Storyville Records

The King Jazz Records Story

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Catalogue Number
1088611
Format
5CD Box
Artist
Sidney Bechet / Mezz Mezzrow
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Description

To Mezz Mezzrow, King Jazz was more than a record label. It was the crystallization of his abiding passion for early forms of jazz, a music he saw as a blues-drenched cry of freedom wafting across the waters from New Orleans. It had spread far beyond the bayou and taken on new forms, but Mezz was the self-appointed keeper of the flame and his post-war record business venture was the mason jar that would forever preserve its goodness. Here, the colorful curator teams up for a series of classic collaborations with an undisputed master of improvisation,  his idol, Sidney Bechet. Their work alone would make this 5-CD boxed set a special release, but there is much more to savor, for it combines for the first times the entire output of the King Jazz label, an eclectic mix of performances by people whose names are also a part of the music’s rich legacy. Add to that, careful remastering, an informative illustrated booklet, and Mezzrow’s spoken introductions, recorded exclusively for Storyville—it adds up to a true collector’s item. Yes, there’s a lot of good jam in this very special Mason jar.

 

 

Reviews

Featuring more than five hours of music, this set is a "must have" for anyone interested in jazz history.

 

Chris Mosey AllAboutJazz

Tracklisting

In a Mezz Mezzrow Talks Those Mellow Blues Gully Low Blues Cow Cow Blues Cow Cow Blues Mezzrow Talks I Finally Gotcha Boogin' With Mezz Callin' Em Home Step Down, Step Up Shakin' Loose Shakin' Loose Broken Man Blues New Jailhouse Blues House Party House Party Bowin' the Blues Perdido Street Stomp Perdido Street Stomp Revolutionary Blues (Part 1) Revolutionary Blues (Part 2) Mezzrow Talks Blood on the Moon Levee Blues Mezzrow Talks Layin' My Rules in Blues (11) Bad, Bad Baby Blues (11) Bad, Bad Baby Blues (11) Mezzrow Talks Saw Mill Blues Minor Swoon Minor Swoon Minor Swoon The Sheik of Araby The Sheik of Araby Boogin' with Big Sid Mezzrow Talks Baby, I'm Cuttin' Out Baby, I'm Cuttin' Out Baby, I'm Cuttin' Out Ole Miss Ole Miss Mezzrow Talks Bowin' the Blues Jelly Roll Jelly Roll Jelly Roll Jelly Roll Perdido Street Stomp Perdido Street Stomp 32 Bars of Blues Forgotten Harmony Revolutionary Blues Mezzrow Talks Gone Away Blues De Luxe Stomp Mezzrow Talks Out of the Gallion Out of the Gallion Out of the Gallion Mezzrow Talks Breathless Blues Mezzrow Talks Really the Blues Really the Blues Really the Blues Really the Blues Mezzrow Talks Fat Mama Blues Mezzrow Talks You Got To Give It To Me Hey Daddy Blues Whoop This Wolf Away From My Door Whoop This Wolf Away From My Door Whoop This Wolf Away From My Door Mezzrow Talks You Can't Do That To Me Groovin' the Minor Groovin' the Minor Where am I Where Am I Where Am I Tommy's Blues Tommy's Blues Chicago Function Chicago Function Chicago Function Chicago Function Mezzrow Talks I Want Some I Want Some Mezzrow Talks I'm Speaking My Mind I'm Speaking My Mind I'm Speaking My Mind I'll Never Forget the Blues I'll Never Forget the Blues Mezzrow Talks The Blues and Freud The Blues and Freud Kaiser's Last Break Kaiser's Last Break I'm Goin' Away From Here I'm Goin' Away From Here I Got You Some I Must Have My Boogie Funky Butt Funky Butt Delta Mood Delta Mood Mezzrow Talks Blues of the Roaring Twenties Blues of the Roaring Twenties Caravan

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