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Thursday, 23 April 2020

Bostic Rocks Hits Of The Swing Age (re-up)

Side One:
01) Southern Fried
02) Jersey Bounce
03) Jumpin' At The Woodside
04) Tuxedo Junction
05) 720 In The Books
06) Air Mail Special

Side Two:
01) Pompton Turnpike
02) Woodchopper's Ball
03) Night Train
04) Stompin' At The Savoy
05) Honeysuckle Rose
06) No Name Jive

This is a 1980s reissue of King LP 571 which was originally issued in April 1958. Unlike earlier Bostic LPs which were compilations of old singles, the tracks for this album were especially recorded in Los Angeles on December 18th and 18th, 1957. This set the pattern for future Bostic LPs with tracks being recorded over one or two days for themed albums.

Personnel on this LP:

Earl Bostic (alto sax); Wallace Snow (vibraphone); Ernest Crawford (piano); Tony Rizzi (guitar); Hilmer J. "Tiny" Timbrell (bass); Earl Palmer (drums).

A stereo version was recorded in Cincinnati on April 6th and 7th, 1959, by different personnel. The stereo release had the same cover as the original mono release, except for a large yellow and black "stereo" label underneath "Bostic Rocks."

The original post for this LP is here:

That post included a link to Lonesome Lefty's Scratchy Attic where a copy of the stereo version of this LP had been posted. That was the last post on the Scratchy Attic, unfortunately. The link was working in 2017, but I'm not so sure if it's still working. I tried it last night but kept running in to ads and finally gave up when potential malware came into view. The more adventurous among you may wish to attempt to navigate this hazardous maze, but I wouldn't recommend it.

The post on the Scratchy Attic is short but it does link in to comments by Lou Donaldson about Bostic on Larry Appelbaum's blog. Go to that blog, type in Earl Bostic in the searchbox, and you'll find a couple of posts where musicians comment on Bostic's formidable technical expertise on the alto sax.

For this re-up I've added a folder of original King release artwork found on the web, so reconstructors of original LPs can get to work! A couple more Bostic platters in the pipeline, then on to pastures new.


Gill said...

Thanks a bunch! Can't wait to spin this one up. Stay Safe. Be Well.

B.B. said...

Thanks for the boatload of EBs.

NOT Phil & Don...

It's just the thing we need about now, these classic soothing, smooth, sax-led sounds of EARL BOSTIC.