Savoy Jazz R & B Reflections Completer Disc

Savoy Jazz R & B Reflections Completer Disc

by Big Joe Turner


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Savoy Jazz R & B Reflections Completer Disc

This CD is a bit unusual in that it consists of five selections apiece from Billy Eckstine, Big Joe Turner and Johnny Otis that were left out of Denon's reissue of former two-LP sets on single CDs. Eckstine is heard singing and playing valve trombone with his combo on three standards and "Blues for Sale" in addition to performing "In a Sentimental Mood" while backed by a string orchestra. Turner belts out such tunes as "Careless Love," "Whistle Stop Blues" and "Howlin' Winds" in 1947 while Johnny Otis' numbers from 1950-51 feature vocalists Little Esther (on "Love Will Break Your Heart for You"), Mel Walker and Marilyn Scott. None of the music on this CD is essential but there are some good moments, straddling the boundaries between swing, blues, bop and R&B.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/18/1995
Label: Savoy Jazz
UPC: 0081757027823
catalogNumber: 278

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Big Joe Turner   Primary Artist
Johnny Otis   Drums,Vocals,Vibes
Sonny Criss   Alto Saxophone
Billy Eckstine   Trombone,Vocals,Soloist
Wardell Gray   Tenor Saxophone
Ray Linn   Trumpet
James Adams   Drums
Leard Bell   Drums
Mario Delagarde   Bass
Little Esther   Vocals
Otis Finch   Tenor Saxophone
Riley Hampton   Alto Saxophone
Shifty Henry   Bass
Walter Henry   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Lorenzo Holden   Tenor Saxophone
Pete "Guitar" Lewis   Guitar
Ike Perkins   Guitar
Hosea Sapp   Trumpet
Gerald Valentine   Trombone
George Washington   Trombone,Vocals
Devonia Williams   Piano
Mel Walker   Vocals
Preacher Lee Graves   Trumpet
James Van Streeter   Tenor Saxophone
Tim Kennedy   Drums
Ellsworth Liggett   Piano
Warren Bracken   Piano
Joe Turner   Vocals
Robert Moore   Bass

Technical Credits

Johnny Otis   Composer
Big Joe Turner   Composer
Billy Eckstine   Composer
Peter Johnson   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Joe Turner   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Herb Abramson   Producer
Steve Backer   Executive Producer
Ralph Bass   Producer
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Martha E. Koenig   Composer
Manny Kurtz   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer

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