Various ‎– Mosaic Select: Boogie Woogie & Blues Piano

Label:
Mosaic Records (2) ‎– MS-030
Series:
Mosaic Select – 30
Format:
Box Set, Compilation, Limited Edition
3 × CD
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Tracklist

1-1 Meade Lux Lewis* Honky Tonk Train Blues 2:58
1-2 Meade Lux Lewis* Whistlin' Blues 3:30
1-3 Meade Lux Lewis* Bear Cat Crawl 2:22
1-4 Albert Ammons Shout For Joy (Alternate Take) 2:24
1-5 Albert Ammons Shout For Joy 2:22
1-6 Joe Turner* And Pete Johnson Goin' Away Blues 2:36
1-7 Joe Turner* And Pete Johnson Roll 'Em Pete 2:48
1-8 Meade Lux Lewis* - Pete Johnson - Albert Ammons Boogie Woogie Prayer (Pt.1) 2:35
1-9 Meade Lux Lewis* - Pete Johnson - Albert Ammons Boogie Woogie Prayer (Pt.2) 2:19
1-10 Pete Johnson Boogie Woogie 2:42
1-11 Harry James (2) And The Boogie Woogie Trio Boo-Woo (Alternate Take) 3:08
1-12 Harry James (2) And The Boogie Woogie Trio Boo-Woo 2:57
1-13 Harry James (2) And The Boogie Woogie Trio Woo-Woo (Alternate Take) 2:55
1-14 Harry James (2) And The Boogie Woogie Trio Woo-Woo 3:11
1-15 Harry James (2) And The Boogie Woogie Trio Home James 2:33
1-16 Harry James (2) And The Boogie Woogie Trio Jesse 2:41
1-17 Pete Johnson And Albert Ammons Boogie Woogie Man 2:42
1-18 Pete Johnson And Albert Ammons Barrel House Boogie 3:01
1-19 Pete Johnson And Albert Ammons Cuttin' The Boogie 2:18
1-20 Pete Johnson And Albert Ammons Foot Pedal Boogie 2:27
1-21 Pete Johnson And Albert Ammons Walkin' The Boogie 2:48
1-22 Pete Johnson And Albert Ammons Sixth Avenue Express 2:40
1-23 Pete Johnson And Albert Ammons Pine Creek 2:34
1-24 Pete Johnson And Albert Ammons Movin' The Boogie 2:43
2-1 Pete Johnson And His Boogie Woogie Boys* Cherry Red 2:54
2-2 Pete Johnson And His Boogie Woogie Boys* Baby, Look At You 3:00
2-3 Pete Johnson And His Boogie Woogie Boys* Jump For Joy 3:30
2-4 Pete Johnson And His Boogie Woogie Boys* Lovin' Mama Blues 3:13
2-5 Albert*, Pete*, Meade* Café Society Rag 2:58
2-6 Joe Sullivan And His Café Society Orchestra Low Down Dirty Shame 2:44
2-7 Joe Sullivan And His Café Society Orchestra I Can't Give You Anything But Love (Alternate Take) 3:20
2-8 Joe Sullivan And His Café Society Orchestra I Can't Give You Anything But Love 3:14
2-9 Benny Carter And His All-Star Orchestra* Joe Turner Blues (Alternate Take) 2:47
2-10 Benny Carter And His All-Star Orchestra* Joe Turner Blues 2:46
2-11 Benny Carter And His All-Star Orchestra* Beale Street Blues (Alternate Take) 2:36
2-12 Benny Carter And His All-Star Orchestra* Beale Street Blues 2:35
2-13 Will Bradley Trio Down The Road A-Piece (Alternate Take) 3:11
2-14 Will Bradley Trio Down The Road A-Piece (Alternate Take) 3:06
2-15 Will Bradley Trio Down The Road A-Piece 3:05
2-16 Ray McKinley & Freddie Slack Southpaw Serenade (Alternate Take) 3:18
2-17 Ray McKinley & Freddie Slack Southpaw Serenade 3:05
2-18 Will Bradley's Six Texas Hot Dogs Basin Street Boogie (Alternate Take) 2:36
2-19 Will Bradley's Six Texas Hot Dogs Basin Street Boogie 3:21
2-20 Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra A Touch Of Boogie 3:09
2-21 Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra The Munson Street Breakdown 3:14
2-22 Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra Central Avenue Breakdown 3:01
2-23 Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra Bouncing At The Beacon 3:20
2-24 Henry "Red" Allen And His Orchestra K.K. Boogie (Alternate Take) 2:41
2-25 Henry "Red" Allen And His Orchestra K.K. Boogie 3:06
3-1 Mary Lou Williams Little Joe From Chicago 2:33
3-2 Jimmy Yancey Yancey Stomp 2:45
3-3 Jimmy Yancey State Street Special 2:37
3-4 Jimmy Yancey Tell 'Em About Me 2:42
3-5 Jimmy Yancey Five O'clock Blues 2:39
3-6 Jimmy Yancey Slow And Easy Blues 2:32
3-7 Jimmy Yancey The Mellow Blues 2:39
3-8 Jimmy Yancey I Received A Letter 2:35
3-9 Jimmy Yancey East St. Louis Blues 2:46
3-10 Jimmy Yancey Bear Trap Blues 2:44
3-11 Jimmy Yancey Old Quaker Blues 2:35
3-12 Jimmy Yancey Cryin' In My Sleep 2:56
3-13 Jimmy Yancey Death Letter Blues (Alternate Take) 3:08
3-14 Jimmy Yancey Death Letter Blues 2:54
3-15 Jimmy Yancey Yancey's Bugle Call (Alternate Take) 2:41
3-16 Jimmy Yancey Yancey's Bugle Call 2:40
3-17 Jimmy Yancey 35th And Dearborn (Alternate Take) 2:46
3-18 Jimmy Yancey 35th And Dearborn 2:39
3-19 Cripple Clarence Lofton Strut That Thing 2:47
3-20 Cripple Clarence Lofton Monkey Man Blues 2:55
3-21 Cripple Clarence Lofton Policy Blues 3:08
3-22 Cripple Clarence Lofton Brown Skin Gal 2:43
3-23 Cripple Clarence Lofton You Done Tore Your Playhouse Down 3:02

