Monday, April 21, 2014

Sax Man Brown - "Flaming Blues"

Time for the the flip side of this one, by Sax Man Brown & The Broomdusters.
Golden smokey blues that invokes cinematic memories of old.


Friday, April 4, 2014

Ramsey Lewis Trio - "Iracy Blues"

Here again is the Ramsey Lewis Trio, doing a little thing called "Iracy Blues". I love the stand up bass lines, which I believe were played by Eldee Young.

Lewis performing at JazzFe 2006. Photo by Tomas Forgac

Monday, March 24, 2014

Percy Mayfield - "Loose Lips"

Here is the other side of this record. This was the side that dad always played. I imagine that these were somewhat risqué lyrics for the time.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Mose Allison - "Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me"

Here is the B side to Mose Allison's "The Seventh Son", which I posted about a year ago.
Prestige Records tried to market Allison as a pop star, but Columbia Records and later Atlantic Records tried to market him as a blues artist. Because he sang blues, Jet magazine thought that he was black and wanted to interview him. I thought he was too when I first heard him as a kid.
Mose is still with us and his March 2010 album, The Way of the World, "marked his return to the recording studio after a 12-year absence."

Monday, March 3, 2014

Lionel Hampton - "Railroad No. 1"

You could not spend a better 9 cents than on this record by Lionel Hampton and his orchestra. This record swings a jazzy, instrumental blues groove that will have you bopping in no time.
This is the B side to this post from last year.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Dizzy Gillespie - "Over The Rainbow"

This big band version of the famous song from The Wizard Of Oz features Austin Cromer on vocals and was recorded in 1957.

Comer was an enormously powerful singer, who was a member of The Ravens in the middle 'fifties, sang and recorded with Dizzy Gillespie in 1956-57, was rediscovered by Atlantic Records working on a labor crew in Columbus in 1965, released a solo album, then "disappeared".

Clef Records was an American Jazz record label founded by Norman Granz in 1946. It was later absorbed into Verve Records.