The Big Horn: The History of the Honkin' & Screamin' Saxophone

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
This four-disc Proper box lives up to its name with four CDs containing 99 cuts of pure honking joy by some of the most well-known bar walkers of the last century, along with some of the least known. There are multiple cuts by tenormen like Illinois Jacquet, Red Prysock, Wild Bill Moore, Arnett Cobb, Little Willie Jackson, Sam Taylor, Big Jay McNeely, and more. But there are amazing sides by Eddie Chamblee, Fats Noel, Hal Singer and Jack McVea as well. This is for those who dig their hardcore R&B, jump jazz and pre-rocking horns wild and raw.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
This four-disc Proper box lives up to its name with four CDs containing 99 cuts of pure honking joy by some of the most well-known bar walkers of the last century, along with some of the least known. There are multiple cuts by tenormen like Illinois Jacquet, Red Prysock, Wild Bill Moore, Arnett Cobb, Little Willie Jackson, Sam Taylor, Big Jay McNeely, and more. But there are amazing sides by Eddie Chamblee, Fats Noel, Hal Singer and Jack McVea as well. This is for those who dig their hardcore R&B, jump jazz and pre-rocking horns wild and raw.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/19/2003
  • Label: Proper Box Uk
  • UPC: 805520020619
  • Catalog Number: 61


Disc 1
  1. 1 Flying Home - Illinois Jacquet (3:11)
  2. 2 Blues - Illinois Jacquet (10:21)
  3. 3 Rock Woogie - Big Jim Wynn (2:47)
  4. 4 West Coast Lover - Big Jim Wynn (2:43)
  5. 5 Raisin' the Roof @@Pazuzza Simon (2:34)
  6. 6 Cobb's Corner - Arnett Cobb (2:41)
  7. 7 Go, Red, Go - Arnett Cobb (2:39)
  8. 8 Smooth Sailing - Arnett Cobb (2:47)
  9. 9 Open House - Arnett Cobb (2:55)
  10. 10 Down the Lane - Morris Lane (2:26)
  11. 11 Blue Jeans - Morris Lane (2:19)
  12. 12 Bobby's Boogie - Morris Lane (2:40)
  13. 13 Screaming Boogie - Morris Lane (2:39)
  14. 14 We're Gonna Rock, We're Gonna Roll - Wild Bill Moore (2:40)
  15. 15 Bubbles - Wild Bill Moore (3:11)
  16. 16 Balancing with Bill - Wild Bill Moore (2:37)
  17. 17 Hey Spo-Dee-O-Dee - Wild Bill Moore (2:43)
  18. 18 35-30 (Thirty-Five-Thirty) - Paul "Hucklebuck" Williams (3:13)
  19. 19 Walkin' Around - Paul "Hucklebuck" Williams (2:48)
  20. 20 The Hucklebuck - Paul "Hucklebuck" Williams (3:07)
  21. 21 He Knows How to Hucklebuck - Paul "Hucklebuck" Williams (2:44)
  22. 22 Back Bender - Paul "Hucklebuck" Williams (2:31)
  23. 23 Jack Frost - Jack McVea (2:31)
  24. 24 Typhoon - Weasel Parker (2:43)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Blow Your Brains Out - Tom Archia (2:43)
  2. 2 Blowin' to California - Tom Archia (2:26)
  3. 3 Boodie, Boodie - Tom Archia (2:45)
  4. 4 Cornbread - Hal Singer (2:58)
  5. 5 Beefstew - Hal Singer (2:32)
  6. 6 Boogie Woogie Barbecue - John Hardee (3:02)
  7. 7 Rockin' and Sockin' - John Hardee (2:32)
  8. 8 Jackson's Boogie - Little Willie Jackson (2:49)
  9. 9 Let's Jump - Little Willie Jackson (2:36)
  10. 10 Long Gone, Pt. 2 - Eddie Chamblee (2:54)
  11. 11 Back Street - Eddie Chamblee (2:48)
  12. 12 Southern Comfort - Eddie Chamblee (2:54)
  13. 13 Hot in Harlem - Red Prysock (2:53)
  14. 14 Battle of the Mass - Benny Golson (2:38)
  15. 15 Wiggles - Red Prysock (2:43)
  16. 16 The Hammer - Red Prysock (2:30)
