BDW 8071 – California jazz 1922-27. Kid Ory, Harvey Brooks, Reb Spikes & more | West Coast Jazz

Recorded in California, this compilation includes the historic 1922 recordings by Kid Ory, as well as the complete recordings of Harvey Brooks’ Quality Four and Reb Spikes. Remastering is by John R.T. Davies, and extensive liner notes are by Russ Shor and John Wilby.

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Roberta Dudley

Roberta Dudley (v) accompanied by Ory’s Sunshine Orchestra: Mutt Carey (c), Kid Ory (tb), Dink Johnson (cl), Fred Washington (p), Ed Garland (sb), Ben Borders (d).

Los Angeles, April 1922

1. Krooked Blues (Spikes Bros. and Dink Johnson)    Sunshine 3001-A

2. When You’re Alone Blues (Spikes Bros.)                 Sunshine 3001-B

Ruth Lee And Ory’s Sunshinne (sic) Orchestra

Ruth Lee (v) acc by : Mutt Carey (c), Kid Ory (tb), Dink Johnson (cl), Fred Washington (p), Ed Garland (sb), Ben Borders (d).

Los Angeles, April 1922

3. Maybe Some Day (Spikes Bros.)                               Sunshine 3002-A

4. That Sweet Something Dear (Spikes Bros.)            Sunshine 3002-B

Ory’s Sunshine Orchestra

Mutt Carey (c) Kid Ory (tb), Dink Johnson (cl), Fred Washington (as), (p), Ed Garland (sb), Ben Borders.

Los Angeles, late May 1922

5. Ory’s Creole Trombone (Ory)                                  Sunshine 3003-A

6. Society Blues (Spikes Bros.)                                    Sunshine 3003-B

Harvey Brooks’ Quality Four

Leon Herriford (cl,as), Paul Howard (cl,ts), Harvey Brooks (p), Henry “Tincan” Allen (d,k), Jesse Derrick (v). The vocal on Down On The Farm is by the band.

Hollywood, c. February 1924

7. 40 Mistreating Daddy (Grainger-Ricketts)-vJD     Hollywood 1008

8. 42 Frankie and Johnny Blues (Leighton-Shields) Hollywood 1008

9. 44 Who Will Get It (Warfield)-vJD                          Hollywood 1022

10. 133 If You’ll Come Back (Erlich-Layton)-vJD        Hollywood 1021

11. 135 Nobody’s Sweetheart (Kahn-Erdman-Meyers-Schoebel)      Hollywood 1021

12. 137 Down On The Farm (Dale-Parrott-Adams-vBand                  Hollywood 1022

Unknown Band

Unknown (t), (tb), 2 or 3 (reeds), (p), (bb), (d).

Hollywood, c. late 1924

13. 247 No One Knows What It’s All About (–)               probably Hollywood test

14. 248 Mean Blues (–)                                                      probably Hollywood test

Reb’s Legion Club 45s

Possibly: Andrew Blakeney-Russell Massingale or George Orendorff (t), Leon White or Edgar Williams (tb), Les Hite (cl,as), Sid LeProtti or Adam “Slocum” Mitchell or William Calhoun(reeds), Benjamin “Reb” Spikes (bsx), Eugene Wright (p) Bill Perkins (bjo,g), Max Shaw (bb), Lionel Hampton (d). Two band members speak on Sheffield Blues.

Hollywood, c. November 1924

15. Steppin’ High (J.C. & B.F. Spikes)                               Hollywood un-numbered

16. Sheffield Blues (Hite & Wright)-sp                            Hollywood un-numbered

Reb Spikes Majors and Minors

George Bryant-Addison O’Neill (t), William B. Woodman, Sr.-Eddie Morgan (tb), Adam “Slocum” Mitchell-Benjamin “Reb” Spikes and another (reeds), possibly Fritz Webster (or Weston) (vln,p), ? Gordon (p), ? Bruce-William Robinson (bjo), George Morgan (bb), Lawrence (or George) Craig (d).

Los Angeles, October 15, 1927

17. 144765-3 My Mammy’s Blues (Spikes Bros.)            Columbia 1193-D

18. 144766-2 Fight That Thing (Spikes Bros.)                 Columbia 1193-D

Dick Lucke and His Arcadians

Probably: Joe Farren-Charles “Ducky” Yontz (t), Max Williams (tb), Jimmy Kirkwood (as), Walt Lucke (as), Waldo Sundsmo (ts), “Shady” Lane (bjo), Don Combs (bb), Jimmy Jackson (d).

Hollywood, 1925

19.                Suite 16 (—)                                                 Hollywood un-numbered

Freddie Carter and His Orchestra

Unidentified (t), (tb), 3 (reeds), (p), (bjo), (bb), Billy Markas (d). In addition to Freddy Carter himself, the orchestra is known to have included Ned Schwinkard, George Lander, Paul Frey, Elliott Bowman, Glenn Fultz, Herschel Ratcliffe and Elwood Reeves. Aside from Markas, the instruments they played are not known.

Hollywood, c. 1926

20. 2073 Eccentric (Robinson)                                    California B-2076

Lake Arrowhead Orchestra

Unidentified (t), 3 (reeds), (p), (bjo), (d).

Los Angeles, c. July, 1925

21. 734 Everything Is Hotsy-Totsy Now (—)                 Hollywood un-numbered

Los Angeles, c. 1926

22. Deep Henderson (Fred Rose)                                Hollywood 711

Alternative Takes:

Harvey Brooks’ Quality Four

Leon Herriford (cl,as), Paul Howard (cl,ts), Harvey Brooks (p), Henry “Tincan” Allen (d,k), Jessie Derrick (v). The vocal on Down On The Farm is by the band.

Hollywood, c. February 1924

23. 41 Mistreating Daddy (Grainger-Ricketts)-vJD                                    Hollywood 1008

24. 43 Frankie and Johnny Blues (Leighton-Shields)                                Hollywood 1008

25. 134 If You’ll Come Back (Erlich-Layton)-vJD                                         Hollywood 1021

26. 139 Down On The Farm (Dale-Parrott-Adams-Harrison)-vBand       Hollywood 1022