Jazz Is His Old Lady and My Old Man

Jazz Is His Old Lady and My Old Man

by Earl Hines
     
 

Earl Hines is joined by singer Marva Josie for this late-'70s studio date, though the album essentially features Josie more prominently than the leader. Hines became impressed upon meeting the singer and recorded with her on a number of sessions between 1970 and 1981, though she seems to have dropped from sight since Hines' death. BuckSee more details below

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Earl Hines is joined by singer Marva Josie for this late-'70s studio date, though the album essentially features Josie more prominently than the leader. Hines became impressed upon meeting the singer and recorded with her on a number of sessions between 1970 and 1981, though she seems to have dropped from sight since Hines' death. Buck Clayton arranged the title track, which begins with a little humorous banter between the pianist and the vocalist. Josie's efforts are an acquired taste, as she drags a bit in "Just Squeeze Me," but swinging with authority in "'Deed I Do." The session takes a turn downhill with the limpid Burt Bacharach ballad "Make It Easy on Yourself" and the nauseating pop song "Feelings," with the musicians probably doing their best to keep from laughing aloud. The dance beat arrangement of "Candy" is little better. Tenor saxophonist Rudy Rutherford and alto saxophonist Tom Griffin (both of whom double on clarinet), trombonist Benny Morton and guitarist Skeeter Best are among the supporting musicians. This disc falls short of expectations so it can not be considered an essential acquisition by fans of Earl Hines; it is surprising that Acrobat bothered to reissue this deservedly obscure Catalyst LP in 2003 as a CD.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/23/2003
Label:
Acrobat
UPC:
0824046401825
catalogNumber:
4018

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Earl Hines   Primary Artist,Piano
Benny Morton   Trombone
John Letman   Trumpet
Skeeter Best   Guitar
John Ore   Bass
Rudy Rutherford   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Edward T. Graham   Drums
Tom Griffin   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Marva Josie   Vocals

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Buck Clayton   Arranger
Billy Higgins   Composer
Onzy Matthews   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Alvaro Carrillo   Composer
Morris Albert   Composer
William Bennett   Composer
Alan Bernstein   Composer
Jim Crotty   Engineer
Stanley Dance   Liner Notes
Hal David   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Fred Rose   Composer
Bob Simpson   Engineer
David Lartaud   Art Direction
Gilles Petard   Photo Courtesy
Lee Gaines   Composer
Walter Hirsch   Composer
Joan Whitney   Composer
Mack David   Composer
Norman Blagman   Composer,Producer
Alex Kramer   Composer

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