Paramount Jazz

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All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
Working in collaboration with archivist Joe Bussard, the amazing JSP label has made large quantities of vintage music available in beautifully remastered and surprisingly affordable four-CD sets. Breaking Out of New Orleans documents the early northern migration of Crescent City jazz bands, while Gennett Jazz and Paramount Jazz each sample the thriving Chicago music scene during the '20s. Paramount Jazz forages even wider and deeper than the Gennett set, covering the years 1921-1929 with 100 titles credited to a profoundly diverse procession of singers and instrumentalists. For every familiar name like Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, Fletcher Henderson, Alberta Hunter, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
Working in collaboration with archivist Joe Bussard, the amazing JSP label has made large quantities of vintage music available in beautifully remastered and surprisingly affordable four-CD sets. Breaking Out of New Orleans documents the early northern migration of Crescent City jazz bands, while Gennett Jazz and Paramount Jazz each sample the thriving Chicago music scene during the '20s. Paramount Jazz forages even wider and deeper than the Gennett set, covering the years 1921-1929 with 100 titles credited to a profoundly diverse procession of singers and instrumentalists. For every familiar name like Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, Fletcher Henderson, Alberta Hunter, Ethel Waters and Ida Cox, there are dozens more who are well-worth investigating, regardless of how little or how much you think you know about this kind of music. For those who are so inclined, this reservoir of historic recordings may serve as a seed bed for individualized musicological research. Lovie Austin's Blues Serenaders, for example, was both the house band for Paramount Records and an important showcase for the talents of cornetist Tommy Ladnier and clarinetist Jimmy O'Bryant. Multi-instrumentalist Boyd Senter is often branded with the word "obscure," (a term that could be taken to mean "out of sight") but his presence in several early Jelly Roll Morton ensembles seems to bring him ever so slightly forward out of the shadows. As for the Wisconsin U Skyrockets, Charlie Straight's Orchestra, the Midway Garden Orchestra and Devine's Wisconsin Roof Orchestra, these charming dance bands work nicely as stylistic counterweights in the same package as Jeanette's Synco Jazzers, Vance Dixon's Jazz Maniacs, Perry Bradford's Jazz Phools, Jasper Taylor & His State Street Boys, Preston Jackson & His Uptown Band, and Jimmy Blythe's Washboard Ragamuffins. Note that JSP has also released Paramount Masters, a survey of classic early blues, and Paramount Old Time Recordings, a tour of early white rural and hillbilly music. Each compilation in the JSP catalog is intended as both an introduction to and a celebration of the musicians and their music. None of these sets are exclusively designed or narrowly recommended for specialists and connoisseurs. The Gennett Jazz anthology's copious explanatory notes, the inclusion of well-known classic jazz recordings that most experienced early jazz lovers are sure to already own, and the absence of alternate takes are clearly in line with JSP's mission to make historic recordings accessible to anyone who wants to dive in and experience music played and heard so very long ago. The fact that the Paramount Jazz box is richly stocked with a higher percentage of rare material makes it all the more exciting and entertaining for experts and newcomers alike.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/21/2009
