King Oliver - King Oliver & His Orchestra (1929-1930), Vol. 1 (Music CD)

Release Date: 10 June 2013
Artist: King Oliver
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JSP's two-disc collection of King Oliver's 1929-1930 work, recorded in New York for Victor Records, is not exhaustive, nor does it focus on his greatest era (which would be the early-'20s recordings including the great "Dippermouth Blues"). However, the end of the '20s was the time of King Oliver's last burst of creativity, and while these recordings may be less startlingly fabulous than what Oliver and his band were doing earlier in the decade, they're still potent examples of early jazz. Listening to these recordings, it's clear that Oliver has been paying attention to the meteoric rise of his former star pupil Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five. Oliver is using a larger combo than Armstrong (featuring the great Barney Bigard on clarinet on several tracks), but the same sort of sprightly syncopation, along with a much fuller sound than on Oliver's earlier records, is apparent on tracks like the swinging "I'm Lonesome, Sweetheart." Purists should be aware that King Oliver was in increasingly poor health by this time, and he does not always play cornet on these sides. ~ Stewart Mason

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  • Disk 1
  • 1. West End Blues - King Oliver & His Orchestra
  • 2. I've Got That Thing - King Oliver & His Orchestra
  • 3. Freakish Light Blues - King Oliver & His Orchestra
  • 4. Call of the Freaks - King Oliver & His Orchestra
  • 5. The Trumpet's Prayer - King Oliver & His Orchestra
  • 6. Can I Tell You? - King Oliver Orchestra
  • 7. My Good Man Sam - King Oliver Orchestra
  • 8. What Do You Want Me to Do? - King Oliver & His Orchestra
  • 9. Sweet Like This - King Oliver & His Orchestra
  • 10. Too Late - King Oliver & His Orchestra
  • 11. I'm Lonesome Sweetheart - King Oliver & His Orchestra
  • 12. Want You Just Myself - King Oliver & His Orchestra
  • 13. I Can't Stop Loving You - King Oliver & His Orchestra
  • 14. Everbody Does It in hawaii - King Oliver & His Orchestra
  • 15. Frankie and Johnny - King Oliver & His Orchestra
  • 16. New Orleans Shout - King Oliver & His Orchestra
  • 17. St. James Infirmary - King Oliver & His Orchestra
  • 18. When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles with You) - King Oliver & His Orchestra
  • 19. I Must Have It - King Oliver & His Orchestra
  • 20. Rhythm Club Stomp (Curwiship Glide) - King Oliver & His Orchestra
  • 21. You're Just My Type - King Oliver & His Orchestra
  • Disk 2
  • 1. West End Blues - King Oliver & His Orchestra
  • 2. I've Got That Thing - King Oliver & His Orchestra
  • 3. Freakish Light Blues - King Oliver & His Orchestra
  • 4. Call of the Freaks - King Oliver & His Orchestra
  • 5. The Trumpet's Prayer - King Oliver & His Orchestra
  • 6. Can I Tell You? - King Oliver Orchestra
  • 7. My Good Man Sam - King Oliver Orchestra
  • 8. Everbody Does It in Hawaii - King Oliver & His Orchestra
  • 9. Frankie and Johnny - King Oliver & His Orchestra
  • 10. Edna - King Oliver & His Orchestra
  • 11. Boogie Woogie - King Oliver & His Orchestra
  • 12. Mule Face Blues - King Oliver & His Orchestra
  • 13. Struggle Buggy - King Oliver & His Orchestra
  • 14. Don't You Think I Love You? - King Oliver & His Orchestra
  • 15. Olga - King Oliver & His Orchestra
  • 16. Shake It and Break It - King Oliver & His Orchestra
  • 17. Stingaree Blues - King Oliver & His Orchestra
  • 18. What's the Use of Living without Love? - King Oliver & His Orchestra
  • 19. You Were Only Passing Time with Me - King Oliver & His Orchestra
  • 20. Nelson Stomp - King Oliver & His Orchestra
  • 21. Nelson Stomp - King Oliver & His Orchestra
  • 22. Nelson Stomp - King Oliver & His Orchestra
  • 23. Stealing Love - King Oliver & His Orchestra
Release Date: 10 June 2013
Artist: King Oliver
SKU: JSPCD4209