The Complete OKeh Sessions 1952-1955

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All Music Guide - Bill Dahl
This collection features Big Maybelle's entire OKeh output -- 26 tracks -- including her three R&B chart items, "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," and the risqué slow blues "I'm Gettin' 'Long Alright." "Gabbin' Blues," her 1952 OKeh debut smash, is a humorous dialogue between Maybelle and gossiping rival Rose Marie McCoy, the tune's co-writer. Maybelle was no mere copyist; her sandpapery vocals stood in sharp contrast to the many interchangeable thrushes then populating the R&B world. New York session wizards such as tenor saxophonist Sam "The Man" Taylor and guitarist Mickey Baker provide great support throughout.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bill Dahl
This collection features Big Maybelle's entire OKeh output -- 26 tracks -- including her three R&B chart items, "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," and the risqué slow blues "I'm Gettin' 'Long Alright." "Gabbin' Blues," her 1952 OKeh debut smash, is a humorous dialogue between Maybelle and gossiping rival Rose Marie McCoy, the tune's co-writer. Maybelle was no mere copyist; her sandpapery vocals stood in sharp contrast to the many interchangeable thrushes then populating the R&B world. New York session wizards such as tenor saxophonist Sam "The Man" Taylor and guitarist Mickey Baker provide great support throughout.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972504322
  • Catalog Number: 725043
  • Sales rank: 31,451

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Big Maybelle Primary Artist, Vocals
Budd Johnson Tenor Saxophone
Quincy Jones Conductor
Jerome Richardson Alto Saxophone
Taft Jordan Trumpet
Joe Wilder Trumpet
Mickey Baker Guitar
Sam "The Man" Taylor Tenor Saxophone
Lee Anderson Piano
Brownie McGhee Guitar
Billy Byers Trombone
James Cannady Guitar
Alfred Cobbs Trombone
Jimmy Crawford Drums
Panama Francis Drums
Al Hall Bass
Ernie Hayes Piano
Haywood Henry Baritone Saxophone
Norman Keenan Bass
Leroy Kirkland Conductor
Herb Lovelle Drums
Dave McRae Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Danny Mendelsohn Conductor
Eli Robinson Trombone
Maurice Simon Tenor Saxophone
Charles Smith Drums
Fletcher Smith Piano
Charlie Smith Drums
Lloyd Trotman Bass
Al Williams Piano
Marty Wilson Drums
Paul Ricci Alto Saxophone
Leslie Johnakins Baritone Saxophone
Grachan Moncur II Bass
Technical Credits
Quincy Jones Arranger
Sunny David Composer
Leroy Kirkland Arranger
Danny Mendelsohn Arranger
Peter Grendysa Liner Notes
Dave Williams Composer
Tony Sellari Art Direction
Vic Anesini Remastering
Rose Marie McCoy Composer
Charlie Singleton Composer
David "Curly" Williams Composer
Charles Singleton Composer
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