Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Three Classic Albums Plus

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Three Classic Albums Plus

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Sammy Price

Three Classic Albums Plus

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Jonah Jones (tp)* Vic Dickenson (tb) Pete Brown (as)* Sammy Price (p, vclf) Milt Hinton (b) Cozy Cole (d). NYC, March 20 1955

Jumpin' On 57th*/Sam's Pretty Bluesf/If I Could Be With You/Pete's Delta Bound*/Jonah Whales Again*/Stormy Weather/Walkin' And Shoutin' The Boogie/Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gonet/Manhattan Blues*/ Rockin' The Rocket/Shakin' And Rattlin'

Emmett Berry (tp) George Stevenson (tb) Herb Hall (cl) Sammy Price (p) Pops Foster (b) Fred Moore (d). Paris, December 20 1955

Swingin' Paris Style/Blue Berry/Big Mouth Steve From Baltimore/USA Romp/Paris Lament/Janine Boogie

Add Sidney Bechet, (ss), Paris, May 16 1956

St. Louis Blues/Darktown Strutter's Ball/Back Home/Memphis Blues/Yes, We Have No Bananas Today/Dinah/Tin Roof Blues/Jazz Me Blues

Mickey Baker, Al Casey (g) Sammy Price (p) Al Lucas (b) Panama Francis (d). NYC, March 24 1959

Roll 'Em Sam/Kansas City Boogie Woogie Stomp/Boogie Cha Cha/ N'Orleans Blues/Levee/Saint's Boogie/Blue Drag/Honky Tonk Caboose/ Pack Up 'N Boogie/Chicken Strut/Boogie Woogie Stop/Wee Hours

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Sammy Price (1908-1992), a first rate boogie woogie and blues specialist, was a house pianist for Decca Records from 1936 through the forties. As such, he was the accompanist of choice for most of the blues performers who recorded for Decca but, at the same time, he led or participated in many sessions of a more purely jazz nature. At one time or another, he appeared on recordings alongside some of the finest jazz musicians of his generation. This double CD is comprised of four sessions recorded during the '50s when Price was leading groups of his own.

The first nine tracks from the March 20, 1955 session comprised a 12" Jazztone LP called Barrelhouse, Boogie and Blues. The two remaining tracks from this session were issued on other Jazztone records. …

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