Gennett Jazz 1922-1930 (4-CD)
by Various Artists

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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Released: November 10, 2009
  • Originally Released: 2009
  • Label: JSP Records

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Eccentric - Friars Society Orchestra
  • 2.Farewell Blues - Friars Society Orchestra
  • 3.Discontented Blues - Friars Society Orchestra
  • 4.Bugle Call Blues - Friars Society Orchestra
  • 5.Panama - Friars Society Orchestra
  • 6.Tiger Rag - Friars Society Orchestra
  • 7.Boo Hoo Hoo
  • 8.Tiger Rag
  • 9.Stop Your Kidding - Ladd's Black Aces
  • 10.You've Got to See Your Mama Every Night - Ladd's Black Aces
  • 11.Runnin' Wild - Ladd's Black Aces
  • 12.Nobody's Sweetheart - Ladd's Black Aces
  • 13.Unfortunate Blues - Ladd's Black Aces
  • 14.Jazz Me Blues - The Wolverine Orchestra
  • 15.Oh Baby - The Wolverine Orchestra
  • 16.Copenhagen - The Wolverine Orchestra
  • 17.Riverboat Shuffle - The Wolverine Orchestra
  • 18.Susie - The Wolverine Orchestra
  • 19.Sensation - The Wolverine Orchestra
  • 20.Lazy Daddy - The Wolverine Orchestra
  • 21.Big Boy - The Wolverine Orchestra
  • 22.Swingin' Down the Lane
  • 23.Slue Foot
  • 24.Bringing Home the Bacon - Windy City Jazzers
  • 25.Hot Mittens - Bucktown Five
  • 26.Charley My Boy
  • 27.Steady Steppin' Papa

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Just Gone - King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
  • 2.Canal Street Blues - King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
  • 3.Mandy Lee Blues - King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
  • 4.I'm Going Away to Wear You off My Mind - King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
  • 5.Chimes Blues - King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
  • 6.Weather Bird Rag - King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
  • 7.Dipper Mouth Blues (Sugar Foot Stomp) - King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
  • 8.Froggie Moore - King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
  • 9.Snake Rag - King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
  • 10.King Porter (A Stomp) - Jelly Roll Morton
  • 11.New Orleans (Blues) Joys - Jelly Roll Morton
  • 12.Grandpa's Spells (A Stomp) - Jelly Roll Morton
  • 13.Kansas City Stomp - Jelly Roll Morton
  • 14.Wolverine Blues (Joys) - Jelly Roll Morton
  • 15.Pearls, The (A Stomp) - Jelly Roll Morton
  • 16.Terrible Blues - The Red Onion Jazz Babies
  • 17.Santa Claus Blues - The Red Onion Jazz Babies
  • 18.It's Breaking My Heart to Keep Away from You
  • 19.Ya Gotta Know How to Love
  • 20.Fourth Avenue Stomp
  • 21.Barbecue Blues (F Sharp Blues)
  • 22.Monte Carlo Joys - Vicksburg Blowers
  • 23.Twin Blues - Vicksburg Blowers
  • 24.Brown Jug Blues
  • 25.Bass Blues

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Nobody Knows the Way I Feel 'Dis Mornin' - Josephine Beatty
  • 2.Early Every Morn - Josephine Beatty
  • 3.Make That Gravel Fly - Hattie Snow
  • 4.Daddy What You Going to Do - Hattie Snow
  • 5.War Horse Mama - Josie Miles
  • 6.You Don't Know My Mind Blues - Josie Miles
  • 7.31st Street Blues - Josie Miles
  • 8.Pipe Dream Blues - Josie Miles
  • 9.I'm Drifting from You Blues
  • 10.A Woman Gets Tired of One Man All the Time
  • 11.How Could I Be Blue? - Elvira Johnson
  • 12.Numbers on the Brain - Elvira Johnson
  • 13.Blues Rode Me All Night Long - Bertha Ross
  • 14.Lost Man Blues - Bertha Ross
  • 15.You Used to Be Sugar Blues - Hattie Garland
  • 16.Strange Woman's Dream - Hattie Garland
  • 17.Wild Geese Blues - Alberta Jones
  • 18.Red Beans and Rice - Alberta Jones
  • 19.East Coast Blues - Lizzie Washington
  • 20.Working Man Blues - Lizzie Washington
  • 21.Fall or Summer Blues - Lizzie Washington
  • 22.Sport Model Mamma Blues - Lizzie Washington
  • 23.If You Want to Keep Your Daddy Home - Viola McCoy
  • 24.Laughin' Cryin' Blues - Viola McCoy
  • 25.Midnight Blues (A Wee Hour Chant) - Viola McCoy
  • 26.Triflin' Blues (Daddy Don't You Trifle on Me) - Viola McCoy

