Friday, November 4, 2016

Joe Pass & Herb Ellis - Joe's Blues

Originally recorded in 1968, but not released until thirty years later on the Laser Light label. Joe's Blues is the first of three sessions Joe Pass recorded with colleague and friend, Herb Ellis. It was recorded following Pass' stint as the featured guitarist on Billy Eckstine's television show. His playing is bursting with energy and is a fine preview of what was to come during the next three decades. Ellis proves to be a complementary accompanist and provides his own trademark playing without infringing on Pass' leadership. Highlights include the foot-stomping "Alexander's Ragtime Band" and the two duets, "The Shadow of Your Smile" and "You Stepped Out of a Dream." The latter two would inspire the highly recommended recordings, Seven, Come Eleven and Two for the Road.
Robert Taylor

Source :

Joe Pass
Herb Ellis
Joe's Blues


1 Alexander's Ragtime Band (Berlin)  3:27
2 Look for the Silver Lining (DeSylva, Kern)  3:43
3 Joe's Blues (Pass)  3:28
4 Georgia (Carmichael, Gorrell)  6:28
5 When You're Smiling (Fisher, Goodwin, Shay)  3:35
6 The Shadow of Your Smile (Mandel, Webster)  2:37
7 What Have They Done to My Song, Ma (Safka)  3:35
8 You Stepped Out of a Dream (Brown, Kahn)  1:44
9 Sweet Georgia Brown (Bernie, Casey, Pinkard)  4:55


Joe Pass - g
Herb Ellis - g
Monty Budwig - b
Colin Bailey - dr

Recorded in 1968 ?


Melanchthon said...

deGallo said...

Doesn't get much better than this.
Thank you.

rm said...

merci beaucoup

Peter said...

Dear Melanchthon,

once again great music for the weekend, thank you!

Sandflyer said...

Many thanks for this. Most excellent.

zoot said...

many thanks mel

Otis Foster said...

Thnx melanchthon

Fred Archtop said...

Incredible Mel ! Thanks a million.

Kovina Kris said...

I agree with deGallo. It doesn't get much better than this.