Gennett Jazz 1922-1930

Gennett Jazz 1922-1930

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Great Britain's JSP imprint is well-known for its often-exhaustive boxed sets, for single as well as multiple artists, and this one, which covers the Gennett imprint form Indiana in the 1920s, is no exception. While this box doesn't include the complete catalog of the legendary (if little known by all but early jazz collectors) imprint, it does offer a massive…  See more details below


Great Britain's JSP imprint is well-known for its often-exhaustive boxed sets, for single as well as multiple artists, and this one, which covers the Gennett imprint form Indiana in the 1920s, is no exception. While this box doesn't include the complete catalog of the legendary (if little known by all but early jazz collectors) imprint, it does offer a massive sampling of the 1,250 records they released between the label's founding in 1922 right on through to its final releases in 1930. Some of the artists represented here include King Oliver, the Friars Society Orchestra, Watson's Pullman Porters, Josephine Beatty, Bailey's Lucky Seven, the Bucktown Five, Ladd's Black Aces, Alberta Hunter, Jelly Roll Morton, and the Red Onion Jazz Babies, to name a few. This set is basically a must for fans of early jazz. It marks the very first time many of the selections have appeared on CD, and is the first such compilation of the label in a digital format. JSP releases are all remastered, and fully annotated with discographical information, and this one is no exception. There is a fine historical liner essay by Pat Harrison, as well.

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Release Date:
Jsp Records


Disc 1

  1. Eccentric  -  Friars Society Orchestra
  2. Farewell Blues  -  Friars Society Orchestra
  3. Discontented Blues  -  Friars Society Orchestra
  4. Bugle Call Blues  -  Friars Society Orchestra
  5. Panama  -  Friars Society Orchestra
  6. Tiger Rag  -  Friars Society Orchestra
  7. Boo Hoo Hoo @@Husk O'Hare's Super Orchestra Of Chicago
  8. Tiger Rag @@Husk O'Hare's Super Orchestra Of Chicago
  9. Stop Your Kidding  -  Ladd's Black Aces
  10. You've Got to See Your Mama Every Night  -  Ladd's Black Aces
  11. Runnin' Wild  -  Ladd's Black Aces
  12. Nobody's Sweetheart  -  Ladd's Black Aces
  13. Unfortunate Blues  -  Ladd's Black Aces
  14. Jazz Me Blues  -  Wolverine Orchestra
  15. Oh Baby  -  Wolverine Orchestra
  16. Copenhagen  -  Wolverine Orchestra
  17. Riverboat Shuffle  -  Wolverine Orchestra
  18. Susie  -  Wolverine Orchestra
  19. Sensation  -  Wolverine Orchestra
  20. Lazy Daddy  -  Wolverine Orchestra
  21. Big Boy  -  Wolverine Orchestra
  22. Swingin' Down the Lane @@Lanin's Famous Players
  23. Slue Foot @@California Vagabonds
  24. Bringing Home the Bacon  -  Windy City Jazzers
  25. Hot Mittens  -  Bucktown Five
  26. Charley My Boy @@Kentucky Blowers
  27. Steady Steppin' Papa @@The Happy Harmonists

Disc 2

  1. Just Gone  -  King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
  2. Canal Street Blues  -  King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
  3. Mandy Lee Blues  -  King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
  4. I'm Going Away to Wear You off My Mind  -  King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
  5. Chimes Blues  -  King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
  6. Weather Bird Rag  -  King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
  7. Dipper Mouth Blues (Sugar Foot Stomp)  -  King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
  8. Froggie Moore  -  King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
  9. Snake Rag  -  King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
  10. King Porter (A Stomp)  - Jelly Roll Morton
  11. New Orleans (Blues) Joys  - Jelly Roll Morton
  12. Grandpa's Spells (A Stomp)  - Jelly Roll Morton
  13. Kansas City Stomp  - Jelly Roll Morton
  14. Wolverine Blues (Joys)  - Jelly Roll Morton
  15. The Pearls (A Stomp)  - Jelly Roll Morton
  16. Terrible Blues  -  Red Onion Jazz Babies
  17. Santa Claus Blues  -  Red Onion Jazz Babies
  18. It's Breaking My Heart to Keep Away from You @@Fess Williams & His Royal Flush Orchestra
  19. Ya Gotta Know How to Love @@Fess Williams & His Royal Flush Orchestra
  20. Fourth Avenue Stomp @@Frank Bunch & His Fuzzy Wuzzies
  21. Barbecue Blues (F Sharp Blues) @@Watson's Pullman Porters
  22. Monte Carlo Joys  -  Vicksburg Blowers
  23. Twin Blues  -  Vicksburg Blowers
  24. Brown Jug Blues @@Ezra Buzzington's Rustic Revellers
  25. Bass Blues @@Ezra Buzzington's Rustic Revellers

