Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Various Artists - Blues Groove


Blues Groove
256+ VBR LAME mp3
Vinyl rip & scans from Fontana 688 106 ZL

A 1961 collection
on UK label Fontana of material licensed from Pacific Jazz, this is a boss assortment of soul jazz from some of the best players in the scene. According to Dusty Groove, "Red Shirt" was never released on an album and is exclusively available here and on the Pacifc Jazz compilation This Is The Blues Volume 1. That's corroborated by the PacJazz discography where it is credited to Edwards 7, which seems to be an ad hoc septet built around Teddy Edwards as no members of his Octet were involved. Below is a list of all the stellar musicians involved but be sure to check the back cover scan for the lineups to each track.

1 Edwards 7 - Red Shirt
2 L
es McCann - Oatmeal (from Les McCann in New York [Pacific Jazz ST-45])
Curtis Amy - Groovin' Blue (from Groovin' Blue [Pacific Jazz ST-19])
Teddy Edwards - Tempo de Blues (from Sunset Eyes [Pacific Jazz P-14])
5 B
ud Shank - New Groove (from New Groove [Pacific Jazz ST-21])
6 Les McCann - Big Jim (from Les McCann In San Francisco [Pacific Jazz ST-16])
7 Ron Jefferson - Ivy League Blues (from Love Lifted Me [Pacific Jazz ST-36])

Teddy Edwards - Tenor Sax
Gerald Wilson - Trumpet
Jimmy Allen - Tenor Sax
Hampton Hawes - Paino
Herman "Tiny" Mitchell - Guitar
Jimmy Hamilton - Bass
Jimmy Miller - Drums
Les McCann - Piano
Bobby Hutcherson - Vibes
Herbie Lewis - Bass
Ron Jefferson - Drums
Curtis Amy - Tenor Sax
Frank Butler - Drums
Carmell Jones - Trumpet
Frank Strazzeri - Piano
Jimmy Bond - Bass
Ronnie Ball - Piano
Ben Tucker - Bass
Al Levitt - Drums
Bud Shank - Alto Sax
Dennis Budimir - Guitar
Gary Peacock - Bass
Mel Lewis - Drums
"Tricky" Lofton - Trombone
Leroy Vinnegar - Bass

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E-mile said...

nice grooves cheeba!
thanks again :-)
peace, E-mile

scott c said...

killin it man. keep it up. s

cheeba said...

always a pleasure, e-mile!

cheeba said...

means a lot comin' from you mr. c. i know i been lo pro the past while but will be checkin' in live soon. thanks for poppin' by!

J Thyme...kind said...

Hey Cheeba, This looks great. Pacific Jazz is a nice imprint. Hope you grabbed that Bud Shank w/ Donato set? It speaks well of this label.

cheeba said...

J, just saw it last night before heading to bed and bookmarked it to come back to later! I'll be heading over today - can't wait to hear that one.

I like a lot of PacJazz stuff as well, especially the early 60s. They were also pretty far ahead of the world music curve too.

J Thyme...kind said...

It's true about them being a premiere Latin Jazz label way ahead of others. Fantasy & Prestige too.

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rowgatien said...

Big Thanks. You have a great blog and some so cool posts! Best wishes.

cheeba said...

Thanks very much for your encouragement rowgatien! Comments like these help keep a blog alive!