  17. 17 Jackpot - Red Prysock (2:39)
  18. 18 Soft - Red Prysock (2:32)
  19. 19 8:45 Stomp - Earl Bostic (2:36)
  20. 20 Disc Jockey Nightmare - Earl Bostic (2:27)
  21. 21 Earl Blows a Fuse - Earl Bostic (2:46)
  22. 22 Flamingo - Earl Bostic (2:42)
  23. 23 Steam Whistle Jump - Earl Bostic (3:00)
  24. 24 Page Boy Shuffle - Joe "Cornbread" Thomas (2:41)
  25. 25 Backstage at the Apollo - Joe "Cornbread" Thomas (2:37)
  26. 26 Jumpin' Joe - Joe "Cornbread" Thomas (2:35)
  27. 27 Outlandish - Harold Land (2:38)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Deacon's Hop - Big Jay McNeely (2:52)
  2. 2 Blow Big Jay - Big Jay McNeely (2:51)
  3. 3 Road House Boogie - Big Jay McNeely (2:55)
  4. 4 Tondalayo - Big Jay McNeely (2:48)
  5. 5 Jay's Frantic - Big Jay McNeely (3:04)
  6. 6 The Goof - Big Jay McNeely (2:23)
  7. 7 Floorshow - Frank Culley (2:59)
  8. 8 Cole Slaw - Frank Culley (2:46)
  9. 9 Central Avenue Breakdown - Frank Culley (2:18)
  10. 10 Culley Flower - Frank Culley (2:30)
  11. 11 Mountain Oysters - Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (2:41)
  12. 12 Slider - Freddie Mitchell (2:43)
  13. 13 I Got Your Boogie - Freddie Mitchell (2:13)
  14. 14 Moondog Boogie - Freddie Mitchell (2:45)
  15. 15 Backtrackin' (Dr. Daddy-O) - Lee Allen (2:57)
  16. 16 Miss Lollipop's Confession - Lee Allen (2:44)
  17. 17 Boogie's the Thing - Lee Allen (2:48)
  18. 18 Jumpin' Tonight - Herb Hardesty (2:23)
  19. 19 Racehorse - Margaret Backstrom (2:38)
  20. 20 Cracklin' Bread @@Sam "The Man" Taylor (2:47)
  21. 21 Big Fat Mamas Are Back in Style Again @@Sam "The Man" Taylor (2:23)
  22. 22 Cherokee Boogie @@Sam "The Man" Taylor (2:44)
  23. 23 Egg Head - Cecil Payne (2:47)
  24. 24 Everybody Get Together - Ray Abrams (2:27)
  25. 25 Head Hunter - James Von Streeter (3:04)
  26. 26 Sausage Rock @@Earl Johnson (2:37)
  27. 27 Safronia B - Maxwell Davis (2:22)
Disc 4
  1. 1 On My Own - Willis "Gator" Jackson (2:56)
  2. 2 Dance of the Lady Bug - Willis "Gator" Jackson (2:35)
  3. 3 Later for the Gator - Willis "Gator" Jackson (2:42)
  4. 4 Wine-O-Wine - Willis "Gator" Jackson (2:48)
  5. 5 Good Gliding - Willis "Gator" Jackson (3:05)
  6. 6 Gator's Groove - Willis "Gator" Jackson (2:39)
  7. 7 Elephant Rock - Charlie Singleton (2:29)
  8. 8 Earthquake - Charlie Singleton (2:31)
  9. 9 Buck Fever - Fred Jackson (2:27)
  10. 10 Tenderly - Lynn Hope (2:34)
  11. 11 Song of the Wanderer - Lynn Hope (2:46)
  12. 12 More Bounce to the Ounce - Lynn Hope (2:28)
  13. 13 Open Up the Pearly Gates - Julian Dash (2:45)
  14. 14 Hot Rock - Julian Dash (2:58)
  15. 15 Blowin' Awhile - Buddy Tate (2:56)
  16. 16 Blue Creek Hop - Buddy Tate (3:02)
  17. 17 Worrying Blues - Plas Johnson (2:41)
  18. 18 Castle Rock - Al Sears (2:51)
  19. 19 Marshall Plan - Al Sears (2:46)
  20. 20 Ride Daddy Ride - Fats Noel (2:10)
  21. 21 Duck Soup - Fats Noel (2:18)
  22. 22 Honkin' - Jimmy Jackson (3:14)
  23. 23 Pink Cadillac - Paul Bascomb (2:23)
  24. 24 Mumbles Blues - Paul Bascomb (2:36)
  25. 25 Cornbread and Cabbage Greens - Joe Houston (2:27)
  26. 26 Jay's Boogie - Joe Houston (2:47)
  27. 27 Night Train - Jimmy Forrest (3:01)
  28. 28 Flying Home - Dave Brooks (4:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pee Wee Crayton Guitar
Paul Gayten Piano
Lloyd Glenn Piano
Wynonie Harris Trumpet, Vocals
