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WEST COAST JAZZ

WEST COAST JAZZ
£12.99
CD / Product Number: BDW8071

Recorded in California, this compilation includes the historic 1922 recordings by Kid Ory, as well as the complete recordings of Harvey Brooks’ Quality Four and Reb Spikes. Remastering is by John R.T. Davies, and extensive liner notes are by Russ Shor and John Wilby.

Description

Roberta Dudley (v) accompanied by Ory’s Sunshine Orchestra: Mutt Carey (c), Kid Ory (tb), Dink Johnson (cl), Fred Washington (p), Ed Garland (sb), Ben Borders (d).
Los Angeles, April 1922
1. Krooked Blues (Spikes Bros. and Dink Johnson)
2. When You’re Alone Blues (Spikes Bros.)
Ruth Lee And Ory’s Sunshinne (sic) Orchestra
Ruth Lee (v) acc by : Mutt Carey (c), Kid Ory (tb), Dink Johnson (cl), Fred Washington (p), Ed Garland (sb), Ben Borders (d).
Los Angeles, April 1922
3. Maybe Some Day (Spikes Bros.)
4. That Sweet Something Dear (Spikes Bros.)
Ory’s Sunshine Orchestra
Mutt Carey (c) Kid Ory (tb), Dink Johnson (cl), Fred Washington (as), (p), Ed Garland (sb), Ben Borders.
Los Angeles, late May 1922
5. Ory’s Creole Trombone (Ory)
6. Society Blues (Spikes Bros.)
Harvey Brooks’ Quality Four
Leon Herriford (cl,as), Paul Howard (cl,ts), Harvey Brooks (p), Henry 'Tincan' Allen (d,k), Jesse Derrick (v). The vocal on Down On The Farm is by the band.
Hollywood, c. February 1924
7. Mistreating Daddy (Grainger-Ricketts)-vJD
8. Frankie and Johnny Blues (Leighton-Shields)
9. Who Will Get It (Warfield)-vJD
10. If You’ll Come Back (Erlich-Layton)-vJD
11. Nobody’s Sweetheart (Kahn-Erdman-Meyers-Schoebel)
12. Down On The Farm (Dale-Parrott-Adams-vBand
Unknown Band
Hollywood, c. late 1924
13. No One Knows What It’s All About
14. Mean Blues
Reb’s Legion Club 45s
Possibly: Andrew Blakeney-Russell Massingale or George Orendorff (t), Leon White or Edgar Williams (tb), Les Hite (cl,as), Sid LeProtti or Adam 'Slocum' Mitchell or William Calhoun(reeds), Benjamin 'Reb' Spikes (bsx), Eugene Wright (p) Bill Perkins (bjo,g), Max Shaw (bb), Lionel Hampton (d). Two band members speak on Sheffield Blues.
Hollywood, c. November 1924
15. Steppin’ High (J.C. and B.F. Spikes)
16. Sheffield Blues (Hite and Wright)
Reb Spikes Majors and Minors
George Bryant-Addison O’Neill (t), William B. Woodman, Sr.-Eddie Morgan (tb), Adam 'Slocum' Mitchell-Benjamin 'Reb' Spikes and another (reeds), possibly Fritz Webster (or Weston) (vln,p), ? Gordon (p), ? Bruce-William Robinson (bjo), George Morgan (bb), Lawrence (or George) Craig (d).
Los Angeles, October 15, 1927
17. My Mammy’s Blues (Spikes Bros.)
18. Fight That Thing (Spikes Bros.)
Dick Lucke and His Arcadians
Probably: Joe Farren-Charles 'Ducky' Yontz (t), Max Williams (tb), Jimmy Kirkwood (as), Walt Lucke (as), Waldo Sundsmo (ts), 'Shady' Lane (bjo), Don Combs (bb), Jimmy Jackson (d).
Hollywood, 1925
19. Suite 16
Freddie Carter and His Orchestra
Unidentified (t), (tb), 3 (reeds), (p), (bjo), (bb), Billy Markas (d). In addition to Freddy Carter himself, the orchestra is known to have included Ned Schwinkard, George Lander, Paul Frey, Elliott Bowman, Glenn Fultz, Herschel Ratcliffe and Elwood Reeves. Aside from Markas, the instruments they played are not known.
Hollywood, c. 1926
20. Eccentric (Robinson)
Lake Arrowhead Orchestra
Unidentified (t), 3 (reeds), (p), (bjo), (d).
Los Angeles, c. July, 1925
21. Everything Is Hotsy-Totsy Now
22. Deep Henderson (Fred Rose)

Alternative Takes:
Harvey Brooks’ Quality Four

Leon Herriford (cl,as), Paul Howard (cl,ts), Harvey Brooks (p), Henry 'Tincan' Allen (d,k), Jessie Derrick (v). The vocal on Down On The Farm is by the band.
Hollywood, c. February 1924
23. Mistreating Daddy (Grainger-Ricketts)-vJD
24. Frankie and Johnny Blues (Leighton-Shields)
25. If You’ll Come Back (Erlich-Layton)-vJD
26. Down On The Farm (Dale-Parrott-Adams-Harrison)-vBand