John Hardee

Hardee's Partee - The Forgotten Texas Tenor

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John Hardee (ts), Dick Vance (tp), Trummy Young (tb), Lem Davis (as), Buster Bailey (cl), Sammy Benskin, Marlowe Morris, Billy Kyle, Billy Taylor (p), Bill Bivens (vib), Tiny Grimes, Jimmy Shirley (g), John Simmons, Gene Ramey (b), Big Sid Catlett, Buddy Rich, Sonny Payne, Cozy Cole (d)

Reference: OCM CD 018

Bar code: 8435086700186

Hardee's stay on the New York City scene, though short and discreet, represents an unforgettable memory for veteran tenor sax fans who heard him. Mainly influenced by Chu Berry's phrasing, his 1946-49 sessions turn out to be a great display of Texas style volume and exuberance. His definitive recordings are finally in your hands, including his Blue Note & Savoy sides in full, plus other important dates in the company of Tiny Grimes, Trummy Young, Buster Bailey, Lem Davis, Billy Kyle, Billy Taylor and Buddy Rich. Simply enjoy!

01. Tired (3:15)
02. Blue Skies (2:52)
03. Hardee's Partee (3:11)
04. Idaho (3:11)
05. What Is This Thing Called Love (3:11)
06. Nervous From The Service (2:54)
07. River Edge Rock (3:05)
08. Sweet And Lovely (3:11)
09. C Jam Blues (2:48)
10. Flying Home Part I (3:05)
11. Tiny's Boogie Woogie (2:58)
12. H.R.S. Bounce (3:00)
13. Ooh Baby, You Knock Me Out(2:49)
14. Date For Eight(2:59)
15. Contemporary Blues (2:59)
16. Red Man's Bounce (2:44)
17. Lunatic (2:42)
18. Can't Help Lovin' That Man (2:43)
19. Baby Watch Your Stuff (2:41)
20. Profoundly Blue (2:45)
21. Blue Harlem (2:51)
22. That Old Black Magic (2:37)
23. Boogie Woogie Barbecue (3:01)
24. Misty (Morning) Blues (2:52)
25. Take The "A" Train (2:37)

Total Time: 73:00 min. approx.

Personnel on tracks #1-4: JOHN HARDEE SWINGTET
John Hardee (ts); Sammy Benskin (p); Tiny Grimes (g); John Simmons (b);
Big Sid Catlett (d).
New York, February 28, 1946

Personnel on tracks #5-8: JOHN HARDEE SEXTET
John Hardee (ts); Bill Bivens (vib); Sammy Benskin (p); Jimmy Shirley (g);
Gene Ramey (b); Big Sid Catlett (d).
New York, May 31, 1946

Personnel on tracks #9-11: TINY GRIMES SWINGTET
Trummy Young (tb); John Hardee (ts); Marlowe Morris (p); Tiny Grimes (g); Jimmy Butts (b); Eddie Nicholson (d).
New York, August 14, 1946

Personnel on tracks #12-15: BILLY KYLE's BIG EIGHT
Dick Vance (tp); Trummy Young (tb, vocal on 13); John Hardee (ts); Lem Davis (as); Buster Bailey (cl); Billy Kyle (p); John Simmons (b); Buddy Rich (d).
New York, September 11, 1946

Personnel on tracks #16-19: JOHN HARDEE QUINTET
John Hardee (ts, vocal on 19); Ludvig Joe Jordan (tp); Billy Kyle (p); John Simmons (b);
Cozy Cole (d).
New York, November, 1947

Personnel on tracks #20-23: TINY GRIMES QUINTET
John Hardee (ts); Tiny Grimes (g); George Kelly (p); Lucille Dixon (b); Sonny Payne (d).
New York, December 30, 1947

Personnel on tracks #24-25: BILLY TAYLOR QUINTET
John Hardee (ts); Milt Page (org.); Billy Taylor (p); John Simmons (b); Joe Harris (d). Other sources lists Shadow Wilson as drummer for this session.
New York, November 20, 1949


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