Off The Record (The Complete 1923 Jazz Band Recordings)

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Because the personnel include Louis Armstrong, Lillian Hardin, and Johnny and Baby Dodds, the 1923 recordings of King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band, originally made for the Gennett, OKeh, Columbia, and Paramount labels, have been reissued numerous times as formats have changed and technology has improved. Here, the Canadian label Off the Record distributed in the U.S. by Archeophone Records puts 37 tracks on two CDs, having made transfers from the most pristine 78-rpm discs available. As Lawrence Gushee discusses in a sleeve note, there are different philosophies about how best to transfer recordings from the acoustic era, from a purist notion that would preserve every ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Because the personnel include Louis Armstrong, Lillian Hardin, and Johnny and Baby Dodds, the 1923 recordings of King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band, originally made for the Gennett, OKeh, Columbia, and Paramount labels, have been reissued numerous times as formats have changed and technology has improved. Here, the Canadian label Off the Record distributed in the U.S. by Archeophone Records puts 37 tracks on two CDs, having made transfers from the most pristine 78-rpm discs available. As Lawrence Gushee discusses in a sleeve note, there are different philosophies about how best to transfer recordings from the acoustic era, from a purist notion that would preserve every scratch and click sound to a more modernist one that would "clean" the sound completely and conform it to later notions of fidelity by, for example, adding reverb. As Doug Benson reveals in his liner notes, this album takes a middle course, leaning to the purists, by leaving in some of the hiss and keeping the sound picture "flat." Still, modern technology and the reliance on well-preserved records for transfer bring out considerable clarity in this version of the tracks, even though a certain amount of variance in sound quality is inevitable, if only because different conditions were obtained at the different recording sessions for the different companies and there were differences in disc pressings. Fans of early jazz are likely to have an earlier issue of this material in their collections already, but even so they probably will want to obtain this one, if only for comparison.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/13/2007
  • Label: Archeophone Records
  • UPC: 777215111028
  • Catalog Number: 6
  • Sales rank: 130,647

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Just Gone - King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band (2:46)
  2. 2 Canal Street Blues - King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band (2:33)
  3. 3 Mandy Lee Blues - King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band (2:13)
  4. 4 I'm Going Away to Wear You off My Mind - King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band (2:55)
  5. 5 Chimes Blues - King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band (2:53)
  6. 6 Weather Bird Rag - King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band (2:46)
  7. 7 Dipper Mouth Blues - King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band (2:30)
  8. 8 Froggie Moore - King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band (3:03)
  9. 9 Snake Rag - King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band (3:03)
  10. 10 Snake Rag - King Oliver's Jazz Band (3:16)
  11. 11 Sweet Lovin' Man - King Oliver's Jazz Band (2:45)
  12. 12 High Society Rag - King Oliver's Jazz Band (2:56)
  13. 13 Sobbin' Blues - King Oliver's Jazz Band (3:13)
  14. 14 Where Did You Stay Last Night - King Oliver's Jazz Band (2:34)
  15. 15 Dipper Mouth Blues - King Oliver's Jazz Band (2:17)
  16. 16 Jazzin' Babies' Blues - King Oliver's Jazz Band (3:01)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Alligator Hop (2:26)
  2. 2 Zulus Ball (2:34)
  3. 3 Workingman Blues (2:14)
  4. 4 Krooked Blues (2:53)
  5. 5 Chattanooga Stomp - King Oliver's Jazz Band (3:01)
  6. 6 London (Café) Blues - King Oliver's Jazz Band (2:46)
  7. 7 Camp Meeting Blues - King Oliver's Jazz Band (3:01)
  8. 8 New Orleans Stomp - King Oliver's Jazz Band (2:59)
  9. 9 Buddy's Habit - King Oliver's Jazz Band (3:04)
  10. 10 Tears - King Oliver's Jazz Band (3:10)
  11. 11 I Ain't Gonna Tell Nobody - King Oliver's Jazz Band (3:16)
  12. 12 Room Rent Blues - King Oliver's Jazz Band (2:51)
  13. 13 Riverside Blues - King Oliver's Jazz Band (2:56)
  14. 14 Sweet Baby Doll - King Oliver's Jazz Band (2:53)
  15. 15 Working Man Blues - King Oliver's Jazz Band (2:58)
  16. 16 Mabel's Dream - King Oliver's Jazz Band (2:52)
  17. 17 Mabel's Dream - King Oliver's Jazz Band (2:50)
  18. 18 Mabel's Dream - King Oliver's Jazz Band (2:49)
  19. 19 The Southern Stomps - King Oliver's Jazz Band (2:43)
  20. 20 The Southern Stomps - King Oliver's Jazz Band (2:44)
  21. 21 Riverside Blues - King Oliver's Jazz Band (2:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
King Oliver Primary Artist, Cornet
Buster Bailey Clarinet
Johnny Dodds Clarinet
Jimmie Noone Clarinet
Johnny St. Cyr Banjo
Louis Armstrong Cornet, Slide Whistle
Baby Dodds Drums
Honore Dutrey Trombone
Bill Johnson Banjo
Bud Scott Banjo
Reverend Charlie Jackson Bass Saxophone
Ed Atkins Trombone
Joe "King" Oliver Cornet
Technical Credits
Jelly Roll Morton Composer
King Oliver Composer
Frank Melrose Composer
Art Kassel Composer
Armand Piron Composer
George Avakian Author
Vic Berton Composer
Lil Hardin Composer
Bill Johnson Composer, Vocal Break
Dan Morgenstern Liner Notes, Author
David Sager Producer, Liner Notes
Bud Scott Vocal Break
Richard K. Spottswood Author
Alphonse Picou Composer
King Oliver's Jazz Band Composer
Lawrence Gushee Author
Doug Benson Reissue Producer, Remastering
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