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Classic Black & White Jazz Sessions (MCD11-273)

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Classic Black & White Jazz Sessions

Various Artists

Mosaic Box Sets

MCD11-273

COM 168254

MCD11-273

JAZZ

11

CD 157,02 €

DELUXE 11-CD BOX SET

Based initially in Brooklyn before moving to California, Black & White documented the kind of jazz you’d be hearing on any given night in New York or LA. The label’s owners gave shots at leading sessions to those working musicians who were not typically leaders, many of whom called in “name” musicians to work alongside them. Though somewhat more obscure, these session leaders took every advantage to make music that was fresh, lively, and expressive.

However, as a label, Black & White never had a grand presence and distribution of the label was slim. As a consequence the label has been largely underestimated and these rarities, lovingly culled together in one package, are perfect examples of what Mosaic is all about.

From 78s, LPs and CD compilations that were all in private collections, Mosaic has gathered the mind-boggling 243 titles that make up this collection spanning the years 1942-1949. Knowing the spotty re-release of just a small number of titles it can safely say that almost all of these recordings have never been heard by more than a handful of living humans. In a fascinating way, what makes this set so significant is that it is a microcosm of jazz in a time of transition, encompassing traditional, swing, big band and bebop.

The fantastic booklet accompanying the set includes essays by Dan Morgenstern, Billy Vera and the producer, Scott Wenzel. You’ll also be treated to the most accurate discography ever of this material plus extremely rare, invaluable, and in some cases never-seen photos amassed from collectors around the world.

ARTISTS & TRACKS:

