The Complete OKeh Sessions 1952-1955

The Complete OKeh Sessions 1952-1955

by Big Maybelle


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The Complete OKeh Sessions 1952-1955

This collection features Big Maybelle's entire OKeh output -- 26 tracks -- including her three R&B chart items, "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," and the risqué slow blues "I'm Gettin' 'Long Alright." "Gabbin' Blues," her 1952 OKeh debut smash, is a humorous dialogue between Maybelle and gossiping rival Rose Marie McCoy, the tune's co-writer. Maybelle was no mere copyist; her sandpapery vocals stood in sharp contrast to the many interchangeable thrushes then populating the R&B world. New York session wizards such as tenor saxophonist Sam "The Man" Taylor and guitarist Mickey Baker provide great support throughout.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/09/1994
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074645341729
catalogNumber: 53417

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Performance Credits

Big Maybelle   Primary Artist,Vocals
Budd Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
Quincy Jones   Conductor
Jerome Richardson   Alto Saxophone
Taft Jordan   Trumpet
Joe Wilder   Trumpet
Mickey Baker   Guitar
Sam "The Man" Taylor   Tenor Saxophone
Lee Anderson   Piano
Brownie McGhee   Guitar
Billy Byers   Trombone
James Cannady   Guitar
Alfred Cobbs   Trombone
Jimmy Crawford   Drums
Panama Francis   Drums
Hall   Bass
Ernie Hayes   Piano
Haywood Henry   Baritone Saxophone
Norman Keenan   Bass
Leroy Kirkland   Conductor
Herb Lovelle   Drums
Dave McRae   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Danny Mendelsohn   Conductor
Eli Robinson   Trombone
Maurice Simon   Tenor Saxophone
Fletcher Smith   Piano
Charlie Smith   Drums
Lloyd Trotman   Bass
Williams   Piano
Marty Wilson   Drums
Paul Ricci   Alto Saxophone
Leslie Johnakins   Baritone Saxophone
Grachan Moncur   Bass
Claydes Smith   Drums

Technical Credits

Quincy Jones   Arranger
Sunny David   Composer
Leroy Kirkland   Arranger
Danny Mendelsohn   Arranger
Peter Grendysa   Liner Notes
Dave Williams   Composer
Tony Sellari   Art Direction
Rose Marie McCoy   Composer
Charlie Singleton   Composer
David "Curly" Williams   Composer
Charles Singleton   Composer

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