxophone
Bill Clark   Trumpet
James Dalton   Trumpet
Teddy Edwards   Tenor Saxophone
Rodgers Grant   Piano
Charles Grant   Drums
Richard Leith   Trombone
Jay Migliori   Baritone Saxophone
Melvin Moore   Trumpet
Peter Myers   Trombone
Ron Myers   Trombone
Bob Rolfe   Trumpet
Ray Triscari   Alto Saxophone
Francis Vaz   Guitar
Victor Venegas   Bass
James Smith   Trumpet
Roland Myers   Trombone
Robert Rolfe   Trumpet

Technical Credits

King Curtis   Producer
Leonard Feather   Liner Notes
Jay McShann   Composer
Onzy Matthews   Arranger,Director
Walter Brown   Composer
Nesuhi Ertegun   Producer
Wally Heider   Engineer

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