Monday, April 18, 2016

Joe Bushkin - Chronological Classics (1947-1950)

In 2007 the Classics Chronological Series began reissuing every recording known to have been made by pianist Joe Bushkin (1916-2004), starting with the Commodore and Savoy sessions of 1940-1946. Released in 2008, the sequel to that amazing collection delves even deeper into the discographical dilemma of Bushkin's recording activities by tracing his movements during the years 1947-1950, beginning with six sides by Joe Bushkin & His Rhythm that originally appeared on 10" Royale and Rondo-lette LPs. This grab bag of obscure delights includes V-Disc jams, collaborations with cornetist Bobby Hackett and trumpeters Buck Clayton and Roy Eldridge, a smart take of "I May Be Wrong" sung by Liza Morrow, and a two-part romp through "Indiana" drawn from an MGM sampler called Maggie Fisher's Piano Playhouse. Tracks 15-24 are piano trios, recorded on February 24 and 25, 1950, and issued on one of the first-ever Atlantic LPs, I Love a Piano. A marvelous improviser and a skilled interpreter of popular melodies with a background in both Chicago-style and big-band swing, Joe Bushkin was now helping to establish the great mid-20th century genre of keyboard mood music.
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Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/1947-1950-r1346481

Joe Bushkin
Chronological Classics 
(1947-1950)

Tracks

1 Chicago (Fisher)  2:48
2 12th Street Rag (Bowman, Summer)  3:02
3 Edgewater Beach (unknow)  2:50
4 Doggin' the Gutter (unknow)  2:48
5 New Orleans Butterfly (unknow)  3:14
6 Hoity-Hoity (unknow)  2:43
7 The Song Is Ended (Berlin)  5:16
8 Sweet Georgia Brown (Casey, Pinkard)  5:18
9 I May Be Wrong (Rushkin, Sullivan)  3:03
10 You Do Something to Me (Porter)  2:57
11 Soft Lights and Sweet Music (Berlin)  1:39
12 Soft Lights and Sweet Music (Berlin)  2:31
13 Indiana, Pt. 1 (Hanley, MacDonald)  2:47
14 Indiana, Pt. 2 (Hanley, MacDonald)  2:24
15 I Can't Get Started (Duke, Gershwin)  2:50
16 It Never Entered My Mind (Hart, Rodgers)  3:09
17 Oh ! Look at Me Now (Bushkin, DeVries)  2:51
18 So in Love (Porter)  2:28
19 I Love a Piano (Berlin)  2:30
20 If I Knew You Were There (Berle, Bushkin)  3:04
21 One for the Road (Arlen, Mercer)  3:02
22 But Not for Me (Gershwin)  3:09
23 Dancing on the Ceilling (Hart, Rodgers)  2:52
24 [Four Hand Boogie Woogie on] Stompin' at the Savoy (Sampson)  2:38


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Personnel
[# 1-6] JOE BUSHKIN & HIS RHYTHM
Joe Bushkin - p
Willie "The Lion" Smith - p
Recorded circa 1947/50
[# 7] JOE BUSHKIN & ORCHESTRA
Buck Clayton - tp
Freddie Ohms - tb
Peanuts Hucko - cl
Bill Vitale - ts
Joe Bushkin - p
Jack Lesberg - b
Morey Feld - dr
Recorded in New Ork ; circa April, 1948
[# 8] JOE BUSHKIN QUARTET
Peanuts Hucko - cl
Joe Bushkin - p
Jack Lesberg - b
Morey Feld - dr
Recorded same date as above
[# 9] LIZA MORROW, ACCOMPANIED BY JOE BUSKIN & HIS GROUP
Roy Eldridge - tp
Freddie Ohms - tb
Peanuts Hucko - cl
Bill Vitale - ts
Joe Bushkin - p
Jack Lesberg - b
Morey Feld - dr
Liza Morrow - voc
Recorded probably same date as above
[# 10-11] JOE BUSKIN, PIANO BOBBY HACKETT, TRUMPET
Bobby Hackett - tp
Joe Bushkin - p
Recorded in New York ; October 26, 1948
[# 12] PIANO PLAYHOUSE
Joe Bushkin - p
Recorded in New York ; August 3, 1949
[# 13 & 14] PIANO PLAYHOUSE
Cy Walter - p
Stan Freeman - p
Joe Bushkin - p
Recorded in New York ; August 4, 1949
[# 15-24] JOE BUSHKIN TRIO
Joe Bushkin - p
[unknown] - b
[unknown] - dr
Recorded in New York ; February 24 & 25 [# 22-24], 1950

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank You. Great post.


George

marcusr said...

Wow! Thank You!

Philo said...

Another fine Chronological Classics compilation.

This is great! Thank you.

Alberto Cos said...

Really great. Thanks a lot, Mel

Frank said...

Thanks for more of the wonderful swing virtuoso Joe Bushkin!

cvllos said...

Well, Melanchthon, I dig Bushkin's works!
Thank you for your taste!

fcapeau said...

Some more gems from the Past ! Many thanks to you, Mel ...; And to Chronological Classics

glinka21 said...

I get some kind of code at the top of the screen when I try to download this, and nothing else:

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deGallo said...

Great post! Thank you.

steve said...

Thanks for this introduction Mel. I have never heard Mr. Bushkin!

Melanchthon said...

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Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You