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Leon Eason

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Anybody here ever heard this Blue Note 45? Who was Leon Eason?

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This was part of an otherwise unissued session:

  Hackensack, N.J., May 17, 1959
tk.1 I'm in the mood for love Blue Note 45-1745
tk.3 I'm in the mood for love (unissued)
tk.7 Because of you (alt)      -
tk.8 Because of you Blue Note 45-1746 (not released)
tk.13 Song of the islands          -
tk.14 That's my home           45-1747 (not released)
tk.18 I'm just a gigolo          -
tk.20 All of me (unissued)
tk.23 Blueberry Hill      -
tk.24 Cape Cod      -
tk.31 Lazy river Blue Note 45-1745
tk.35 I'll never smile again (unissued)
tk.37 Sweethearts on parade      -

 

 

 

This other 45 makes me think of some Babs Gonzales connection:

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Edited by mikeweil

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I have just played my copy again after years: It's not bad at all ! LE is copying Satchmo in a blatant manner.

I really wonder what Blue Note had in mind cutting this session...

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37 minutes ago, Jaffa said:

I have just played my copy again after years: It's not bad at all ! LE is copying Satchmo in a blatant manner.

I really wonder what Blue Note had in mind cutting this session...

I believe this was recorded as a favor to Ike Quebec.

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Chuck

Quite possibly - but why was only one 45 issued ? Nobody bought it then.. For Juke Boxes to match the Decca-45s by LA popular then ?

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From what I can tell, Eason was based in Newark.  Perhaps there was also the hope that there would be some local interest.

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