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The Other Parlophones 1951-1954

  • 1. Take a Note from the South
    2. Open House
    3. Hook, Line and Sinker
    4. Backroom Joys
    5. Apples Be Ripe
    6. Midnight Creep
    7. Small Hour Fantasy
    8. Sweet Muscatel
    9. Get It
    10. Stay with It
    11. Ugly Duckling
    12. Friendless Blues
    13. Fat Tuesday
    14. Original Jelly Roll Blues
    15. King Porter Stomp
    16. London Blues
    17. Mike's Tangana
    18. Ain't Misbehavin'
    19. Beale Street Blues
    20. Georgia on My Mind
    21. Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams
    22. Muskrat Ramble
    23. Mamzelle Josephine
    24. Mainly Traditional
    25. Oh! Dad
    26. Ace in the Hole
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 22067

  • Credits

    Personnel: Humphrey Lyttelton (clarinet, trumpet, flugelhorn); Freddy Legon (vocals, guitar, banjo); Marie Bryant (vocals); Norman "Bud" Baker (guitar, banjo); Fitzroy Coleman, Denny Wright (guitar); Brylo Ford (cuatro); Wally Fawkes (clarinet, bass clarinet); Don Roberts (clarinet, tenor saxophone); Freddy Grant (clarinet); Lazy Ade Monsborough (alto saxophone, claves, wood block); Bertie King, Bruce Turner (alto saxophone); Roger Bell (trumpet, washboard); Johnny Sangster (trumpet); Deryck Bentley (trombone, maracas); George Chisholm, John Picard, Keith Christie (trombone); Lou Silbereisen (tuba); Graeme Bell (piano, celesta); Mike McKenzie, Johnny Parker (piano); Leslie Weeks (drums, congas, bongos); George Hopkinson (drums, washboard); Eric Delaney (drums); George Roberts III (congas, cowbells, maracas); George Walter (claves, maracas).
    Liner Note Author: John Norris.
    Recording information: London, England (11/06/1951-12/02/1954).
    The phrase "trad jazz" is officially applied to the old-fashioned sort of New Orleans-inspired music that was cooked up by British traditionalists during the 1950s and 1960s. Sackville's delightful The Other Parlophones 1951-1954 is one definitive trad jazz compilation. This Humphrey Lyttelton material holds up marvelously when compared with Lu Watters & His Yerba Buena Jazz Band, Bob Scobey's Frisco Band, or even Kid Ory's Good Time Jazz recordings from the mid-'50s. A number of the songs heard on this disc were composed by trumpeter Lyttelton, pianist Graeme Bell, banjoist Norman "Bud" Baker, and other bandmembers. There's also quite a dose of bedrock classic jazz material composed by W.C. Handy, Jelly Roll Morton, Kid Ory, Fats Waller, and Hoagy Carmichael. Note the presence of vocalist Marie Bryant on "Ain't Misbehavin'," "Beale Street Blues," "Georgia on My Mind," and "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams." Although she possessed a lovely voice, she made hardly any recordings -- her entire legacy consists of these four tracks, two 78-rpm sides from the 1940s, a calypso date for the Lyragon label, and her appearance in the 1994 film Jammin' the Blues. Speaking of calypso, "Original Jelly Roll Blues" and "King Porter Stomp" are both rendered in a manner worthy of a Mardi Gras celebration as the percussionists play bongos, congas, maracas, and claves. Indeed, the Caribbean flavor of New Orleans music is lovingly conveyed in a rhumba called "Apples Be Ripe"; a calypso celebration of "Fat Tuesday"; a tango-habaera exercise by pianist Mike McKenzie entitled "Mike's Tangana," and "Mamzelle Josephine," a delicious island dance number sung in Creole French and closely patterned on "Salee Dame," an authentic New Orleans recording made in 1947 by Albert Nicholas, James P. Johnson, Danny Barker, Pops Foster, and Freddie Moore. Lyttelton's version is a mighty close cover. Altogether an outstanding reissue bringing together for the first time the early-'50s recordings of the Bell-Lyttelton Jazz Nine; Lazy Ade's Late Hour Boys; the Bell-Lyttelton Jazz Twelve; the Bell-Lyttelton Jazz Ten; the Bell-Lyttelton Jazz Nine; the Grant-Lyttelton Paseo Jazz Band; Marie Bryant with the Mike McKenzie Quartet, and Humphrey Lyttelton with the Melody Maker All Stars. First-rate old-fashioned entertainment! ~ arwulf arwulf

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