Saturday, 8 March 2008

Buddy Tate - Jumpin' On The West Coast!

Count Basie tenor saxman Buddy Tate cut these sides for Jack Lauderdale’s Supreme label in Los Angeles in two sessions in December 1947. The Basie band was in Los Angeles for an engagement at the Meadowland ballroom. A recording strike was due to start at midnight on December 31st 1947 and record companies were frantically stockpiling recordings. The front line of the small group backing Tate was recruited from the Basie band, Jimmy Witherspoon (at that time with Jay McShann) sat in on a couple of numbers, and Bill Doggett (with the Willie Bryant band) was on piano.

These recordings sit nicely in what I like to call “The Bebopwino Zone” – where jazz meets jump and blues. There’s a bit of a bop influence as well, so fans of bop, swing and early R&B should be happy with this one.

Ripped at 320 kbps from the 1972 Black Lion LP. Password = greaseyspoon

Download link:

http://www60.zippyshare.com/v/rgPa25KO/file.html

1. Tate's A Jumpin' (Take 4)
2. Blue And Sentimental
3. Vine Street Breakdown (Take 4)
4. Ballin' From Day To Day **
5. Six Foot Two Blues *
6. Kansas City Local (Take 3)
7. Kansas City Local (Take 5)
8. The Things You Done For Me Baby **
9. Vine Street Breakdown (Take 1)
10. Early Morning Blues *
11. Good Morning Judge **
12. Tate's A Jumpin' (Take 2)

* vocal – Jimmy Witherspoon
** vocal – Charlie Price

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Many thanks. Please keep it coming.

I used to own many of these posts as LPs before selling them when I moved overseas many years ago. So its great to hear them again.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much! I love the bop/r&b crossover stuff. It's the best of both worlds.

GullyFoyle said...

My zone is the BeBop Wino zone. Thanks for all the wonderful music and all the work you put into this blog. I've been listening to this kind of music all my life, but most of my friends have different tastes. That made it all the more of a delight when I discovered your blog. Long may you continue!

jazzlover said...

Great work, many thx !

aroonie said...

You the man! Don't stop. Thank you for the music.

Anonymous said...

Please re-up this classic LP! I used to own it and thoughtlessly sold it off, and now am missing Buddy's jackhammer sax cuts--

boogiewoody said...

New and very belated download link:

http://www60.zippyshare.com/v/rgPa25KO/file.html

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