Jazzin' Baby Blues: Hot Piano Roll Solos

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All Music Guide - Chris Kelsey
The historical progression of mechanically reproduced musical performance essentially began with the piano roll. Of course, most important piano roll music was cut before the advent of the phonograph. By the time the rolls in this collection were cut mostly in the early '20s, the format had been eclipsed. Apparently not completely, however, as this album demonstrates. One advantage of the piano roll is that it wasn't subject to the primitive recording equipment of the day; listen to a roll cut by James P. Johnson in 1922 on 21st century equipment and you can hear pretty much exactly what he sounded like. This record presents renditions of performances by such formidable ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Kelsey
The historical progression of mechanically reproduced musical performance essentially began with the piano roll. Of course, most important piano roll music was cut before the advent of the phonograph. By the time the rolls in this collection were cut mostly in the early '20s, the format had been eclipsed. Apparently not completely, however, as this album demonstrates. One advantage of the piano roll is that it wasn't subject to the primitive recording equipment of the day; listen to a roll cut by James P. Johnson in 1922 on 21st century equipment and you can hear pretty much exactly what he sounded like. This record presents renditions of performances by such formidable musicians as Fats Waller and James P. Johnson, along with several other pianists. And instead of trying to listen through the scratches and distortions of an old 78 rpm acetate, listeners can hear them in all their digitally reproduced glory. It's quite a treat. Even though the sound is immaculate, the honky tonk quotient is high. In compiling this set, the producers chose tunes that conformed to the "boy-meets-girl" scenario. Consequently, there are plenty of oh-baby-why-do-you-treat-me-so-bad potboilers. Listeners hear Waller and Johnson with new ears, and better understand just what made them so great; there is also a chance to hear less-famous talents like the hard-swinging Clarence Jones and the smooth and articulate Edythe Baker. It's an excellent collection and a wonderful way to experience proto-jazz in something very near to its original form.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/28/2007
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431693322
  • Catalog Number: 6933
  • Sales rank: 351,974

Album Credits

Performance Credits
James P. Johnson Piano, Track Performer
Fats Waller Piano, Track Performer
Clarence Jones Piano, Track Performer
Mike Montgomery Piano, Track Performer
Edythe Baker Piano, Track Performer
Vee Lawnhurst Piano, Track Performer
Mandy Randolph Piano, Track Performer
Technical Credits
James P. Johnson Piano Rolls
Richard M. Jones Composer
Arnold S. Caplin Producer
Clarence Jones Piano Rolls
Mike Montgomery Liner Notes, Piano Rolls
Toby Mountain Engineer
Clarence Williams Composer
Edythe Baker Piano Rolls
Alan Caplin Art Direction
Vee Lawnhurst Piano Rolls
Benny Davis Composer
Harry MacGregor Woods Composer
Mandy Randolph Piano Rolls
Joe Burke Composer
G. Doro Composer
T. Grice Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2013

    Absolutely fabulous representative of the music and style of the

    Absolutely fabulous representative of the music and style of the era. Makes you tap your foot and want to dance. Bought one for my mother (b. 1917) for Christmas.

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