Hot Stuff: Black Chicago Bands 1922-1929

Hot Stuff: Black Chicago Bands 1922-1929

     
 
A 24-track collection of impossibly rare jazz sides from the first Chicago-based African-American bands to record. Kicking off with the 1922 test pressing by the mysterious Sunset Band, the collection brings together rarities from Elgar's Creole Orchestra, Fess Williams & His Joy Boys, Carroll Dickerson's Savoy Orchestra, Walter Barnes & His Creolians, and Oliver Cobb

Overview

A 24-track collection of impossibly rare jazz sides from the first Chicago-based African-American bands to record. Kicking off with the 1922 test pressing by the mysterious Sunset Band, the collection brings together rarities from Elgar's Creole Orchestra, Fess Williams & His Joy Boys, Carroll Dickerson's Savoy Orchestra, Walter Barnes & His Creolians, and Oliver Cobb & His Rhythm Kings. The transfers are dodgy in spots, but considering the age and rarity of these sides, it can be overlooked. A fascinating collection of music that deserves a much wider hearing.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/29/2000
Label:
Frog Uk
UPC:
0641654762823
catalogNumber:
28
Rank:
176133

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Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Willie Hightower   Trumpet
Zutty Singleton   Drums
Paul Johnson   Piano
Ernest Franklin   Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Alkins   Trombone
Gene Anderson   Piano
Edward Burke   Trombone
Bert Curry   Alto Saxophone
William Franklin   Trombone
Homer Hobson   Trumpet
Darnell Howard   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Rudy Jackson   Tenor Saxophone
Walter Martin   Alto Saxophone
William Shelby   Bongos
Jimmy Strong   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Joe Sudler   Cornet
Jasper Taylor   Drums
Ben Thigpen   Drums,Vocals
Crawford Wethington   Alto Saxophone
Benny Jackson   Banjo
Norval Morton   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Sudie Reynaud   String Bass
Fred Robinson   Trombone
Mancy Carr   Banjo
Fess Williams   Track Performer
Carroll Dickerson's Savoyagers   Track Performer
Oliver Cobb   Cornet,Vocals,Track Performer
Jimmy Dudley   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
May Alex   Vocals
Plunker Hall   Banjo
Professor Stanley Williams   Clarinet
Lucius Wilson   Tenor Saxophone
Billy Winston   Drums,Vocals
Walter Barnes   Tenor Saxophone
Elgar's Creole Orchestra   Track Performer
Irby Gage   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone

Technical Credits

Singleton Palmer   Brass Band
Pete Briggs   Brass Band
Lawson Buford   Brass Band
Louis Thompson   Brass Band
Mark Berresford   Liner Notes

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