Label: Vanguard - VCD2-47/48 • Format: 2x, CD Compilation • Country: US • Genre: Jazz, Funk / Soul, Blues • Style: Country Blues, Harmonica Blues, Jump Blues, Swing, Gospel, Piano Blues
This vision would take fruition as a presentation known as "From Spirituals to Swing," bringing together the connected history of African-American music running from gospel to blues to jazz. High-brow concerts of what was considered distinctly non-high-brow music were still a relatively new concept. Benny Goodman 's landmark debut at Carnegie Hall had been only a few months earlier, and Hammond planned on throwing his shindig in the same confines.
Meu Coração - Mara Maravilha - Mara once he put the plan into motion, he met resistance from a number of sources, most of whom objected to the idea of white and black musicians appearing on the same stage.
Hammondever resourceful, got underwriting from a New York leftist paper and Flying Home - Various - From Spirituals To Swing – Carnegie Hall Concerts 1938/39 the first "From Spirituals to Swing" concert -- complete with the concert-hall debut of the Count Basie Orchestra -- in December The response was Sherry - Various - Thank You For The Music, and a second concert was held in the same place a year later.
Knowing that Carnegie Hall also housed recording facilities that Benny Goodman had used to document his stand at the hall, Hammond recorded both concerts on acetate discs. In the s, he had them transferred to magnetic tape, and by the end of that decade he struck a deal with Vanguard Records to release some of the performances as a two-record set.
Inthis set was issued on compact disc. Now, some 60 years after the event, comes this sumptuous three-disc box set, From Spirituals to Swing: Carnegie Hall Concerts, [3-CD Set] For the first time, all the known extant recordings from those concerts including 23 previously unreleased tracks have been issued, along with some surprises.
Those surprises come in the form of a half-dozen studio performances with members of the Count Basie band and vocalist Helen Humes that were interspersed into the live recordings. To further compound matters, Hammond went into a studio in and cut new introductions for them, which were sped up to make him You And Me - Sheek Louch - Silverback Gorilla 2 younger!
Audio chicanery aside, these sides are included, as they were a part of the original package and part of Hammond 's original vision. But the tracks themselves now fortified with the rest of the unreleased studio material are inspired playing and singing, and certainly warrant inclusion, no matter what audio sleight-of-hand brought them there in the first place.
As for the rest of the set, the five-star rating given above really is insufficient in telling the tale of just how cool this box and this music really are. The sound is a marked improvement over even the previous two-CD set, and the addition of the unreleased material pushes this release into the regions of "essential. Here's the earliest version of the Benny Goodman Sextet with secret weapon Arthur Bernstein on string bass blasting its way through a five-song set that's every bit as astonishing as the trio's and quartet's showings at Goodman 's concert.
In the midst of all of this are exemplary performances from Big Bill Broonzyblues harmonica ace Sonny Terrystride pianist James P. Hammond had the good taste to book nothing but the best the reproduction of the Past Responses - Various - Unknown Season Compilaton, Vol.
2 program alludes to the fact that missing in action due to their recent demise were Bessie Smith and Robert Johnsonone of whose recordings was actually played on-stage at the first concert and the lineup on this box set is the cream of the jazz and African-American experience at that time.
Blues Classical Country. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes.
Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Genre Jazz Blues. Track Listing - Disc 1. Swingin' the Blues. Count Basie Orchestra. One O'Clock Jump. Count Basie. John Hammond, Sr. Blues with Lips. I Never Knew. Kansas City Five. Don't Be That Way. Blues with Helen. I Ain't Got Nobody. Jumpin' Blues. Flying Home - Various - From Spirituals To Swing – Carnegie Hall Concerts 1938/39 Tonk Train Blues. Meade "Lux" Lewis. Low Down Dog.
It's All Right Baby. Boogie Woogie. Albert Ammons. Cavalcade of Boogie. Rock Me. Sister Rosetta Tharpe. That's All. Mitchell's Christian Singers. Are You Living Humble.
Track Listing - Disc 2. Weary Blues. The New Orleans Feetwarmers. Milenberg Joys. Armand Piron. It Was Just a Dream. Big Bill Broonzy.
Fox Chase. Sonny Terry. Carolina Shout. James P. Every Tub. Stealin' Blues. After You've Gone. Kansas City Six. Oh, Lady Be Good. Mortgage Stomp. Spoken Introduction. Sterling A. Gospel Train. Golden Gate Quartet. I'm on My Way. Track Listing - Disc 3. I Got Rhythm. Benny Goodman. Flying Home. Memories of You. Stompin' at the Savoy. Honeysuckle Rose. Blueberry Rhyme. The Mule Walk. Low Down Dirty Shame. Ida Cox. Done Got Wise. Louise, Louise Blues. Mountain Blues.
The New John Henry. Paging the Devil.