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.My Baby - State Street Ramblers
  • 2.Pleasure Mad - State Street Ramblers
  • 3.Oriental Man - State Street Ramblers
  • 4.Some Do and Some Don't - State Street Ramblers
  • 5.Tack It Down - State Street Ramblers
  • 6.Endurance Stomp - State Street Ramblers
  • 7.Yearning and Blue - State Street Ramblers
  • 8.Someday You'll Know - State Street Ramblers
  • 9.Pass the Jug - Frank Melrose
  • 10.Jelly Roll Stomp - Frank Melrose
  • 11.You've Got What I Want - Irene Scruggs
  • 12.My Back to the Wall - Irene Scruggs
  • 13.Make Me Know It
  • 14.Mandy
  • 15.Hum All Your Troubles Away
  • 16.It's Tight Like That
  • 17.Some of These Days - George H. Tremer
  • 18.Spirit of '49 Rag - George H. Tremer
  • 19.Chicken Supper Strut - Triangle Harmony Boys
  • 20.Mississippi Shivers - Sidney Williams
  • 21.I Wonder Blues (I've Got the Wonder Blues) - Bailey's Lucky Seven
  • 22.Pick Me Up and Lay Me Down in Dear Old Dixieland - Bailey's Lucky Seven
  • 23.Who Loved You Best - Bailey's Lucky Seven
  • 24."E Flat" Blues (Sic)
  • 25.Original Charleston Strut
  • 26.Jazzin' Babies Blues
  • 27.Twelfth Street Rag

Product Description:

Personnel: W.E. Burton (vocals, kazoo, washboard); Perry Smith (vocals, clarinet, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Fess Williams (vocals, clarinet, alto saxophone); Hattie Snow, Elvira Johnson, Hattie Garland, Alberta Jones, Irene Scruggs, Lizzie Washington, Josie Miles, Alberta Hunter, Viola McCoy, Bertha Ross (vocals); Tony Colucci (guitar, banjo); George Thomas , Henry Moon, Willie B. James (guitar); Dick Johnson, Bobby Davis (banjo, clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, piano, drums); Tommy Fellini, Maurice Mays, Zack Whyte & His Chocolate Beau Brummels, Bob Gillette, Buddy Christian , Carl Bunch, Harry Reser, Ferman Tapp , Paul Anthony George, Bill Johnson (banjo); Ed Smalle, Vernon Dalhart (kazoo); Joe Britton (clarinet, soprano saxophone, trombone); Sidney Bechet (clarinet, soprano saxophone); Arnold Brillhardt, Larry Abbott, Jimmy Hartwell (clarinet, alto saxophone); Morris Dixon (clarinet, tenor saxophone); Baldy McDonald, Jimmy Lytell, Johnny Dodds, Buster Bailey (clarinet); Teddy Hill (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Natty Dominique (alto saxophone, cornet); Loring McMurray (alto saxophone, piano, drums); Jack Pettis (tenor saxophone, C-melody saxophone); Al Sears (tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Adrian Rollini (baritone saxophone); Dewey Neal (bass saxophone); Phil Napoleon (trumpet, trombone); Hymie Farberman, Syd Valentine, Tommy Gott, Harry Gluck, Bill Moore Lucky Seven Band, George Temple, Bubber Whyte, Red Nichols, Sy Oliver (trumpet); Bix Beiderbecke (cornet, piano); Fred Rollison, Joe Smith , Charlie Gaines, Louis Armstrong, Muggsy Spanier, Paul Mares (cornet); Jerry Bump, George Brunies, Floyd Brady, Guy Carey, Al Gande, Miff Mole, Charlie Irvis (trombone); Hank Duncan, Dick Voynow, Harry Perrella, Curtis Hitch, Elmer Schoebel, Fletcher Henderson, George H. Tremer, Frank Melrose, Frank Signorelli, Charles Booker , William L. Pearson, Vance Patterson, Herman Chittison, Slick Helms, Sidney Williams, Irving Brodsky, Henry Duncan, Mel Stitzel, Jelly Roll Morton, Jimmy Blythe, Lil Armstrong, Lil Hardin, Porter Grainger (piano); Frank Snyder, Jack Roth, Ivory Johnson, Ralph Bedell, Cliff C. Jones, Baby Dodds, Vic Moore (drums).
Liner Note Author: Pat Harrison.
Recording information: Birmingham, AL (03/09/1922-08/30/1930); Chicago, IL (03/09/1922-08/30/1930); New York, NY (03/09/1922-08/30/1930); Richmond, IN (03/09/1922-08/30/1930); St. Paul, MN (03/09/1922-08/30/1930).
Directors: Husk O'Hare; Dick Voynow; Curtis Hitch; Elmer Schoebel; Zack Whyte & His Chocolate Beau Brummels; Ezra Buzzington's Rustic Revelers; Fess Williams; Frank Bunch; Sam Lanin.
Arranger: Elmer Schoebel.
Great Britain's JSP imprint is well-known for its often-exhaustive boxed sets, for single as well as multiple artists, and this one, which covers the Gennett imprint form Indiana in the 1920s, is no exception. While this box doesn't include the complete catalog of the legendary (if little known by all but early jazz collectors) imprint, it does offer a massive sampling of the 1,250 records they released between the label's founding in 1922 right on through to its final releases in 1930. Some of the artists represented here include King Oliver, the Friars Society Orchestra, Watson's Pullman Porters, Josephine Beatty, Bailey's Lucky Seven, the Bucktown Five, Ladd's Black Aces, Alberta Hunter, Jelly Roll Morton, and the Red Onion Jazz Babies, to name a few. This set is basically a must for fans of early jazz. It marks the very first time many of the selections have appeared on CD, and is the first such compilation of the label in a digital format. JSP releases are all remastered, and fully annotated with discographical information, and this one is no exception. There is a fine historical liner essay by Pat Harrison, as well. ~ Thom Jurek
JSP Records

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  • UPC: 788065906221
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