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BFT 166 Reveal

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BFT166-001

 

Round Midnight

 

Jay McShann – Kansas City Hustle

 

https://www.discogs.com/Jay-McShann-Kansas-City-Hustle/release/4769407

 

 

BFT166-002

 

Piggy Love

 

Jack Walrath Group –

 

https://www.discogs.com/The-Jack-Walrath-Group-Hi-Jinx/release/10872271

 

 

BFT166-003

 

Someone’s Rockin’ My Jazzboat

 

Frank Foster’s Living Color – Twelve Shades of Black

 

https://www.discogs.com/Frank-Fosters-Living-Color-Twelve-Shades-Of-Black/release/2965037

 

 

BFT166-004

 

Sugar

 

Grover Mitchell And His Orchestra – Truckin’

 

https://www.discogs.com/Grover-Mitchell-And-His-Orchestra-Truckin/release/3469642

 

soloists Doug Lawrence, Cecil Bridgewater, Mitchell

 

Arrangement by Frank Foster – which Thom called “kind of clunky, like a late night TV show band might do.”  Well Frank did do an awful lot of arrangements.

 

I’ve greatly enjoyed tracking down Mitchell’s big band recordings which are cheap to very cheap on discogs when I found them.

 

 

 

BFT166-005

 

Ode to Billy Joe

 

Harry Sweets Edison, Seven Eleven

 

https://www.discogs.com/Harry-Sweets-Edison-Jerome-Richardson-Ray-Brown-Larry-Bunker-I-Giganti-Del-Jazz-53/release/836736

 

Many versions of this on discogs, here is one with the group info. Excellent early 70s concert with one contemporary tune. Thought it would be interesting to program Jerome Richardson who doesn’t get a lot of attention.

 

 

BFT166-006

 

Bag’s Groove

 

Red Garland, I Left My Heart In San Francisco

 

https://www.discogs.com/Red-Garland-I-Left-My-Heart/release/4276487

 

Just as with Jerome Richardson, wanted to highlight Leo Wright, another who I don’t think has ever made an appearance in a BFT.

 

 

BFT166-007

 

Everything Happens to Me

 

Horace Parlan – My Little Brown Book 

https://www.discogs.com/Horace-Parlan-Trio-My-Little-Brown-Book/release/3564662

 

The alto is Christina Von Bulow and she plays exceptionally thru out. Excellent late Parlan, I didn’t intend to program him but when this arrived in December I knew I had to. I think this was the one track everybody liked so I guess I did well in squeezing it in.

 

 

BFT166-008

 

Fuchsia Moods

 

George Benson – Glenn Tucker

 

https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/georgesaxbenson2

 

Spoon said “I get the feeling this is a horn player of advanced age. But unbroken by it.” And that’s a pretty good description. Benson, who stayed in Detroit his entire career and recorded but a handful of times, was 86 at the time of this duo recording.

 

 

BFT 166-009

 

Dolo Coker – Track A1 of this:

 

https://www.discogs.com/Dolo-Coker-Third-Down/release/3026913

 

 

 

Now we get to my modulation away from jazz starting with:

 

BFT166-010

 

Dave Alexander, Track A1 here:

 

https://www.discogs.com/Dave-Alexander-The-Dirt-On-The-Ground/release/3504899

 

Not sure how he got away without giving a credit to Horace Silver but I would recommend both of his Arhoolie recordings.

 

From blues vocals over a jazz tune to …

 

 

BFT166-011

 

Billy Hawks, “I’ll Wait for You Baby”

 

https://www.discogs.com/Billy-Hawks-New-Genius-Of-The-Blues-More-Heavy-Soul/master/1073049

 

 

 

A terrible shame that his two LPs never had an OJC reissue, I feel like this guy is the guy with the greatest soul/blues recordings no one knows. There’s one Discogs seller with the CD comp for only $10. Other copies a bit higher …

 

 

 

BFT166-012

 

Let It Roll (Let the Good Times Roll) Parts 1 & 2

 

George Kelly & Earl Knight 

And now seemingly further away from jazz but not really. George Kelly played jazz thru out his lengthy career, and Earl Knight played with Lucky Thompson in the late 40s. Supposedly. 

So completing our trek away from jazz we use George Kelly’s participation to pivot back to jazz by programming … George Kelly.

 

 

BFT 166-013

 

Slightly Blue

 

I'm Shootin’ High – Red Richards - George Kelly Quintet 

https://www.discogs.com/Red-Richards-George-Kelly-Quintet-Johnny-Letman-Leonard-Gaskin-Ronnie-Cole-Im-Shooting-High/release/8421007

 

 

Maybe if I had posted a hint that someone might have noticed a similarity in tone between the two Kelly tracks.

 

 

BFT166-014

 

Hi Fly

 

Charles Davis Super 80 (Nilva)

 

https://www.discogs.com/Charles-Davis-Super-80/release/4399399

 

Another saxophonist who may have never made it to a BFT. I don’t believe I’ve heard this tune at this tempo and this one was always going to be on this BFT.

 

 

Now we get into the guitar section of the BFT and in retrospect maybe I would have done well to delete these, had I known that no one would care much for them and the member I attempted to alert to their presence is hopefully just on a break from the board.

 

 

 

BFT166-015 

Al & Billy Blues

 

Billy Butler/Al Casey Guitar Odyssey

 

https://www.discogs.com/Billy-Butler-3-Al-Casey-Jackie-Williams-Guitar-Odyssey/release/5634077

 

 

 

Casey is on the left channel, if it matters.

 

 

BFT166-016      

 

Misty

 

John Collins -  The Incredible John Collins (Nilva)

 

 

https://www.discogs.com/John-Collins-The-Incredible/release/9862178

 

 

 

Chuck mentioned this one in the “Obscure records” thread and I tracked down a copy. I hate “Misty” with a passion but this one works for me. Mileage.

 

 

 

BFT166-017

 

Baby Sweets
Joe Carter III In the Now
 

http://www.tjswan.com/albums/jciii-inthenow.htm 

I found this CD because it has a track featuring Bubba Brooks and I enjoyed the rest of it too. Unfortunately Carter died in 2016 of cancer. He was only 55.

 

 

 

BFT166-018

 

Now’s the Time/Straight No Chaser

 

Eddie Harris Live at EJ’s 

My version is the 3/4 Miles release on the A Jazz Hour With label. Here’s a link to Amazon where both discs are available as a download:

 

 

https://www.amazon.com/Listen-Here-Live-At-J-s/dp/B00003CLVK

 

 

 

 

 Thanks to all who waded thru this behemoth; should I sign up for another I promise I won't go nearly this long again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edited by Dan Gould

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I am glad that you included all of it. Wow, I really like Track 3! I wonder if that Frank Foster album has ever been issued in any format other than LP, since I am without a turntable.

Grover Mitchell! I enjoyed seeing him leading the Basie band right after Frank Foster stopped leading it. Our local newspaper commented on his “acerbic” remarks between songs. I had never heard any of the albums under his name as leader. This one was really good.

i had never heard of Christina Van Bulow. I like her playing here.

 

That last song was Eddie Harris! I never would have guessed that.

i really like all of the blues and guitar songs, all of which were unfamiliar to me. I am glad that you included them.

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Number 16. I had no idea it was John Collins.  I have get this session.  

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