  • DISC I
  • ART HODES
  • 01. Snowy Morning Blues
  • 02. Four Or Five Times
  • 03. She Went And Did Her Dance
  • 04. Sad And Blue
  • 05. Dear Old Southland
  • 06. Art’s Boogie
  • 07. St. Louis Blues
  • CLIFF JACKSON QUARTET
  • 08. Quiet Please
  • 09. Squeeze Me
  • 10. If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight)
  • 11. Weary Blues
  • CLIFF JACKSON
  • 12. Royal Garden Blues
  • 13. It Had To Be You
  • 14. Limehouse Blues
  • 15. Who
  • CLIFF JACKSON’S VILLAGE CATS
  • 16. You’ve Got Me Walking And Talking To Myself
  • 17. Quiet Please
  • 18. Cliff’s Boogie Bluesv
  • 19. Jeepers Creepers)
  • HANK DUNCAN TRIO
  • 20. Maple Leaf Rag
  • 21. Upbeat)v
  • 22. Changes, Always In My Mind
  • 23. I Give You My Word
  • ______________________________
  • DISC II
  • GEORGE WETTLING JAZZ TRIO
  • 01. Some Of These Days
  • 02. Everybody Loves My Baby
  • 03. China Boyv
  • 04. That’s A Plenty
  • DICK CARY
  • 05. Thought About You
  • 06. You Took Advantage Of Me
  • GENE SCHROEDER
  • 07. Liza
  • 08. I Ain’t Got Nobody
  • 09. Sweet Georgia Brown
  • 10. Tea For Two
  • THE LION AND THE CUBS / THE LION’S JAZZ BAND
  • 11. Let’s Mop It
  • 12. Muskrat Ramble
  • 13. Bugle Call Rag
  • 14. How Could You Put Me Down
  • ROD CLESS QUARTET
  • 15. Froggy Moore
  • 16. Make Me A Pallet On The Floor
  • 17. I Know That You Know
  • 18. Have You Ever Felt That Way
  • RAY STOKES TRIO / WILSON MEYERS
  • 19. Stokin’ The Boogie
  • 20. Blues For Clarence Profit
  • 21. Preachin’ Blues
  • 22. The Little Goose
  • ______________________________
  • DISC III
  • MIKE LO SCALZO AND HIS DIXIELAND WOODSHEDDERS
  • 01. At The Jazz Band Ball
  • 02. Tin Roof Blues
  • 03. Back Home Again In Indiana
  • 04. Royal Garden Blues)
  • 05. I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate
  • 06. That’s A Plenty
  • 07. Someday Sweetheart
  • 08. Muskrat Ramble
  • LIL “BROWN GAL” ARMSTRONG AND HER ALL STAR BAND
  • 09. East Town Boogie
  • 10. Little Daddy Blues
  • 11. Lady Be Good
  • 12. Confessin’
  • MUSHMOUTH ROBINSON
  • 13. Let’s Get Some
  • 14. Boogie Boo Blues
  • 15. I’m Hip To These Women
  • 16. I Got The Blues
  • CEE PEE JOHNSON & ORCHESTRA
  • 17. Boogie Woogie Lou
  • 18. Out Of This World
  • 19. My Little Girl
  • 20. Your Wig Is Gone
  • ______________________________
  • DISC IV
  • ESTELLE EDSON WITH OSCAR PETTIFORD & ALL STARS
  • 01. Be-Baba-Le-Ba
  • 02. Rhythm In A Riff
  • 03. I Changed The Lock On The Door
  • 04. Don’t Drive This Jive Away
  • IVIE ANDERSON AND HER ALL STARS
  • 05. I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good
  • 06. On The Sunny Side Of The Street
  • 07. I Thought You Ought To Know
  • 08. The Voot Is Here To Stay
  • IVIE ANDERSON WITH PHIL MOORE CONDUCTING
  • 09. Tall Dark & Handsome
  • 10. Butter And Egg Man
  • 11. Twice Too Many
  • 12. Empty Bed Blues
  • HELEN HUMES AND ALL STARS
  • 13. Be Ba Ba Le Ba Boogie
  • 14. Married Man Blues
  • 15. Be-Bop Bounce
  • HELEN HUMES W/ BUCK CLAYTON & ALL STARS / HELEN HUMES & HER ALL STARS
  • 16. If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight
  • 17. I Don’t Know His Name
  • 18. Drive Me Daddy
  • ERNESTINE ANDERSON WITH SHIFTY HENRY’S ORCH
  • 19. K.C. Lover
  • 20. Good Lovin’ Babe
  • ETTA JONES WITH CYRIL HAYNES QUARTET
  • 21. So Tired
  • 22. Do What’s Right
  • 23. Solitude
  • ELLA LOGAN AND ALL STARS
  • 24. Tea For Two
  • 25. Sometimes I’m Happy
  • ______________________________
  • DISC V
  • ETTA JONES WITH BARNEY BIGARD AND HIS ORCHESTRA
  • 01. Salty Papa Blues
  • 02. Evil Gal Blues
  • 03. Blow Top Blues
  • 04. Long, Long, Journey
  • BARNEY BIGARD AND HIS ORCHESTRA WITH GEORGIE AULD
  • 05. Blues Before Dawn
  • 06. Poon-Tang
  • 07. Nine O’ Clock Beer
  • 08. How Long Blues
  • BARNEY BIGARD SEXTET
  • 09. Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man
  • 10. Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone
  • 11. Sweet Marijuana Brown
  • 12. Blues For Art’s Sake
  • LINDA KEENE
  • 13. Gee Baby Ain’t I Good To You
  • 14. I Don’t Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You
  • 15. Blues On My Weary Mind
  • 16. I Must Have That Man
  • JO EVANS WITH MAXWELL DAVIS AND HIS ORCHESTRA
  • 17. Goody Goody Baby
  • 18. Give It Up
  • 19. Private Stock
  • 20. Root Of All My Evil
  • 21. M.T. Boogie
  • JO EVANS WITH MAXWELL DAVIS AND HIS ORCHESTRA
  • 22. Cold Blooded
  • 23. Loving Course Blues
  • 24. I Want Somebody
  • 25. Drummer Man Blues
  • _____________________________
  • DISC VI
  • JACK McVEA ALL STARS
  • 01. Bartender Boogie