Bull Moose Jackson Tenor Saxophone, Vocals
Johnny Otis Vibes
George Jones Drums
Earl Bostic Alto Saxophone
Bill Doggett Organ, Piano
Joe Liggins Piano
Ray Bryant Piano
Milt Buckner Organ, Piano
Arnett Cobb Tenor Saxophone
Art Farmer Trumpet
Jimmy Forrest Tenor Saxophone
T.J. Fowler Piano
Dexter Gordon Tenor Saxophone
Tiny Grimes Guitar
Lionel Hampton Vibes
Johnny Hodges Alto Saxophone
Illinois Jacquet Tenor Saxophone
Plas Johnson Tenor Saxophone
Jo Jones Drums
Duke Jordan Piano
Wynton Kelly Piano
Harold Land Tenor Saxophone
Mundell Lowe Guitar
Big Jay McNeely Tenor Saxophone
Billy Mitchell Tenor Saxophone
Blue Mitchell Trumpet
Joe Newman Trumpet
Herbie Nichols Piano
Cecil Payne Baritone Saxophone
Freddie Redd Piano
Marshall Royal Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Al Sears Tenor Saxophone
Lucky Thompson Tenor Saxophone
Randy Weston Piano
Cootie Williams Trumpet
Irving Ashby Guitar
Eddie Barefield Baritone Saxophone
Aaron Bell Bass
Lawrence Brown Trombone
Eddie Chamblee Tenor Saxophone
Julian Dash Tenor Saxophone
Wallace Davenport Trumpet
Bobby Donaldson Drums
Billy Gene English Clarinet
George Kelly Piano
Todd Rhodes Piano
Ernie Royal Trumpet
Hal Singer Tenor Saxophone
Booty Wood Trombone
Count Red Hastings Tenor Saxophone
Lynn Hope Tenor Saxophone
George Rhodes Piano
Mickey Baker Guitar
Dave Bartholomew Trumpet
Joe Houston Tenor Saxophone
Walter Scott Guitar
Carl Wilson Bass
Bill Spooner Piano
George Baker Guitar
Gene Phillips Guitar
Sam "The Man" Taylor Tenor Saxophone
John Godfrey Drums
Sonny Thompson Piano
Jimmy Cobb Drums
Britt Woodman Trombone
Connie Kay Drums
Gene Ramey Bass
John Hardee Tenor Saxophone
Ray Copeland Trumpet
Sonny Greer Drums
Walter Page Bass
George Duvivier Bass
Jack McVea Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Ray Abrams Tenor Saxophone
Earl Alexander Trombone
Vernon Alley Bass
Tom Archia Tenor Saxophone
Peter Badie Bass
George Ballard Drums
Lester Bass Trumpet
Lefty Bates Guitar
Leard Bell Drums
Bill Benjamin Drums
Emmett Berry Trumpet
Denzil Best Drums
Keter Betts Bass
Teddy Brannon Piano
Joe Britton Trombone
Dave Brooks Tenor Saxophone
George "Funky" Brown Drums
Buchanan Bass
Jaki Byard Piano
Eddie Calhoun Bass
Frank Campbell Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Frank Clarke Bass
Rupert Cole Alto Saxophone
Walter Cox Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
James Craig Piano
Sonny Craven Trombone
Dickie G. Davis Tenor Saxophone
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis Trumpet, Tenor Saxophone
Mario Delagarde Bass
George Dettart Drums
Holley Dismukes Alto Saxophone
Fats Domino Piano
Lou Donaldson Alto Saxophone
Clarence Donaldson Drums
Sticks Evans Drums
Andrew "Fats" Ford Trumpet
Charlie Fowlkes Baritone Saxophone
Panama Francis Drums
Karl George Trumpet
Benny Golson Tenor Saxophone
Rufus Gore Tenor Saxophone
Bill Graham Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Robert Green Drums
Irving Greene Piano
William K. "Billy" Hadnott Bass
Rene Hall Guitar
Herb Hardesty Tenor Saxophone
Charles Harris Piano
Joe Harris Drums, Alto Saxophone
Bob Harvey Drums
Haywood Henry Baritone Saxophone
Walter Henry Baritone Saxophone
Lorenzo Holden Tenor Saxophone
John Holiday Bass
Charlie Holmes Alto Saxophone
Snooky Hulbert Alto Saxophone
Bill Jackson Guitar
Heywood Jackson Drums
