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Monday 4 July 2016

Morris Lane - Tenor Saxsation (Re-up)

01. Bobby's Boogie
02. Ghost Town
03. Luke The Spook
04. Down The Lane
05. Blue Jeans
06. BO Plenty's Return
07. Midnight Sun
08. Pale Moon (An Indian Love Song)

Side 2:
01. Moon Ray
02. I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire
03. It Ain't Necessarily So
04. Stairway To The Stars
05. Poinciana
06. Blues In The Night
07. Twilight Time
08. Everything I Have Is Yours

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Original post (1st March, 2009) is here:

Good compilation of sides by ex-Lionel Hampton tenor sax player Morris Lane. Sides recorded 1947 - 1952. The first six tracks (recorded for Savoy, Apollo and Robin) are good rousing jump blues. In 1952 Lane changed style, recording a series of swing standards for Coral with a band featuring Bill Doggett on organ and Leroy Kirkland.  He recorded another four sides in the same vein for the small Scooter label. The Coral and Scooter sides are comparable to the sax stylings of Earl Bostic and Lynn Hope and obviously aimed at the same audience.

Not covered in this comp are sides Lane recorded in 1946 for Savoy with, inter alia, Sonny Stitt, Fats Navarro, Bud Powell and Kenny Clarke as part of a group billed as the "Be-Bop Boys." They may well be coming up in a future post.


KurtGS said...

Thanx again!

neil said...

Many thanks for the re-post, Brian; I'm partial to 'Poinciana'...