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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. +

Tracks

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)

8 comments:

rm said...

thank you very much

Fred said...

FileFactory does not seem to be much of an alternative to the defunct Megaupload. Between 6:00 a.m. and 6 p.m., I must have tried two dozen times to download Eddie South. Each time I get the message that there are no free download slots available and to try again later. I even tried registering as a non-paying member, but that did not help either.

Chester Proudfoot said...

Yeah, I noticed that. It looks like I'll have to let the dust settle and see where files can be uploaded. Scare tactics work in the short term, but won't stop sharing.

Chester Proudfoot said...

Ready to share again. We'll see how long this lasts, but there is always the option of encoding the files into text and just posting that. A simple little program does the handy conversion. That way there's no file to share.

Γιάννης Τζανίδης said...

thank you very much from Greece
Sorry What is it password ?

Chester Proudfoot said...

The password is volstead.

Chester Proudfoot said...

Ready to enjoy again.

vilstef said...

Thank you for sharing this one, Chester! I can't tell you how much I love Eddie without it sounding like hyperbole! Eddie playing with Stephane and Django is a bit of Heaven.