King Pleasure Golden Days
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- Released: May 14, 1991
- Originally Released: 1991
- Label: OJC
Down Beat - 19604 Stars - Very Good - "..These lyrics are a natural evolution of the jazz culture and a pure delight to hear...Pleasure's "Moody's Mood" and "Parker's Mood" have already entered into the folk mythology of jazz.."
- 1.Moody's Mood for Love
- 2.The New Symphony Sid
- 3.Don't Worry About Me
- 4.Little Boy, Don't Get Scared
- 5.Parker's Mood
- 6.Golden Days
- 7.Tomorrow Is Another Day
- 8.No, Not Much
- 9.All of Me
Personnel: King Pleasure (vocals); Teddy Edwards, Harold Land (tenor saxophone); Matthew Gee (trombone); Gerald Wiggins (piano); Wilfred Middlebrooks (bass); Earl Palmer (drums).
Recorded in Hollywood, California on June 20, 1960. Originally released on Hi Fi Jazz (425). Includes original liner notes by King Pleasure.
Digitally remastered by Phil De Lancie (1991, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
Personnel: King Pleasure (vocals); Harold Land, Teddy Edwards (tenor saxophone); Matthew Gee (trombone); Gerald Wiggins (piano); Earl Palmer (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Phil DeLancie.
Recording information: Hollywood, CA (06/14/1960).
Unknown Contributor Roles: Wilfred Middlebrooks; Gerald Wiggins; Harold Land; Matthew Gee; Teddy Edwards.
Arranger: Gerald Wiggins.
This CD reissue (one of three King Pleasure sets that together contain all of his recordings) has an LP-length session from 1960 (originally put out by HiFi Jazz) that is dominated by spirited remakes of past glories. The vocalese singer revisits such songs as "Moody's Mood for Love," "Don't Get Scared," and "Parker's Mood" with the assistance of tenors Teddy Edwards and Harold Land and pianist Gerald Wiggins. Worth picking up, although the other two King Pleasure releases are generally on a higher and more creative level. ~ Scott Yanow
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