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Johnny HODGES and Wild Bill DAVIS – Blue Rabbit 1963

Posted in JAZZ, Johnny HODGES, Wild Bill DAVIS on December 22, 2010 by whoisthemonk

Johnny HODGES and Wild Bill DAVIS – Blue Rabbit  1963
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Jazz

One of altoist Johnny Hodges’ many solo records in the 1960s away from Duke Ellington’s Orchestra,
this out-of-print LP features him in two separate but similar settings. The great saxophonist
is joined by either Wild Bill Davis or (on four of the nine songs) the obscure organist
Ray Jackson, either Kenny Burrell or Mundell Lowe on guitar, Wendell Marshall, Jack Lesberg
or Richard Davis on bass, and Bobby Donaldson or Osie Johnson on drums. The music is fairly
typical for a Hodges date, with four Ellington standards, some blues and some basic originals.
In a few spots, the organists really do a good job of filling in for the Ellington Orchestra.
Tasty and swinging music.
By Scott Yanow, All Music Guide.
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A1. Blues O Mighty
A2. Fiddlers Fancy
A3. Tangerine
A4. Creole Love Call
B1. Things Aint What They Used To Be
B2. Wisteria
B3. Satin Doll
B4. I Let A Song Go Out of My Heart
B5. Mud Pie
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Wild Bill DAVIS – Wild Bill Davis at Birdland 1955

Posted in JAZZ, Wild Bill DAVIS on December 20, 2010 by whoisthemonk

Wild Bill DAVIS – Wild Bill Davis at Birdland 1955

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With the dynamic, swirling sounds of his Hammond B-3 organ, Wild Bill Davis provided a bridge from the big band swing of the 1930s and ’40s to the organ-driven R&B of the 1950s and early ’60s. Together with guitarist Floyd Smith and drummer Chris Columbus, Davis set the framework for the jazz organ combo sound.
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Wild Bill Davis- (Hammond Organ, Vocal)
Floyd Smith- (Guitar)
Chris Columbus- (Drums)
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01. Lullaby Of Birdland (G. Shearing) (3:17)
02. Jumpin’ At The Woodside (C. Basie) (5:21)
03. April In Paris (from Walk A Little Faster) (V. Duke, E. Y. Harburg) (4:54)
04. Ooh-Ah-De-De-De (C. Columbus) (5:14)
05. Things Ain’t What They Used to Be  Linger Awhile (M. Ellington, T. Persons  V. Rose, H. Owens) (6:37)
06. Make No Mistake (W. B. Davis, J. Collins) (3:58)
07. Indian Summer (V. Herbert, A. Dubin) (3:09)
08. Without A Song (V. Youmans, E. Eliscu, B. Rose) (3:47)
09. Chicken Gumbo (Merrick, Willoughby) (3:47)
10. Night Train (J. Forrest, L. Simpkins, O. Washington) (4:53)
11. I Ain’t Feeling No Good/Linger Awhile (W. B. Davis, F. Smith, C. Columbus  V. Rose, H. Owens) (4:13)
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Wild Bill DAVIS – Wild Bill Davis at Birdland 1955

Posted in JAZZ, Wild Bill DAVIS on November 19, 2010 by whoisthemonk

Wild Bill DAVIS – Wild Bill Davis at Birdland 1955

Jazz

With the dynamic, swirling sounds of his Hammond B-3 organ, Wild Bill Davis provided a bridge from the big band swing of the 1930s and ’40s to the organ-driven R&B of the 1950s and early ’60s. Together with guitarist Floyd Smith and drummer Chris Columbus, Davis set the framework for the jazz organ combo sound.
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Wild Bill Davis- (Hammond Organ, Vocal)
Floyd Smith- (Guitar)
Chris Columbus- (Drums)
**
01. Lullaby Of Birdland (G. Shearing) (3:17)
02. Jumpin’ At The Woodside (C. Basie) (5:21)
03. April In Paris (from Walk A Little Faster) (V. Duke, E. Y. Harburg) (4:54)
04. Ooh-Ah-De-De-De (C. Columbus) (5:14)
05. Things Ain’t What They Used to Be  Linger Awhile (M. Ellington, T. Persons  V. Rose, H. Owens) (6:37)
06. Make No Mistake (W. B. Davis, J. Collins) (3:58)
07. Indian Summer (V. Herbert, A. Dubin) (3:09)
08. Without A Song (V. Youmans, E. Eliscu, B. Rose) (3:47)
09. Chicken Gumbo (Merrick, Willoughby) (3:47)
10. Night Train (J. Forrest, L. Simpkins, O. Washington) (4:53)
11. I Ain’t Feeling No Good/Linger Awhile (W. B. Davis, F. Smith, C. Columbus  V. Rose, H. Owens) (4:13)
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