Whoop It Up! Volume 1: 1927-1929

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All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
Clarence Williams made his living as a music publisher, pianist, accompanist and organizer of recording ensembles during the 1920s and '30s. His variously sleepy, scruffy or gritty little jazz bands were usually driven by cornet, clarinet, tuba, jug and washboard players. Whoop It Up! is the Document label's first installment in a projected Clarence Williams retrospective presenting his best recordings grouped according to instrumentation. The star of this volume is Missouri-born washboard wizard Floyd Casey, who rustles up a good head of steam on each of 25 tracks recorded for the Okeh, Brunswick, Columbia and Victor labels during 13 sessions that took place between ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
Clarence Williams made his living as a music publisher, pianist, accompanist and organizer of recording ensembles during the 1920s and '30s. His variously sleepy, scruffy or gritty little jazz bands were usually driven by cornet, clarinet, tuba, jug and washboard players. Whoop It Up! is the Document label's first installment in a projected Clarence Williams retrospective presenting his best recordings grouped according to instrumentation. The star of this volume is Missouri-born washboard wizard Floyd Casey, who rustles up a good head of steam on each of 25 tracks recorded for the Okeh, Brunswick, Columbia and Victor labels during 13 sessions that took place between January 29, 1927 and November 19, 1929. Note that unlike many previous Document issues, great care has obviously been taken to remaster these old records so they sound practically new. For best results, go directly to track seven, the third and best rendition of the "Cushion Foot Stomp." Clarence Williams consistently brought together many of the greatest performers in early jazz. Present on this compilation are cornetists King Oliver and Ed Allen; trumpeter Charlie Gaines; reedmen Buster Bailey and Arville Harris; tuba wrestler Cyrus St. Clair and composer/pianist James P. Johnson. The jug blowers seem to have been saved up for a different specially focused chapter in this exciting historical reissue series.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/13/2007
  • Label: Document
  • UPC: 714298153125
  • Catalog Number: 1531
  • Sales rank: 236,692

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Nobody But My Baby Is Getting My Love - Clarence Williams' Washboard Band (2:39)
  2. 2 Candy Lips - Clarence Williams' Washboard Band (2:45)
  3. 3 Cushion Foot Stomp - Clarence Williams' Washboard Band (2:58)
  4. 4 P.D.Q. Blues - Clarence Williams' Washboard Band (2:53)
  5. 5 Anywhere Sweetie Goes (I'll Be There) - Dixie Washboard Band (2:58)
  6. 6 Cushion Foot Stomp - Dixie Washboard Band (3:01)
  7. 7 Cushion Foot Stomp - Clarence Williams' Washboard Band (3:21)
  8. 8 Take Your Black Bottom Outside - Clarence Williams' Washboard Band (3:02)
  9. 9 Yama Yama Blues - Clarence Williams' Washboard Band (2:51)
  10. 10 (Norfolk) Church Street Sobbin' Blues - Clarence Williams' Washboard Band (3:04)
  11. 11 Sweet Emmalina - Clarence Williams' Washboard Band (2:52)
  12. 12 Log Cabin Blues - Clarence Williams' Washboard Band (3:16)
  13. 13 Shake It Down - Clarence Williams' Washboard Band (2:56)
  14. 14 Red River Blues - Clarence Williams' Washboard Band (3:03)
  15. 15 Walk That Broad - Clarence Williams' Washboard Band (3:05)
  16. 16 Have You Ever Felt That Way? - Clarence Williams' Washboard Band (3:07)
  17. 17 Mississippi Blues (Home Town Toddle) - Clarence Williams' Washboard Band (3:11)
  18. 18 Steamboat Days - Clarence Williams' Washboard Band (3:19)
  19. 19 In Our Cottage of Love - Clarence Williams' Washboard Band (3:13)
  20. 20 Lazy Mama - Clarence Williams' Washboard Band (2:54)
  21. 21 High Society - Clarence Williams' Washboard Band (3:10)
  22. 22 Whoop It Up - Clarence Williams' Washboard Band (3:18)
  23. 23 You've Got to Give Me Some - Clarence Williams' Washboard Band (2:57)
  24. 24 I've Got What It Takes - Clarence Williams' Washboard Band (3:15)
  25. 25 You Don't Understand - Clarence Williams' Washboard Band (3:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Clarence Williams Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
Buster Bailey Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Claude Hopkins Piano
James P. Johnson Piano, Celeste
Bennie Moten Clarinet, Clavinet
King Oliver Cornet
Ed Allen Cornet
Arville Harris Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Floyd Casey Washboard
Charlie Gaines Trumpet
Margaret Webster Vocals
Clarence Lee Vocals
Technical Credits
Cyrus St. Clair Brass Band
Alan Taylor Remastering
Clarence Williams Composer
Kevin Witt Graphic Design
Joe Moore Liner Notes
Joe Moore Liner Notes
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