Organology Vol. 2: Syncopated Clock
  • Wild Bill Davis
    Wild Bill Davis

Wild Bill Davis

Organology Vol. 2: Syncopated Clock

Ocium Jazz

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

Reference: OCM CD 047

Bar code: 8435086700476

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.

01. Pompton Turnpike 2:44
02. Nina Never Knew 2:31
03. Rhapsody In Blue 2:56
04. The Jitterbug Waltz 2:18
05. Indian Summer 3:06
06. Come Rain Or Come Shine 2:36
07. Wailin' For The Moondog 2:47
08. Theme For "Joe Louis Story" 3:07
09. 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 6:0 *

Total time: 65:40 min.

(*) Unissued bonus tracks

Personnel on 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

Personnel on tracks #20-21:
Wild Bill Davis (org); Floyd Smith (g); Chris Columbus (d).
Recorded in Vallauris, France July 28, 1972


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