My Babe: Document Shortcuts, Vol. 3

My Babe: Document Shortcuts, Vol. 3

     
 
Document Records has released some 900 titles over the years, giving the label the world's largest in print catalog of vintage American roots music, and its archival reach encompasses rare 78s and field recordings from the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s in all avenues of music, including blues, jazz, country, and gospel, as well as several hybrids that defy

Overview

Document Records has released some 900 titles over the years, giving the label the world's largest in print catalog of vintage American roots music, and its archival reach encompasses rare 78s and field recordings from the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s in all avenues of music, including blues, jazz, country, and gospel, as well as several hybrids that defy classification. As a historical source, no label, not even Smithsonian Folkways, has done a more thorough job of tracing the early roots and branches of American vernacular music and making it available in affordable editions. Which is why the label's new Shortcuts sampler series is such a great idea, since it allows listeners a budget-minded peak into Document's vast backlist. My Babe is the third in this series, and it yields several neglected gems, including Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup's proto-rock & roll rave-up "Where Did You Stay Last Night?," recorded in 1951, and the Norfolk Jazz Quartet's assured and unaccompanied "Stand By the Bedside of a Neighbor," recorded in North Carolina in 1938. The eerie, primal sound of One String Sam playing what used to be called a diddley bow on "My Baby Ooo," recorded in Detroit in 1956, is another highlight, as is the equally bizarre "Blaze Face Cow" by Jazzbo Tommy & His Lowlanders, recorded in Arkansas in 1937. Jazzbo Tommy, in this case, was Tommy Settlers, and his kazoo playing simply defies both gravity and reason. It may be true, as some say, that it has all been said, sung, and shouted a thousand times over, but the kinds of 78s that Document assembles in its collections prove that, no matter what, you haven't heard it all.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/08/2005
Label:
Document
UPC:
0714298900323
catalogNumber:
9003

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Barbecue Bob   Vocals,12-string Guitar
Big Bill Broonzy   Guitar
Blind John Davis   Piano
Willie Dixon   String Bass
Little Walter   Harmonica
Charlie Christian   Guitar
Ida Cox   Vocals
Lionel Hampton   Drums
Edmond Hall   Clarinet
Robert Lockwood   Guitar
Ramblin' Thomas   Guitar,Vocals
Artie Bernstein   String Bass
Jimmy Bertrand   Drums,Washboard
Ernest "Big" Crawford   Bass
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup   Guitar,Vocals
Fletcher Henderson   Piano
Andrew Harris   String Bass
J.C. Higginbotham   Trombone
Darnell Howard   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Ransom Knowling   Bass
Horace Malcolm   Piano
Charlie McCoy   Guitar,Mandolin
Punch Miller   Clarinet,Guitar,Piano,Trumpet,Alto Saxophone
Herb Morand   Trumpet
Hot Lips Page   Trumpet
Odell Rand   Clarinet
Judge Riley   Drums
Jimmy Rogers   Guitar
Charles Saunders   Drums
Johnny Shines   Guitar,Vocals
Sonny Terry   Harmonica,Vocals
Sonny Boy Williamson [II]   Harmonica,Vocals
Prentice Butler   String Bass
Peter Cleighton   Vocals
Ernie Harper   Piano,Vocals
William "Shorty" Hill   Guitar
Paul Linsley "Jelly" Holt   Drums
Buddy Burton   Piano
Bob Hudson   Piano
Floyd McDaniel   Guitar
Pearlis Williams   Drums
Alfred Bell   Cornet
Andrew Hogg   Guitar,Vocals
Arnold Williamson   Fiddle
One String Sam   Vocals
Raymond Smith   Tenor (Vocal)
Oh Red   Washboard
Len Williams   Bass (Vocal)
Melvin Coldten   Baritone (Vocal)
Marylin Scott   Guitar,Vocals,Spoken Word
Norman "Crip" Harris   Tenor (Vocal)
Ezekiel Lowe   Piano
Professor Hull   Vocals
L.K. Sentell   Guitar
Tommy Settlers   Kazoo,Vocals
Irving Williamson   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Big Bill Broonzy   Composer
Peter J. Clayton   Composer
Henry Thomas   Composer
Ida Cox   Composer
Robert Hicks   Composer
Herb Morand   Composer
Johnny Shines   Composer
Sonny Boy Williamson   Composer
One String Sam   Contributor
Williamson Brothers   Arranger
Traditional   Composer
Marylin Scott   Composer

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