Jazz Is His Old Lady and My Old Man

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
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: 824046401825
  • Catalog Number: 4018
  • Sales rank: 369,406

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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