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Friday, 24 April 2020

Earl Bostic - Dance Time (stereo) re-ripped and re-upped

Side 1:
01) Harlem Nocturne
02) Where Or When
03) Sweet Lorraine
04) Poeme
05) You Go To My Head
06) Off Shore

Side 2:
01) The Moon Is Low
02) Ain't Misbehavin'
03) The Sheik Of Araby
04) I Hear A Rhapsody
05) Roses Of Picardy
06) Melancholy Serenade

1980s reissue on the Sing label of the stereo version of Earl Bostic's "Dance Time" album (King 525) which was issued in July / August 1959. The stereo version was recorded in March / April 1959 as follows:

Cincinnati, March 26th, 1959. Personnel: Earl Bostic (alto sax); Roland Johnson (vibraphone); Jon Thomas (piano); Allan Seltzer (guitar); Herb Gordy (bass); William Erskine (drums):
Harlem Nocturne
Where Or When
Sweet Lorraine
You Go To My Head
Off Shore
Ain't Misbehavin'
The Sheik Of Araby
I Hear A Rhapsody
Roses Of Picardy
Melancholic Serenade
Cincinnati, April 8th, 1959. Personnel: Earl Bostic (alto sax); Roland Johnson (vibraphone); Claude Jones (piano); Warren Stephens, Allan Seltzer (guitars); Herb Gordy (bass); William Erskine (drums):
The Moon Is Low
The recording details listed towards the bottom of the back cover of this Sing reissue are for the original mono version of the LP, King 395-525 which was released in 1956. It was the 4th Bostic 12 inch LP to be released and like its predecessors it consisted of singles dating back to 1951, although 4 more recently recorded sides from April 1956 were included.

All this and much more on the Earl Bostic King LP saga is revealed on the original post of this album from 2017:

Head on over to see the original covers used on the mono version plus musings on the re-recording of Earl's King 500 series LPs. You can also read of my horrified realisation that I'd been giving wrong information on previous Bostic posts.

For this post I have re-recorded and re-ripped my LP as the 2017 mp3s were rather indistinct. The sound quality on the new mp3s is audibly better, as is the clarity of the numerous clicks and crackles on this second hand (purchased in Love Music, Glasgow) slab of vinyl.

The post also includes a folder of 1950s artwork from the King issue of this collection.

One more Bostic platter to go, and it's a new one which has not been posted previously. I'm just about all Bosticked out, but I know that there are some of you out there who just can't get enough! BTW "Where Or When" from this album is my latest ear worm. Can't get it out of my head. Until the next Bostic post, my R&B chums!

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