Clarence Williams ‎– The Music Man (1927 - 1934)

Label:
MCA Records ‎– M.C.A. 510.144
Series:
Jazz Heritage (3) – Vol. 81
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Compilation
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Tracklist

A1 Clarence Williams And His Washboard Band* Cushion Foot Stomp (take 1) 2:59
A2 Clarence Williams And His Washboard Band* Cushion Foot Stomp (take 2) 2:54
A3 Clarence Williams And His Washboard Band* P. D. Q. Blues (take 1) 2:53
A4 Clarence Williams And His Washboard Band* P. D. Q. Blues (take 2) 2:53
A5 Clarence Williams' Blue Five Orchestra* Baltimore (take 1) 2:51
A6 Clarence Williams' Blue Five Orchestra* Baltimore (take 2) 2:54
A7 Clarence Williams' Blue Five Orchestra* Take Your Black Bottom Dance Outside 3:04
A8 Clarence Williams And His Bottomland Orchestra Slow River (take 1) 3:13
A9 Clarence Williams And His Bottomland Orchestra Slow River (take 2) 3:13
B1 Clarence Williams And His Bottomland Orchestra Zulu Wail (take 1) 3:01
B2 Clarence Williams And His Bottomland Orchestra Zulu Wail (take 2) 3:11
B3 Alabama Jug Band My Gal Sal 2:41
B4 Alabama Jug Band Gulf Coast Blues 3:04
B5 Alabama Jug Band I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate 2:37
B6 Alabama Jug Band Jazz It Blues (Jazz Me Blues) 3:14
B7 Alabama Jug Band Somebody Stole My Gal 2:51
B8 Alabama Jug Band Crazy Blues 3:14

Credits

Notes

A1 to A4 recorded in NYC, March 8th 1927 by Clarence Williams And His Washboard Band
A5 to A7 recorded in NYC, April 27th 1927 by Clarence Williams Blue Five Orchestra
A8 to B2 recorded in NYC, June 7th 1927 by Clarence Williams And His Bottomland Orchestra
B3 to B5 recorded in NYC, September 5th 1934 by Alabama Jug Band
B6 to B8 recorded in NYC, October 3rd 1934 (name of the group not mentioned)

Tracks A8 - B2 have another alto saxophonist listed as "unknown", but there are so many suggested artists with this word in their name, that I found it too complicated to find the right denomination. Vocalist for tracks A1 - A4 is listed as "unknown" on the record sleeve, but in the discographical notes on Chronological Classics CD Clarence Williams - 1927, the vocalist on the session from March 8th 1927 is named as Clarence Lee. The same source lists Carmelo Jari as clarinetist/alto saxophonist on this session. As I have no time to research this thoroughly and decide which one is the right one, I decided to go with the info provided in this record's discographical notes. As usual - corrections from more knowledgeable people are more than welcome!

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