Jazzin' the Blues

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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 ...
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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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: 9/8/2000
  • Label: Document
  • UPC: 714298151527
  • Catalog Number: 1515

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rhythm for Sale (Swing Shop Swing) (2:39)
  2. 2 Two Old Maids in a Folding Bed (2:02)
  3. 3 I Got a Feeling for You - Tiny Mayberry (2:46)
  4. 4 Someday Someday - Tiny Mayberry (2:40)
  5. 5 Oh That Nasty Man - Tiny Mayberry (2:37)
  6. 6 Mailman Blues - Tiny Mayberry (3:00)
  7. 7 Mayberry Blues - Tiny Mayberry (2:54)
  8. 8 Evil Hearted Woman - Tiny Mayberry (2:58)
  9. 9 Cheatin' on Me (2:38)
  10. 10 Let's Call It a Day (2:39)
  11. 11 Take Me Along with You (2:47)
  12. 12 Blues at Midnight (3:00)
  13. 13 St. Louis Blues - W.C. Handy (2:49)
  14. 14 Loveless Love (2:53)
  15. 15 Beale Street Blues - W.C. Handy (2:44)
  16. 16 'Way Down South Where the Blues Begin (3:00)
  17. 17 My Little Girl (2:44)
  18. 18 Lucille Blues (2:56)
  19. 19 Mississippi Water Blues (2:56)
  20. 20 Big Leg Woman (2:55)
  21. 21 My Little Girl Blues (2:31)
  22. 22 Bobbie Town Woogie (2:30)
  23. 23 Bobbie Town Woogie (alternate take) (2:24)
  24. 24 New Little Girl, Little Girl - Lee Brown (2:43)
  25. 25 Brown's Boogie - Lee Brown (2:59)
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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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