Johnny Dunn, Vol. 2

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Johnny Dunn, whose staccato phrasing, use of the wah-wah mute, and fondness of bugle calls were part of a distinctive if dated style in the early '20s, is heard on his finest recordings on this Austrian RST CD, the second of two reissues. Edith Wilson has vocals on the first two numbers, and there are eight pieces from Johnny Dunn's Original Jazz Hounds including early renditions of "Sugar Blues" and "Jazzin' Babies Blues", a pair of atmospheric duets with pianist Leroy Tibbs, and four titles by the Plantation Orchestra in 1926. Best are four selections with Jelly Roll Morton in 1928 and Dunn's final two recordings the classic "What's the Use of Being Alone?" and "Original ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Johnny Dunn, whose staccato phrasing, use of the wah-wah mute, and fondness of bugle calls were part of a distinctive if dated style in the early '20s, is heard on his finest recordings on this Austrian RST CD, the second of two reissues. Edith Wilson has vocals on the first two numbers, and there are eight pieces from Johnny Dunn's Original Jazz Hounds including early renditions of "Sugar Blues" and "Jazzin' Babies Blues", a pair of atmospheric duets with pianist Leroy Tibbs, and four titles by the Plantation Orchestra in 1926. Best are four selections with Jelly Roll Morton in 1928 and Dunn's final two recordings the classic "What's the Use of Being Alone?" and "Original Bugle Blues", which feature both James P. Johnson and Fats Waller romping on piano. Recommended for vintage jazz collectors.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/8/2000
  • Label: Document
  • UPC: 714298152326
  • Catalog Number: 1523
  • Sales rank: 208,963

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Dixie Blues (3:02)
  2. 2 He Used to Be Your Man (But He's My Man Now) (2:56)
  3. 3 Hallelujah Blues (3:26)
  4. 4 Spanish Dreams (3:13)
  5. 5 Dixie Blues (3:15)
  6. 6 Sugar Blues (2:51)
  7. 7 Sweet Lovin' Mama-Please Come Back to Me (3:28)
  8. 8 Vamping Sal the Sheba of Georgia (2:58)
  9. 9 Jazzin' Babies Blues (3:07)
  10. 10 I Promised Not to Holler, But Hey! Hey! (3:18)
  11. 11 Dunn's Cornet Blues (3:05)
  12. 12 You've Never Heard the Blues (2:59)
  13. 13 Silver Rose (2:47)
  14. 14 Arabella's Wedding Day (2:42)
  15. 15 Smiling Joe (2:27)
  16. 16 For Baby and Me (2:28)
  17. 17 Sergeant Dunn's Bugle Call Blues (2:59)
  18. 18 Ham and Eggs (2:59)
  19. 19 Buffalo Blues (3:03)
  20. 20 You Need Some Loving (3:06)
  21. 21 What's the Use of Being Alone? (2:34)
  22. 22 Original Bugle Blues (2:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Johnny Dunn Primary Artist, Cornet
James P. Johnson Piano
Fats Waller Piano
Perry Bradford Vocals
Edith Wilson Accordion, Vocals, Track Performer
Jesse Baltimore Drums
Bill Benford Bowed Bass
Garvin Bushell Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Maceo Jefferson Banjo
The Plantation Orchestra Track Performer
George "Harmonica" Smith Violin
Ernest Elliott Clarinet
Alonzo Williams Tenor Saxophone
Hersal Brassfield Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Earl Granstaff Trombone
Sam Speed Banjo
Harry Hull Bowed Bass
Leroy Tibbs Piano, Cymbals
Mort Perry Drums
John Mitchell Banjo
Ralph "Shrimp" Jones Violin
Rudolph Dunbar Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Rollen Smith Tenor Saxophone
Calvin Jones Trombone
Herb Flemming Trombone
Technical Credits
Jelly Roll Morton Composer
Perry Bradford Composer
Johnny Parth Producer
Johnny Dunn Composer
Gerhard Wessely Remastering
Howard Rye Liner Notes
Hersal Brassfield Arranger
K.H. Rosenzopf Art Direction
Rudolf Staeger Executive Producer
Lew Pollack Composer
R.M. Jones Composer
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