Orchestras of Jay McShann, Dallas Bartley, Cootie Williams and Bob Merrell with Paul Quinichette, Ike Quebec, Count Hastings, Gus Johnson
Reference: BMCD 6041
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During the heyday of R'n'B, men and women who could shout the blues with a strong and powerful voice, were very much in demand. Certain instrumentalists stood up and sang ballads and blues in front of the then populr small combos - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson or Oran "Hot Lips" Page come to mind instantly.
Bob "Mr. Blues" Merrill (surname Merrell) was a singing trumpet man in that vein.
All the informations about recording dates and personnel are included in the booklet.