Wild Bill Davis

Organology Vol.2: Syncopated Clock

Ocium Jazz

Wild Bill Davis (org), Floyd Smith (g), Joe Morris aka Chris Columbus (d)

Reference: OCM CD 047

Although the Hammond organ was well documented in recordings since the late 30's, it was thought of as a novelty instrument until Wild Bill Davis emerged. The father of the modern organ combo, together with guitarist Floyd Smith, and drummer Chris Columbus. Found its place on the charts introducing the wide audience to a warm storm of irresistible swing by sound like a little big band. This Second Volume (the sequel to Volume 1 "Organology: April in Paris" OCM 0046), shows his soulful Okeh / Epic sessions from 1953 to 1955, closing the most comprehensive anthology never seen on CD.


1. Pompton Turnpike (2:44)
2. Nina Never Knew (2:31)
3. Rhapsody In Blue (2:56)
4. The Jitterbug Waltz (2:18)
5. Indian Summer (3:06)
6. Come Rain Or Come Shine (2:36)
7. Wailin' For The Moondog (2:47)
8. Theme For "Joe Louis Story" (3:07)
9. I Ain't Feeling So Good (2:57)
10. Nice Work If You Can Get It (3:05)
11. Laura (5:25)
12. Syncopated Clock (2:57)
13. East Of The Sun (2:51)
14. Don't Get Around Much Anymore (2:50)
15. Don't Worry 'Bout Me (2:16)
16. Caravan (3:05)
17. Land Of Dreams (2:34)
18. Trees (3:37)
19. Danny Boy (2:43)
20. Merci (*) (3:15)
21. Canadian Sunset (*) (6:02)

Total time: (65:40)
(*) Unissued Bonus Track

Tracks #1-19:
Wild Bill Davis (org); Floyd Smith (g); Joe Morris aka Chris Columbus (d); unknown saxes added on 10; unknown flute and harp on 19.
New York, March 11 & September 2, 1953. Los Angeles, November 21, 1953. New York, May 16, 1954. Los Angeles, March 21, 1955 . New York, November 15 & 17, 1955.

Wild Bill Davis (org); Floyd Smith (g); Chris Columbus (d).
Vallauris, France July 28, 1972


$11.72  (tax incl.)

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