Classics, 1929-1941

Classics, 1929-1941

by Sammy PriceSammy Price
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Overview

This single CD from the European Classics label collects all of pianist Sammy Price's prewar recordings as a leader. Despite its title, only two titles preceded the 1940-41 period: "Blue Rhythm Stomp" by Price's Four Quarters in 1929, and "Nasty But Nice," which finds Price on the same day accompanying trombonist Bert Johnson. Otherwise, the music features Price's Texas Blusicians, New York-based septets and octets put together especially for recordings. The emphasis is on blues, with Price taking several vocals, but such notable guests as altoist Don Stovall, trumpeters Shad Collins and Emmett Berry and (on four songs) tenor great Lester Young uplift the music. Recommended to small-group swing collectors.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/19/1996
Label: Melodie Jazz Classic
UPC: 0750582821622
catalogNumber: 696

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sammy Price   Primary Artist,Bass,Guitar,Piano,Drums,Vocals,Washboard
Lester Young   Tenor Saxophone
Emmett Berry   Trumpet
Floyd Brady   Trombone
Shad Collins   Trumpet
J.C. Heard   Drums
Ernest "Bass" Hill   Bass
Ray Hogan   Trombone
Duke Jones   Bass
Wilbert Kirk   Drums
Ed Mullens   Trumpet
Ruby Smith   Vocals
Harold "Doc" West   Drums
Elmer "Skippy" Williams   Tenor Saxophone
Lem Johnson   Clarinet,Vocals
Lynwood Jones   Bass
Billy Taylor   Bass
Sam Price   Track Performer
Fess Williams   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Joe Brown   Trumpet
Don Stovall   Alto Saxophone
Yack Taylor   Vocals
Bert Johnson   Trombone
Douglas Finnell   Trumpet
Percy Darensbourg   Banjo
Ray Hill   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Anatol Schenker   Liner Notes
Carl Davis   Composer

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