Bill Jennings is recognized today as a guitar master. He started playing the ukulele at an early age and switched to guitar since he wanted to be taken seriously. A long-time member of Louis Jordan's Tympany Five, Jenning's versatility made him an in-demand recording artist. On this tour de force, he is backed by saxophone and rhythm. This disc also contains unreleased tracks and from piano great Ray Bryant (and his trio), Tiny Grimes, and Jennings.
1.Stompin' With Bill
3.You Came A Long Way From St. Louis
5.Stompin' With Bill
6.St. Louis Blues
7.Frankie And Johnnie Boogie
8.Real Choice Blues
9.I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
11.Flat Foot Floogie
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Personnel includes: Bill Jennings, Tiny Grimes, Ray Bryant.
Includes liner notes by Dave Penny.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Gay Crosse; Dave Penny; Ray Bryant; Tiny Grimes; Bill Davis ; Bill Jennings.
These five titles (circa mid-'50s) by guitarist Jennings originally came from the Gotham label. The disc also has five Ray Bryant Trio, two Tiny Grimes (g), one Billy Davis, and one Gay Crosse from the same period and the same source. The quality varies but all the music is rare, and there are interesting moments in much of it. ~ Bob Porter