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Various – Gennett Jazz – 4 CD

22,50 18,15

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Ladd's Black Aces, Vicksburg Blowers, Windy City Jazzers, Kentucky Blowers, Jelly Roll Morton, Ezra Buzzington's Rustic Revellers, Hattie Garland, Wolverine Orchestra, King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band, Porter's Blue Devils, Jelly James & His Fewsicians, Frank Bunch & His Fuzzy Wuzzies, Red Onion Jazz Babies, Elvira Johnson, Zach Whites Chocolate Beau Brummels, Josephine Beatty, Richard M Jones, Fess Williams Royal Flush Orchestra and many more.

Anyone who has seen the brilliant DVD "Dangerous Man Blues" will recall Joe Bussard stating flatly that all jazz ended in 1932 and the stuff we've listened since ‘just ain't jazz, they might call it jazz but it's not jazz'. The more I hear of this stuff - the more I agree. This original golden era jazz is roaring, inventive and hot and is performed with imagination and verve by some tremendous musicians.

This new JSP box is a sister album to the big selling Paramount Jazz (JSP960) and like that set, it contains some truly terrific pre-war jazz by legendary musicians of the genre. The 105 tracks are taken from the famous Joe Bussard collection and the range of talent presented is extraordinary with the likes of Miff Mole, Bix Beiderbecke, Adrian Rollini, Jimmy Blythe, Red Nichols, Lil & Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Fletcher Henderson, Johnny Dodds, Buster Bailey, Baby Dodds and James Johnson all appearing as sidemen. Tunes by, for example, Bix Beiderbecke and The Wolverine Orchestra or Louis Armstrong with the Creole Jazz Band, are saturated with an energy and passion that we miss none of now that technology has caught up with the amount of info captured in a 78rpm record. We can hear exactly how revolutionary these bands were for the times and it's mind-boggling.

As you'd expect, the big boys deliver some fine moments - King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band playing Snake Rag with Johnny Dodd's clarinet warbling alongside Armstrong's cornet then there's Bix storming along on the Wolverines eight tracks. But as always, the obscurities never fail to please with some great moments by The Happy Harmonists, Friar's Society Orchestra, Frank Bunch And His Fuzzy Wuzzies and the blues girls Edna Johnson, Viola McCoy and Elvira Johnson. It's all glorious stuff.

Gennett Jazz is another cracking boxset of vintage jazz from JSP with the special low JSP price tag. With Pat Harrison's usual enlightening sleeve notes - what more could you ask for?

Track Listing:

CD 1
Friars Society Orchestra: 1. Eccentric - 2:54   2. Farewell Blues - 2:39   3. Discontented - 2:39   4. Bugle Call - 2:19 5. Panama - 2:36   6. Tiger Rag - 2:27  Husk O'Hare's Super Orchestra Of Chicago: 7. Boo Hoo Hoo - 2:40   8. Tiger Rag - 2:32   Ladd's Black Aces: 9. Stop Your Kidding - 3:06   10. You've Got to See Your Mama Every Night - 2:35   11. Runnin' Wild - 2:55   12. Nobody's Sweetheart - 3:00   13. Unfortunate Blues - 3:10   The Wolverine Orchestra: 14. Jazz Me Blues - 2:46   15. Oh Baby - 2:18   16. Copenhagen - 2:31   17. Riverboat Shuffle - 2:34   18. Susie - 2:38   19. Sensation - 2:40   20. Lazy Daddy - 2:47   21. Big Boy - 2:52   Lanin's Famous Players: 22. Swingin' Down the Lane - 2:43   California Vagabonds: 23. Slue Foot 3:06   Windy City Jazzers: 24. Bringing Home the Bacon - 2:52   Bucktown Five: 25. Hot Mittens  2:52   Kentucky Blowers: 26. Charley My Boy 2:59  The Happy Harmonists: 27. Steady Steppin' Papa - 2:35

