Trumpeter and vocalist Calvin Boze cut over 30 sides for Aladdin between 1949 and 1952. His singing voice bore a remarkable similarity to that of Louis Jordan and much of the material he recorded was also very similar to that recorded by Jordan in the mid to late 1940s. So the sides presented in this late 1980s album on the Moonshine label are lively and raucous jump blues steeped in a party atmosphere usually very similar to Jordan’s major hit “Saturday Night Fish Fry”. There’s plenty of booting tenor sax solos courtesy of Maxwell Davis.
The album was mastered from vintage 78 rpm discs so there is plenty of surface noise on some sides. Joan K has come through yet again with some label scans, of both 78 rpm and 45 rpm versions of Calvin’s biggest hit “Safronia B”. There is also a scan of a rare deejay white label promo. Thanks Joan!
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1. Safronia B
2. Angel City Blues
3. Working With My Baby
5. Waiting And Drinking
6. You're Tops With Me
7. Slippin' And Slidin'
8. I Can't Stop Crying
9. I've Got News For You
10. Keep Your Nose Out Of My Business
11. Lizzy Lou (parts 1 & 2)
13. Havin' A Ball (Having A Time)
15. I'm Gonna Steam Off The Stamp
17. Beale Street On A Saturday Night
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