by Clarence Williams


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The sixth volume in the very valuable Classics Clarence Williams reissue program contains 22 numbers in its attractive CD, mostly from a four-month period. There is a lot of variety on these sessions with many of the best tracks featuring both King Oliver and Ed Allen on cornets along with tenorman Benny Waters. There are also numbers by Clarence Williams's Washboard Five, his Novelty Four (a quartet with Oliver and guitarist Eddie Lang) and a larger orchestra. Throughout all of the selections there are spirited ensembles, heated but coherent solos and plenty of joy and swing. The highpoints include "Organ Grinder Blues," "Have You Ever Felt That Way," "Wildflower Rag," "Bozo," "Bimbo" and "Beau-Koo Jack" (which is closely based on the Louis Armstrong recording).

Product Details

Release Date: 11/19/1996
Label: Melodie Jazz Classic
UPC: 3307517077127
catalogNumber: 771

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Clarence Williams   Primary Artist,Piano,Cello,Vocals
Buster Bailey   Clarinet
Claude Hopkins   Piano
Eddie Lang   Guitar
King Oliver   Conductor,Cornet
Russell Procope   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Ed Allen   Conductor,Cornet
June Cole   Tuba,Double Bass
Ed Cuffee   Trombone
Charlie Dixon   Banjo
Arville Harris   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Leroy Harris   Banjo
Joseph "Kaiser" Marshall   Drums
Cyrus St. Clair   Tuba,Double Bass
Benny Waters   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Ben Whitted   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Ernest Elliott   Clarinet
Justin Ring   Percussion
Floyd Casey   Drums,Washboard
Ed Anderson   Conductor,Cornet
Clarence Williams Orchestra   Track Performer
Albert Socarras   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Kaiser Marshall   Drums
Laura Bryant   Vocals

Technical Credits

Fats Waller   Composer
Sidney Bechet   Composer
Tom Delaney   Composer
Jack Palmer   Composer
R. Simmons   Composer
Clarence Williams   Arranger,Composer,Director
Spencer Williams   Composer
Anatol Schenker   Liner Notes
Warren Frisino   Composer
Agnes Castleton   Composer

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