Little Willie Jackson Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Percy James Bongos, Conga
Gus Johnson Drums
Money Johnson Trumpet
Reunald Jones Trumpet
Waldron "Frog" Joseph Trombone
Tommy Kahn Piano
Zell Kindred Piano
Joe Knight Piano
Billy Kyle Piano
Ben Kynard Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Morris Lane Tenor Saxophone
Leroy Kirkland Guitar
Edward Lewis Trumpet
Pete "Guitar" Lewis Guitar
Leroy Lovett Piano
Clarence Mack Bass
Gildo Mahones Piano
Joseph "Kaiser" Marshall Drums
Kelly Martin Drums
James McCrary Bass
Ernest McLean Guitar
Bob McNeely Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
George Miller Bass
Freddie Mitchell Tenor Saxophone
John Mixon Bass
Alton Moore Trombone
Phatz Morris Trombone
Leebert Morrison Bass
Peck Morrison Bass
Oscar Oldham Drums
George Orendorff Trumpet
Chips Outcalt Trombone
Hot Lips Page Trumpet
David Page Trumpet
Bunky Parker Piano
Weasel Parker Tenor Saxophone
Frank Pasley Guitar
Philip Paul Drums
Sonny Payne Drums
Bernie Peacock Alto Saxophone
Ray Perry Alto Saxophone
Leon Petties Drums
Reuben Phillips Baritone Saxophone
Frank Porter Alto Saxophone
Peppy Prince Drums
Carl Pruitt Bass
Paul Quinichette Tenor Saxophone
Leroy "Batman" Rankins Tenor Saxophone
Martin Rivera Bass
Wayne Robinson Drums
Curly Russell Bass
Ernie Shepard Bass
Theodore Shirley Bass, Vocals
John Simmons Bass
Robert Sims Drums
Franklin Skeete Bass
David Small Baritone Saxophone
Cliff Smalls Piano
Clarence Stamp Drums
Leemie Stanfield Bass
William Streetser Drums
Leonard Heavy Swain Bass
Edwin Swanston Piano
Rabon Tarrant Drums
Lloyd Trotman Bass
James Von Streeter Tenor Saxophone
George Washington Trombone
Tommy Waters Alto Saxophone
Mitchell "Tiny" Webb Guitar
Devonia Williams Piano
Pinky Williams Baritone Saxophone
Michael Booty Wood Trombone
Buddy Woodson Drums
Gene Wright Bass
Big Jim Wynn Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Smith Bass
David Dyson Bass
Clarence Hall Tenor Saxophone
Herman Hopkins Bass
Charlie Jenkins Guitar
Al Matthews Bass
Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis Tenor Saxophone
Count Edmundson Bass
Ray Felder Tenor Saxophone
Andrew Gardner Baritone Saxophone
David Graham Alto Saxophone
Jerry Potter Drums
Harry Van Walls Piano
Clyde Bernhardt Trombone
Willie C. Moore Trumpet
Jerry Lee Smith Drums
John "Broadway" Tucker Drums
John Anderson Trumpet
Charlie Singleton & Modern Man Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Lee Allen & His Band Tenor Saxophone
Chuck Norris Guitar
Paul Williams Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Fred Beckett Trombone
Jimmy Robinson Tenor Saxophone
Paul Bascombe Tenor Saxophone, Vocals
Frank Galbraith Trumpet
Freddy Jefferson Piano
Fats Noel Tenor Saxophone, Vocals
Al Wichard Drums
Sylvester Payne Drums
Art Sims Piano
Harry Sloan Trombone
Buddy Smith Drums
Chuck Williams Drums
Willie E. Jackson Tenor Saxophone
Roger Jones Trumpet
Vernon King Bass
Willard Brown Tenor Saxophone
Joe Black Piano
Calvin Boze Trumpet, Vocals
Tiny Davis Piano
Sammy Yates Trumpet
Alex "Duke" Burrell Piano
Alma "The Lollipop Mama" Mondy Vocals
Arvin Garrett Guitar
Bazeley Perry Drums
Billy Hope Drums
Fred Jackson Jr. Tenor Saxophone
John Lawton Trumpet
Ike Lloyd Vocals
Milton Larkins Trombone
Dickie Thompson Guitar
Freddie Simon Alto Saxophone
Robert A. Martin Vibes
Emmanuel Simms Drums
