Jump For Joy!

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Steve Futterman
In the heartfelt notes that accompany this superior collection, the noted jazz scholar Dan Morgenstern speaks of “the joy” that radiates from the music of Hot Lips Page. That joy can be felt throughout the wide selection of material here featuring Page as trumpeter and singer, leader and sideman. One of the finest horn players of the Swing era, a period overflowing with exceptional instrumentalists, Page maintained his distinctive style until his death in 1954. He excelled in the blues. “St. James Infirmary” and “Walking in a Daze,” from his own 1947 session, find Page deep in his element, but he’s just as persuasive blowing behind Billie Holiday (“Why Did I Always ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Steve Futterman
In the heartfelt notes that accompany this superior collection, the noted jazz scholar Dan Morgenstern speaks of “the joy” that radiates from the music of Hot Lips Page. That joy can be felt throughout the wide selection of material here featuring Page as trumpeter and singer, leader and sideman. One of the finest horn players of the Swing era, a period overflowing with exceptional instrumentalists, Page maintained his distinctive style until his death in 1954. He excelled in the blues. “St. James Infirmary” and “Walking in a Daze,” from his own 1947 session, find Page deep in his element, but he’s just as persuasive blowing behind Billie Holiday (“Why Did I Always Depend On You?,” “Long Gone Blues”) and enlivening a Big Joe Turner session from 1939. Page’s tremendous gifts as a trumpeter are exhibited on four tracks credited to Chu Berry and his Stompy Stevedores, an all-star offshoot of the Cab Calloway band, and two Teddy Wilson numbers that also spotlight Berry and the unique clarinet player Pee Wee Russell. As R&B began to take hold in the late '40s, Page’s comfort with the blues allowed him to easily accommodate changing styles. His 1949 septet date features some wonderful Louis Jordan-style features, including the uproarious “Got an Uncle in Harlem” and the good-time stomp “Ain’t No Flies on Me.” Nothing, though, can touch the sly interplay between Page and Pearl Bailey on their 1949 hit version of “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” Jump for Joy only addresses part of the Hot Lips Page legacy, but there’s enough here to turn anyone into a devoted fan of this underrated jazz figure.
All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Because this is a mix of solo sessions from one era the late '40s and early '50s and Hot Lips Page's work in the bands of Pete Johnson, Chu Berry, Teddy Wilson, and Billie Holiday from another era the late '30s, it's too scattered to function as an overview or as a detailed snapshot of a particular aspect of Page's career. There's still some material here for Page fans to enjoy, particularly as some of the tracks were previously unreleased. On the solo sides, he comes off as similar but inferior to Louis Armstrong, though enjoyable on his own terms if comparisons with that behemoth are avoided; the interpretation of Ravel's "La Danse" is a highlight. A young Pearl Bailey duets with him on "Baby It's Cold Outside" and a previously unreleased alternate take of "The Hucklebuck." A young Joe Turner is the vocalist on the Johnson sides, and here the main collector attraction is the previously unreleased "Jump for Joy." More such goodies include a previously unreleased alternate take of "Limehouse Blues" as part of Berry's band; two previously unissued performances as a member of Wilson's orchestra; and, finally, previously unavailable alternate takes of "Got an Uncle in Harlem" and "Jeety-Boad Joad" both from 1949 and the hitherto unissued "Blow, Champ, Blow" from 1950.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/26/2001
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074646563120
  • Catalog Number: 65631

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 St. James Infirmary - Oran Thaddeus Page (3:12)
  2. 2 Walkin' in a Daze - Oran Thaddeus Page (2:41)
  3. 3 Take Your Shoes off, Baby - Oran Thaddeus Page (2:50)
  4. 4 La Danse - Oran Thaddeus Page (2:36)
  5. 5 Baby, It's Cold Outside - Oran Thaddeus Page (3:00)
  6. 6 The Hucklebuck - Oran Thaddeus Page (3:00)
  7. 7 Baby, Look at You - Oran Thaddeus Page (3:03)
  8. 8 Lovin' Mama Blues - Oran Thaddeus Page (3:14)
  9. 9 Jump for Joy - Oran Thaddeus Page (3:22)
  10. 10 Limehouse Blues - Oran Thaddeus Page (2:53)
  11. 11 Limehouse Blues (2:50)
  12. 12 Now You're Talking My Language (2:51)
  13. 13 (Back Home Again In) Indiana (2:50)
  14. 14 When You're Smiling (2:56)
  15. 15 I Can't Believe That You're in Love With Me (2:35)
  16. 16 Why Did I Always Depend on You? (2:33)
  17. 17 Long Gone Blues (3:06)
  18. 18 Got an Uncle in Harlem (3:08)
  19. 19 Jeety-Boat Joad (3:13)
  20. 20 Blow, Champ, Blow (3:03)
  21. 21 There Ain't No Flies on Me (3:24)
  22. 22 Miss Larceny Blues (3:02)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Hot Lips Page Primary Artist, Trumpet, Vocals
Big Joe Turner Vocals
Buster Bailey Clarinet
Pete Johnson Piano
Specs Powell Drums
Pee Wee Russell Clarinet
Tab Smith Alto Saxophone
Buddy Tate Tenor Saxophone
Teddy Wilson Piano
Cozy Cole Drums
Leonard Gaskin Bass
Horace Henderson Piano
Ken Kersey Piano
Israel Crosby Bass
Walter Page Bass
Ray Abrams Tenor Saxophone
Billie Holiday Vocals
Abe Bolar Bass
Jimmy Buxton Trombone
Eddie Dougherty Drums
Sticks Evans Drums
Al Hall Bass
Skip Hall Piano
Joe Knight Piano
Herb Lovelle Drums
Lawrence Lucie Guitar
George Matthews Trombone
Tony Mottola Guitar
George Nicholas Tenor Saxophone
Allan Reuss Guitar
Charlie Smith Drums
Ray Tunia Piano
Carlos Wilson Bass
Kenneth Hollon Tenor Saxophone
Oran Thaddeus Page Track Performer
Jimmy McLin Guitar
Stanley Payne Tenor Saxophone
Bill Spencer Piano
Joe Evans & Arthur McClain Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
John "Buddy" Williams Bass
Technical Credits
Andy Gibson Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
Mark Fisher Composer
Joe Goodwin Composer
Hot Lips Page Composer
Howard Fritzson Art Direction
Clarence Gaskill Composer
Larry Shay Composer
Roy Alfred Composer
Traditional Composer
Jeremy Engel Packaging Manager
Joe Primrose Composer
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