Disc 3

  1. Nobody Knows the Way I Feel 'Dis Mornin'  - Josephine Beatty
  2. Early Every Morn  - Josephine Beatty
  3. Make That Gravel Fly  - Hattie Snow
  4. Daddy What You Going to Do  - Hattie Snow
  5. War Horse Mama  - Josie Miles
  6. You Don't Know My Mind Blues  - Josie Miles
  7. 31st Street Blues  - Josie Miles
  8. Pipe Dream Blues  - Josie Miles
  9. I'm Drifting from You Blues @@Edna Johnson
  10. A Woman Gets Tired of One Man All the Time @@Edna Johnson
  11. How Could I Be Blue?  - Elvira Johnson
  12. Numbers on the Brain  - Elvira Johnson
  13. Blues Rode Me All Night Long  - Bertha Ross
  14. Lost Man Blues  - Bertha Ross
  15. You Used to Be Sugar Blues  - Hattie Garland
  16. Strange Woman's Dream  - Hattie Garland
  17. Wild Geese Blues  - Alberta Jones
  18. Red Beans and Rice  - Alberta Jones
  19. East Coast Blues  - Lizzie Washington
  20. Working Man Blues  - Lizzie Washington
  21. Fall or Summer Blues  - Lizzie Washington
  22. Sport Model Mamma Blues  - Lizzie Washington
  23. If You Want to Keep Your Daddy Home  - Viola McCoy
  24. Laughin' Cryin' Blues  - Viola McCoy
  25. Midnight Blues (A Wee Hour Chant)  - Viola McCoy
  26. Triflin' Blues (Daddy Don't You Trifle on Me)  - Viola McCoy

Disc 4

  1. My Baby  -  State Street Ramblers
  2. Pleasure Mad  -  State Street Ramblers
  3. Oriental Man  -  State Street Ramblers
  4. Some Do and Some Don't  -  State Street Ramblers
  5. Tack It Down  -  State Street Ramblers
  6. Endurance Stomp  -  State Street Ramblers
  7. Yearning and Blue  -  State Street Ramblers
  8. Someday You'll Know  -  State Street Ramblers
  9. Pass the Jug  - Frank Melrose
  10. Jelly Roll Stomp  - Frank Melrose
  11. You've Got What I Want  - Irene Scruggs
  12. My Back to the Wall  - Irene Scruggs
  13. Make Me Know It @@Jelly James & His Fewsicians
  14. Mandy @@Zach White's Chocolate Beau Brummels
  15. Hum All Your Troubles Away @@Zach White's Chocolate Beau Brummels
  16. It's Tight Like That @@Zach White's Chocolate Beau Brummels
  17. Some of These Days  - George H. Tremer
  18. Spirit of '49 Rag  - George H. Tremer
  19. Chicken Supper Strut  -  Triangle Harmony Boys
  20. Mississippi Shivers  - Sidney Williams
  21. I Wonder Blues (I've Got the Wonder Blues)  -  Bailey's Lucky Seven
  22. Pick Me Up and Lay Me Down in Dear Old Dixieland  -  Bailey's Lucky Seven
  23. Who Loved You Best  -  Bailey's Lucky Seven
  24. "E Flat" Blues (Sic) @@Porter's Blue Devils
  25. Original Charleston Strut @@Porter's Blue Devils
  26. Jazzin' Babies Blues @@Richard Jones
  27. Twelfth Street Rag @@Richard Jones

