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Track Listing - Disc 1. Jay McShann. Hootie Blues. Dexter Blues. Vine Street Boogie. Confessin' the Blues. Hold 'Em, Hootie. So You Won't Jump.
Hootie's Ignorant Oil. Lonely Boy Blues. I just wanted to be a songwriter. It was released in late By July of the year the recording master was picked up by local music entrepreneur John Dolphin and re-released on his Recorded In Hollywood label.
Big Jim Wynn began he began playing piano and clarinet, switching to tenor sax in his early teens. By the mid s, Wynn had formed his own band and was playing tenor sax at a Watts club called Little Harlem where he first met T-Bone Walker.
Walker began sitting in with the Wynn band; the beginning of an association that was to last for over 17 years. Excelsior had some notable blues singers in their own roster, most notably the overlooked Duke Henderson. Henderson made his debut in for Apollo. Following this Banks led his own group. The ensemble played throughout southern California and recorded until Banks led a new group in , but disbanded it quickly.
In he began playing piano, and though he accompanied Fluffy Hunter on tenor saxophone in , he spent most of the rest of his life on piano. There were over three hundred nightspots in the city, not to mention the saloons and bars that were dotted throughout the neighborhoods, both black and white.
The district between 12th to 18th streets, and from Central to Vine streets was lined with clubs, playing six nights a week to jam-packed crowds. During the days of public segregation, the intersection of 18th and Vine served as the hub of a bustling business and entertainment district—the heart and soul of an African American community.
The music scene peaked from the s until the early s. We also hear from fine blues ladies like Julia Lee and Myra Taylor as well as a number of other lesser know Kansas City artists. In she cut her first recording session for Paramount Records. Her earliest recordings used the twins Milas banjo and Miles Pruitt guitar. In she cut some tracks for the Holmes owned Merrit Records as well as the Gennett label. She cut more sides in for Paramount and finals sides for Brunswick in He cut one 78 under his own name for Brunswick in Holmes leveraged his contacts in the phonograph industry to win regional distribution rights for the Gennett, Black Swan, Columbia, Paramount, OKeh, and other fledgling race labels.
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