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Honkers & Bar Walkers, Vol. 2

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All Music Guide - Jim Todd
Founded in 1944, New York-based Apollo Records was home for a time to an impressive roster of artists, including saxophonists Coleman Hawkins, Arnett Cobb, and Illinois Jacquet. Honkers & Bar Walkers, Vol. 2, a compilation of meat-and-potatoes blues, blues-based swing, R&B, and some early rock & roll, is one of a series of reissues by Delmark of material from the Apollo archives. This volume focuses on some of Apollo's other sax players and sax-based bands and combos. Sequenced chronologically, the set presents rare and previously unreleased sides from eight sessions recorded between 1950 and 1956, opening with Willis Jackson's "Call of the Gators" and concluding ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jim Todd
Founded in 1944, New York-based Apollo Records was home for a time to an impressive roster of artists, including saxophonists Coleman Hawkins, Arnett Cobb, and Illinois Jacquet. Honkers & Bar Walkers, Vol. 2, a compilation of meat-and-potatoes blues, blues-based swing, R&B, and some early rock & roll, is one of a series of reissues by Delmark of material from the Apollo archives. This volume focuses on some of Apollo's other sax players and sax-based bands and combos. Sequenced chronologically, the set presents rare and previously unreleased sides from eight sessions recorded between 1950 and 1956, opening with Willis Jackson's "Call of the Gators" and concluding with King Curtis' "Dynamite at Midnite." The riffing and bumptious beats here can blur into an indistinct haze over the course of its 22 tracks, but taken individually, there are a number of fine performances. Highlights include an astonishing artistic and technical display from alto master Hilton Jefferson on the ballad "Darkness on the Delta" -- one of four tracks from drummer and bandleader Panama Francis; the unidentified baritone sax player with Bobby Smith on "That's for Sure"; and the prototypical yakety sax of King Curtis' "Rush Hour." There are also some interesting vocal choruses, notably the lugubrious moaning behind the unidentified bluesy tenor sax on "Hard Times" from Charlie Ferguson & His Orchestra. The hopelessly politically incorrect stereotyping on "Gitchie Gitchie Goomba," one of two tracks from Morris Lane & His Orchestra, is the only lame moment. The compilation's documentation is helpful: Bob Porter's useful liner notes provide context and attempt to identify as many of the key performers as possible, and the track listings include session dates, master numbers, and take numbers. The remastering is also very good, bringing to life sounds that current players might be able to approximate but never replicate.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/18/1993
  • Label: Delmark
  • UPC: 038153045227
  • Catalog Number: 452
  • Sales rank: 163,659

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Pee Wee (Call of the Gators) (3:09)
  2. 2 Return of B.O. Plenty (2:55)
  3. 3 Gitchie Gitchie-Goomba (2:13)
  4. 4 Joe's Beat (2:35)
  5. 5 Blue Jeans (2:19)
  6. 6 Benson Bounce (2:34)
  7. 7 Darkness on the Delta (3:10)
  8. 8 Bess's Blues (3:11)
  9. 9 12:00 Jump (2:46)
  10. 10 I Love Her (3:07)
  11. 11 Walk Right In (2:53)
  12. 12 Doll Baby (2:20)
  13. 13 Bean Head (2:52)
  14. 14 Hard Times (3:01)
  15. 15 Big G (2:27)
  16. 16 That's for Sure - Bobby Smith (2:18)
  17. 17 That's It (2:44)
  18. 18 Low Lights (2:43)
  19. 19 Hi Beam (2:37)
  20. 20 I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) (2:29)
  21. 21 Rush Hour (2:07)
  22. 22 Dynamite at Midnite (3:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
King Curtis Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Booty Wood Trombone
Count Red Hastings Tenor Saxophone
Mickey Baker Guitar
Bonita Vocals
Shad Collins Trumpet
Charles Ferguson Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Andrew "Fats" Ford Trumpet
Panama Francis Drums, Track Performer
Bill Harvey Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Ernie Hayes Piano
Milt Hinton Bass
Willis "Gator" Jackson Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
George James Baritone Saxophone
Hilton Jefferson Alto Saxophone
Morris Lane Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Reuben Phillips Baritone Saxophone
Dave Rivera Piano
Leonard Heavy Swain Bass
Lloyd Trotman Bass
Michael Booty Wood Trombone
Bobby Smith Alto Saxophone, Track Performer
Bobby Williams Trumpet
Arnold James Piano
Bobby Rae Williams Trumpet
Andrew Ford Trumpet
Technical Credits
Arlo Guthrie Composer
Ray Charles Composer
Dave Bartholomew Composer
Fats Domino Composer
Willis "Gator" Jackson Composer
Robert G. Koester Producer, Contributor
Jonah Koslen Composer
Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels Composer
Bob Porter Liner Notes
Michael Booty Wood Contributor
Gary Borremans Artwork, Cover Design, Cover Art
Steve Wagner Producer
Joseph "Run" Simmons Composer
Stony Browder Jr. Composer
Jurg Morgenthaler Composer
W. Warring Composer
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