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Hot Stuff: Black Chicago Bands 1922-1

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Performers include: Sunset Band, Elgar's Creole Orchestra, Fess Williams & His Joy Boys, Carroll Dickerson's Savoy Orchestra, Walter Barnes & His Royal Creolians, Oliver Cobb & His Rhythm Kings. Contains 24 tracks. Personnel: Oliver Cobb (vocals, cornet); Billy Winston, Ben Thigpen (vocals, drums); May Alex (vocals); Benny Jackson, Mancy Carr, Plunker Hall (banjo); Norval Morton (flute, tenor saxophone); Darnell Howard, Irby Gage (clarinet, alto saxophone); Jimmy Dudley, Jimmy Strong (clarinet, tenor saxophone); Professor Stanley Williams (clarinet); Bert Curry, Crawford Wethington, Walter Martin (alto saxophone); Walter Barnes, Lucius Wilson, Ernest Franklin, Rudy Jackson (tenor saxophone); Homer Hobson, Willie Hightower (trumpet); Joe Sudler (cornet); Edward Burke, Fred Robinson, William Franklin, Eddie Alkins (trombone); Gene Anderson, Paul Johnson (piano); Jasper Taylor, Zutty Singleton (drums); William Shelby (bongos). Audio Remasterer: John R.T. Davies. Liner Note Author: Mark Berresford. A 24-track collection of impossibly rare jazz sides from the first Chicago-based African-American bands to record. Kicking off with the 1922 test pressing by the mysterious Sunset Band, the collection brings together rarities from Elgar's Creole Orchestra, Fess Williams & His Joy Boys, Carroll Dickerson's Savoy Orchestra, Walter Barnes & His Creolians, and Oliver Cobb & His Rhythm Kings. The transfers are dodgy in spots, but considering the age and rarity of these sides, it can be overlooked. A fascinating collection of music that deserves a much wider hearing. ~ Cub Koda



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