Rare West Coast Jump 'N' Jive 1945-1954

Rare West Coast Jump 'N' Jive 1945-1954

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Great Britain's JSP comes up with the goods one more time with this killer four-disc box of jump 'n' jive jazz and rhythm blues from its truly golden era. While the vast majority of the 101 tracks included here were recorded in California by homegrown acts, there are exceptions. Everything here plays a key -- if sometimes historically unacknowledged -- role in

Overview

Great Britain's JSP comes up with the goods one more time with this killer four-disc box of jump 'n' jive jazz and rhythm blues from its truly golden era. While the vast majority of the 101 tracks included here were recorded in California by homegrown acts, there are exceptions. Everything here plays a key -- if sometimes historically unacknowledged -- role in establishing a unique approach to creating jump music that contrasted sharply with that of the East Coast: its easier groove with more emphasis placed on piano trumpet solos and big-band blues charts, and a more relaxed vocal delivery. The array of acts included here is remarkable; some of these sides have been on CD very occasionally if at all. The music on this set by Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy, Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers, and Roy Milton & His Solid Senders has been issued and reissued elsewhere, and often. Selections by all three acts here are generous, and mostly familiar. That said, there are also 17 cuts by Poison Gardner & His All Stars, 16 by Charlie "Boogie Woogie" Davis & His Orchestra; 12 by Calvin Boze & His All Stars; 10 by King Porter & His Orchestra; eight cuts each by Gene Phillips & His Rhythm Aces and Lloyd Glenn & His Joymakers, and six each by Dick Lewis & His Harlem Rhythm Boys, and Richard Lewis & His Orchestra. What's more, JSP has provided a history of the West Coast jump sound, discographical information, and excellent sound quality. You can take this to the bank: there isn't a weak moment on the box, and the price point is so attractive it wasn't compiled just for collectors. Anyone with even a remote interest in this kind of music -- or of music from this era or region -- will benefit from including this box on her or his shelf.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/23/2010
Label:
Jsp Records
UPC:
0788065712723
catalogNumber:
77127

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Rainin' Blues
  2. San Quentin Bait
  3. Old Time Blues
  4. Crack Up
  5. Song Of The Share Cropper
  6. You Sure Gotta Lot Of Nerve
  7. Singin' And Cryin' Blues
  8. You Fine And Healthy Thing
  9. 17 Million $ Baby
  10. Ain't No Better For You
  11. Boogie Woogie Baby
  12. Going To L.A.
  13. I Know What It's All About
  14. Hey! Hey! Pretty Mama
  15. The Traffic Is Terrific
  16. How I Miss Old Memphis Tenn
  17. Lonely Blues
  18. Troubles Goodbye
  19. I Can't Stop It
  20. That Song Is Gone
  21. Cadillac Boogie
  22. Teardrop Blues
  23. Answer To Teardrop Blues

Disc 2

  1. Hey Little Brownie
  2. Should Have Rationed Myself
  3. Charlie The Boogie Man
  4. Bumps Boogie
  5. Goodbye Doretha
  6. That Early Morning Boogie
  7. Chitlin' Ball
  8. Don't Let Fletcher Getcha
  9. Goin' Back To Texas
  10. Baby, What's The Matter With You
  11. Empire Boogie
  12. Rhapsody Boogie
  13. Melody In F Boogie
  14. Medium Fast Boogie
  15. Workingman's Blues
  16. Lenox Avenue Boogie
  17. Big Leg Mama Blues
  18. Mobile Boogie
  19. Between Midnight And Day
  20. Eviction Blues
  21. 52nd Street Jump
  22. So Many Women
  23. 10 O'Clock Stomp
  24. Gotta Find My Baby
  25. Tornado
  26. You're My Baby Tonight
  27. "33"

Disc 3

  1. Joymaker's Boogie (Soldiers Hop)
  2. Advice To A Fool
  3. That Other Woman's Gotta Go
  4. Rampart Street Jump
  5. Stranger
  6. Texas Man
  7. Boogieology
  8. Midnight Boogie
  9. Satisfied
  10. Working With My Baby
  11. If You Ever Had The Blues
  12. Waiting And Drinkin'
  13. Angel City Blues
  14. Safronia B.
  15. Baby You're Tops With Me
  16. Choo Choo's Bringing My Baby Home
  17. Lizzy Lou, Pt. 1
  18. Lizzy Lou, Pt. 2
  19. Stinkin' From Drinkin'
  20. Look Out For Tomorrow Today
  21. Stinkin' Drunk
  22. I Could Make You Love Me
  23. Big Fat Mama
  24. Big Legs
  25. Fatso
  26. Rock Bottom
  27. Punkin' Head Woman
  28. I Want A Little Girl

Disc 4

  1. The Honeydripper, Pt. 1
  2. The Honeydripper, Pt. 2
  3. I Got A Right To Cry
  4. Tanya
  5. Blow Mr. Jackson
  6. Milton's Boogie
  7. R.M. Blues
  8. Rainy Day Confession Blues, Pt. 1
  9. Rainy Day Confession Blues, Pt. 2
  10. It Never Should Have Been This Way
  11. Red Light
  12. Hurrican Boogie
  13. Eight O'Clock Stomp
  14. Old Crow Boogie
  15. Harlem Blues
  16. Shuffle Boogie
  17. Hot Chocolate Boogie
  18. Hey, Little Girl
  19. Richard's Bounce
  20. Call Me, Call Me, Call Me
  21. Hey, Little Boy
  22. Still Drifting
  23. Sweet Dreams

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lloyd Glenn   Piano
Roy Milton   Drums,Vocals
Jimmy Liggins   Guitar,Vocals
Joe Liggins   Piano,Vocals
Harold Land   Tenor Saxophone
Marshall Royal   Alto Saxophone
Don Wilkerson   Tenor Saxophone
Gene Phillips   Guitar,Vocals
Jonathan Bagsby   Bass
Leard Bell   Drums
Red Callender   Bass
Maxwell Davis   Tenor Saxophone
James Dedmon   Alto Saxophone
Arthur Edwards   Bass
Charles Ferguson   Tenor Saxophone
Buddy Floyd   Tenor Saxophone
Ernie Freeman   Piano
Camille Howard   Piano
Little Willie Jackson   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Ulysses Livingston   Guitar
Willard McDaniel   Piano
Walter Murden   Drums
Frank Pasley   Guitar
Leon Pettis   Drums
Gene Porter   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Peppy Prince   Drums
Hosea Sapp   Trumpet
Earl Sims   Alto Saxophone
Fletcher Smith   Piano
Floyd Turnham   Alto Saxophone
Chuck Walker   Baritone Saxophone
Alton Redd   Drums,Vocals
Charles Waller   Baritone Saxophone
Calvin Boze   Trumpet,Vocals
John F. "Fred" Jackson   Piano
Charlie Davis   Piano,Vocals
Glenn Willis   Trumpet
Geraldine Carter   Vocals
Dick Lewis   Piano
Hubert "Bumps" Myers   Tenor Saxophone
Leon Gardner   Piano,Vocals
Jake Porter   Trumpet

Technical Credits

King Porter   Source Material
Victor Pearlin   Reissue Producer
Charlie Davis   Source Material
Dick Lewis   Source Material
Mencher   Composer
liggins   Composer
Ennis   Composer
Bob Fisher   Reissue Producer
Bihari   Composer
Poison Gardner   Source Material

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