INCLUDES 4 BONUS TRACKS
Inez Jones was a good singer whose solid reputation, especially among the jazz cognoscenti, never really spread much beyond San Francisco’s Bay Area, where she worked steadily during the Forties and the Fifties. With a light, attractive voice, a little reminiscent of Maxine Sullivan, she could swing, and her deft phrasing and reading of a lyric enabled her to handle a variety of material with persuasive authority.
Her rare recorded work is notable for the fact that she brought the intimate manner of her club performances into the studio, and for the accomplished jazzmen she used to make the handful of recordings on which she appeared. On the 1957 album these include the near legendary pianist, Carl Perkins, part of a fine West Coast rhythm section with bassist and celebrated bandleader Curtis Counce, and drummer Bill Douglas, as well as guitarist Oscar Moore, who achieved his greatest fame in the trio of another singer, Nat King Cole. (Incidentally, on the instrumental numbers turned by Moore in this album, two guitars are heard, both by Oscar. Bass, played by Leroy Vinnegar, and rhythm guitar were recorded first, and then solo guitar was overdubbed.)
As a bonus, four tracks from two rare 78rpm albums Miss Jones recorded five years earlier are included, and all the tunes from the Moore and Vinnegar session that were not released on the album.
INEZ JONES, vocal
OSCAR MOORE, guitar
CARL PERKINS, HOWARD BIGGS, piano
CURTIS COUNCE, LEROY VINEGAR, RED CALLENDER, bass
BILL DOUGLAS, CHICO HAMILTON, drums
Tracks 1,2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16 & 18 are from the 12” LP Have You Met Inez Jones?
first issued on Riverside (RLP 12-819), and Omegatape (ST-7018).
Los Angeles, May 27, 1957
Tracks 3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17 & 19 are from Presenting Oscar Moore,Omegatape (ST-7012).
Los Angeles, Dec. 12 & 14, 1956
Tracks #20 & 21 from the 78 rpm Victor 20-5135
Tracks #22 & 23 from the 78 rpm Victor 20-4989.
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, July 17, 1952
01. Too Marvelous for Words
02. Until the Real Thing Comes Along
04. Since I Fell for You
05. I Can’t Get Started
06. Where or When
07. Angel Eyes
08. Dancing on the Ceiling
09. To a Wild Rose
10. Moonlight in Vermont
11. It’s a Pity to Say Goodnight
12. Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me
13. Sweet Lorraine
14. Don’t Take Your Love from Me
15. There’s a Small Hotel
16. Big, Fat Butterfly
17. If You Were Mine
20. Take a Back Seat Mister Jackson
21. They Say
22. I Want a Man to Gimme Some Luck
23. Proud of You