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Unissued on 78s Hot Jazz 1926 - 1932

Various Artists

Unissued on 78s Hot Jazz 1926 - 1932

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Format: CD
Label: Retrieval
UPC: 0608917907223
Catnr: RTR 79072
Release date: 01 March 2013
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Label
Retrieval
UPC
0608917907223
Catalogue number
RTR 79072
Release date
01 March 2013

"The music here is superb, all round. ...The content can’t be faulted. Praise and honours, as usual, for Retrieval."

VJM
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About the album

As we said on our first volume in this CD series the title “Not issued on 78’s” means just that – no more no less. Quite a few of the items here may well have appeared on LP”s, but if so they would be 30 or 40 years old by now and collector’s items in their own right. If some tracks have been on CD before we are unaware of it, but no guaran- tees! In these days of proliferating small specialists it is quite possible that we have missed something.

The five Thomas Morris alternate takes starting with the beautifully vulgar animal sounds that begin “ Jackass Blues”, romp along in fine style and one wonders just how much of an influence the band may have had on young Duke Ellington in his “jungle” days.

Wilton Crawley’s ‘s “Put a flavour to love” was never issued at all and only one take was made. It’s typical Crawley at his gaspipey worst and finds a place here by virtue of some splendid work from the wonderful Eddie Lang, who seems to have been impervious to his surroundings.
The hard-bitten Joe Steele titles are not that well known and make one wish that he had done more recording.
Fess Williams is another squawk merchant on clarinet but he always led great bands. The two takes of “Hot Mama”, written by the band’s fine trombonist David “Jelly” James, are from two different sessions and quite sufficiently different to justify using both here.
Duke’ s “I’m so in love with you”, with lyrics by his manager/music publisher Irving Mill, sounds like a deliberate attempt at writing a “pop” song. They even got Smith Ballew to do the vocal honours. It’s no worse than many pot-boilers of the time, but the band warm up considerably after the vocal chorus and make this well worth re-discovering.

The Washboard Rhythm Kings version of the Luis Russell staple “ Call of the Freaks” is fine, but, as usual with this group, in shrouded in discographical mystery.

Mills Blue Rhythm Band does a nice job on the current pop “Cabin in the Cotton” , which comes from the TO test series.
The biggest mystery, and a very in- triguing one, is the Leon René. A very fine, very polished and swinging band, but who are they? Nothing was issued (also - why?). René and his brother were quite successful West Coast song- writers, but nothing is known about this venture.
The Morton’s, Moten’s McKinney and Hines are all too well known in their issued takes to need any analysis here. Great stuff of classic proportions – ‘Nuff said!
As we said on our first volume in this CD series the title “Not issued on
78’s” means just that – no more no less. Quite a few of the items here may well have appeared on LP”s, but if so they would be 30 or 40 years old by now and collector’s items in their own right. If some tracks have been on CD before we are unaware of it, but no guaran- tees! In these days of proliferating small specialists it is quite possible that we have missed something.

The five Thomas Morris alternate takes starting with the beautifully vulgar animal sounds that begin “ Jackass Blues”, romp along in fine style and one wonders just how much of an influence the band may have had on young Duke Ellington in his “jungle” days.

Wilton Crawley’s ‘s “Put a flavour to love” was never issued at all and only one take was made. It’s typical Crawley at his gaspipey worst and finds a place here by virtue of some splendid work from the wonderful Eddie Lang, who seems to have been impervious to his surroundings.
The hard-bitten Joe Steele titles are not that well known and make one

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The music here is superb, all round. ...The content can’t be faulted. Praise and honours, as usual, for Retrieval.
VJM

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01.
Jackass Blues
03:08
(Art Kassell, Mel Stitzel) Thomas Morris and His Seven Hot Babies
02.
Ham Gravy
03:03
(Thomas Morris) Thomas Morris and His Seven Hot Babies
03.
Blues From The Everglades
03:09
(Charles Henrey) Thomas Morris and His Seven Hot Babies
04.
P.D.Q. Blues
03:18
(Charles Henry) Thomas Morris and His Seven Hot Babies
05.
The Mess
02:54
(Thomas Morris) Thomas Morris and His Seven Hot Babies
06.
Put A Fravour To My Love
03:13
(Wilton Crawley) Wilton Crawley
07.
Justrite
02:39
(Bennie Moten, Ed Lewis) Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra
08.
Everybody Loves My Baby
03:16
(Jack Palmer, Spencer Williams) Earl Hines and His Orchestra
09.
Coal Yard Shuffle
03:11
(Joe Steele) Joe Steele and His Orchestra
10.
Top and Bottom
02:55
(Eugene Mikell) Joe Steele and His Orchestra
11.
Burnin The Iceberg
03:07
(Jelly Roll Morton) Jelly Roll Morton and His Red Hot Peppers
12.
Courthouse Bump
03:04
(Jelly Roll Morton) Jelly Roll Morton and His Red Hot Peppers
13.
Pretty Lil
03:14
(Jelly Roll Morton) Jelly Roll Morton and His Red Hot Peppers
14.
Hot Mama
03:18
(David ) Fess Williams and His Royal Flush Orchestra
15.
Hot Mama
03:21
(David ) Fess Williams and His Royal Flush Orchestra
16.
Gambling Jack
02:48
(Jelly Roll Morton) Jelly Roll Morton and His Red Hot Peppers
17.
I Wish I Could Be Blue
03:09
(Bennie Moten, Eddie Durham, William ) Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra
18.
Oh! Eddy
02:54
(Eddie Durham) Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra
19.
Liza Lee
03:08
(Bud Green, Sam Stept) Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra
20.
Rocky Road
03:01
(Arthur Gibbs, Joe Grey) McKinney's Cotton Pickers
21.
I'm So In Love With You
03:36
(Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) Duke Ellington
22.
Call Of The Freaks
03:04
(Paul Barbarin) The Washboard Rhythm Kings
23.
Cabin In The Cotton
03:31
(Mitchell Parish, Frank Perkins) Baron Lee and The Blue Rhythm Band
24.
I'm Gonna Pack My Grip
02:55
(Leon Rene, Otis Rene, Ellison) Leon René's Orchestra
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