Jazzin' the Blues

Jazzin' the Blues

     
 

A variety of formerly rare blues-oriented performances are reissued on this CD put out by the Austrian label RST. Best are two spirited selections from singer Monette Moore in 1936, her only recordings after 1927. The performances by Tiny Mayberry and the not-so-hot Helen Proctor are most notable for the solo work of trumpeters …  See more details below

Overview

A variety of formerly rare blues-oriented performances are reissued on this CD put out by the Austrian label RST. Best are two spirited selections from singer Monette Moore in 1936, her only recordings after 1927. The performances by Tiny Mayberry and the not-so-hot Helen Proctor are most notable for the solo work of trumpeters Charlie Shavers and Red Allen and clarinetist Buster Bailey, while Lee Brown does a good job on nine numbers from 1940 and 1946. Of greatest interest from a historical standpoint (but rather disappointing) are four songs featuring composer W.C. Handy in 1939 playing trumpet with a fine all-star group that includes trombonist J.C. Higginbotham and clarinetist Edmond Hall. Overall, this CD is something of a mixed bag.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/08/2000
Label:
Document
UPC:
0714298151527
catalogNumber:
1515

Tracks

  1. Rhythm for Sale (Swing Shop Swing)
  2. Two Old Maids in a Folding Bed
  3. I Got a Feeling for You  - Tiny Mayberry
  4. Someday Someday  - Tiny Mayberry
  5. Oh That Nasty Man  - Tiny Mayberry
  6. Mailman Blues  - Tiny Mayberry
  7. Mayberry Blues  - Tiny Mayberry
  8. Evil Hearted Woman  - Tiny Mayberry
  9. Cheatin' on Me
  10. Let's Call It a Day
  11. Take Me Along with You
  12. Blues at Midnight
  13. St. Louis Blues  - W.C. Handy
  14. Loveless Love
  15. Beale Street Blues  - W.C. Handy
  16. 'Way Down South Where the Blues Begin
  17. My Little Girl
  18. Lucille Blues
  19. Mississippi Water Blues
  20. Big Leg Woman
  21. My Little Girl Blues
  22. Bobbie Town Woogie
  23. Bobbie Town Woogie (alternate take)
  24. New Little Girl, Little Girl  - Lee Brown
  25. Brown's Boogie  - Lee Brown

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Henry "Red" Allen   Trumpet
Buster Bailey   Clarinet
Jonah Jones   Trumpet
Charlie Shavers   Trumpet
Luis Russell   Piano
Edmond Hall   Clarinet
W.C. Handy   Cornet,Vocals
Sammy Price   Piano
Wellman Braud   Bass
Lil Armstrong   Piano
Lee Brown   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Big Sid Catlett   Drums
Ernest "Big" Crawford   Bass
Pops Foster   Bass
Leroy Foster   Guitar
Ulysses Livingston   Guitar
Bingie Madison   Tenor Saxophone
Walter Martin   Washboard
Monette Moore   Vocals,Track Performer
O'Neill Spencer   Drums
Fess Williams   Clarinet
Washboard Band   Track Performer
Tiny Mayberry   Vocals

Technical Credits

W.C. Handy   Composer
Lee Brown   Composer
Johnny Parth   Producer
Gerhard Wessely   Remastering
K.H. Rosenzopf   Cover Art
Steven C. Tracy   Liner Notes

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