The Complete 1944-1952: Volume 4 (1947-1952)

Jack McVea - Rabon Tarrant - Sammy Yates - Charlie Whitfield

The Complete 1944-1952: Volume 4 (1947-1952)

Blue Moon Blues Series

Crow Kahn, Gene Phillips, Teddy Bunn, Frank Clarke

Reference: BMCD 6034

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.


1. Groove Juice (I Need It Bad)
2. Two Timin Baby Boogie
3. Swing Man
4. Two Timin Baby
5. No, No, You Cant Do Dot Mon
6. Butch
7. Inflation Blues
8. Carlos
9. Fish For Supper
10. Jack Frost
11. Fightin Mama Blues
12. Tatoe Pie
13. Walkin And Talkin Boogie
14. The Walls Come Tumblin Down
15. Evening
16. Mumblin Blues

17. Aint No Use In Ever Worryin
18. Texas Baby

19. Lonesome Dream
20. Storming And Raining


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