Sunday, May 21, 2017

Jimmy Raney - The Influence

After barely being on records at all from 1957-1974 (just three albums of material and only one and a half albums during 1958-1973), the great guitarist Jimmy Raney had several opportunities to record for Xanadu between 1975-1976. His debut for the label consists of six trio numbers with bassist Sam Jones and drummer Billy Higgins, along with a couple of unaccompanied solos: "The End of a Love Affair" and his original and somewhat free-form "Suzanne," which (via overdubbing) has two guitars. Otherwise, the set sticks to trio standards, with Raney swinging hard with his distinctive cool tone on such numbers as "I Love You," "It Could Happen to You," and "There Will Never Be Another You." [Highly] Recommended.
Scott Yanow

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Jimmy Raney
The Influence


1 I Love You (Porter)  2:46
2 Body and Soul (Eyton, Green, Heyman, Sour)  7:53
3 It Could Happen to You (Burke, VanHeusen)  5:37
4 Suzanne (Raney)  4:54
5 Get Out of Town (Porter)  5:46
6 The End of a Love Affair (Redding)  2:54
7 There Will Never Be Another You (Gordon, Warren)  4:14
8 Dancing in the Dark (Dietz, Schwartz)  4:08


Jimmy Raney - g
Sam Jones - b
Billy Higgins - dr

Recorded in New York City ; September 2, 1975

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Scoredaddy said...

thanks very much. Raney is a new artist for me and I am enjoying your exploration of his work.

Otis Foster said...

Raney is masterful, and the Xanadu sides are very hard to come by.

Thanks for the offering, M.

neil said...

Rare stuff, indeed. And somewhere out there is 'Jimmy Raney Solo' on Xanadu...

porco rosso said...

Great share, thanks a lot. I was looking for a lossless version of this beauty.

deGallo said...

Thank you. Fantastic album!

jose arboleda said...

Muchas gracias.

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks, Melanchthon.

kristophermc28 said...

Thank you!

aclev said...

Jimmy Raney - Solo 1975, Xanadu

chuchuni said...

Merci pour les Raney, Mel.

aclev, your file unfortunately already expired.

Melanchthon said...

Geoviki said...

Looks terrific, thank you.

tdelyon said...

Thanks for re-up...
Missed it first time !

DEEP said...


Jazz Padd said...

Beautiful! Thanks,

Guelda said...

I love Jimmy Raney, this is not my favorite album though. I prefer "A" for example.

Thank you very much for sharing anyway Mel !