Joe Newman makes a keen tribute to his mentor, featuring a tart big band.
01. Basin Street Blues (Spencer Williams) 3:31
02. You Can Depend On Me (Hines-Carpenter-Dunlap) 2:53
03. Sweethearts On Parade (Lombardo-Newman) 2:14
04. Back O'Town Blues (Russel-Armstrong) 3:46
05. Pennies From Heaven (Johnson-Burke) 3:06
06. When It's Sleepy Time Down South (Rene-Rene-Muse) 3:00
07. Struttin' With Some Barbeque (Armstrong-Raye) 2:41
08. West End Blues (Oliver-Williams) 3:58
09. Chinatown, My Chinatown (Jerome-Swartz) 2:44
10. When The Saints Go Marching In (Traditional) 2:39
11. Dipper Mouth Blues (Oliver-Armstrong) 2:42
12. Jeepers Creepers (Mercer-Warren) 2:46
Total time: 36:17 min.
Originally released on RCA Victor LPM-1324
An RCA Victor "New Orthophonic" High fidelity Recording
Personnel on #1-4:
Joe Newman, Nick Travis, Conte Candoli, Joe Ferrante, Bernie Glow, trumpets; Urbie Green, Jimmy Cleveland, Chauncey Welsh, Tommy Mitchell, trombones; Sam Marowitz, Phil Woods, alto sax; Al Cohn, clarinet & tenor sax; Eddie Wasserman, tenor sax; Al Epstein, baritone sax, Nat Pierce, piano; Barry Galbraith, guitar; Buddy Jones, bass; Gus Johnson, drums.
Personnel on #5-8:
Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Conte Candoli, Joe Ferrante, Bernie Glow, trumpets; Fred Ohms, Benny Powell, Jimmy Cleveland, Chauncey Welsh, trombones; Sam Marowitz, Phil Woods, alto sax; Al Cohn, clarinet & tenor sax; Eddie Wasserman, tenor sax; Al Epstein, baritone sax, Nat Pierce, piano; Freddie Green, guitar; Eddie Jones, bass; Gus Johnson, drums.
Personnel on #9-12:
Same as #5-8, but Nick Travis, trumpet; Urbie Green, Tommy Mitchell, trombones; Hank Jones, piano, replace Royal, Ohms, Powell and Pierce.
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City, March 4 [#1-4], 11 [#5-8], and 14 [#9-12], 1956
Joe Newman, sings on #2,4,5,10 & 12
Arrangements by Manny Albam (#1,5,6,7,8,11), Ernie Wilkins (#2,3,4,9,12), and Al Cohn (#10)
Liner notes by John S. Wilson
Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol