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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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21 January 2012

Doin' The Raccoon

NEW LINK: Another fine entry in the Classics Chronological series. "One of the top violinists of the pre-bop era, Eddie South was a brilliant technician who, were it not for the universal racism of the time, would probably have been a top classical violinist. A child prodigy, South graduated from the Chicago Music College. Since classical positions were not open to black violinists in the 1920s, South learned to play jazz (helped out by Darnell Howard). In the early to mid-'20s, he worked in Chicago with Jimmy Wade's Syncopators, Charles Elgar, and Erskine Tate. South's 1928 visit to Europe (where he studied at the Paris Conservatoire) made a deep impression on the violinist, particularly his visit to Budapest; later on, he would often utilize gypsy melodies as a basis for jazz improvising. In 1931, South returned to Chicago, where his regular band included the young bassist Milt Hinton. In 1937, he visited Paris and had the opportunity to record with Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. However, South never really had a major breakthrough commercially in his career. He did work on radio and television, but spent most of his life in relative obscurity, gigging in New York, Los Angeles, and especially Chicago. Eddie South's early recordings (covering 1927-1941) have been reissued on a pair of Classics CDs. In later years he recorded for Chess and Mercury, and also made a final set released by Trip." (allmusic.com) Scans included. Enjoy. +


01. Someday, Sweetheart (12-23)
02. La Rosita (12-02-27)
03. The Voice Of The Southland (12-02-27)
04. By The Waters Of Minnetonka (12-09-27)
05. My Ohio Home (12-09-27)
06. That's What I Call Keen (05-10-28)
07. Doin' The Raccoon (03-12-29)
08. Two Guitars (03-12-29)
09. Marcheta (09-27-31)
10. Hejre Kati (09-27-31)
11. Old Man Harlem (05-03-33)
12. No More Blues (05-03-33)
13. Nagasaki (05-03-33)
14. My! Oh My! (06-12-33)
15. Mama Mocking-Bird (06-12-33)
16. Gotta Go! (06-12-33)
17. Eddie's Blues
18. Sweet Georgia Brown (09-29-37)
19. Lady Be Good
20. Dinah (09-29-37)
21. Daphné (09-29-37)
22. Somebody Loves Me (11-23-37)
23. I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me (11-23-37)
24. Improvisation Sur Le Premier Mouvement Du Concerto En Ré Mineur De Jean-Sébastien Bach - Part 1 (11-23-37)

07 January 2012

Pagan Paradies

Hi-ho, doin' the new low down! For the first post of the new year, here is another Classics offering of Don Redman and His Orchestra. No Chick Bullock vocals here, but well worth the purchase. Redman shares the arrangements with Horace Henderson, and the vocals with Harlan Lattimore. Doin' The New Low Down brings together three of my favorite artists of the era: Don Redman, Cab Calloway and the Mills Brothers, and this is on top of an orchestra that includes Henry Red Allen, Bill Coleman and Benny Morton. Just a whole lot of good listening. Since I forgot to include the scans with the upload, just click on the images and they should open in full view, then you can save them. Enjoy. +


01. Trouble, Why Pick On Me
02. Shakin' The African
03. Chant Of The Weed
04. Shakin' The African
05. I Heard
06. How'm I Doin' (Hey-Hey)
07. Try Getting A Good Night's Sleep
08. Got The South In My Soul
09. If It's True
10. It's A Great World After All
11. You Gave Me Everything But Love
12. Tea For Two
13. Hot And Anxious
14. I Got Rythm
15. Pagan Paradies
16. Two-Time Man
17. Underneath The Harlem Moon
18. Ain't I The Lucky One
19. Doin' What I Please
20. Nagasaki
21. Doin' The New Low-Down (Instr.)
22. Doin' The New Low-Down (Vocal)
23. How Ya Feelin'
24. Shuffle Your Feet / Bandana Babies