Jimmy O'Bryant's Washboard Band, Vol. 1 (1924-1925)

Jimmy O'Bryant's Washboard Band, Vol. 1 (1924-1925)

by Jimmy O'Bryant
     
 
On the first of two CDs released by the Austrian RST label, clarinetist Jimmy O'Bryant, a long-forgotten but talented player who died in 1928, is featured on his ironically titled Famous Original Washboard Band (a trio/quartet with pianist Jimmy Blythe, Jasper Taylor on washboard, and guest cornetist Bob

Overview

On the first of two CDs released by the Austrian RST label, clarinetist Jimmy O'Bryant, a long-forgotten but talented player who died in 1928, is featured on his ironically titled Famous Original Washboard Band (a trio/quartet with pianist Jimmy Blythe, Jasper Taylor on washboard, and guest cornetist Bob Shoffner) on 19 selections. In addition, O'Bryant and Blythe accompany singer Sodarisa Miller during two songs, and O'Bryant, cornetist Tommy Ladnier, and pianist Lovie Austin assist blues singer Julia Davis on two others. O'Bryant, who in his best moments sounds close to the great Johnny Dodds, was not a major soloist, although he might have grown into a stronger talent were it not for his premature death. The primitive recording quality of these early performances may put some off, but O'Bryant plays quite well, and many of his originals have not been revived and are worth investigating. 1920s jazz fans will want this CD along with the second volume.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/06/2001
Label:
Document
UPC:
0714298151824
catalogNumber:
1518

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Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jimmy O'Bryant   Primary Artist,Clarinet,Accompaniment
Jimmy Blythe   Piano
Tommy Ladnier   Cornet
Lovie Austin   Piano
Bob Shoffner   Cornet
Jasper Taylor   Washboard
Ruth Coleman   Cello
Sodarisa Miller   Accompaniment,Viloncello

Technical Credits

Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Bud Green   Composer
Ray Henderson   Composer
K.H. Rosenzopf   Cover Art
Rudolf Staeger   Executive Producer
Fred B. Callahan   Composer

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