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Paramount Jazz [Box]

  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Mabel's Dream - King Oliver
    2. Riverside Blues - King Oliver
    3. Buddy Habits - Charlie Straight
    4. Henpecked Blues - Charlie Straight
    5. Piggly Wiggly Blues - Windy Rhythm Kings
    6. South African Blues - Windy Rhythm Kings
    7. Roll Morton's Steamboat Four - Mr. Jelly Lord
    8. Steady Roll - Jelly Roll Morton's Stomp Kings
    9. Steppin' On The Blues - Lovie Austin & Her Blues Serenaders
    10. Traveling Blues - Lovie Austin & Her Blues Serenaders
    11. Charleston, South Carolina - Lovie Austin & Her Blues Serenaders
    12. Heebie Jeebies - Lovie Austin & Her Blues Serenaders
    13. Peepin' Blues - Lovie Austin & Her Blues Serenaders
    14. Chicago Mess Around - Lovie Austin & Her Serenaders
    15. Galion Stomp - Lovie Austin & Her Serenaders
    16. Rampart Street Blues - Lovie Austin & Her Serenaders
    17. Kentucky Man Blues - Ida Cox
    18. Death Letter Blues - Ida Cox
    19. Don't Blame Me - Ida Cox
    20. Scottle Me - Ida Cox
    21. Go Back Where You Stayed Last Right - Viola Bartlette
    22. Tennessee Blues - Viola Bartlette
    23. Dizzy Corners - Wisconsin U Skyrockets
    24. Postage Stamp - Wisconsin U Skyrockets
    25. Fat Mama Blue - Boyd Senter
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Shake 'Em Up - Clarence Williams & His Orchestra
    2. Jingles - Clarence Williams & His Orchestra
    3. New Down Home Rag - Clarence Williams & His Orchestra
    4. Squeeze Me - Clarence Williams & His Orchestra
    5. Hot Lovin' - Barrel House Five Orchestra
    6. Mama Stayed Out - Barrel House Five Orchestra
    7. Good Man Blues - Edna Taylor
    8. Jelly's Blues - Edna Taylor
    9. Death Sting Me Blues - Sara Martin
    10. Mistreating Man Blues - Sara Martin
    11. High Brown Blues - Lucille Hegamin
    12. State Street Blues - Lucille Hegamin
    13. Bumps, The - Jeanette & Her Synco Jazzers
    14. What's That Thing - Jeanette & Her Synco Jazzers
    15. Lot's O' Mama - Midway Garden Orchestra
    16. Sobbin' Blues - Midway Garden Orchestra
    17. Good Man Is Hard To Find, A - Bill Haid
    18. Doin' The Racoon - Bill Haid
    19. Jazz Me Blues - Charles Pierce & His Orchestra
    20. Sister kate - Charles Pierce & His Orchestra
    21. Don't Pan Me - Alberta Hunter
    22. Fogyism - Ida Cox
    23. New St. Louis Blues - Devine's Wisconsin Roof Orchestra
    24. Tiger Rag - Devine's Wisconsin Roof Orchestra
    25. Let Your Love Come Down - Bertha Henderson
    0. DISC 3:
    1. Black Bordered Letter - Bertha Henderson
    2. Six Thirty Blues - Bertha Henderson
    3. Phillips Street Stomp - Nelson's Paramount Serenaders
    4. Nelson Blues - Nelson's Paramount Serenaders
    5. New Orleans Breakdown - Nelson's Paramount Serenaders
    6. Coo Coo Stomp - Nelson's Paramount Serenaders
    7. Wicked, The (Dirty) Fives - Hannah Sylvester
    8. Brown Baby - Ethel Waters
    9. Ain't Gonna Marry - Ethel Waters
    10. Hop Off - Louisiana Stompers
    11. Rough House Blues - Louisiana Stompers
    12. Log Cabin Blues - Trixie Smith
    13. Voodoo Blues - Trixie Smith
    14. World's Jazz Crazy And So Am I, The - Trixie Smith
    15. Railroad Blues - Trixie Smith
    16. Back O' Town Blues - The Original Memphis Five
    17. St. Louis Gal - The Original Memphis Five
    18. Off To Buffalo - Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra
    19. Swamp Blues - Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra
    20. Kokola Blues - Madlyn Davis
    21. Winter Blues - Madlyn Davis
    22. Hot And Ready - Richard Jones & His Jazz Wizards
    23. Its A Low Down Thing - Harlem Harmony Kings
    24. Hard Time Blues - Harlem Harmony Kings
    25. John Henry Blues - Harlem Harmony Kings
    0. DISC 4:
    1. Ape Man - Blythe's Washboard Ragamuffins
    2. Your Folks - Blythe's Washboard Ragamuffins
    3. Pump Tillie - Blythe's Sinful Five
    4. Lovin' Been Here And Gone To The Mecca - Jimmy Blythe
    5. Mr.Freddie's Blues - Jimmy Blythe
    6. Elzadie's Policy Blues - Elzadie Robinson
    7. Pay Day Daddy Blues - Elzadie Robinson
    8. Kentucky Stomp - Dixie Four
    9. St.Louis Man - Dixie Four
    10. Midnight Strutters - Jimmy O'Bryant & The Famous Original Washboard Band
    11. Three J Blues - Jimmy O'Bryant & The Famous Original Washboard Band
    12. Stepppin' On The Gas - Jimmy O'Bryant & The Famous Original Washboard Band
    13. Clarinet Getaway - Jimmy O'Bryant & The Famous Original Washboard Band
    14. Back Alley Rub - Jimmy O'Bryant & The Famous Original Washboard Band
    15. Shake That Thing - Jimmy O'Bryant & The Famous Original Washboard Band
    16. It Must Be the Blues - Jasper Taylor
    17. Stomp Time Blues - Jasper Taylor
    18. Crazy Quilt - Dixon's Jazz Maniacs
    19. My Man Just Won't Don't - Dixon's Jazz Maniacs
    20. Harmony Blues - Preston Jackson
    21. It's Tight Jim - Preston Jackson
    22. Day Break Blues - Perry Bradford's Jazz Phools
    23. Fade Away Blues - Perry Bradford's Jazz Phools
    24. Thirty Fifth Street Blues - Jelly Roll Morton
    25. Southern Stomps, The - King Oliver
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): JSP960

