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Crescent City Bounce
     

Crescent City Bounce

 
It's difficult to imagine any place on earth that has given us more gutbucket piano players than New Orleans where seemingly every tonk and barrelhouse had a piano in the corner and a long line of musicians who knew exactly what to do with it. The city's esteemed jazz history sometimes obscures its equally unique R&B pedigree, but as this wonderful four-disc,

Overview

It's difficult to imagine any place on earth that has given us more gutbucket piano players than New Orleans where seemingly every tonk and barrelhouse had a piano in the corner and a long line of musicians who knew exactly what to do with it. The city's esteemed jazz history sometimes obscures its equally unique R&B pedigree, but as this wonderful four-disc, 119-track box set shows, New Orleans has had a long and unbroken blues and R&B piano tradition that reaches virtually unmodified through to modern players like Little Professor, Fats Domino, Eddie Bo, Lee Dorsey, Dr. John and countless others. Covering the years 1950 to 1956, Crescent City Bounce is a wall-to-wall delight, full of bounce and verve as it explores the underground emergence of R&B in the city. Among the highlights are the two-part (the two parts were somehow reversed on the original single and are here set correctly) "Stack-A-Lee" by Archibald (Leon T. Gross), Smilin' Joe's (also known as Pleasant Joe) wry "Living on Borrowed Time," Roosevelt Sykes' "You Can't Be Lucky All the Time," the easy and boozy "Got You on My Mind" by Tommy Ridgley, the sprung rhythms of "Mornin' Train" by Blazer-Boy (George Stevenson), "Doing the Hambone" by a then 14-year-old James Booker (under the name Little Booker), and the sharp and impressive instrumental "Heavy Sugar" by Lloyd Lambert (Lawrence Cotton actually plays piano on this one, with Lambert on bass). It all adds up to a fun and informative romp through modern New Orleans R&B piano styles, and while a set like this has obvious archival value, it'll also kick your party into high gear.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/26/2007
Label:
Jsp Records
UPC:
0788065779221
catalogNumber:
7792
Rank:
109097

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Stack-A-Lee, Pt. 1
  2. Stack-A-Lee, Pt. 2
  3. Shake Baby Shake
  4. Ballin' with Archie
  5. My Gal
  6. Little Miss Muffet
  7. Crescent City Bounce
  8. She's Scattered Everywhere
  9. Early Morning Blues
  10. Soon as I Go Home
  11. House Party Blues
  12. Great Big Eyes (Those Little Reds)
  13. Ballin' with Archie
  14. Living on Borrowed Time
  15. Lovesick Soul
  16. Second Hand Love
  17. Dinah
  18. Won't Settle Down
  19. Misery
  20. A.B.C.'S, Pt. 1
  21. A.B.C.'S, Pt. 2
  22. How Long Must I Wait
  23. Sleep Walking Woman
  24. You Can't Be Lucky All the Time
  25. Sweet Old Chicago
  26. Blood Stains
  27. Hush Oh Hush
  28. I'm Tired
  29. Crazy Fox

Disc 2

  1. Boogie Woogie Mama
  2. Shrewsbury Blues
  3. Early Dawn Boogie
  4. Lonely Man Blues
  5. Anything But Love
  6. Once in a Lifetime
  7. Come Home Baby
  8. Tra La La
  9. Got You on My Mind
  10. Booted
  11. Lavinia
  12. I Live My Life
  13. Good Times
  14. A Day Is Coming
  15. Looped
  16. Junie Mae
  17. Monkey Man
  18. Nobody Cares
  19. Ooh Lawdy My Baby
  20. I'm Gonna Cross That River
  21. Wish I Had Never
  22. Jam Up
  23. No Money
  24. Do Baby Do
  25. You Never Miss a Good Woman
  26. So Glad You're Mine
  27. Ooh Ooh Baby
  28. Cryin' in the Morning
  29. Single Life
  30. You Told Me

