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The King Jazz Records Story
Sidney Bechet / Mezz Mezzrow

The King Jazz Records Story

CD | Storyville | 0717101861125 | STCD 1088611 | 03-13

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About the album

To Mezz Mezzrow, King Jazz was more than a record label, it was the crystallization of his abiding passion for early forms of jazz, a music he saw as a blues-drenched cry of freedom wafting across the waters from New Orleans. It had spread far beyond the bayou and taken on new forms, but Mezz was the self-appointed keeper of the flame and his post-war record business venture was the mason jar that would forever preserve its goodness. Here, the colorful curator teams up for a series of classic collaborations with an undisputed master of improvisation,  his idol, Sidney Bechet. Their work alone would make this 5-CD boxed set a special release, but there is much more to savor, for it combines for the first times the entire output of the King Jazz label, an eclectic mix of performances by people whose names are also a part of the music’s rich legacy. Add to that, careful remastering, an informative illustrated booklet, and Mezzrow’s spoken introductions, recorded exclusively for Storyville—it adds up to a true collector’s item. Yes, there’s a lot of good jam in this very special Mason jar.

Tracklisting
    • 1
      In A Mezz
       
      02:55
    • 2
      Mezzrow Talks
       
      01:38
    • 3
      Those Mellow Blues
       
      02:41
    • 4
      Gully Low Blues
       
      02:24
    • 5
      Cow Cow Blues
       
      02:43
    • 6
      133 rd street Boogie
       
      02:22
    • 7
      Mezzrow Talks
       
      00:51
    • 8
      I Finally Gotcha
       
      02:56
    • 9
      Boogin´ With Mezz
       
      02:47
    • 10
      Callin´ Em Home
       
      02:40
    • 11
      Step Down, Step Up
       
      02:36
    • 12
      Shakin´ Loose
       
      02:51
    • 13
      Shakin´ Loose
       
      02:51
    • 14
      Broken Man Blues
       
      02:38
    • 15
      New Jailhouse Blues
       
      03:08
    • 16
      House Party
       
      03:11
    • 17
      House Party
       
      02:40
    • 18
      Perdido Street Stomp
       
      02:22
    • 19
      Perdido Street Stomp
       
      02:52
    • 20
      Revolutionairy Blues
       
      03:14
    • 21
      Revolutionairy Blues
       
      02:34
    • 22
      Mezzrow Talks
       
      00:49
    • 23
      Blood On The Moon
       
      02:24
    • 24
      Levee Blues
       
      02:54
    • 25
      Mezzrow talks
       
      01:08
    • 26
      Layin´ My ules in Blues
       
      02:35
    • 27
      Bad, Bad Baby Blues
       
      02:59
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      Bad, Bad Baby Blues
       
      02:57
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      Mezzrow talks
       
      00:37
    • 2
      Saw Mill Blues
       
      02:59
    • 3
      Minor Swoon
       
      03:03
    • 4
      Minor Swoon
       
      02:55
    • 5
      Minor Swoon
       
      03:02
    • 6
      The Sjeik of Araby
       
      02:58
    • 7
      The Sjeik of Araby
       
      03:04
    • 8
      Boogin' With Big Sid
       
      03:07
    • 9
      Mezzrow talks
       
      01:14
    • 10
      Baby, I'm Cuttin' Out
       
      02:43
    • 11
      Baby, I'm Cuttin' Out
       
      02:51
    • 12
      Baby, I'm Cuttin' Out
       
      03:06
    • 13
      Ole Miss
       
      02:36
    • 14
      Ole Miss
       
      03:04
    • 15
      Mezzrow talks
       
      07:04
    • 16
      Bowin' the blues
       
      02:46
    • 17
      Bowin' the blues
       
      02:48
    • 18
      Jelly Roll
       
      03:12
    • 19
      Jelly Roll
       
      03:34
    • 20
      Jelly Roll
       
      03:40
    • 21
      Jelly Roll
       
      03:03
    • 22
      Perdido Street Stomp
       
      02:20
    • 23
      Perdido Street Stomp
       
      02:57
    • 24
      32 Bars of Blues
       
      02:31
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