George Parker Piano
John Ewing Trombone
Wallace Wilson Trumpet
Ike Isaacs Trio Bass
Hank Ivory Bass
Jimmy Saunders Piano
George Favors Baritone Saxophone
Eddie Davis Bass
Freddie Williams Tenor Saxophone
Lester Alexis Drums
James "Ham" Jackson Tenor Saxophone
William Buddy Woodson Bass
Ed Hale Alto Saxophone
Floyd Taylor Piano
Vincent Bair Bey Alto Saxophone
Huestell Tally Drums
John Paul Hunt Trumpet
Jimmy Evans Piano
Henry Cole Drums
Joe "Cornbread" Thomas Tenor Saxophone
Joe Turner Vocals
Earl Singers Brown Alto Saxophone
Bob Aviles Drums
Margaret Backstrom Tenor Saxophone
Pee Wee Wiley Vocals
Howard Wallace Baritone Saxophone
Lucius Tyson Drums, Vocals
Butch Barrett Bass
Bill Swanston Bass
Otis Sutton Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Herman Bradley Drums
Irving Stokes Trumpet
Prinze Stanzel Guitar
Froebel Brigham Trumpet
Stanley Casey Trumpet
Eileen Chance Bass
Thurman "Red" Cooper Drums
Frank Cullley Tenor Saxophone
Billy Davis Guitar
Sarah Dean Vocals
Ernie DeVilles Trumpet
Pazzuza Simon Tenor Saxophone
Joan Shaw Vocals
Jack Scott Guitar
William Sciow Trumpet
Lucille Dixon Bass
Willliam Doby Alto Saxophone
Phil Gilbeau Trumpet
Wilbur Prysock Tenor Saxophone
George Pryor Bass
James Pope Trumpet
Green Bobby Tenor Saxophone
Leonard "Tight" Hardiman Drums
"Porky" Harris Guitar
Art Hernert Drums
"Goo Goo" Hutcherson Trumpet
Ernest V. Perry Trumpet
Reetham Mallett Drums
Moe Jarman Tenor Saxophone
Hayward Johnson Drums
Theard Johnson Vocals
Kinkson Tenor Saxophone
Earl Knight Piano
Thomas Moore Drums
Cliff McGray Bass
Sam Miller Tenor Saxophone
Dicky Harris Trombone
Joe Williams Bass
Berisford "Shep" Shepherd Drums
Arnold Jarvis Piano
Johnny Grimes Trumpet
Howard Thompson Trumpet
Jimmy O'Brien Piano
Jimmy Jackson Tenor Saxophone
Dennis Brooks Alto Saxophone
Technical Credits
Tiny Bradshaw Composer
Wynonie Harris Composer
Johnny Otis Composer
Moon Mullican Composer
Earl Bostic Composer
Paul Bascomb Composer
Arnett Cobb Composer
Jimmy Forrest Composer
Benny Goodman Composer
Tiny Grimes Composer
Lionel Hampton Arranger, Composer
Charles Kynard Composer
Harold Land Composer
Big Jay McNeely Composer
Cecil Payne Composer
Arthur Prysock Composer
Al Sears Composer
Buddy Tate Composer
Cootie Williams Composer
Eddie Chamblee Composer
Andy Gibson Composer
Joe Marsala Composer
Boyd Raeburn Composer
Hal Singer Composer
Joe Turner Composer
Red Prysock Composer
Dave Bartholomew Composer
Sonny Thompson Composer
Jimmy Cobb Composer
George Duvivier Arranger
Herb Abramson Composer
Edmund Anderson Composer
Harold Baker Composer
Ahmet Ertegun Composer
Walter Gross Composer
Ted Grouya Composer
Willis "Gator" Jackson Composer
Morris Lane Composer
Jack Lawrence Composer
Doug Phillips Composer
Gene Redd Composer
Teddy Reig Composer
Andy Simpkins Composer
Jesse Stone Composer
The Cue Composer
Allen Toussaint Composer
Wild Bill Moore Composer
Frank Culley Composer
Clyde Bernhardt Composer
Lewis Simpkins Composer
Sammy Lowe Arranger
Joe Thomas Composer
Cecil McNeely Composer
Joe Josea Composer
Neil Moret (Chas. N. Daniels) Composer
Sydney Robin Composer
Roy Alfred Composer
Calvin Boze Composer
Oscar Washington Composer
Andrew Hogg Composer
Alma "The Lollipop Mama" Mondy Composer
Joop Visser Producer, Liner Notes
Traditional Composer
Charlie Singleton Composer
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