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alberta Hunter   Vocals
Buster Bailey   Clarinet
Johnny Dodds   Clarinet
Dick Johnson   Banjo,Clarinet,Piano,Drums,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Jelly Roll Morton   Piano
Sears   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Muggsy Spanier   Cornet
Red Nichols   Trumpet
Herman Chittison   Piano
Natty Dominique   Cornet,Alto Saxophone
Phil Napoleon   Trombone,Trumpet
Frank Melrose   Piano
Miff Mole   Trombone
Sy Oliver   Trumpet
Harry Reser   Banjo
Adrian Rollini   Goofus,Baritone Saxophone
Jimmy Blythe   Piano
Vernon Dalhart   Kazoo
Cliff C. Jones   Drums
Jack Pettis   C-Melody Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Louis Armstrong   Cornet
Lil Armstrong   Piano
Baby Dodds   Drums
Sidney Bechet   Clarinet,Soprano Saxophone
Bix Beiderbecke   Piano,Cornet
Floyd Brady   Trombone
Arnold Brillhardt   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Joe Britton   Clarinet,Trombone,Soprano Saxophone
Georg Brunis   Trombone
Buddy Christian   Banjo
Tony Colucci   Banjo,Guitar
Hank Duncan   Piano
Tommy Fellini   Banjo
Fletcher Henderson   Piano
Porter Grainger   Piano
Lil Hardin   Piano
Teddy Hill   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Irvis   Trombone
Bill Johnson   Banjo,String Bass
Jimmy Lytell   Clarinet
Paul Mares   Cornet
Jack Roth   Drums
Elmer Schoebel   Piano
Irene Scruggs   Vocals
Frank Signorelli   Piano
W.E. Burton   Kazoo,Vocals,Washboard
Henry Duncan   Piano
Bob Gillette   Banjo
Frank Snyder   Drums
Mel Stitzel   Piano
Paul Anthony George   Banjo
Viola McCoy   Vocals
Ed Smalle   Kazoo
Josie Miles   Vocals
Henry Moon   Guitar
Vic Moore   Drums
Dick Voynow   Piano
Jimmy Hartwell   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Irving Brodsky   Piano
Ralph Bedell   Drums
Guy Carey   Trombone
Tommy Gott   Trumpet
Bertha Ross   Vocals
Harry Perrella   Piano
Fess Williams   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Vocals
Larry Abbott   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Charlie Gaines   Cornet
Gande   Trombone
Alberta Jones   Vocals
Baldy McDonald   Clarinet
George H. Tremer   Piano
Lizzie Washington   Vocals
Sidney Williams   Piano
Willie B. James   Guitar
Vance Patterson   Piano
Ezra Buzzington's Rustic Revelers   Swanee (Slide Whistle)
Slick Helms   Piano
Bubber Whyte   Trumpet
Syd Valentine   Trumpet
Zack Whyte & His Chocolate Beau Brummels   Banjo
Hymie Farberman   Trumpet
Bobby Davis   Banjo,Clarinet,Piano,Drums,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Fred Rollison   Cornet
Harry Gluck   Trumpet
Loring McMurray   Piano,Drums,Alto Saxophone
Charles Booker   Piano
Bill Moore Lucky Seven Band   Trumpet
Elvira Johnson   Vocals
Ferman Tapp   Banjo
George Thomas   Guitar
Hattie Garland   Vocals
Hattie Snow   Vocals
Carl Bunch   Banjo
Ivory Johnson   Drums
Joe Smith   Cornet
George Temple   Trumpet
Morris Dixon   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Dewey Neal   Bass Saxophone
Jerry Bump   Trombone
Maurice Mays   Banjo
Curtis Hitch   Piano
William L. Pearson   Piano
Perry Smith   Clarinet,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals

Technical Credits

Dick Johnson   Brass Band
Bill Johnson   Vocal Break
Elmer Schoebel   Arranger,Director
Min Leibrook   Brass Band
Sam Lanin   Director
Dick Voynow   Director
Fess Williams   Director
Pat Harrison   Liner Notes
Ezra Buzzington's Rustic Revelers   Director
Zack Whyte & His Chocolate Beau Brummels   Director
Bobby Davis   Brass Band
Frank Bunch   Director
Ivory Johnson   Brass Band
Curtis Hitch   Director
Husk O'Hare   Director

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Gennett Jazz 1922-1930 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Ken_Chant More than 1 year ago
If you like early jazz as it was before the big names came along, you'll love this CD collection. The Gennett recordings from 1923-1931 include bands and blues singers you might not have heard of. It is rough around the edges but fun, and the recording quality is surprisingly good in view of the age of the original material. I'd say: buy!