King Oliver Complete Victors, Volume 2
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by Jelly Roll Morton ~ Rarities - Rare Band & Blues Sides $15.39
- Released: June 19, 2007
- Originally Released: 2007
- Label: Frog Uk
- 1.Frankie & Johnny
- 2.New Orleans Shout
- 3.St. James Infirmary
- 4.When You're Smiling
- 5.I Must Have It
- 6.Rhythm Club Stomp (Curwiship Glide)
- 7.You're Just My Type
- 9.Boogie Woogie
- 10.Mule Face Blues
- 11.Struggle Buggy
- 12.Don't You Think I Love You
- 14.Shake It and Break It
- 15.Stingeree Blues
- 16.What's the Use of Living Without Love?
- 17.You Were Only Passing Time With Me
- 18.Nelson Stomp
- 19.Stealing Love
Personnel: Joe "King" Oliver, Dave Nelson & the King's Men (vocals, trumpet); Frank Marvin, George Bias (vocals); Arthur Taylor (guitar, banjo); Carroll Dickerson (violin); Roy Smeck (harmonica); Bobby Holmes (clarinet, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Walter Wheeler, Hilton Jefferson, Glyn Paque (clarinet, alto saxophone); Henry "Red" Allen, Bubber Miley (trumpet); Jimmy Archey (trombone); Eric Franker, Henry Duncan, Don Frye, Sammy Davis, Jr. (piano); Fred Moore, Edmund Jones (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Ted Kendall.
Liner Note Author: John Capes.
Recording information: 44th Street Studio, New York, NY (12/30/1929-09/19/1930); 46th Street Studio, New York, NY (12/30/1929-09/19/1930); Liederkranz Hall, New York, NY (12/30/1929-09/19/1930); RCA Studio, Camden, NJ (12/30/1929-09/19/1930); Studio 1, New York, NY (12/30/1929-09/19/1930); Studio 2, New York, NY (12/30/1929-09/19/1930).
Director: W.W. Watson.
This set features some of Joe "King" Oliver's later 1930 recordings for the Victor Talking Machine Company. Though in the early '20s Oliver had employed artists of the caliber of the trumpeter Louis Armstrong and the clarinetist and saxophonist Johnny Dodds, by the turn of the decade these performers were long gone, and the bandleader was suffering from a painful gum disease which made stand-ins necessary for most of his solos. However, his acumen in choosing talented musicians is still very much apparent in the performances of such figures as the pianist James P. Johnson and the trumpeters Bubber Miley and Henry "Red" Allen. Highlights include the classic "St. James Infirmary" and a spirited version of "Frankie and Johnny."
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