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March 18, 2013 - I'm now using various file sites with varying success. With over 200 albums listed here, obviously I cannot upload everything at once. So if you're dying to hear something, please post a comment on that particular post and I will move it up in the priority queue. Enjoy!

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08 January 2010

Gimme A Pigfoot And A Bottle Of Beer

This is one of the few cds I managed to upload before the move. This is a 2-cd set from Jasmine which I picked up because it came up in the search criteria for Chick Bullock. From the notes: "Frank Newton had a special sound… he always believed in giving the people something different," the trombonist Dicky Wells once observed. Jazz historian Al Rose described Newton as "... an exciting, inventive trumpet player." Despite such acclaim, the career of one of jazz trumpet's most individualistic, dynamic stylists has been consigned largely to the footnotes and margins of the music's history. During his relatively short life (he died aged 48 in 1954) in a chequered career dogged by frequent bouts of ill health, Frank Newton still managed to record some 150 titles. ... At various times he is to be heard performing alongside soprano saxophonist Sidney Bechet; alto saxophonist Pete Brown; tenor saxophonists Don Byas and Bud Freeman; trombonists J.C. Higginbotham and Dicky Wells; pianists James P. Johnson, Willie "The Lion" Smith and Teddy Wilson; plus the singers Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith and Maxine Sullivan." And, of course, Chick Bullock, who handles the vocals on tracks 5-8 with Art Karle & His Boys. Although these four tracks are also available in the Mezz Mezzrow post, it is well worth hearing a third of Newton's recorded career. Enjoy. + +

Track List

Disc One:

Cecil Scott's Bright Boys
1. Bright Boy Blues
2. Springfield Stomp

Bessie Smith
3. Gimme a Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer
4. Take Me For a Buggy Ride

Art Karle & His Boys
5. Moon Over Miami
6. I Feel Like a Feather in the Breeze
7. Susannah
8. Lights Out

Mezz Mezzrow Swing Band
9. Lost
10. Mutiny in the Parlour
11. The Panic is On

Teddy Hill Orchestra
12. At the Rug Cutter's Ball
13. Blue Rhythm Fantasy
14. Passionette

Frank Newton Uptown Serenaders
15. You Showed Me the Way
16. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
17. Who's Sorry Now? take 1
18. Who's Sorry Now? take 2

Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra
19. Big Boy Blue

Frank Newton Uptown Serenaders
20. I Found a New Baby
21. The Brittwood Stomp
22. 'cause My Baby Says It's So
23. The Onyx Hop

Charlie Barnet Orchestra
24. Emperor Jones

Maxine Sullivan
25. Blue Skies

Willie "The Lion" Smith
26. I've Got To Think It Over

Midge Williams Jazz Jesters
27. The Lady Is A Tramp

Disc Two

Buster Bailey Rhythm Busters
1. Chained To a Dream

Frank Newton Orchestra
2. Rosetta
3. Minor Jive
4. The World is Waiting for the Sunrise
5. Who?
6. The Blues My Baby Gave To Me
7. Rompin'

Frank Newton Quintet
8. Daybreak Blues

Port Of Harlem Jazzmen
9. Port of Harlem Blues
10. Mighty Blues
11. Rocking the Blues

Frank Newton Café Society Orchestra
12. Jitters
13. Frankie's Jump
14. Jam Fever # A
15. Jam Fever # B

Billie Holiday
16. Strange Fruit

Port Of Harlem Jazzmen
17. Blues for Tommy

Frank Newton Quintet
18. After Hours Blues

Frank Newton Café Society Orchestra
19. Vamp
20. Parallel Fifths

Buck Ram All Stars
21. Twilight in Teheran
22. Morning Mist
23. Swing Street


Cladrite Radio said...

Thanks for this -- it's great stuff! But you left off the info for track 27 on Disc 1 (The Lady Is a Tramp) -- which combo (and singer) performs that one?


Chester Proudfoot said...

You're welcome, Cladrite - and thanks for the heads up. I still don't have my cds and so I had to rely on the Jasmine website, which obviously is incorrect. Cool site you've got, too, btw.

neil said...

Just to wish you a Happy New Year and the safe delivery of your precious collection!

Andrew said...

Another blog has recently posted some Chick Bullock material. It may be stuff you already have, but perhaps not! It may be worthwhile getting in touch with the blog's author as he appears to have a goldmine at his fingertips!

Best regards,
Andrew (London, UK)

Taylor said...

This is the best of the web -- thanks for this tremendous post

Chester Proudfoot said...

Thanks all! The records (finally) arrived safely, and I'm looking forward to posting more as quickly as possible.

Andrew, thanks for the great tip. I think there might be one there I don't have yet, and have bookmarked the site.

Kara Mae said...

oh hi this is my new favorite blog, found it whilst searching for some album art

Chester Proudfoot said...

Welcome, Kara. Enjoy the music.

Peter Luce said...

I attempted to download the Jess Stacy, a pianist I have recently "discovered." Your passcode "volstead" all lower case does not work. Suggestions? I am using Ez7z which usually works fine.
Peter L

Chester Proudfoot said...

Peter, I checked the download and it works fine. Perhaps you typed it incorrectly?

jazzcat1228 said...

Hey Chester. Great blog. I was hoping that you might be able to reup this Frankie Newton post sometime? It looks like a great collection. Thank you for your consideration.

Chester Proudfoot said...

Ready to enjoy again.

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you for your quick response. I look forward to hearing this excellent music.