Monday, February 24, 2014

Gus Jenkins - "Road Runner"

As promised, here is the A-Side of "Road Runner" by Gus Jenkins.

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.