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Jimmy O'Bryant, Vol. 2 & Vance Dixon (1923-1931): Hot Clarinet
     

Jimmy O'Bryant, Vol. 2 & Vance Dixon (1923-1931): Hot Clarinet

by Jimmy O'Bryant
 
The second of two Jimmy O'Bryant CDs released by the Austrian RST label features the early and long-obscure clarinetist (who sometimes sounded a bit like Johnny Dodds) on the last nine recordings made by his ironically titled Jimmy O'Bryant's Washboard Wonders. These trio performances feature O'Bryant, pianist

Overview

The second of two Jimmy O'Bryant CDs released by the Austrian RST label features the early and long-obscure clarinetist (who sometimes sounded a bit like Johnny Dodds) on the last nine recordings made by his ironically titled Jimmy O'Bryant's Washboard Wonders. These trio performances feature O'Bryant, pianist Jimmy Blythe, and either Jasper Taylor or W.E. Buddy Burton on washboard; Burton plays effective banjo on "Sugar Babe," and other highlights include "Milenberg Joys," "My Man Rocks Me," and "Shake That Thing." The latter half of this set has recordings by clarinetist and altoist Vance Dixon (who makes O'Bryant seem famous in comparison) with Deppe's Seranaders in 1923 ("Congaine" also features pianist Earl Hines), in duos and trios from 1926-27, backing blues singer Hattie McDaniels (the future actress) on two numbers in 1929, and O'Bryant leading his own group on four novelties from 1931 (including "Laughing Stomp"). Although not as essential as the more significant 1920s recordings, this CD (along with Jimmy O'Bryant's Washboard Band, Vol. 1) is certainly worth exploring by fans of the era.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/08/2000
Label:
Document
UPC:
0714298151923
catalogNumber:
1519

Related Subjects

Tracks

  1. Down to the Bricks
  2. I Found a Good Man After All
  3. Milenberg Joys
  4. Sugar Babe
  5. Thirty-Eight & Two
  6. Please Don't Break 'Em Down
  7. Chicago Skiffle
  8. My Man Rocks Me
  9. Shake That Thing
  10. Congaine
  11. K.D. Blues
  12. Headache Blues
  13. Tiger Rag
  14. D a D Blues (S.O.B. Blues)
  15. Crazy Quilt
  16. My Man Just Won't Don't
  17. Sweet Patunia
  18. That New Love Maker of Mine
  19. Any Kind of Man Would Be Better Than You
  20. Hot Peanuts
  21. Pete, the Dealer in Meat (Meat Man Pete)
  22. Laughing Stomp
  23. Who Stole the Lock?

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jimmy O'Bryant   Primary Artist,Clarinet
Earl Hines   Piano
Jimmy Blythe   Piano
Harry Jackson   Alto Saxophone
Lawrence Dixon   Banjo
Hattie McDaniel   Accordion,Vocals,Track Performer
Papa Too Sweet   Vocals
Jasper Taylor   Washboard Bass
W.E. Burton   Banjo,Washboard Bass
Alec Channey   Piano
Vance Dixon   Clarinet
Harry Williams   Drums
Vance Dixon & His Pencils   Vocals
Lois Deppe   Vocals

Technical Credits

Eddie Edwards   Composer
Nick LaRocca   Composer
Johnny Parth   Producer
Henry W. Ragas   Composer
Tony Sbarbaro   Composer
Larry Shields   Composer
Joe Watts   Contributor
K.H. Rosenzopf   Art Direction
Rudolf Staeger   Executive Producer
Harry Da Costa   Composer
Dixon's Jazz Maniacs   Contributor
Ross Wilby   Liner Notes
Dixon's Jazz Duo   Contributor
Jimmie O'Bryant's Famous Original Washboard Band   Contributor

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