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Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson - Cherry Red Blues (re-up)



































































Volume One

Side One:
1. Cherry Red
2. Ashes On My Pillow
3. Kidney Stew
4. Queen Bee Blues
5. Somebody Done Stole My Cherry Red
6. Lonesome Train

Side Two:
1. Person To Person
2. My Big Brass Bed Is Gone
3. Rainy Mornin' Blues
4. I Need You Tonight
5. Featherbed Mama
6. Good Bread Alley

Volume Two

Side One:
1. I'm Gonna Wind Your Clock
2. I'm Weak But Willing
3. No Good Woman Blues
4. Jump And Grunt
5. Big Mouth Gal

Side Two:
1. The People On My Party Line
2. Peas And Rice
3. I Trusted You (But You Double-Crossed Me)
4. Bald Headed Blues
5. If You Don't Think I'm Sinking

All tracks recorded for King 1949 – 1952, except “Cherry Red” and “Kidney Stew”, which were recorded for Bethlehem in 1957.

Download this 2LP set from here:

http://www47.zippyshare.com/v/SQPwu6VJ/file.html

The original post (27th September 2010) is here:

http://bebopwinorip.blogspot.co.uk/2010/09/eddie-cleanhead-vinson-cherry-red-blues.html

We continue the Eddie Vinson story with a re-up of one of my favourite compilations. This 2LP set of Eddie's King recordings was one of the first "real" R&B collections I ever bought - nearly forty years ago. Read the original post for my reminiscence of purchasing the discs which helped to make me the man I am today - a bop-addled dropout. Listener beware!

I've added a whole load of brain-wrecking background information below. Read on at your peril.

Recording dates for the tracks:

Volume One

1. Cherry Red (New York, September, 1957)
2. Ashes On My Pillow (Cincinnati, August 10, 1949)
3. Kidney Stew (New York, September, 1957)
4. Queen Bee Blues (New York, May 22, 1950)
5. Somebody Done Stole My Cherry Red (Cincinnati, August 10, 1949)
6. Lonesome Train (Cincinnati, July 7, 1952)
7. Person To Person (Cincinnati, July 7, 1952)
8. My Big Brass Bed Is Gone (New York, May 22, 1950)
9. Rainy Mornin' Blues (New York, March 20, 1951)
10. I Need You Tonight (Cincinnati, July 7, 1952)
11. Featherbed Mama (Cincinnati, August 30, 1949)
12. Good Bread Alley (Cincinnati, July 7, 1952)

Volume Two

1. I'm Gonna Wind Your Clock (Cincinnati, August 10, 1949)
2. I'm Weak But Willing (Cincinnati, August 30, 1949)
3. No Good Woman Blues (Cincinnati, August 30, 1949)
4. Jump And Grunt (New York, May 22, 1950)
5. Big Mouth Gal (New York, May, 1950)
6. The People On My Party Line (New York, March 20, 1951)
7. Peas And Rice (New York, May, 1950)
8. I Trusted You (But You Double-Crossed Me) (New York, May, 1950)
9. Bald Headed Blues (New York, May, 1950)
10. If You Don't Think I'm Sinking (New York, May 22, 1950)

The sessions:
(Tracks in italics are not on this compilation)

Cincinnati, August 10, 1949 -
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (alto sax, vocals) with: Henderson Williams (trumpet); Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and Harry Porter (tenor saxes); Al Townsend (baritone sax); Wynton Kelly (piano); Frank Skeete (bass) Leon Abrams (drums):

Ashes On My Pillow (King 4355)
I'm Gonna Wind Your Clock (King 4331)
Wineola (King 4313)
Somebody Done Stole My Cherry Red (King 4313)

Cincinnati, August 16, 1949 -
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (alto sax, vocals) with same personnel as above:

Eddie's Bounce (instrumental) (King 4381)

Cincinnati, August 30, 1949 -
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (alto sax, vocals) with: Calvin Hughes (trumpet); James Buxton (trombone); Harry Porter and Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (tenor saxes); Wynton Kelly (piano); Frank Skeete (bass); Leon Abrams (drums):

