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Saturday, 16 August 2008

Screaming Saxophones Have A Ball

This crackly collection of sax blowouts (“mastered” from original 78s and 45s) makes a nice supplement to the double CD “Tenor Madness” post. Just about every artist here (except Joe Houston) is a veteran of the big bands and this disc nicely captures the era of the end of the swingin’ aggregations and the move towards small group R&B and jazz. The sleevenotes by Morgan on the back cover give background info on the artists. For me, the sides by former Erskine Hawkins saxman Paul Bascomb are raucous standouts.

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1. Have A Ball / Joe Houston Orchestra (vocal – Lois Butler)
2. Houston's Hot House / Joe Houston Orchestra
3. Leo's Boogie / Leo Parker And His Mad Lads
4. Cool Leo / Leo Parker And His Mad Lads
5. SOS / Charlie Singleton And His Band
6. Please Don't Leave Me Here / Charlie Singleton And His Band (vocal – Jake Vaughn)
7. Artistry In Mood / Joe Thomas And His Orchestra
8. Tearing Hair / Joe Thomas And His Orchestra
9. Turntable / Morris Lane And His Combo
10. What Did Sam Say / Paul Bascomb And His Orchestra (vocal – Paul Bascomb)
11. Ain't Nothin' Shakin' / Paul Bascomb And His Orchestra (vocal – Paul Bascomb)
12. Forty-Nine-Fifty / Bumps Myers Sextet
13. Memphis Hop / Bumps Myers Sextet
14. September Song / Morris Lane And His Combo

Listen to "What Did Sam Say":

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Ilikesax said...


Anonymous said...

Sometime in the 80’s I borrowed this from my local library and just happened to take a c90 of it, as u do. Over the years I’d thought the sound was down to usual quality of library records – now I know otherwise, but then perhaps the surface noise all adds to the excitement.

My question is was there ever a Screaming Saxes Vol2?


boogiewoody said...

I think there may have been a volume 2, but I'm just not sure. If there was, I didn't buy it!