Jazz the World Forgot, Vol. 1: Jazz Classics of the 1920's

Jazz the World Forgot, Vol. 1: Jazz Classics of the 1920's

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The vintage music on this first of two CDs put out in 1996 by Yazoo is consistently enjoyable and heated. Unfortunately, the rather random selection of 23 selections by 23 bands, although full of hot obscurities, does not include complete sessions, is not programmed in chronological order, and (most inexcusably) does not give the personnel or exact dates. So what

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The vintage music on this first of two CDs put out in 1996 by Yazoo is consistently enjoyable and heated. Unfortunately, the rather random selection of 23 selections by 23 bands, although full of hot obscurities, does not include complete sessions, is not programmed in chronological order, and (most inexcusably) does not give the personnel or exact dates. So what should have been an essential acquisition ends up being a worthwhile sampler that will force serious collectors to consult their discographies. But musically, there are quite a few memorable moments. Included on this CD are one selection apiece by Louis Dumaine's Jazzola Eight, Roy Johnson's Happy Pals, Mamie Smith, Sam Morgan, the Pickett-Parham Apollo Syncopators, Paul Tremaine's Aristocrats (the classic "Four-Four Rhythm"), Charlie Johnson, Bennie Moten, the Ross De Luxe Syncopators, Frenchy's String Band, Taylor's Dixie Serenaders, Jelly Roll Morton, Ben Tobier's California Cyclones, Fowler's Favorites, Oliver Naylor, George McClennon's Jazz Devils, Floyd Mills' Marylanders, Maynard Baird, King Oliver, Gowan's Rhapsody Makers, Sammie Lewis' Bamville Syncopators, the Hotentots and Frankie Franko.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/15/1996
Label:
Yazoo
UPC:
0016351202420
catalogNumber:
2024
Rank:
107703

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mamie Smith   Track Performer
Bennie Moten   Track Performer
King Oliver   Track Performer
Oliver Naylor   Track Performer
Paul Tremaine   Track Performer
Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers   Track Performer
Charlie Johnson & His Paradise Band   Track Performer
Ben Tobier   Track Performer
Louis Dumaine's Jazzola Eight   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Tiny Parham   Composer
Jack Palmer   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Richard Nevins   Producer
Sherwin Dunner   Producer,Liner Notes
Lem Fowler   Composer
Leo Wood   Composer

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Jazz the World Forgot, Vol. 1: Jazz Classics of the 1920's 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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If your knowledge of jazz in its early stages is limited to Oliver, Bechet, Armstrong and a few others, then you'll want to hear this wide cross-section of what a lot of other musicians were playing. Lots to like in both vols. 1 & 2.