CD 2
King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band: 1. Just Gone - 2:45   2. Canal Street Blues - 2:31   3. Mandy Lee - 2:10   4. I'm Going Away to Wear You off My Mind - 2:51   5. Chimes Blues - 2:54   6. Weather Bird Rag - 2:44   7. Dipper Mouth Blues (Sugar Foot Stomp) - 2:35   8. Froggie Moore - 3:03   9. Snake Rag - 2:58   Jelly Roll Morton: 10. King Porter (A Stomp) - 2:37   11. New Orleans (Blues) - 2:45   12. Grandpa's Spells (A Stomp) - 2:35   13. Kansas City Stomp - 2:56   14. Wolverine Blues (Joys) - 3:23   15. The Pearls (A Stomp) - 3:13   The Red Onion Jazz Babies: 16. Terrible Blues - 2:53   17. Santa Claus Blues - 2:45   Fess Williams & His Royal Flush Orchestra: 18. It's Breaking My Heart to Keep Away from You - 3:10   19. Ya Gotta Know How to Love 3:03   Frank Bunch & His Fuzzy Wuzzies: 20. Fourth Avenue Stomp 3:13   Watson's Pullman Porters: 21. Barbecue Blues (F Sharp Blues) 2:40   Vicksburg Blowers: 22. Monte Carlo Joys - 3:06   23. Twin Blues - 3:01 Ezra Buzzington's Rustic Reviellers: 24. Brown Jug Blues - 2:57   25. Bass Blues 2:35

CD 3
Josephine Beatty: 1. Nobody Knows the Way I Feel 'Dis Mornin' - 2:54   2. Early Every Morn - 2:56   Hattie Snow: 3. Make That Gravel Fly - 2:50   4. Daddy What You Going to Do - 2:51   Josie Miles: 5. War Horse Mama - 2:56   6. You Don't Know My Mind Blues  - 3:08   7. 31st Street Blues - 2:53   8. Pipe Dream Blues - 3:20   Edna Johnson: 9. I'm Drifting from You Blues 2:31   10. A Woman Gets Tired of One Man All the Time 3:01   Elvira Johnson: 11. How Could I Be Blue? - 3:00   12. Numbers on the Brain - 3:06   Bertha Ross: 13. Blues Rode Me All Night Long - 3:19   14. Lost Man Blues - 2:55   Hattie Garland: 15. You Used to Be Sugar Blues - 3:22   16. Strange Woman's Dream - 3:22   Alberta Jones: 17. Wild Geese Blues - 2:59   18. Red Beans and Rice - 2:49   Lizzie Washington: 19. East Coast Blues - 2:35   20. Working Man Blues - 3:00   21. Fall or Summer Blues - 2:48   22. Sport Model Mamma Blues - 2:29   Viola McCoy: 23. If You Want to Keep Your Daddy Home - 3:07   24. Laughin' Cryin' Blues - 3:03   25. Midnight Blues (A Wee Hour Chant) - 3:11   26. Triflin' Blues (Daddy Don't You Trifle on Me) - 2:51

CD 4
State Street Ramblers: 1. My Baby - 2:42   2. Pleasure Mad - 3:14   3. Oriental Man - 2:42   4. Some Do and Some Don't - 3:21   5. Tack It Down - 2:59   6. Endurance Stomp - 2:47   7. Yearning and Blue - 3:24   8. Someday You'll Know - 2:47   Frank Melrose: 9. Pass the Jug  2:41   10. Jelly Roll Stomp - 2:37   Irene Scruggs: 11. You've Got What I Want - 2:50   12. My Back to the Wall - 2:51  Jelly James & His Fewsicians: 13. Make Me Know It - 3:09   Zach White's Chocolate Beau Brummels: 14. Mandy - 3:00   15. Hum All Your Troubles Away - 3:03   16. It's Tight Like That - 2:51   George H. Tremer: 17. Some of These Days - 2:49   18. Spirit of '49 Rag - 2:44   Triangle Harmony Boys: 19. Chicken Supper Strut - 2:42   Sidney Williams: 20. Mississippi Shivers - 2:45   Bailey's Lucky Seven: 21. I Wonder Blues (I've Got the Wonder Blues) - 2:53   22. Pick Me Up and Lay Me Down in Dear Old Dixieland - 3:03   23. Who Loved You Best - 2:59   Porter's Blue Devils: 24. "E Flat" Blues (sic) 3:08   25. Original Charleston Strut 2:44   Richard M. Jones: 26. Jazzin' Babies Blues - 2:46 27. Twelfth Street Rag - 2:55

Reviews:

1. AllMusic - Thom Jurek
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.

 

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