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Buster Bailey Memphis Blues - His 47 Finest 1924-1958 - Double CD

Buster Bailey Memphis Blues - His 47 Finest 1924-1958 - Double CD
CD / Product Number: RTS4356

Jazz history has produced few masters to rival the phenomenal technical mastery of William C. “Buster” Bailey (1902-1967). Given different social conditions he might have forged a career as a classical soloist, but it was as a superlative jazz performer that his long career (46 years!) almost traced the development of the form, from its earliest days right through to the Sixties. Retrospective’s Memphis Blues presents 47 remarkable examples of his artistry. From a 1924 track with Louis Armstrong and the Red Onion Jazz Babies, Bailey’s story is followed through his landmark tenures with Fletcher Henderson (Hocus Pocus) and John Kirby (St. Louis Blues), interspersed with his outstanding contributions to many other bands, such as those of Clarence Williams, Teddy Wilson, Lionel Hampton and, especially, Red Allen.


Disc 1

Buster Bailey and his Rhythm Busters
1. Dizzy Debutante
2. Afternoon in Africa
Red Onion Jazz Babies
3. Santa Claus Blues
Bessie Smith and Duo
4. Jazzbo Brown from Memphis Town
Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra
5. Clarinet Marmalade
Clarence Williams and his Washboard Four<
6. Yama Yama Blues
7. Church Street Sobbin' Blues
Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra
8. Hocus Pocus
Henry 'Red' Allen and his Orchestra
9. There's A House for Sale in Harlem
10. Rug Cutters Swing
Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra
11. Wild Party
Buster Bailey and his Seven Chocolate Dandies
12. Call of the Delta
13. Shanghai Shuffle
Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra
14. Stealin' Apples
Teddy Wilson and his Orchestra
15. Blues in C sharp Minor
16. Warming Up
Billie Holiday and her Orchestra
17. They Can't Take that Away From Me
Willie 'The Lion' Smith and his Cubs
18. More that That
Lionel Hampton and his Orchestra
19. Rhythm Rhythm
20. I Know that You Know
Buster Bailey and his Rhythm Busters
21. Slow Jam Fizz
22. Planters Punch
O'Neil Spencer and his Trio
23. Lorna Doone Shortbread
Buster Bailey and his Rhythm Busters
24. Chained to A Dream
25. Light Up
26. Man With A Horn Goes Berserk
Johnnie Temple Quartet
27. I'm Cuttin' Out

Disc 2

Wingy Manone and his Orchestra
1. Limehouse Blues
Buster Bailey and his Sextet
2. Am I Blue?
3. Should I?
4. April in Paris
5. The Blue Room
6. Pinetop's Boogie Woogie
7. Eccentric
John Kirby and his Onyx Club Boys/Orchestra
8. Can't We Be Friends?
9. St. Louis Blues
10. 9:20 Special
Capitol International Jazzmen
11. You Can Depend On Me
Henry Red Allen and his Dixieland All Stars
12. Tin Roof Blues
Bobby Donaldson and his Seventh Avenue Stompers
13. How Come You Do Me Like You Do?
Buster Bailey and his Quartet/ Septet
14. Hatton Avenue and Gayoso Street
15. Bear Wallow
16. Beale Street Blues
17. Sunday Parade
18. Memphis Blues
19. Chickasaw Bluff
20. Hot Water Bayou