  • Label: Jsp Records
  • UPC: 788065906023
  • Catalog Number: 960
  • Sales rank: 85,733

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mabel's Dream (2:52)
  2. 2 Riverside Blues (2:57)
  3. 3 Buddy's Habits (2:56)
  4. 4 Henpecked Blues (2:50)
  5. 5 Piggly Wiggly Blues (2:48)
  6. 6 South African Blues (3:15)
  7. 7 Mr. Jelly Lord (2:52)
  8. 8 Steady Roll (2:35)
  9. 9 Steppin' on the Blues (2:27)
  10. 10 Traveling Blues (2:38)
  11. 11 Charleston, South Carolina (2:52)
  12. 12 Heebie Jeebies (2:52)
  13. 13 Peepin' Blues (3:07)
  14. 14 Chicago Mess Around (3:08)
  15. 15 Galion Stomp (3:11)
  16. 16 Rampart Street Blues (2:56)
  17. 17 Kentucky Man Blues - Ida Cox (2:58)
  18. 18 Death Letter Blues - Ida Cox (3:03)
  19. 19 Don't Blame Me - Ida Cox (3:01)
  20. 20 Scottle de Doo - Ida Cox (2:58)
  21. 21 Go Back Where You Stayed Last Night (3:33)
  22. 22 Tennessee Blues (2:45)
  23. 23 Dizzy Corners (2:51)
  24. 24 Postage Stamp (2:30)
  25. 25 Fat Mama Blue - Boyd Senter (3:21)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Shake 'Em Up (2:54)
  2. 2 Jingles (2:48)
  3. 3 New Down Home Rag (3:09)
  4. 4 Squeeze Me (2:57)
  5. 5 Hot Lovin' (3:01)
  6. 6 Mama Stayed Out (3:11)
  7. 7 Good Man Blues (3:02)
  8. 8 Jelly's Blues (2:56)
  9. 9 Death Sting Me Blues - Sara Martin (2:55)
  10. 10 Mistreating Man Blues - Sara Martin (2:51)
  11. 11 High Brown Blues - Lucille Hegamin (2:59)
  12. 12 State Street Blues - Lucille Hegamin (3:16)
  13. 13 The Bumps (2:34)
  14. 14 What's That Thing (2:44)
  15. 15 Lot's O' Mama (2:57)
  16. 16 Sobbin' Blues (3:04)
  17. 17 A Good Man Is Hard to Find (2:58)
  18. 18 Doin' the Raccoon (2:53)
  19. 19 Jazz Me Blues (3:04)
  20. 20 Sister Kate (3:00)
  21. 21 Don't Pan Me (3:03)
  22. 22 Fogyism - Ida Cox (2:51)
  23. 23 New St. Louis Blues (2:50)
  24. 24 Tiger Rag (2:35)
  25. 25 Let Your Love Come Down (2:29)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Black Bordered Letter (3:02)
  2. 2 Six Thirty Blues (2:36)
  3. 3 Phillips Street Stomp (2:41)
  4. 4 Nelson Blues (2:34)
  5. 5 New Orleans Breakdown (2:51)
  6. 6 Coo Coo Stomp (3:09)
  7. 7 The Wicked (Dirty Fives) (3:09)
  8. 8 Brown Baby (3:00)
  9. 9 Ain't Gonna Marry (3:00)
  10. 10 Hop Off (3:13)
  11. 11 Rough House Blues (3:08)
  12. 12 Log Cabin Blues - Trixie Smith (3:20)
  13. 13 Voodoo Blues - Trixie Smith (3:08)
  14. 14 The World's Jazz Crazy and So Am I - Trixie Smith (3:04)
  15. 15 Railroad Blues - Trixie Smith (3:00)
  16. 16 Back O' Town Blues (3:09)
  17. 17 St. Louis Gal (3:03)
  18. 18 Off to Buffalo (2:55)
  19. 19 Swamp Blues (3:00)
  20. 20 Kokola Blues (2:56)
  21. 21 Winter Blues (3:20)
  22. 22 Hot and Ready (2:54)
  23. 23 It's a Low Down Thing (2:59)
  24. 24 Hard Time Blues (3:13)
  25. 25 John Henry Blues (3:07)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Ape Man (2:45)
  2. 2 Your Folks (2:39)
  3. 3 Pump Tillie (2:40)
  4. 4 Lovin's Been Here and Gone to the Mecca - Jimmy Blythe (2:48)
  5. 5 Mr. Freddie's Blues - Jimmy Blythe (3:13)
  6. 6 Elzadie's Policy Blues (3:16)
  7. 7 Pay Day Daddy Blues (3:10)
  8. 8 Kentucky Stomp (2:30)
  9. 9 St. Louis Man (2:32)
  10. 10 Midnight Strutters (3:19)
  11. 11 Three J Blues (2:50)
  12. 12 Steppin' on the Gas (2:53)
  13. 13 Clarinet Getaway (2:41)
  14. 14 Back Alley Rub (3:12)
  15. 15 Shake That Thing (2:39)
  16. 16 It Must Be the Blues (2:31)
  17. 17 Stomp Time Blues (2:36)
  18. 18 Crazy Quilt (2:53)
  19. 19 My Man Just Won't Don't (2:50)
  20. 20 Harmony Blues (2:46)
  21. 21 It's Tight Jim (3:05)
