Jack McVea - Rabon Tarrant

The Complete 1944-1952: Volume 3 (1946-1947)

Blue Moon Blues Series

Personnel:
Red Kelly, Sammy Yates, Marshall Royal, Melba Liston, Crow Kahn, Lloyd Glenn, Gene Phillips, Irving Ashby, Frank Clarke

Reference: BMCD 6033

JACK McVEA is not a household name; he was a very important figure in the beginning of the Rhythm & Blues style. He played baritone saxophone in the Lionel Hampton Orchestra in 1942 when the band recorded "Flying Home", considered to be a foundation of '40s black music. He led one of the West Coast's earliest R&B combos and backed up important artists such as T-Bone Walker and Wynonie Harris. McVea's own "Open The Door, Richard!" created one of the biggest crazes ever to come out of black music in the pre-Rock'n'Roll era. He blew tenor sax alongside Illinois Jacquet at the first 'Jazz At The Philharmonic' in 1944, and he jammed and recorded with Slim Gaillard and Charlie Parker.
For the first time ever, the full body of Jack McVea's (and Rabon Tarrant's) recorded works from 1944 to 1952 are being re-issued on four CD volumes. The discography has been reworked especially for this release and 4 tracks could be added that weren't even known to exist before. The music is good humoured, carried out brilliantly and above all, heavily swinging.

Tracklisting:

1. Bulgin Eyes
2. Dont Let The Sun Catch You Crying
3. Hey, Hey Baby
4. Open The Door, Richard!
5. The Crows Boogie
6. Lonesome Blues
7. Basses Boogie
8. Boilermakers Boogie
9. Blackout Boogie
10. Reetie Vootie Boogie
11. Groovin Boogie
12. Barrel House Boogie
13. The Keys In The Mailbox
14. Richard Gets Hitched
15. Slowly Goin Crazy Blues
16. Blues With A Feeling
17. Whats Happening
18. Crows Being Evicted
19. Darlin Its Just Like A Dream
20. Butch


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