Re: [RedHotJazz] Re: Nat King Cole and Lester Young
- I had a 1946 RCA 78 set of the "Esquire All American Award Winners."Jivin' with Jarvis" was
one of the 78s in that set.The set also had Ellington's "Rock-a-Bye River" as well as a blues
that was called "Buckin' the Blues" that featured the trumpet of Buck Clayton and John Col-
lins on guitar.There was a time when Hampton toyed with the idea of having a big band bui-
lt the King Cole Trio.I would have to go through my LP collection,but it seems that I have "J-
ivin' with Jarvis on an RCA Camden LP.I remember hearing a couple of other sides from that
Esquire album,one was "Blue Me Down",written by Billy Moore,Jr. and based on the chords
of "I Got Rhythm"(I just hated it;"Rock-a-Bye River" was on the reverse)and "Mouldy Fig S-
tomp" which was supposed a parody based on the chords of "Basin Street Blues".Chubby
had some "humourus" vocalisms and featured Harry Carney and Coleman Hawkins who
had a solo spot on one side of "Indian Summer".He was in fine form.In the early seventies,
those aforementioned sides were reissued on RCA's reactivated "Vintage Series".
spacelights <spacelights@...> wrote:
Nat Cole's Trio also made excellent jazz sides with Lionel Hampton in
1940, especially Victor 26724 ("Jivin' With Jarvis" / "Blue") as The
Hampton Rhythm Boys...
--- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, "Robert Dewar" <pipesndrums@...> wrote:
> And what wonderful music it is! There are times when I wish that Nat
> have such golden pipes and had stuck with playing jazz piano.
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