Honkers & Bar Walkers, Vol. 1

Honkers & Bar Walkers, Vol. 1

     
 
This CD serves as a strong introduction to the tenor sax- (and occasional alto-) oriented R&B music of the early 1950s. It includes a few major hits (most notably Jimmy Forrest's "Night Train" and Tab Smith's ballad feature "Because of You") and six previously unissued alternate takes. Also heard from are Teddy Brannon,

Overview

This CD serves as a strong introduction to the tenor sax- (and occasional alto-) oriented R&B music of the early 1950s. It includes a few major hits (most notably Jimmy Forrest's "Night Train" and Tab Smith's ballad feature "Because of You") and six previously unissued alternate takes. Also heard from are Teddy Brannon, Cozy Eggleston, the underrated Jimmy Coe, Doc Sausage (on 1950's "Sausage Rock"), Fred Jackson, Chris Woods, Fats Noel and Paul Bascomb. Overall, it gives listeners a fine sampling of the United and Regal catalogs. Fun and occasionally riotous music.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/18/1993
Label:
Delmark
UPC:
0038153043827
catalogNumber:
438

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Freddie Jackson   Track Performer
Paul Bascomb   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Jimmy Coe   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Jimmy Forrest   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Duke Jordan   Piano
Tab Smith   Alto Saxophone,Track Performer
Aaron Bell   Bass
Chris Woods   Alto Saxophone,Track Performer
Fred Jackson   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Ray Abrams   Tenor Saxophone
Denzil Best   Drums
Teddy Brannon   Piano,Track Performer
Sammy Cahn   Trumpet
Bart Dabney   Trombone
George DeHart   Drums
Lavern Dillon   Piano
Eugene Fox   Organ,Piano
Percy James   Conga
Walter Johnson   Drums
James McCrary   Bass
Wilfred Middlebrooks   Bass
John Mixon   Bass
Oscar Oldham   Drums
Bunky Parker   Piano
Frank Porter   Alto Saxophone
Dicky Thompson   Guitar,Vocals
Harold Wallace   Baritone Saxophone
Leon Washington   Tenor Saxophone
Tommy Waters   Alto Saxophone
Cozy Eggleston   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Ellis Hunter   Guitar
Eddie Lewis   Trumpet
Reverend Charlie Jackson   Guitar
Nathanial Jernigan   Drums
Fats Noel   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Doc Sausage   Drums,Track Performer
Christine Wood   Track Performer
Irving Woods   Trumpet
Chuck Williams   Drums
Charlie Wright   Tenor Saxophone
Eugene Thomas   Bass
Arthur Redford   Trombone
Jimmy Boyd   Piano
Earl Johnson   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Jimmy Forrest   Composer
Teddy Brannon   Contributor
Arthur Hammerstein   Composer
Robert G. Koester   Producer
Bob Porter   Liner Notes
Bill Putnam   Engineer
Brandtner   Artwork
Lewis Simpkins   Composer
Peter Watrous   Liner Notes
Eddie Balchowski   Artwork
Doc Sausage   Contributor
Dudley Wilkinson   Composer
Oscar Washington   Composer
Steve Wagner   Producer

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