VARIOUS ARTISTS 'How Low Can You Go?-Anthology Of The String Band 1925-1941'

VARIOUS ARTISTS 'How Low Can You Go?-Anthology Of The String Band 1925-1941'

  • $48.00


If you like old-style hot jazz, you’ll love this impressive 3-CD set of over 75 tunes that feature prominent examples of bass fiddle playing. Though it is primarily a jazz package, there are some country groups included, and that’s why it is included here. Starting in to play this collection, it isn’t long before one feels the hand of Dick Spottswood at work—he was involved in this label’s unique “GOODBYE BABYLON” box set a few years ago, and this new package shares the same production values and shows Spottswood’s excellent taste (and knowledge) in selecting the tunes, many of which taken from very rare and obscure 78rpm records of the late 1920s and 30s. Don’t expect bass solos here, just solid, swinging jazz and blues moved along by energetic and skilled bass players like Bill Johnson (who appears on many of the cuts here with bands like the Dixie Four and the State Street Ramblers). There are a few pieces by country groups like Bob Wills, Milton Brown, Crystal Springs Ramblers, early Roy Acuff, Jimmy Rodgers and Taylor-Griggs Louisiana Melody Makers, and they fit well, but most of the set features jazz & blues legends like Sam Morgan’s Jazz Band, Junie Cobb, Chippie Hill, Jelly Roll Morton, Reverend D.C. Rice and the Cotton Top Mountain Sanctified Singers. A superb 96-page booklet of notes & photos comes with this box: a fascinating work! (3-CD Box)

Artists:

  • TED LEWIS & HIS BAND
  • JEAN GOLDKETTE & HIS ORCHESTRA
  • JELLY ROLL MORTON
  • BOBBIE LEECAN'S NEED MORE BAND
  • SAM MORGAN'S JAZZ BAND
  • MART BRITT & HIS ORCH.
  • JIMMIE RODGERS
  • FRENCHY'S STRING BAND
  • DALLAS STRING BAND
  • JOE TURNER
  • SONNY GREER
  • ED LANG
  • LUIS RUSSELL
  • FLETCHER HENDERSON
  • JACK TEAGARDEN
  • WILMOTH HOUDINI
  • LIONEL BELASO
  • HARLEM HOT SHOTS
  • NEW ORLEANS FEETWARMERS
  • EDDIE SOUTH
  • DICKY WELLS SHIM SHAMMERS
  • PRAIRIE RAMBLERS
  • MILTON BROWN
  • EVA TAYLOR

Track Listing:

  • Milenberg Joys
  • Dinah
  • Black Bottom Stomp
  • My Pretty Girl
  • Wash-Board Cut Out
  • Bogalusa Strut
  • Down by the Riverside
  • Bull Frog Blues
  • China Boy
  • Voice of the Southland
  • 11. Thelma Terry and Her Playboys - Mama's Gone, Goodbye
  • 12. Halfway House Dance Orchestra - I'd Like to Go Back to That Old Pal of Mine
  • Goose Creek-Stomp
  • Waiting For a Train
  • Texas and Pacific Blues
  • So Tired
  • Freeze and Melt
  • Hot Heels
  • Where the Sweet Magnolias Bloom
  • L'Orchestre Antillais
  • Squabblin'
  • Duet Stomp
  • Poor Li'l Me
  • Panama
  • Chinatown, My Chinatown
  • Chances Are
  • Tiger Tom Kill Tiger Cat, Damblay, Santapie and Rat
  • Depression-Paseo
  • Who's Sorry Now?
  • Shag
  • My Oh, My
  • Baby Are You Satisfied
  • Tex's Dance
  • Brownie's Stomp
  • Rug Cutter Swing
  • The Stuff Is Here and It's Mellow
  • Ta-hu-wa-hu-wa-i
  • 13. The Spirits of Rhythm
  • 14. Bugle Call Rag
  • 15. Good Morning, Judge
  • 16. The Dozen
  • 17. Don't 'low
  • 18. Rug Cutter's Function
  • 19. Yes Sir, That's My Baby
  • 20. Deep Blue Melody
  • 21. White Heat
  • 22. Tired of Me
  • 23. Pagin' the Devil
  • 24. Liza, Pull Down the Shades
  • 25. Pluckin' the Bass
  • 26. Climax Rag (take 1)
  • 27. Sepia Panorama
  • CD 3 (Bill Johnson)
  • 1. Dixie Four - Kentucky Stomp
  • 2. Dixie Four - Saint Louis Man
  • 3. State Street Ramblers - Endurance Stomp
  • 4. State Street Ramblers - Tuxedo Stomp
  • 5. State Street Ramblers - Brown Skin Mama
  • 6. State Street Ramblers - St. Louis Nightmare
  • 7. State Street Ramblers - Tell Me Cutie
  • 8. State Street Ramblers - Some Day You'll Know
  • 9. Junie C. Cobb and His Grains Of Corn - Endurance Stomp (take A)
  • 10. The Midnight Rounders - Shake Your Shimmy
  • 11. The Midnight Rounders - Bull Fiddle Rag (take A)
  • 12. Junie C. Cobb and His Grains of Corn - Shake That Jelly Roll
  • 13. Junie C. Cobb and His Grains of Corn - Don't Cry, Honey
  • 14. Banjo Ikey Robinson and His Bull Fiddle Band - My Four Reasons
  • 15. Rev. D.C. Rice and His Sanctified Congregation - He's Got His Eyes on You
  • 16. Rev. D.C. Rice and His Sanctified Congregation - I'm In the Battlefield for My Lord
  • 17. Cotton Top Mountain Sanctified Singers - She's Coming 'Round the Mountain
  • 18. Rev. D.C. Rice and His Sanctified Congregation - I'm Pressing On
  • 19. Rev. D.C. Rice and His Sanctified Congregation - No Night There
  • 20. Chippie Hill - I Ain't Gonna Do It No More
  • 21. Chippie Hill - Pratt City Blues
  • 22. Bill Johnson's Louisiana Jug Band - Get the L On Down the Road
  • 23. Bill Johnson's Louisiana Jug Band - Don't Drink It In Here
  • 24. Tampa Red's Hokum Jug Band - I Wonder Where My Easy Rider's Gone
  • 25. Tampa Red's Hokum Jug Band - Come On Mama Do That Dance
  • 26. The Midnight Rounders - Bull Fiddle Rag (take B)