This new Jazzology release brings together two great recordings from the 1950s, catching Doc Evans at the height of his amazing career.
I’ve been waiting years for this recording to released on CD. Originally recorded by Ewing Nunn and released on his Audiophile label, this is a great record! There’s something about Spirituals music that lends itself so well to Dixieland. Drummer Red Maddock has the vocals and does an outstanding job. The new liner notes were written by Allan Evans, Doc’s son.
Spirituals & Blues
1. Just A Closer Walk With Thee (Traditional) 4:52
2. Just A Little While To Stay Here (Traditional) 7:19
3. Joe Turner Blues (W. C. Handy, 1915) 4:29
4. Ain’t Nobody’s Business (Grainger & Robbins) 5:50
5. Terrible Blues (Clarence Williams, 1924) 4:00
6. Winin’ Boy Blues (Jelly Roll Morton, 1939) 5:38
7. How Long Blues (Leroy Carr) 5:10
Doc Evans, cornet; Dick Pendleton, clarinet; Hal Runyon, trombone; Knocky Parker, piano;
George Tupper, tuba; Bill Peer, banjo; Red Maddock, drums and vocal. Originally released as Audiophile AP-63 (APS-5963) in 1959.
8. Dippermouth Blues (Joe King Oliver) 5:36
9. High Society (Clarence Williams) 3:29
10. Smokey Mokes (Abe Holzmann, 1899) 3:16
11. Jackass Blues (Art Kassel & Mel Stitzel) 6:20
12. Canal Street Blues (Joe King Oliver) 3:09
13. Shim-Me-Sha-Wobble (Spencer Williams) 4:24
14. The Chant (Mel Stitzel, 1926) 3:25
15. Richard M. Jones’ Blues (Richard M. Jones) 4:30
16. Some Of These Days (Shelton Brooks, 1910) 3:46
Doc Evans, cornet; Dick Pendleton, clarinet; Hal Runyon, trombone; Knocky Parker, piano; George Tupper, tuba; Bill Peer, banjo; Warren Thewis, drums. Originally released as Audiophile AP-45 in 1957.
Total time: 73:42 of glorious music!