Other Parlophones 1951-1954

Other Parlophones 1951-1954

by Humphrey Lyttelton
     
 

The phrase "trad jazz" is officially applied to the old-fashioned sort of New Orleans-inspired music that was cooked up by British traditionalists during the 1950s and 1960s. Sackville's delightful The Other Parlophones 1951-1954 is one definitive trad jazz compilation. This Humphrey Lyttelton material holds upSee more details below

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The phrase "trad jazz" is officially applied to the old-fashioned sort of New Orleans-inspired music that was cooked up by British traditionalists during the 1950s and 1960s. Sackville's delightful The Other Parlophones 1951-1954 is one definitive trad jazz compilation. This Humphrey Lyttelton material holds up marvelously when compared with Lu Watters & His Yerba Buena Jazz Band, Bob Scobey's Frisco Band, or even Kid Ory's Good Time Jazz recordings from the mid-'50s. A number of the songs heard on this disc were composed by trumpeter Lyttelton, pianist Graeme Bell, banjoist Norman "Bud" Baker, and other bandmembers. There's also quite a dose of bedrock classic jazz material composed by W.C. Handy, Jelly Roll Morton, Kid Ory, Fats Waller, and Hoagy Carmichael. Note the presence of vocalist Marie Bryant on "Ain't Misbehavin'," "Beale Street Blues," "Georgia on My Mind," and "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams." Although she possessed a lovely voice, she made hardly any recordings -- her entire legacy consists of these four tracks, two 78-rpm sides from the 1940s, a calypso date for the Lyragon label, and her appearance in the 1994 film Jammin' the Blues. Speaking of calypso, "Original Jelly Roll Blues" and "King Porter Stomp" are both rendered in a manner worthy of a Mardi Gras celebration as the percussionists play bongos, congas, maracas, and claves. Indeed, the Caribbean flavor of New Orleans music is lovingly conveyed in a rhumba called "Apples Be Ripe"; a calypso celebration of "Fat Tuesday"; a tango-habañera exercise by pianist Mike McKenzie entitled "Mike's Tangana," and "Mamzelle Josephine," a delicious island dance number sung in Creole French and closely patterned on "Salee Dame," an authentic New Orleans recording made in 1947 by Albert Nicholas, James P. Johnson, Danny Barker, Pops Foster, and Freddie Moore. Lyttelton's version is a mighty close cover. Altogether an outstanding reissue bringing together for the first time the early-'50s recordings of the Bell-Lyttelton Jazz Nine; Lazy Ade's Late Hour Boys; the Bell-Lyttelton Jazz Twelve; the Bell-Lyttelton Jazz Ten; the Bell-Lyttelton Jazz Nine; the Grant-Lyttelton Paseo Jazz Band; Marie Bryant with the Mike McKenzie Quartet, and Humphrey Lyttelton with the Melody Maker All Stars. First-rate old-fashioned entertainment!

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/18/2006
Label:
Sackville Records
UPC:
0778132206729
catalogNumber:
2067
Rank:
351498

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Humphrey Lyttelton   Primary Artist,Clarinet,Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Graeme Bell   Piano,Celeste
Johnny Parker   Piano
Bruce Turner   Alto Saxophone
Roger Bell   Trumpet,Washboard
George Chisholm   Trombone
Keith Christie   Trombone
Jack Fallon   Bass
Bertie King   Alto Saxophone
Joe Mudele   Bass
John Picard   Trombone
Don Roberts   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Denny Wright   Guitar
Fitzroy Coleman   Guitar
Wally Fawkes   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet
Freddy Legon   Banjo,Guitar,Vocals
Lazy Ade Monsborough   Alto Saxophone,Claves,Wood Block
Johnny Sangster   Trumpet
Marie Bryant   Vocals
George Roberts   Conga,Maracas,cowbell
Lou Silbereisen   Bass,Tuba,String Bass
Deryck Bentley   Trombone,Maracas
Eric Delaney   Drums
Brylo Ford   cuatro
Freddy Grant   Clarinet
Neville Boucarut   Bass
George Hopkinson   Drums,Washboard
George Walter   Maracas,Claves
Leslie Weeks   Bongos,Conga,Drums
Norman "Bud" Baker   Banjo,Guitar
Mike McKenzie   Piano
Micky Ashman   Bass

Technical Credits

Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Jelly Roll Morton   Composer
Fats Waller   Composer
Graeme Bell   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Humphrey Lyttelton   Composer
Harry Barris   Composer
George Mitchell   Composer
Billy Moll   Composer
Stuart Gorrell   Composer
John Norris   Liner Notes,Archival Materials
Harry Brooks   Composer
Lazy Ade Monsborough   Composer
Denis Preston   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Jan Peter Schwalm   Discographical Information
Jem Wilyman   Discographical Information
Bill Airey Smith   Formatting
Freddy Grant   Composer
Julian Purser   Discographical Information
Mike McKenzie   Composer

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