Regal Records: Live In New Orleans
Various Artists - Specialty Records
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- by Jimmy Scott ~ Lost & Found ~ $13.25
- Released: October 22, 1991
- Originally Released: 1991
- Label: Specialty
- 1.All Of Me
- 2.When Your Lover Has Gone
- 3.Everybody's Somebody's Fool
- 4.The Lonliest House On The Street
- 5.Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere
- 6.Dueling Tenors
- 7.Body And Soul
- 8.Band Intro
- 9.Flying Home
Personnel: Little Jimmy Scott, Paul Gayten, John Hunt, Ray Abrams, Numa "Poe Wee" Moore, Teddy Brannon, Thomas Legange, Wesley Landis.
Personnel: Sam Butera, Ray Abrams (tenor saxophone); John Hunt (trumpet); Teddy Brannon (piano).
Audio Remixers: Malcolm Addey; Michael Cuscuna.
Liner Note Author: Billy Vera.
Recording information: Rip's Playhouse, New Orleans, LA (1951).
Unknown Contributor Roles: Numa Moore; Sam Butera; Teddy Brannon; John Hunt ; Ray Abrams.
Little Jimmy Scott's stint as vocalist with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra put him on the musical map. He next signed on with bandleader Paul Gayten. This live set features Gayten's band and was recorded in 1951 in New Orleans at Rip's Playhouse. Scott's voice is a constant marvel, and the set choices and the live ambiance of the club make palpable the experience of witnessing a regional band performing in front of a hometown crowd. Though recorded on just one microphone, the performance is lively and rich with character. Scott and the band play a mix of then-recognizable standards and more contemporary numbers. Scott sings five of the album's songs and tenor saxophonist Sam Butera also guests on two instrumental selections.
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