Jesse Belvin

Just Jesse Belvin + Mr. Easy + 3 Bonus Tracks (48748)

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Jesse Belvin

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Just Jesse Belvin + Mr. Easy + 3 Bonus Tracks

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2 LPs ON 1 CD + 3 BONUS TRACKS

With a great voice that combined Sam Cooke’s soulful feeling, Nat King Cole’s warm tone, and Sammy Davis Jr.’s casual intensity, the legendary Jesse Belvin (who died in a car accident in 1960 at the age of 27) was a pivotal figure in the development of ‘50s R&B and early soul. Belvin’s work merged the smooth, sophisticated West Coast sound with the more earthy southern approach. Whether he sang doo-wop style or crooning, his phrasing was magnificent, and he was also a prolific songwriter. This quintessential CD includes Jesse Belvin’s two classic albums for RCA Victor, both produced by Dick Peirce: his debut LP "Just Jesse Belvin" (taped in 1958, issued in 1959), which saw him moving into sophisticated pop with the hit ballad “Guess Who?”, and the posthumously issued and brilliant "Mr. Easy" (taped in 1959, issued in 1960), which paired Belvin with a sensational jazz band including Art Pepper (alto sax and clarinet), Jack Sheldon and Conte Candoli (trumpet), Frank Rosolino (trombone), and Russ Freeman (piano), among others. The latter LP also features wonderful arrangements by Marty Paich. These two soulful late-night masterpieces have been remastered and packaged together in this collector’s edition, which also contains 3 bonus tracks.

PERSONNEL:

JESSE BELVIN, lead vocals, plus:

Collective personnel:

ART PEPPER, alto sax and clarinet
SHORTY ROGERS, trumpet & flugelhorn
JACK SHELDON, CONTE CANDOLI, trumpet
FRANK ROSOLINO, trombone
BILL PITTMAN, guitar
JOE MONDRAGON, bass
RUSS FREEMAN, piano
MEL LEWIS, drums

Orchestras conducted by Marty Paich, Shorty Rogers, Ray Martin & Dennis Farnon.

Recorded at RCA Victor’s studios in New York City and Hollywood, between 1958 and 1959.

INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET

TRACKS:

JUST JESSE BELVIN (RCA Victor LSP-2089)
01 SECRET LOVE 2:30
02 LOVE IS HERE TO STAY 2:20
03 OL’ MAN RIVER 2:24
04 NOW YOU KNOW 2:26
05 ZING! WENT THE STRINGS OF MY HEART 2:50
06 GUESS WHO? 2:55
07 WITCHCRAFT 2:25
08 MY FUNNY VALENTINE 3:00
09 FUNNY 2:29
10 TAKE ME BACK TO THE ISLAND 2:20
11 (I’M AFRAID) THE MASQUERADE IS OVER 3:28
12 ALRIGHT, OKAY, YOU WIN 3:02

MR. EASY (RCA Victor LSP -2105)
13 IT’S ALRIGHT WITH ME 3:27
14 SOMETHING HAPPENS TO ME 2:36
15 WHAT’S NEW? 3:22
16 IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT 2:39
17 BLUES IN THE NIGHT 4:30
18 LET THERE BE LOVE 2:30
19 IMAGINATION 3:33
20 THE BEST IS YET TO COME 2:26
21 MAKIN’ WHOOPEE! 3:21
22 ANGEL EYES 3:17
23 I’LL BUY YOU A STAR 2:35
24 THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU 3:20

BONUS TRACKS
25 OLD MacDONALD – with The Chargers 2:15
26 HUM-DE-DUM – with The Gassers 2:21
27 DEACON DAN TUCKER 2:04

TOTAL TIME: 76:27