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Crazy Walk

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
One of the great alto saxophonists to emerge from the swing era, Tab Smith had a few instrumental hit records for the United label in the 1950s and recorded extensively for the company. Crazy Walk is the fourth and final collection of all of his United recordings and, of the 24 selections, eight were previously unreleased. The music is mostly small-group swing, often with organist Sam Malone leading the backup group. While Smith's playing of the time sometimes hinted a little at R&B, his gentle approach meant that he really was not a honker or screamer. The performances, which were meant for jukeboxes, are quite concise, with Smith getting in a few solo choruses before ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
One of the great alto saxophonists to emerge from the swing era, Tab Smith had a few instrumental hit records for the United label in the 1950s and recorded extensively for the company. Crazy Walk is the fourth and final collection of all of his United recordings and, of the 24 selections, eight were previously unreleased. The music is mostly small-group swing, often with organist Sam Malone leading the backup group. While Smith's playing of the time sometimes hinted a little at R&B, his gentle approach meant that he really was not a honker or screamer. The performances, which were meant for jukeboxes, are quite concise, with Smith getting in a few solo choruses before the songs end. Overall, this set and its three predecessors are enjoyable, and Delmark has done a perfect job of reissuing the now obscure music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/12/2004
  • Label: Delmark
  • UPC: 038153055523
  • Catalog Number: 555
  • Sales rank: 179,214

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hurricane T (2:27)
  2. 2 Spider's Web (2:52)
  3. 3 Mean to Me (2:52)
  4. 4 T.G. Blues (3:04)
  5. 5 Fast Blues (2:33)
  6. 6 Someone to Watch Over Me (2:33)
  7. 7 Yo Yo Blues (2:32)
  8. 8 Bounce Blues (2:01)
  9. 9 Fell Like I Wanna Die (2:46)
  10. 10 Caravan (2:58)
  11. 11 Blues in My Heart (2:48)
  12. 12 I Want You to Love Me (1:59)
  13. 13 Soft Breeze (2:43)
  14. 14 Slow Blues (3:02)
  15. 15 Crazy Walk (2:39)
  16. 16 Pretend (2:47)
  17. 17 Pick Up On Tab, Pt. 1 (3:42)
  18. 18 Stardust (2:57)
  19. 19 Dansero (2:47)
  20. 20 Alone Without You (2:52)
  21. 21 Pick Up on Tab, Pt. 2 (2:45)
  22. 22 My Mother's Eyes (2:53)
  23. 23 Mambolino (2:25)
  24. 24 Just One More Time (2:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tab Smith Primary Artist, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Walter Johnson Drums
Walter Johnson Drums
Vernon King Bass
Sam Malone Organ, Piano
Ray King Vocals
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Tab Smith Composer
Richard Hayman Composer
Fred E. Ahlert Composer
Frank Driggs Liner Notes
Duke Ellington Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Jimmy Hilliard Composer
Robert G. Koester Producer
Douglas Lewis Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Juan Tizol Composer
Roy Turk Composer
Charlie LaVere Composer
Cliff Parman Composer
L. Wolfe Gilbert Composer
Frank LaVere Composer
Abel Baer Composer
Dan Belloc Composer
Lee Daniels Composer
Steve Wagner Producer
Barry Parker Composer
Sol Parker Composer
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