  22. 22 Day Break Blues (2:58)
  23. 23 Fade Away Blues (2:59)
  24. 24 Thirty Fifth Street Blues - Jelly Roll Morton (2:30)
  25. 25 The Southern Stomps (2:39)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alberta Hunter Vocals
Sara Martin Vocals
Buster Bailey Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Bunny Berigan Trumpet
Ida Cox Vocals
Johnny Dodds Clarinet
Jelly Roll Morton Piano, Soloist
King Oliver Cornet
Kid Ory Trombone
Ethel Waters Vocals
Joe Williams Banjo
Natty Dominique Cornet
Phil Napoleon Trumpet
Miff Mole Trombone
Tiny Parham Piano
Jimmy Blythe Banjo, Piano, Soloist
Art Kassel Clarinet
Don Redman Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Albert Wynn Trombone
Coleman Hawkins Clarinet, Bass Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Tommy Ladnier Cornet
Gus Aiken Cornet
Ed Allen Cornet, Vocals
Louis Armstrong Cornet
Baby Dodds Drums
Garvin Bushell Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Shirley Clay Cornet
Junie C. Cobb Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Ed Cuffee Clarinet, Trombone, Alto Saxophone
Madlyn Davis Vocals
Charlie Dixon Banjo
Honore Dutrey Trombone
William Ezell Piano
Fletcher Henderson Piano
William Franklin Clarinet, Trombone, Alto Saxophone
Lil Hardin Piano
Arville Harris Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Bertha Henderson Vocals
Preston Jackson Trombone
Bill Johnson String Bass
R.J. Jones Piano
Jimmy Lytell Clarinet
Jimmy O'Bryant Clarinet
Frank Pasley Banjo
Jerome Pasquall Alto Saxophone
Elzadie Robinson Vocals
Ikey Robinson Banjo
Jack Roth Drums
Elmer Schoebel Piano
Bob Shoffner Cornet
Frank Signorelli Piano
Clarence Williams Piano, Vocals
Elmer Chambers Cornet
Charles Pierce Alto Saxophone
Charlie Green Trombone
W.E. Burton Percussion, Piano, Drums, Kazoo, Vocals, Washboard
Floyd Casey Washboard
Bob Conselman Drums
Stump Evans Clarinet
Eustern Woodfork Banjo
Jesse Crump Banjo, Piano
Lucille Hegamin Vocals
Trixie Smith Vocals
Hannah Sylvester Vocals
Boyd Senter Clarinet, Trumpet, Alto Saxophone
Artie Starks Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Stuart Branch Banjo
George Brashear Trombone
Guy Carey Clarinet, Trombone, Violin, Alto Saxophone
Dan Lipscomb Piano
Robert Price Drums
Alfred Bell Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Lee Simmons Piano
Clarence Harris Alto Saxophone
Elisha Herbert Cornet
Johnny Mueller String Bass
George Reynolds Piano
Alec Alexander Trumpet
Jeanette James Vocals
Frank Sylvano Banjo
Benny Morton's All Stars Trombone
Wayne Wesley Johnson Trumpet
Vance Dixon Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Bill Haid Banjo, Guitar
Murphy Steinberg Cornet
Bud Aiken Trombone
Dave Nelson & the King's Men Cornet
Charles Altier Cornet
Eddie Ellis Trombone
Viola Bartlette Vocals
Bradley Bullett Trombone
Diana Dell Vocals
Leo Murphy Violin
Kaiser Marshall Drums
Charles Allen Smith Piano
Marcus Norman Drums, Washboard
Maurie Bercov Clarinet
Edgar Campbell Clarinet
Edna Taylor Vocals
Roy Kramer Clarinet
John D. Mitchell Banjo
Charlie Straight Piano
Priscilla Stewart Vocals
Jesse Cohen Piano
Ben Waters Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Ralph Rudder Tenor Saxophone
Jasper Taylor Washboard
Jesse Barnes Trombone
Technical Credits
Fletcher Henderson Arranger, Director
Elmer Schoebel Arranger, Director
Cyrus St. Clair Brass Band
Ralph Escudero Brass Band
Brian Rust Source Material
Johnny Mueller Brass Band
Bill Haid Director
Bill Carlsen Director
Alex Van Der Tuuk Source Material
June Cole Orchestra Brass Band
Charlie Straight Director
Jesse Cohen Director
Rick Kennedy Source Material
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