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Personnel includes: Clarence Williams (vocals, piano); Eva Taylor (vocals); Cecil Scott (tenor saxophone, clarinet); Prince Robinson (tenor saxophone); Ed Allen (cornet); Buster Bailey (clarinet); Floyd Casey (drums, washboard). Recorded in New York, New York between 1934 and 1937. Includes liner notes by Anatol Schenker. Personnel: Clarence Williams (vocals, piano); Chick Bullock, Eva Taylor, Bill Cooley (vocals); Roy Smeck, Jimmy McLin (guitar); Cecil Scott (banjo, clarinet, tenor saxophone); Buster Bailey (clarinet); Louis Jordan (alto saxophone); Prince Robinson (tenor saxophone); Richard Dick Fullbright (bass saxophone); Ed Allen (trumpet, cornet); Wilbur De Paris (trombone); Floyd Casey (drums, washboard); Bruce Johnson, Willie Williams (washboard). Liner Note Author: Anatol Schenker. Recording information: New York, NY (09/11/1934-04/08/1937). Classics' 13th Clarence Williams CD has his final studio recordings with the exception of five slightly later numbers. Although not quite on the same level as Williams' earlier sides, there are some spirited performances to be heard on these five sessions. Cornetist Ed Allen, Cecil Scott (on clarinet and tenor) and clarinetist Buster Bailey (on the six selections from 1937) are the key soloists; most numbers have a washboard in the ensembles, and vocals are taken by Chick Bullock (forgettable in his three appearances), Eva Taylor, William Cooley and Williams himself. Classics deserves congratulations for persevering with this important series, for Clarence Williams led some of the hottest small groups dates of the '20s and '30s; all of the discs are recommended to pre-bop collectors. ~ Scott Yanow



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