Sunday, April 2, 2017

Ray Bryant - Little Susie

Pianist Ray Bryant's debut for Columbia was named after "Little Susie," a hit single he had a short time earlier recorded for Signature. The trio LP with bassist Tommy Bryant and either Gus Johnson or Eddie Locke on drums (reissued by Columbia Special Products in the early 1970's) has a remake of "Little Susie," a few other originals that did not catch on as hits and Bryant's interpretations of such songs as "By Myself," "Willow Weep For Me" and Cole Porter's "So In Love."
Scott Yanow

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Ray Bryant
Little Susie


1 Little Susie (Bryant)  4:45
2 By Myself (Bryant)  3:21
3 Blues for Norine (Bryant)  4:35
4 Moon-Faced, Starry-Eyed (Bryant)  3:26
5 Big Buddy (Bryant)  5:34
6 Willow Weep for Me (Ronell)  5:10
7 Greensleeves (Trad.)  2:26
8 So in Love (Porter)  5:37
9 If I Can Just Make It (Bryant)  2:12
10 Misty (Burke, Garner)  4:04


[# 1-3, 10]
Ray Bryant - p
Tommy Bryant - b
Oliver Jackson - dr
Recorded in New York City ; December 10, 1959
[# 4-7, 8, 9]
Same as above, except
Eddie Locke - dr, replaces Jackson
Recorded in New York City ; January 19, 1960


Melanchthon said...

Fred Archtop said...

Merci Mel. Je vais écouter ça.

zoltanzylox said...

Thanks Mel!

Luis said...

I want to thank you for all the marvellous music you have been sharing on these pages, Mel. Muito obrigado. Regarding this post, on some pages credit drummer as Oliver Jackson
Howevere, others have Gus Johnson credited
I am not sure which one is correct but I am inclined for the latter version. His name comes printed on the vinyl label.
On this latter page you will note also that composers are somewhat different from the ones listed on your post. But there is no mention to whom wrote If I Can Just Make It (Into Heaven). However, Ray Bryant played this tune on Montreux '77 and it was credited as Traditional. Therefore, I believe the correct song list should read.

01 Little Susie (Ray Bryant) 4:40
02 By Myself (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) 3:20
03 Blues For Norine (Ray Bryant) 4:35
04 Moon-Faced, Starry-Eyed (Kurt Weill, Langston Hughes) 3:27
05 Big Buddy (Ray Bryant) 5:37
06 Willow Weep For Me (Ann Ronell) 5:12
07 Greensleeves (Traditional) 2:26
08 So In Love (Cole Porter) 5:41
09 If I Can Just Make It - Into Heaven (Traditional) 2:12
10 Misty (Erroll Garner) 4:04

deGallo said...

Love it! Thank you.

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Rodney said...

Thank you, Mel

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you very much Mel!

neil said...

Been living with mp3s since 2012, so many thanks for the opportunity to upgrade, mel...

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

Chris said...

got this great album nice to find correct tracks credits

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, Mel!