Label: Columbia Special Products - JEE 22007 • Series: Epic Encore Series - JEE 22007 • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation, Reissue, Mono Gatefold • Country: US • Genre: Jazz • Style: Swing, Big Band
Post a Comment. Sunday, July 10, Chu Berry Jam - Some years ago Limehouse Blues - Chu Berry And His Stompy Stevedores - Chu Mosaic label released a box set devoted to the Columbia and Victor sessions featuring Chu Berry in various settings worth looking for.
In all, 16 sides from these sessions were released and later re-issued in the Chronogical Classics series shown below. My Limehouse Blues - Chu Berry And His Stompy Stevedores - Chu from this session are the instrumental versions of Indiana and Limehouse Blues, inserted below from uploaded YouTube audio-videos. In his Solography on Chu Berry, Jan Evensmo had this comment on the March 23, session: " Although some music is good, the general result is not what one should expect from this group.
The main reason may be that the rhythm section is too heavy. On neither side a satisfying easy rhythmic balance is achieved. As the band title indicates, Im Leaving It All Up To You - The Osmonds, Donny Osmond, Donny & Marie Osmond, Marie Osmond - Osmon is simply "stompy" swing music without ambitions.
Columbia - Chuberry Jam The second session for Variety was scheduled on September 10, and again yielded four issued sides. Again Jan Evensmo is not too enthusiastic with this session, he writes in his Solography: " Chu's second session under his own leadership, with musicians from Cab Calloway's band, is, like the first, not wholly successful. The rhythm section, which does such an excellent job with the full orchestra, is in this context much too heavy and without swing.
There are no ambitions behind this music, though the idea is probably to make simple and solid music, and, as such, it is in many ways both efficient and enjoyable. I would also presume it had a wide public appeal. Two up-tempo tunes, Sittin' In and 46 West 52 - actually a rendition of Sweet Georgia Brown are high quality swing, while the ballad versions of Stardust and Body And Soul leap to a sentimental level, here I fully agree with Evensmo's opinon.
The two first mentioned are inserted below. All sides presented in this small review are re-issued at the above shown Chronogical Classics CD. Jan Evensmo's Chu Berry Solography is free accessible as a pdf.
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