  • JACK McVEA & HIS ALL STARS
  • 02. Play It Over Boogie
  • 03. House Party Boogie
  • 04. My Business Is C.O.D.
  • 05. Baby Make Up Your Mind
  • JACK McVEA ALL STARS
  • 06. Jack’s Boogie
  • 07. F Minor Boogie
  • 08. Jam Boogie
  • 09. Frantic Boogie
  • JACK McVEA AND HIS ALL STARS
  • 10. Bulgin’ Eyes
  • 11. Open The Door, Richard
  • 12. The Crow’s Boogie
  • JACK McVEA AND HIS DOOR OPENERS / JACK MCVEA AND HIS ALL STARS
  • 13. Basses Boogie
  • 14. Boilermaker’s Boogie
  • 15. Blackout Boogie
  • 16. Hangover
  • 17. Baby It’s Fun
  • 18. Reetie Vootie Boogie
  • 19. Groovin’ Boogie
  • 20. Barrel House Boogie
  • JACK McVEA AND HIS DOOR OPENERS
  • 21. Darlin’ It’s Just Like A Dream (II)
  • 22. Butch (II)
  • 23. Groove Juice (I Need It Bad) (II)
  • 24. Two Timin’ Baby Boogie (II)
  • ______________________________
  • DISC VII
  • JOE MARSALA & HIS ORCH
  • 01. Romance
  • 02. Zero Hour
  • 03. Joe-Joe Jump
  • 04. Unlucky Woman
  • 05. Blues In The Storm
  • 06. Don’t Let It End
  • JOE MARSALA SEXTET
  • 07. Perdido
  • 08. My Melancholy Baby
  • 09. On The Alamo
  • 10. Cherokee
  • NAT JAFFE TRIO
  • 11. A Hundred Years From Today
  • 12. Blues In Nat’s Flat
  • 13. If I Had You
  • 14. These Foolish Things
  • ERROLL GARNER TRIO
  • 15. White Rose Bounce
  • 16. Twistin’ The Cats Tai
  • 17. Movin’ Around
  • 18. Night And Day
  • TOMMY TODD & HIS TRIO / BOB MORSE W/ TOMMY TODD & HIS TRIO
  • 19. Wagon Wheels
  • 20. Chloe (Song Of The Swamp)
  • 21. Junior In January
  • 22. I’ve Never Seen Such A Sight
  • ______________________________
  • DISC VIII
  • PHIL MOORE AND THE PHIL MOORE FOUR
  • 01. Eh Baby
  • 02. You Talk Holes In My Clothes
  • 03. Don’t Like ‘Em
  • 04. Dead Man’s Blues
  • PHIL MOORE AND THE PHIL MOORE FOUR
  • 05. Sweet Eileen
  • 06. Don’t Worry ‘Bout Strangers
  • 07. I Know A Man (Tusha-Ma-Catta-Ma-Baby)
  • 08. I Feel So Smoochie
  • RED CALLENDER TRIO
  • 09. Red Light
  • 10. By The River Ste. Marie
  • 11. Be Happy Pappy
  • 12. Red Boogie
  • AL KILLIAN ALL STARS
  • 13. Boogie In My Flat
  • 14. The Killer’s Boogie
  • AL LERNER QUINTET
  • 15. Hot Rock
  • 16. Sometimes I’m Happy
  • WILBERT BARANCO QUARTET
  • 17. Got An Ache In My Heart
  • 18. Baby Look At You
  • 19. Blues In C Sharp Minor
  • 20. Lil’ Victor’s Boogie
  • WILBERT BARANCO AND HIS TRIO
  • 21. Blues Rhapsody I
  • 22. Blues Rhapsody II
  • 23. Rosetta
  • 24. Memories Of You
  • ______________________________
  • DISC IX
  • THE SPIRITS OF RHYTHM
  • 01. Honeysuckle Rose
  • 02. Scattin’ The Blues
  • 03. Suspicious Blues
  • 04. She Ain’t No Saint 05. Last Call Blues
  • 06. Coquette (Chicken Croquette)
  • CHARLIE VENTURO AND HIS SEXTET
  • 07. Who’s Sorry Now?)
  • 08. Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen
  • 09. The Man I Love
  • 10. ‘S Wonderful
  • 11. Chopin’s Minute Waltz
  • 12. Slow Joe
  • 13. What Is This Thing Called Love?
  • 14. I’m In The Mood For Love
  • HIP CHICKS
  • 15. Strip Tease
  • 16. Popsie
  • 17. Seven Riffs With The Right Woman
  • 18. I Surrender, Dear)
  • 19. The Sergeant On Furlough
  • 20. Moonlight On Turhan Bay
  • ______________________________
  • DISC X
  • JUNIOR JAZZ AT THE AUDITORIUM / HOWARD McGHEE
  • 01. Introduction / Oodie Coo Bop [Ornithology] (Pt. 1) & (Pt. 2)
  • 02. Boppin’ Bop [Hot House] (Pt. 1) & (Pt. 2)
  • 03. Big Noise [Wee] (Pt. 1), (Pt. 2) & (Pt. 3)
  • 04. Body And Soul
  • 05. Lover
  • 06. On The Sunny Side Of The Street
  • WILBERT BARANCO AND HIS RHYTHM BOMBARDIERS
  • 07. Night And Day
  • 08. Weeping Willie
  • 09. Every Time I Think Of You
  • 10. Baranco Boogie
  • WILL OSBORNE AND HIS ORCHESTRA
  • 11. When The Gooses Come Back To Massachusetts
  • GERALD WILSON AND HIS ORCHESTRA
  • 12. Cruisin’ With Cab
  • 13. One O’ Clock Jump
  • 14. Warm Mood
  • 15. Pammy
  • 16. Et-ta
  • 17. Pensive Melody
  • 18. The Saint
  • 19. The Moors
  • ______________________________
  • DISC XI
  • EARLE SPENCER & HIS ORCHESTRA
  • 01. Concerto For Guitar
  • 02. Bolero In Boogie
  • 03. Production On Melody
  • 04. Soft And Warm
  • 05. Earle Meets Stan (Spenceria)
  • 06. E.S. Boogie (Part I)
  • 07. E.S. Boogie (Part II)
  • 08. Rhapsody In Boogie (Part I)
  • 09. Rhapsody In Boogie (Part II)
  • 10. Spencerian Theory (Part I)
  • 11. Spencerian Theory (Part II)
  • 12. Amber Moon
  • 13. Five Guitars In Flight
  • 14. Gangbusters
  • 15. Piano Interlude
  • 16. Oh You Beautiful Doll (III)
  • 17. Jazzbo (III)
  • 18. Sunday Afternoon (III)
  • 19. Box Lunch (III)
  • 20. Soft And Warm (alt. tk)
  • 21. Piano Interlude (alt. tk)