Singin' the Blues

Singin' the Blues

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This eclectic collection mixes some down-home country blues tracks with some decidedly uptown jazzy takes on the blues, and the result is an oddly effective set, with such varied performances as John Lee Hooker's rough and ragged "Louise," Jack Teagarden's swinging "St. Louis Blues,"

Overview

This eclectic collection mixes some down-home country blues tracks with some decidedly uptown jazzy takes on the blues, and the result is an oddly effective set, with such varied performances as John Lee Hooker's rough and ragged "Louise," Jack Teagarden's swinging "St. Louis Blues," Sister Rosetta Tharpe's crisp guitar on "Trouble in Mind," Joe Turner's easy and elegant "Rainy Day Blues," and Josh White's subdued and nuanced "Jelly Jelly." It works in a gray, rainy day kind of way, although one has to wonder a little bit how Bing Crosby (singing "Basin Street Blues") wandered into this room.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/05/2005
Label:
Blues Forever
UPC:
0828317683026
catalogNumber:
6830

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Lee Hooker   Guitar,Vocals
Eddie Kirkland   Guitar
Memphis Slim   Piano,Vocals
George Jones   Drums
Bing Crosby   Vocals
Kay Starr   Vocals
Bill Doggett   Piano
Buster Bailey   Tenor Saxophone
Danny Barker   Guitar
Charlie Barnet   Leader,Alto Saxophone
Ruth Brown   Vocals
Buck Clayton   Trumpet
Arnett Cobb   Tenor Saxophone
Dizzy Gillespie   Trumpet
Lionel Hampton   Vibes
Woody Herman   Clarinet,Vocals
Bill Jennings   Guitar
Max Kaminsky   Trumpet
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Mundell Lowe   Guitar
Lucky Millinder   Leader
Oliver Nelson   Alto Saxophone
Howard Rumsey   Bass
Jack Teagarden   Trombone,Vocals
Dinah Washington   Vocals
Joe Williams   Vocals
Lester Young   Tenor Saxophone
Connee Boswell   Vocals
Herbie Fields   Alto Saxophone
Horace Henderson   Piano
Peanuts Hucko   Clarinet
Ray Linn   Trumpet
Chuck Wayne   Guitar
John Mehegan   Piano
Don Cole   Trombone
Sammy Price   Piano
George Duvivier   Bass
Alex Atkins   Alto Saxophone
Emmett Berry   Trumpet
Billie Holiday   Vocals
Kurt Bloom   Tenor Saxophone
Abe Bolar   Bass
Bill Bowen   Alto Saxophone
Kenny Clarke   Drums
Shad Collins   Trumpet
Wendell Culley   Trumpet
George Dorsey   Alto Saxophone
Alfred Elkins   Bass
Kansas Fields   Drums
Marty Flax   Baritone Saxophone
Pops Foster   Bass
Panama Francis   Drums
Harold Hahn   Drums
Jimmy Hamilton   Clarinet
Charles Harris   Bass
Herbie Haymer   Tenor Saxophone
Haywood Henry   Baritone Saxophone
J.C. Heard   Drums
Peanuts Holland   Trumpet
Aaron Izenhall   Trumpet
Josh Jackson   Tenor Saxophone
Archie Johnson   Trumpet
Duke Jones   Bass
B.B. King   Guitar,Vocals
King Kolax   Leader
Jack Lesberg   Bass
Dodo Marmarosa   Piano
Johnny Martel   Trumpet
George Matthews   Trombone
Sol Moore   Baritone Saxophone
Phineas Newborn   Piano
Jimmy Nottingham   Trumpet
Ike Perkins   Guitar
Reuben Phillips   Tenor Saxophone
Bob Poland   Baritone Saxophone
Rudy Powell   Alto Saxophone
Ernest Purce   Baritone Saxophone
Eli Robinson   Trombone
Sam Rubinwich   Alto Saxophone
Gene Schroeder   Piano
Stafford Simon   Tenor Saxophone
Ruby Smith   Vocals
Willie "The Lion" Smith   Piano
Sister Rosetta Tharpe   Vocals
Lyman Vunk   Trumpet
Dicky Wells   Trombone
Harold "Doc" West   Drums
Hy White   Guitar
Shadow Wilson   Drums
Walter Yoder   Bass
Jimmy Peterson   Piano
Dave Hallett   Trombone
Jimmy Horvath   Alto Saxophone
Timothy Overton   Tenor Saxophone
George Stevenson   Trombone
Cliff Strickland   Tenor Saxophone
Chris Columbus   Drums
Ermet Perry   Trumpet
Tommy Linehan   Piano
Bob Mitchell   Trumpet
Steady Nelson   Trumpet
Sam Price   Piano
Bud Smith   Trombone
Saxie Mansfield   Tenor Saxophone
Neal Reid   Trombone
Jack Mootz   Trumpet
Eddie Pripps   Tenor Saxophone
Trevor Bacon   Guitar
Charles Coolidge   Trombone
Vic Hamann   Trombone
Burt Johnson   Trombone
Nelson Bryant   Trumpet
Joe Meisner   Alto Saxophone
William Mackel   Guitar
Don Stovall   Alto Saxophone
James Walker   Bass
Yack Taylor   Vocals
Cowboy Bill Martin   Bass
Joe "Cornbread" Thomas   Tenor Saxophone
Leon Hopper   Drums
Randy Nathan   Drums
Bill Johnson   Trumpet
Phineas Newborn   Drums

Technical Credits

Big Joe Turner   Composer
Count Basie   Composer
Ruth Brown   Composer
Billy Eckstine   Composer
Leonard Feather   Composer
Earl Hines   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Richard M. Jones   Composer
Benny Carter   Composer
Peter Chatman   Composer
B.B. King   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
J. Mayo Williams   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Lewis Simpkins   Composer
Willard Robison   Composer
Billy Moore   Composer
Ray Mayer   Composer

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