Chicago Rhythm - Apex Blues: The Recordings of Jimmie Noone 1923-1943

Chicago Rhythm - Apex Blues: The Recordings of Jimmie Noone 1923-1943


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A smooth playing New Orleans clarinetist, Jimmie Noone first made his mark as a bandleader at Chicago's Apex Club in the early 1920s with his impressive Apex Club Orchestra, and he prefigured in many ways later clarinet-playing bandleaders like Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw. This comprehensive four-disc, 100-track set spans Noone's entire recording career, beginning with his 1923 session with the Harmony Syncopators and ending with his final session in 1943 with the Capitol Jazzmen, and includes two versions of Noone's signature tune, "Sweet Lorraine," as well as two versions of the swirling "Apex Blues" and a zippy take on "Sweet Georgia Brown." Featured players along the way here include famed trumpeter Louis Armstrong, pianist Earl Hines, trombonist Jack Teagarden, and singer Mildred Bailey, among others. Although his recording career was relatively brief, Noone's influence, particularly on figures like Goodman, was immense. This generous set shows why.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/29/2006
Label: Jsp Records
UPC: 0788065902629
catalogNumber: 926
Rank: 185241


Disc 1

  1. Play That Thing
  2. The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else
  3. Lonesome and Sorry
  4. Messin' Around
  5. I Know That You Know
  6. Sweet Sue
  7. Four or Five Times
  8. Every Evening
  9. Ready for the River
  10. Forevermore
  11. Too Busy
  12. Oh, Sister! Ain't That Hot?
  13. Apex Blues
  14. A Monday Date
  15. Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me
  16. Oh, Sister! Ain't That Hot?
  17. King Joe
  18. Sweet Lorraine
  19. Some Rainy Day
  20. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
  21. Baby
  22. It's Tight Like That
  23. Let's Sow a Wild Oat
  24. She's Funny That Way
  25. St. Louis Blues

Disc 2

  1. Chicago Rhythm
  2. I Got a Misery
  3. Wake Up, Chillun, Wake Up
  4. Love Me or Leave Me
  5. Anything You Want
  6. Am I Blue?
  7. My Daddy Rocks Me with One Steady Roll
  8. Apex Blues
  9. Ain't Misbehavin'
  10. That Rhythm Man
  11. Off Time
  12. S'posin'
  13. True Blue Lou
  14. Through (How Can You Say We're Through?)
  15. Satisfied
  16. I'm Doin' What I'm Doin' for Love
  17. He's a Good Man to Have Around
  18. My Melancholy Baby
  19. After You've Gone
  20. Love
  21. El Rado Scuffle
  22. Deep Trouble
  23. Cryin' for the Carolines
  24. Have a Little Faith in Me
  25. Should I?

Disc 3

  1. I'm Following You
  2. When You're Smiling
  3. I Lost My Gal from Memphis
  4. On Revival Day
  5. I'm Drifting Back to Dreamland
  6. Virginia Lee
  7. So Sweet
  8. San
  9. You Rascal You
  10. Bring It on Home to Grandma
  11. Little White Lies
  12. Something to Remember You By
  13. He's Not Worth Your Tears
  14. Trav'lin' All Alone
  15. I Need Lovin'
  16. It's You
  17. River Stay 'Way from My Door
  18. When It's Sleepy Time Down South
  19. Dixie Lee
  20. Inka Dinka Doo
  21. Delta Bound
  22. Like Me a Little Bit Less
  23. A Porter's Love Song
  24. I'd Do Anything for You
  25. Shine

Disc 4

  1. Liza
  2. Soon (There'll Be Just the Two of Us)
  3. Lookie, Lookie, Lookie, Here Comes Cookie
  4. Lullaby of Broadway
  5. It's Easy to Remember
  6. He's a Different Kind of Guy
  7. 'Way Down Yonder in New Orleans
  8. The Blues Jumped a Rabbit
  9. Sweet Georgia Brown
  10. Sweet Lorraine
  11. I Know That You Know
  12. Bump It (The Bumps) (Apex Blues)
  13. Four or Five Times
  14. Japansy
  15. New Orleans Hop Scop Blues
  16. Keystone Blues
  17. They Got My Number Now
  18. Intro into...
  19. A Porter's Love Song
  20. Goodbye, Don't Cry Blues
  21. Body and Soul
  22. Lady Be Good
  23. Memories of You
  24. Honeysuckle Rose
  25. I'm Sorry I Made You Cry

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jimmie Noone   Primary Artist,Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Vocals
Lonnie Johnson   Guitar
Mildred Bailey   Vocals
Earl Hines   Piano,Vocals
Freddie Keppard   Cornet
Billy May   Trumpet
Jack Teagarden   Trombone,Vocals
Charlie Shavers   Trumpet
Dave Barbour   Guitar
Natty Dominique   Trumpet
Zutty Singleton   Drums
Jimmy Bell   Violin
Stan Wilson   Banjo
Richard M. Jones   Piano
Teddy Bunn   Guitar
Israel Crosby   String Bass
Wellman Braud   String Bass
Tommy Ladnier   Cornet
Louis Armstrong   Cornet,Vocals
Wallace Bishop   Drums
Junie C. Cobb   Banjo,Guitar,Vocals
John Frazier   String Bass
Wilbur Gorham   Banjo,Guitar
Tubby Hall   Drums
Preston Jackson   Trombone
Guy Kelly   Trumpet,Vocals
John Lindsay   String Bass
Jerome Pasquall   Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Pollack   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Vocals
O'Neill Spencer   Drums,Vocals
Eddie Vincent   Trombone
Benny Washington   Drums
Fayette Williams   Trombone
Quinn Wilson   String Bass
Georgia White   Vocals
Gideon Honore   Piano
Clifford King   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Frances Whitby   Tenor Saxophone
May Alix   Vocals
Art Jarrett   Vocals
Mancy Carr   Banjo,Guitar
Arthur Shapiro   Bass
Johnny Wells   Drums
Elmo Tanner   Vocals
Elwood Graham   Cornet
John Henley   Guitar
Alex Calamese   Cornet
Joi Basley   Banjo
Lillie Delk Christian   Vocals
Ollie Powers   Drums
Henry Fort   String Bass
Helen Savage   Vocals
Capitol Jazzmen   Track Performer
Alex "Charlie Brown" Hill   Piano
Frank Smith   Piano
Pete Brown Brooklyn Blues Blowers   Alto Saxophone
Ed Thompson   Vocals

Technical Credits

Jimmie Noone   Director
Bill Newton   Brass Band
Sally-Ann Worsfold   Liner Notes
Ollie Powers   Director

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