The Complete, Vols. 1-2 [RCA]

The Complete, Vols. 1-2 [RCA]

by Sidney Bechet


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Of all the overlapping Bechet reissue series, this series of two-LP sets released by French RCA is easily the best, with all of the Victor sides by the great soprano-saxophonist and clarinetist (including the valuable alternate takes) being issued complete and in chronological order. The first two-fer is highlighted by the blazing session by The New Orleans Feetwarmers from 1932, four selections from the "Really the Blues" date with trumpeter Tommy Ladnier and clarinetist Mezz Mezzrow, and such Bechet classics as "Indian Summer," "Old Man Blues" and "Nobody Knows The Way I Feel 'Dis Mornin'."

Product Details

Release Date: 02/14/2013
Label: Rca Masterworks
UPC: 0078636649825
catalogNumber: 66498


  1. Sweetie Dear
  2. Shake It and Break It
  3. Old Man Blues
  4. I Want You Tonight
  5. I've Found a New Baby
  6. Wild Man Blues
  7. Lay Your Racket
  8. Maple Leaf Rag
  9. Shag
  10. Nobody Knows the Way I Feel This Morning
  11. Ja-Da
  12. Make Me a Pallet on the Floor
  13. Really the Blues
  14. St. Louis Blues
  15. When You and I Were Young, Maggie
  16. Weary Blues
  17. Blues in Thirds
  18. Indian Summer
  19. Blue for You, Johnny
  20. One O'Clock Jump
  21. Ain't Misbehavin'

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sidney Bechet   Primary Artist,Clarinet,Soprano Saxophone,Vocals
Henry "Red" Allen   Trumpet
Sidney DeParis   Trumpet,Vocals
Earl Hines   Piano
Rex Stewart   Cornet
Herb Jeffries   Vocals
Henry Levine   Trumpet
Teddy Bunn   Guitar
Wellman Braud   Bass
Tommy Ladnier   Trumpet
Bernard Addison   Guitar,Vocals
Tony Colucci   Guitar
Cliff Jackson   Piano
Wilson Myers   Bass,Vocals
Mezz Mezzrow   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Teddy Nixon   Trombone
Sonny White   Piano
Jim Tolliver   Piano
Elmer James   Bass
Charlie Howard   Guitar
Sandy Williams   Trombone,Vocals
Alfred Evans   Clarinet
William Maxey   Vocals
Harry Patent   Bass
Rudolph Adler   Tenor Saxophone
Mario Janarro   Piano

Technical Credits

Jelly Roll Morton   Composer
Louis Armstrong   Composer
Baby Dodds   Director
Sidney Bechet   Composer
Big Sid Catlett   Director
Kenny Clarke   Director
Tom Delaney   Composer
J.C. Heard   Director
Manzie Johnson   Director
Morris Morand   Director
Jack Palmer   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
New Orleans Feetwarmers   Contributor
Artie Matthews   Composer
Nat Levine   Director
Pearl Delaney   Composer
Milton Nelson   Composer
Walter Barnes   Composer
James Austin Butterfield   Composer
George Washington Johnson   Composer
Lou Chicha Friscoe   Composer
H. Quail Clarke   Composer

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