Even Mo' Mod Jazz

Even Mo' Mod Jazz

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Overview

Even Mo' Mod Jazz

The third in a series of collections of danceable jazz from the late 1950s to the mid-1970s that wasn't afraid to throw in rock, soul, pop, and blues elements (the prior volumes being Mod Jazz and Mo' Mod Jazz). What makes this stand out from other compilations of the sort, not to mention most jazz compilations of any sort, is its sheer irreverence and willingness to mix in tracks that might be considered inappropriate, or downright blasphemous, by purists. Thus you get esteemed veterans like Woody Herman doing modern rock and psychedelic hits, and while that's not always a great thing (Ella Fitzgerald's "Get Ready" doesn't come off), it's a gas to hear, for instance, Jackie Wilson singing "Uptight (Everything's Alright)" with Count Basie. It's a pretty unpredictable, but usually quite cool, mix of singers, instrumentalists, and styles, from Bobby Bland doing "Honey Child" and the Young-Holt Trio's lounge jazz-soul to Billy Stewart's typically strange interpretation of "Secret Love," Andy Williams' (yes, that Andy Williams) loosening up on the mambo "House of Bamboo," Trini Lopez doing "Unchain My Heart," and Googie Rene doing loopy Vegas-style jazz on "Caesar's Pad." Jazz can be fun, and not beyond some worthwhile kitsch, as this anthology proves despite some duff spots.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/08/1999
Label: Kent Records Uk
UPC: 0029667217125
catalogNumber: 171
Rank: 118682

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bobby "Blue" Bland   Track Performer
Frank Frost   Track Performer
Trini Lopez   Track Performer
Andy Williams   Track Performer
Jackie Wilson   Track Performer
Count Basie   Track Performer
Ella Fitzgerald   Track Performer
Woody Herman   Track Performer
Eddie Jefferson   Track Performer
Dave Hamilton   Track Performer
Erma Franklin   Track Performer
Young-Holt Unlimited   Track Performer
Jean DuShon   Track Performer
Toussaint McCall   Track Performer
Lou Donaldson   Track Performer
Billy Stewart   Track Performer
Count Basie Orchestra   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Frank Frost   Composer
Jim Morrison   Composer
Ray Manzarek   Composer
Barrett Strong   Composer
John Densmore   Composer
Chip Young   Composer
Henry Cosby   Composer
Lou Donaldson   Composer
Wes Farrell   Composer
Isham Jones   Composer
Norman Whitfield   Composer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Bert Russell   Composer
Sylvia Moy   Composer
Freddy James   Composer
Robby Krieger   Composer

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