I'm Weak But Willing (King 4331)
Sittin' On It All The Time (unreleased)
Featherbed Mama (King 4442)
No Good Woman Blues (King 4355)

New York, May 1950 -
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (alto sax, vocals) with: Rostelle Reese (trumpet); Cornelius Tate (trumpet); Rudolph Williams (tenor sax); Orrington Hall (baritone sax); Milt Larkins (piano); Dave Richmond (bass); Rudolph Nichols (drums):

Bald Headed Blues (King 4442)
I Trusted You Baby (But You Double-crossed Me) (King 4426)
Peas And Rice (King 4414)
Big Mouth Gal (King 4426)

New York, May 22nd, 1950 -
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (alto sax, vocals) with: Joe Wilder (trumpet); Tyree Glenn (trombone); Buddy Tate (tenor sax); Bill Graham (baritone sax); Milt Buckner (piano); Gene Ramey (bass); Percy Brice (drums):

My Big Brass Bed Is Gone (King 4381)
Queen Bee Blues (King 4396)
If You Don't Think I'm Sinking (Look What
A Hole I'm In) (King 4414)
Jump And Grunt (instrumental) (King 4396)

New York, March 20th, 1951 -
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (alto sax, vocals) with: Rostelle Reese (trumpet); Milt Larkins (trombone); Lee Pope (tenor sax); Freddie Washington (piano); Billy Taylor (bass); Percy Brice (drums):

Rainy Mornin' Blues (King 4465)
Home Boy (King 4456)
The People On My Party Line (King 4465)
Time After Time (King 4456)

Cincinnati, 7th July, 1952 -
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (alto sax, vocals) with: Charles F. Lee (trumpet); Slide Hampton (trombone); Charlie Rouse (tenor sax); Walter Hiles (baritone sax); Joe Lawson (piano); John Faire (guitar); Car Lee (bass); Wilbur Hogan (drums):

Lonesome Train (trumpet, piano out) (King 4582)
Person To Person (King 4582)
I Need You Tonight (King 4563)
Good Bread Alley (guitar out) (King 4563)

New York, September 1957 -
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (alto sax, vocals) with: Joe Newman (trumpet); Henry Coker (trombone); Paul Quinichette (tenor sax); Bill Graham (baritone sax;) Nat Pierce (piano); Turk Van Lake (guitar); Eddie Jones (bass); Ed Thigpen (drums):

Cherry Red (Bethlehem BCP 5005)
Kidney Stew (Bethlehem BCP 5005)

The original releases:
(Tracks in italics are not on this compilation)

Somebody Done Stole My Cherry Red / Wineola (King 4313) - October 1949

I'm Weak But Willing / I'm Gonna Wind Your Clock (King 4331) - January 1950

Ashes On My Pillow / No Good Woman Blues (King 4355) - May 1950

My Big Brass Bed Is Gone / Eddie's Bounce (King 4381) - July 1950

Queen Bee Blues / Jump And Grunt (King 4396) - September 1950

If You Don't Think I'm Sinking (Look What a Hole I'm In) / Peas And Rice (King 4414) - December 1950

I Trusted You Baby (But You Double-Crossed Me) / Big Mouth Gal (King 4426) - January 1951

Featherbed Mama / Bald Headed Blues (King 4442) - May 1951

Home Boy / Time After Time (King 4456) - June 1951

Rainy Mornin' Blues / The People On My Party Line (King 4465) - August 1951

Good Bread Alley / I Need You Tonight (King 4563) - September 1952

Lonesome Train / Person To Person (King 4582) - December 1952

Cherry Red and Kidney Stew were issued on the Bethlehem LP "Eddie Vinson Sings: Cleanhead's Back In Town" (BCP - 5005) in December 1957.

If you want to hear the complete Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson on King in crystal clear sound quality then you must purchase the Ace CD "Bald Headed Blues" (CDCHD 877). This is a collection which I highly recommend. It scores 10/10 on the Be Bop Wino scale of hipness.


2 comments:

george said...

Many thanks, boogiewoody!

boogiewoody said...

Cheers, George! More "Cleanhead" will appear soon in an all-new homemade compilation post!