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Credits

Notes

Producer's note:
The aim of this Mosaic Select was to present the best examples of small group boogie woogie and blues piano, recorded for Victor/Bluebird and the Columbia family of labels from 1935 to the recording ban of 1942. Because of the music's overwhelming popularity during this period, a great deal of boogie woogie found its way into big band arrangements; because of space limitations and musical direction, we have decided not to include these recordings.
Joe Turner and Cripple Clarence Lofton were chosen to represent the blues material in this package. It was a natural to include Joe Turner, who is accompianied here by Meade Lux Lewis, Albert Ammons and Pete Johnson. Lofton's inclusion shows a masterful blues pianist and singer backed by legendary guitarist Big Bill Broonzy. Initially, the thought was to also include recordings made by Champion Jack Dupree and Jimmy Rushing. However, Dupree's output had been recently covered in a Sony Legacy CD and Rushing's small group efforts will be part of a Mosaic Select on Lester Young.
Unlike some other Mosaic packages, this set is presented out of chronological order. By doing this, we were able to weave together the solo piano, blues and small group boogie woogie and make it a more listenable set.

LIMITED EDITION: 5,000 SETS

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  • Barcode: 886971301823

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Rob7

Rob7

January 19, 2014
Description from Mosaic website:
"When it comes to boogie woogie, Meade Lux Lewis, Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson and Jimmy Yancey are the innovative pantheon and some of their finest performances are represented here. Later interpreters like Freddie Slack, Kenny Kersey, Teddy Wilson, and Mary Lou Williams are also included.
To compliment this unique art form, we've included some classic piano and vocal blues to the mix. In addition to blues masters Jimmy Yancey and Cripple Clarence Lofton (with guitarist Big Bill Broonzy), we've added the great blues shouter Joe Turner accompanied by Ammons, Lewis and Johnson as well as two almost forgotten OKeh sessions: Joe Sullivan's Café Society Orchestra and the Benny Carter All-Star Orchestra date.

These classic boogie woogie and blues piano sides recorded for Victor and Columbia during the years 1935 and 1941 are finally under one roof. Although many were initially released as singles and many were housed together in early album form, much of this material has never been issued on CD."