Disc 3

  1. Have You Gone Crazy
  2. Beggin' at Your Mercy
  3. A Mother's Love
  4. I'm Your Best Bet, Baby
  5. What Can I Do
  6. 'Til I Say Well Done
  7. No One But Me
  8. Eating and Sleeping
  9. Sitting and Wondering
  10. Funny Face
  11. Baby You Can Get Your Gun
  12. Those Lonely, Lonely Nights
  13. I'm Packing Up
  14. Nobody Cares
  15. Mother Told Me Not to Go
  16. Is Everything All Right
  17. Little Girl
  18. My Love Is Strong
  19. It Must Have Been Love
  20. I'll Take You Back Home
  21. Surprise Blues
  22. Mornin' Train
  23. Waiting for My Baby
  24. Joe's Kid Sister
  25. Meet Me at Grandma's Joint
  26. Easin' Tan
  27. Going Back to the Country
  28. Winehead Baby
  29. I Got Booted
  30. Tend to Your Business Blues

Disc 4

  1. Bouncin' the Boogie
  2. That Girl I Married
  3. Blow Your Top
  4. Whistlin' Joe
  5. Tryin' to Fool Me
  6. You Know It
  7. Pity Poor Me
  8. North Wind
  9. Doing the Hambone
  10. Got a Brand New Baby
  11. Who's Been Fooling You
  12. (Every Time I Hear) That Mellow Saxophone
  13. Why
  14. Say Baby
  15. Jealous Blues
  16. Teachin' and Preachin'
  17. Have Mercy
  18. Down the Line
  19. Boogie's the Thing
  20. Thinking About My Baby
  21. 4 O'Clock Blues
  22. Gather 'Round
  23. When the Sun Goes Down
  24. Heavy Sugar
  25. Brother Bill
  26. Give a Helping Hand
  27. Goin' Down
  28. When You Were Mine
  29. That Night
  30. Hickory Dickory Dock

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul Gayten   Piano
Earl King   Guitar,Vocals
Tommy Ridgley   Vocals
Roosevelt Sykes   Piano,Vocals
Ray Charles   Piano
Bobby Marchan   Vocals
Joe Harriott   Alto Saxophone
Oscar Moore   Drums
James Booker   Piano,Vocals
Dave Bartholomew   Trumpet
George Jackson   Tenor Saxophone
Edgar Blanchard   Guitar
Roy Byrd   Piano
Cornelius Coleman   Drums
Fats Domino   Piano
Salvadore Doucette   Piano
Frank Fields   Bass
Clarence Ford   Baritone Saxophone
Edward Frank   Piano
Bill Jones   Guitar
Lloyd Lambert   Bass
Leonard Lee   Vocals
Ernest McLean   Guitar
George Miller   Bass
Roy Montrell   Guitar,Vocals
Walter Nelson   Guitar
Earl Palmer   Drums
Leroy "Batman" Rankins   Tenor Saxophone
Alonzo Stewart   Drums
Joe Tillman   Tenor Saxophone
Alvin "Red" Tyler   Tenor Saxophone
Roland Cook   Bass
Clarence Hall   Tenor Saxophone
Big Boy Myles   Trombone,Vocals
Ray Lewis   Vocals
Red Tyler   Baritone Saxophone
Leon T. Gross   Piano,Vocals
Huey "Piano" Smith & the Clowns   Piano
Gerald Adams   Bass
Chuck Badie   Bass
James Gilchrist   Vocals
Billy Tate   Guitar,Vocals
Irving Charles   Guitar
August Dupont   Alto Saxophone
Willie Connell Johnson   Vocals
Alex "Duke" Burrell   Piano
Johnny Fernandez   Piano
Lawrence Cotton   Piano
Clement Tervalone   Bass
Joe Dyson   Drums
Lester Alexis   Drums
Smilin' Joe   Vocals
Thomas Moore   Drums
Warren Myles   Piano
Lee Allen Orchestra   Tenor Saxophone
Charles Williams & His Concert Orchestra   Drums
Blue Diamonds   Vocals
Robert Caffery   Tenor Saxophone
Charles Easley   Bass
Lil Willie Gibson   Vocals
Walter Hebrard   Tenor Saxophone
Little Mr Midnight   Vocals
Rodney Harris   Vocals

Technical Credits

Neil Slaven   Liner Notes

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