Category Archives: SAVOY/MUSE notes

BILLY WRIGHT

BILLY WRIGHT Savoy Jazz SJL 1146 – Billy Wright, “Goin’ Down Slow (Blues, Soul and Early R ‘N’ R, Vol 14)”   Well, what you have here is your basic album of good stuff by Billy Wright. You say, “Who” … Continue reading

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“Carolina Slim”

Savoy Jazz 1153 – Carolina Slim, “Blues Go Away From Me”   Every time blues brings sadness                                                                                            … Continue reading

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EDDIE VINSON

Muse MR 5310 – Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, “Sings the Blues” [1985]          This is a lot different to my previous Vinson set… all vocals! Not quite a greatest hits package, it does cherry pick from three Vinson albums for Joe. … Continue reading

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WILBERT

Savoy Jazz 1182 – Wilbert Harrison,  “Listen to My Song” [featuring Mickey Baker] Hmm… probably the best known and most successful (from the standpoint of the charts of the New York City area blues artists. I mean, “Kansas City” was … Continue reading

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BROWNIE

Savoy Jazz 1204 – Brownie McGhee, “Jumpin’ the Blues” When the name Brownie McGhee comes up in any discussions by blues mavens, it’s usually as the beginning of a longer word: brownieandsonny. McGhee and Terry were a factor in the … Continue reading

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TJ FOWLER

Savoy Jazz 1187 – T.J. Fowler, “and His Rockin’ Jump Band, featuring Calvin Frazier” “Jump, little children, jump!” [1] That seems to have been the order of the day in black popular music of the immediate post-war era (the late … Continue reading

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The Clean Machine

Muse MR 5116 – Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, “The Clean Machine” [1978] Eddie Vinson… Mr. Cleanhead… a name that conjures up the image of a bald-headed blues singer popular during the fifties. It’s a truthful image, but an incomplete one, for … Continue reading

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