- Number of Discs: 2
- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 2000
- Label: Collectables Records
- Original Album #1: Atlantic 1552 (1968)
- Original Album #2: Atlantic 1570 (1969)
Description by OLDIES.com:
This de Paris "outing" from 1968 is uniquely complemented by an album by Yank Lawson and Bob Haggart. Former members of Bob Crosby's band, Bob Haggart and Yank Lawson are joined by Billy Butterfield, and together they shine on jazz standards and originals on this live recording made in 1969 at the famous Roosevelt Grill in Chicago.
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 1.Over & Over Again (Version 1)
- 2.Table Thumper's Rag
- 3.Wabash Blues
- 4.Careless Love
- 5.Royal Garden Blues
- 6.Watching Dreams Go By
- 7.Goodnight Irene
- 9.Would You Care
- 10.Just A Closer Walk With Thee
- 11.How Ya Gonna Keep 'em Down On The Farm (After They've Seen Paris)
- 12.Basin Street Blues
- 13.Over & Over Again (Version 1)
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 1.That's A Plenty
- 2.Five Point Blues
- 3.My Honey's Lovin Arms
- 4.Black And Blue
- 5.That D Minor Thing
- 6.Royal Garden Blues
- 7.Come Back Sweet Papa
- 8.Under The Moonlight Starlight Blue
- 10.New Orleans
- 11.The Jazz Me Blues
Originally released on 2 separate LPs: Wilbur De Paris: OVER & OVER AGAIN (1968)/Yank Lawson & Bob Haggart: LIVE AT THE ROOSEVELT GRILL (1970).
/Yank Lawson & Bob Haggart.
Includes liner notes by Rudi Blesh and George T. Simon.
OVER AND OVER AGAIN:
Personnel: Wilbur De Paris (trombone); Omer Simeon (soprano saxophone, clarinet); Rudy Rutherford (baritone saxophone, clarinet); Sidney De Paris (trumpet, cornet, tuba); Doc Cheatham (trumpet); Garvin Bushell (clarinet, bassoon); Wilbert Kirk (harmonica, drums); Sonny White (piano); John Smith (guitar, banjo); Lee Blair (banjo); Hayes Alvis (bass).
Producer: Nesuhi Ertegun.
Engineers: Phil Ramone, Tom Dowd.
Recorded at A&R Studios and Atlantic Recording Studios, New York, New York. Originally released on Atlantic (1552).
LIVE AT THE ROOSEVELT GRILL:
Personnel: Yank Lawson (trumpet); Bob Haggart (bass); Bob Wilbur (soprano saxophone, clarinet); Bud Freeman (tenor saxophone); Billy Butterfield (trumpet, flugelhorn); Vic Dickenson, Lou McGarity (trombone); Ralph Sutton (piano); Gus Johnson Jr. (drums).
Producer: Nesuhi Ertegun.
Engineers: Phil Iehle, Gene Paul.
Recorded live at the Roosevelt Grill, New York, New York on April 17 & 18, 1970. Originally released on Atlantic (1570).
Personnel: Wilbur De Paris (trombone); John "BJ John" Smith (guitar, banjo); Lee Blair (banjo); Wilbert Kirk (harmonica, drums); Garvin Bushell (clarinet, bassoon); Omer Simeon, Bob Wilber (clarinet, soprano saxophone); Rudy Rutherford (clarinet, baritone saxophone); Bud Freeman (tenor saxophone); Billy Butterfield (trumpet, flugelhorn); Sidney DeParis (trumpet, tuba); Doc Cheatham, Yank Lawson (trumpet); Lou McGarity, Vic Dickenson (trombone); Sonny White (piano); Gus Johnson (drums).
Recording information: 06/30/1958-08/18/1970.
Two unrelated bands have an album apiece reissued in this CD set from Collectables. The Wilbur DeParis portion, which was originally released as Over and Over Again, features the band during 1958-1960 and has its last recordings plus a few earlier titles left out of other LPs. On most of the tunes, trombonist DeParis is joined by both Doc Cheatham and Sidney DeParis on trumpets and Garvin Bushell on clarinet and bassoon, though there are a few earlier titles that have Omer Simeon still on clarinet. The repertoire is typically intriguing, including "Table Thumpers Rag," Leadbelly's "Goodnight Irene," "How Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm?," and two versions of "Over and Over Again." The second half of this CD features the World's Greatest Jazz Band on their finest recording, live music from 1970 featuring trumpeters Yank Lawson and Billy Butterfield, tenor saxophonist Bud Freeman, Bob Wilber on clarinet and soprano, both Vic Dickenson and Lou McGarity on trombones, pianist Ralph Sutton, bassist Bob Haggart, and drummer Gus Johnson. The band never sounded better than on such numbers as "That's A-Plenty," "My Honey's Loving Arms," "Come Back Sweet Papa," and "The Jazz Me Blues." It is for the WGJB that this disc is particularly recommended, even if they get second billing. ~ Scott Yanow