Get Easy Blues

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Although the center of jazz gradually shifted from Chicago to New York during 1926-28, there was plenty of major jazz musicians in Chicago during the late 1920s. Some of the hottest performances recorded in the Windy City are featured on this exciting 26-song set. Featured are complete sessions by the Levee Serenaders (a pickup group with pianist-composer Jelly Roll Morton and singer Frances Hereford), the Original Washboard Band, Lil Hardaway's Orchestra, Sammy Stewart, Albert Wynn's Creole Jazz Band, Gut Bucket Five, Jimmy Wade's Dixielanders, Jimmy Bertrand's Washboard Wizards, the Beale Street Washboard Band, and Frankie Franko's Louisianians. Among the more illustrious...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Although the center of jazz gradually shifted from Chicago to New York during 1926-28, there was plenty of major jazz musicians in Chicago during the late 1920s. Some of the hottest performances recorded in the Windy City are featured on this exciting 26-song set. Featured are complete sessions by the Levee Serenaders (a pickup group with pianist-composer Jelly Roll Morton and singer Frances Hereford), the Original Washboard Band, Lil Hardaway's Orchestra, Sammy Stewart, Albert Wynn's Creole Jazz Band, Gut Bucket Five, Jimmy Wade's Dixielanders, Jimmy Bertrand's Washboard Wizards, the Beale Street Washboard Band, and Frankie Franko's Louisianians. Among the more illustrious sidemen are clarinetists Johnny Dodds and Darnell Howard; Jasper Taylor on washboard; trumpeters Dave Nelson and Punch Miller; drummer Sid Catlett; and pianists Alex Wynn and Jimmy Blythe. Such numbers as "Midnight Mama," "She's Crying for Me," "Parkway Stomp," and "Forty and Tight" are among the many highlights of this joyous release.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/23/1998
  • Label: Frog Uk
  • UPC: 641654760928
  • Catalog Number: 9
  • Sales rank: 137,109

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Midnight Mama - The Levee Serenaders (2:47)
  2. 2 Mr. Jelly Lord - The Levee Serenaders (3:00)
  3. 3 Jasper Taylor Blues (3:14)
  4. 4 Geechie River (2:58)
  5. 5 Milenberg Joys - Lil Hardaway's Orchestra (3:09)
  6. 6 Get Easy Blues - Lil Hardaway's Orchestra (3:02)
  7. 7 'Cause I Feel Low Down (3:13)
  8. 8 Ol' Man River (3:18)
  9. 9 Scadatin-Dee (3:05)
  10. 10 Crazy Rhythm (3:12)
  11. 11 Wob-A-Ly Walk (3:00)
  12. 12 Down by the Levee - Wynn's Creole Jazz Band (3:34)
  13. 13 She's Crying for Me - Wynn's Creole Jazz Band (2:38)
  14. 14 Cyng My Blues Away (3:19)
  15. 15 Parkway Stomp - Albert Wynn & His Gutbucket Five (2:40)
  16. 16 Mississippi Wobble (3:05)
  17. 17 Gates Blues (3:29)
  18. 18 Gates Blues-Alternane Take (3:29)
  19. 19 Isabella - Jimmy Blythe (2:43)
  20. 20 I Won't Give You None - Jimmy Blythe (2:56)
  21. 21 Forty and Tight (2:52)
  22. 22 Forty and Tight (2:54)
  23. 23 Pigly Wiggly-A (2:54)
  24. 24 Piggly Wiggly-B (2:53)
  25. 25 Somebody Stole My Gal (2:31)
  26. 26 Golden Lily Blues (2:34)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Johnny Dodds Clarinet
Eddie Heywood Piano
Jelly Roll Morton Piano
Frank Melrose Piano
Jimmy Blythe Piano
Albert Wynn Trombone
Hayes Alvis Tuba
Baby Dodds Washboard
Jimmy Bertrand Washboard
Wallace Bishop Drums
Lester Boone Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Edward Burke Trombone
Big Sid Catlett Drums
Zinky Cohn Piano
R.Q. Dickerson Trumpet
George Dixon Trumpet
Darnell Howard Clarinet
Fred Howard Tenor Saxophone
Clifford "Snags" Jones Drums, Kazoo
Charles Lawson Trombone
Punch Miller Trumpet, Vocals
Clarence Moore Violin
Herb Morand Trumpet
Arnett Nelson Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Dave Nelson Trumpet
Leon Scott Trumpet
Edwin Swayzee Trumpet
Louis Taylor Trombone
Jasper Taylor Washboard
Walter Thomas Clarinet, Bass Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Leon Washington Alto Saxophone
Reverend Charlie Jackson Bajo Sexto
Frances Hereford Drums
Jimmy Wade Trumpet
Alex Hill Piano, Vocals
Paulette Tyler Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Beale Street Washboard Band Track Performer
Vance Dixon Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Leslie Corley Banjo
Lil Diamonds Hardaway Piano
Mance Worley Tuba
The Levee Serenaders Track Performer
Wynn's Creole Jazz Band Track Performer
Julie Davis Vocals
Technical Credits
Leo Wood Composer
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