Complete Vocalist Sessions

Miles Davis

Complete Vocalist Sessions

Definitive Records

Personnel:
Miles Davis, Herbie Fields, Rubberlegs Williams , Gene Ammons, Art Blakey, Earl Coleman, Ann Baxter, Sarah Vaughan

Reference: DRCD 44419

A really unique set of work by Miles Davis -- and one that focuses on a really neglected chapter of his career! As you'd guess from the title, the CD brings together an assortment of recordings that Miles made backing up jazz singers -- mostly in the early years of his career, at a time when he was still working as a sideman in a variety of settings. The first 4 tracks on the set are from a 1945 date with saxophonist Herbie Fields, on tracks backing singer Rubberlegs Williams -- including "That's The Stuff You Gotta Watch", "Pointless Mama Blues", and "Deep Sea Blues". Next up are 4 more tracks with the legendary Billy Eckstine band of 1946 -- featuring Miles with Mr B on tunes that include "Oo Bop Sh'bam", "In The Still Of The Night", "Jelly Jelly", and "I Love The Loveliness Of You". These are followed by 4 more from 1946 -- featuring Miles in a small combo with Gene Ammons and Art Blakey -- backing up singer Earl Coleman on the tracks "Don't Sing Me The Blues" and "Don't Explain To Me Baby", and Ann Baxter on "I've Always Got The Blues" and "Baby Won't You Make Up Your Mind". Last up are 8 tracks from a Sarah Vaughan session from 1950 -- featuring classics that include "Mean To Me", "East Of The Sun", "Goodnight My Love", and "It Might As Well Be Spring". 20 tracks in all.

Tracklisting:

1. That's the Stuff you Gotta Watch
2. Pointless Mama Blues
3. Deep Sea Blues
4. Bring it on Home
5. Oo Bop Sh'Bam
6. I Love the Loveliness on You
7. In the Still of the Night
8. Jelly Jelly
9. Don't Sing me the Blues
10. I've Always Got the Blues
11. Don't Explain to Me Baby
12. baby, Won't you Make up your Mind
13. Ain't Misbehavin'
14. Goodnight my Love
15. Can't Get out of this Mood
16. It Might as well be Spring
17. Mean to Me
18. Come Rain or Come Shine
19. Nice Work if You Can Get It
20. East of the Sun



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