  • Credits

    Working in collaboration with archivist Joe Bussard, the amazing JSP label has made large quantities of vintage music available in beautifully remastered and surprisingly affordable four-CD sets. Breaking Out of New Orleans documents the early northern migration of Crescent City jazz bands, while Gennett Jazz and Paramount Jazz each sample the thriving Chicago music scene during the '20s. Paramount Jazz forages even wider and deeper than the Gennett set, covering the years 1921-1929 with 100 titles credited to a profoundly diverse procession of singers and instrumentalists. For every familiar name like Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, Fletcher Henderson, Alberta Hunter, Ethel Waters and Ida Cox, there are dozens more who are well-worth investigating, regardless of how little or how much you think you know about this kind of music. For those who are so inclined, this reservoir of historic recordings may serve as a seed bed for individualized musicological research. Lovie Austin's Blues Serenaders, for example, was both the house band for Paramount Records and an important showcase for the talents of cornetist Tommy Ladnier and clarinetist Jimmy O'Bryant. Multi-instrumentalist Boyd Senter is often branded with the word "obscure", (a term that could be taken to mean "out of sight") but his presence in several early Jelly Roll Morton ensembles seems to bring him ever so slightly forward out of the shadows. As for the Wisconsin U Skyrockets, Charlie Straight's Orchestra, the Midway Garden Orchestra and Devine's Wisconsin Roof Orchestra, these charming dance bands work nicely as stylistic counterweights in the same package as Jeanette's Synco Jazzers, Vance Dixon's Jazz Maniacs, Perry Bradford's Jazz Phools, Jasper Taylor & His State Street Boys, Preston Jackson & His Uptown Band, and Jimmy Blythe's Washboard Ragamuffins. Note that JSP has also released Paramount Masters, a survey of classic early blues, and Paramount Old Time Recordings, a tour of early white rural and hillbilly music. Each compilation in the JSP catalog is intended as both an introduction to and a celebration of the musicians and their music. None of these sets are exclusively designed or narrowly recommended for specialists and connoisseurs. The Gennett Jazz anthology's copious explanatory notes, the inclusion of well-known classic jazz recordings that most experienced early jazz lovers are sure to already own, and the absence of alternate takes are clearly in line with JSP's mission to make historic recordings accessible to anyone who wants to dive in and experience music played and heard so very long ago. The fact that the Paramount Jazz box is richly stocked with a higher percentage of rare material makes it all the more exciting and entertaining for experts and newcomers alike. ~ arwulf arwulf

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