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All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
Frog Records presents a fine album of vintage Chicago jazz recorded between 1925 and 1929 by various little bands under the leadership of Richard Marigny Jones 1892-1945, whose limping gait prompted other musicians to nickname him "McKnee" or "My Knee." This music was originally released to the public on 78-rpm records bearing the OKeh, Vocalion, Paramount, and Victor imprints. With the exception of "All Night Shags" and "Put Me in the Alley Blues," which were issued as by the Chicago Hottentots, everything here was presented under the heading of Richard M. Jones & His Jazz Wizards. Jones, a solid pianist most famous for having composed "Trouble in Mind" and "Jazzin' ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
Frog Records presents a fine album of vintage Chicago jazz recorded between 1925 and 1929 by various little bands under the leadership of Richard Marigny Jones 1892-1945, whose limping gait prompted other musicians to nickname him "McKnee" or "My Knee." This music was originally released to the public on 78-rpm records bearing the OKeh, Vocalion, Paramount, and Victor imprints. With the exception of "All Night Shags" and "Put Me in the Alley Blues," which were issued as by the Chicago Hottentots, everything here was presented under the heading of Richard M. Jones & His Jazz Wizards. Jones, a solid pianist most famous for having composed "Trouble in Mind" and "Jazzin' Babies Blues," is heard in the company of clarinetists Albert Nicholas, Omer Simeon, and Artie Starks; cornetist Shirley Clay; trombonist Preston Jackson; banjoists Johnny St. Cyr and Ikey Robinson; and tuba wrestler Quinn Wilson. This compilation includes alternate takes of or sequels to "Novelty Blues" and "Tickle Britches Blues." While not as highly acclaimed as the records made during this period by Louis Armstrong, these historical performances compare nicely with the Chicago-based recordings of Johnny Dodds, King Oliver, Freddie Keppard, and Jimmie Noone. No reissue label has yet succeeded in bringing out literally everything in the Richard M. Jones discography. Document has produced several volumes under his name, and the French have done an excellent job with their Classics Chronological Series. Frog's Good Stuff is a superb introduction to this kind of scruffy Windy City jazz of the 1920s, and is highly recommended for those who aren't too fussy to kick back and enjoy it for what it is rather than kvetching about what it isn't.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/22/2007
  • Label: Frog Uk
  • UPC: 641654766326
  • Catalog Number: 63
  • Sales rank: 177,945

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 New Orleans Shags (3:28)
  2. 2 Spanish Shawl (3:30)
  3. 3 29th and Dearborn (2:55)
  4. 4 Wonderful Dream (2:53)
  5. 5 All Night Shags (2:54)
  6. 6 Put Me in the Alley Blues (2:59)
  7. 7 Kin to Kant Blues (3:17)
  8. 8 Mush Mouth (2:46)
  9. 9 Baby O'Mine (3:13)
  10. 10 Dusty Bottom Blues (3:16)
  11. 11 Scagmore Green (3:14)
  12. 12 Hollywood Shuffle (3:00)
  13. 13 Dark Alley (3:03)
  14. 14 Smoked Meat Blues (2:47)
  15. 15 Good Stuff (3:25)
  16. 16 Jazzin' Baby Blues (3:27)
  17. 17 African Hunch (2:55)
  18. 18 Boar Hog Blues (3:18)
  19. 19 Hot and Ready (3:01)
  20. 20 It's a Low Down Thing (2:58)
  21. 21 Novelty Blues (2:42)
  22. 22 Novelty Blues (3:01)
  23. 23 Tickle Britches Blues (2:48)
  24. 24 Tickle Britches Blues (2:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Richard M. Jones Primary Artist
Albert Nicholas Clarinet
Albert Wynn Trombone
Johnny St. Cyr Banjo
Wallace Bishop Drums
Clarence Black Violin
Shirley Clay Cornet
Bert Cobb Bowed Bass
William Franklin Trombone, Vocals
Cecil Irwin Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Preston Jackson Trombone
R.J. Jones Piano, Vocals
Ikey Robinson Banjo
Bud Scott Guitar
Omer Simeon Clarinet
Charlie Turner Bowed Bass
Quinn Wilson Bowed Bass
Eddie Mallory Cornet
Artie Starks Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
George Reynolds Piano
Leslie Corley Banjo
Dave Nelson & the King's Men Cornet
Warner Seals Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Chris Hillman Liner Notes
Richard M. Jones Composer
Ted Kendall Remastering
Paul Swinton Producer
R.M. Jones Composer
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