Jimmy Yancey The Complete Recorded Works, Volume 3: 1943-1950
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- by Jimmy Yancey ~ The Unissued 1951 Yancey Wire Recordings (Live) ~ $15.16
- Released: February 1, 1992
- Label: Document
- 1.White Sox Stomp
- 2.Eternal Blues
- 3.I Received a Letter
- 4.Yancey Special
- 5.Midnight Stomp
- 6.Make Me a Pallet on the Floor
- 7.Shave 'Em Dry
- 8.At the Window
- 9.Make Me a Pallet on the Floor
- 10.The Yancey Special
- 11.Assembly Call Boogie
- 12.Barber Shop Rag
- 13.Everlasting Blues
- 14.Keep a Knockin'
- 15.Jimmy's Goodnight Blues
- 16.Everybody's Rag
- 17.Twelfth Street Rag
- 18.Hobo Rag
- 19.Ecstatic Rag
Personnel: Jimmy Yancey (piano, harmonium); Alonzo Yancey (piano); Estella "Mama" Yancey (vocals).
Includes liner notes by Konrad Nowakowski.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Personnel: Jimmy Yancey (piano, harmonium); Estella Yancey (vocals, accordion); Alonzo Yancey (piano).
Liner Note Author: Konrad Nowakowski.
Recording information: Chicago, IL (12/??/1943-12/23/1950).
The third of three CDs tracing the recording career of the unique boogie-woogie pianist Jimmy Yancey, whose subtlety could often result in some dramatic music, completes his December 1943 session and also has his December 23, 1950 solo set; his final recordings from July 1951 are available on an Atlantic release. The 1943 titles, three of which were previously unreleased, include two with Mama Yancey's vocals (Jimmy switches to harmonium on one) and are highlighted by "White Sox Stomp," "Yancey Special," and two versions of "Make Me a Pallet on the Floor." After the six fine titles from 1950, this CD finishes off with the only four numbers that Jimmy's older brother, the more ragtime-oriented Alonzo Yancey, ever recorded. Although his style was different, on "Ecstatic Rag" Alonzo does sound a bit like Jimmy. All three of these Document CDs, plus the Atlantic set, are highly recommended and preferable to the piecemeal domestic Bluebird reissues. ~ Scott Yanow
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