The Jazz Singer

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The Jazz Singer 54:30 $11.98
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1 So What 3:33 $1.49 Buy
2 Moody's Mood For Love 3:14 $1.49 Buy
3 Sister Sadie 2:47 $1.49 Buy
4 Lester's Trip To The Moon (Paper Moon) 3:06 $1.49 Buy
5 TD's Boogie Woogie 2:29 $1.49 Buy
6 Now's The Time 3:04 $1.49 Buy
7 Body and Soul 3:36 $1.49 Buy
8 Workshop 3:00 $1.49 Buy
9 Sherry 3:07 $1.49 Buy
10 Baby Girl (These Foolish Things) 3:21 $1.49 Buy
11 Memphis 2:55 $1.49 Buy
12 Honeysuckle Rose 2:21 $1.49 Buy
13 A Crazy Romance (The Preacher) 2:30 $1.49 Buy
14 Night Train 2:37 $1.49 Buy
15 NJR (I'm Gone) 3:21 $1.49 Buy
16 I've Got The Blues (Lester Leaps In) 2:44 $1.49 Buy
17 Silly Little Cynthia 2:00 $1.49 Buy
18 Red's New Dream 4:45 $1.49 Buy

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Eddie Jefferson is the father of bebop vocals, also known as vocalese. Jefferson was a contemporary of Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross, as well as King Pleasure, for whom he wrote words to "Moody's Mood For Love".

Jefferson's voice is flexible, and--on cuts like his famous reading of "Moody's Mood for Love"--he approximates the timbre changes a horn player might make by adjusting his tone while speeding through a phrase or making intervallic leaps. Jefferson's deft facility with lyrics, and his ability to thread them rhythmically through tricky melodic lines, is consistently impressive. Many of his lyrics are about the musicians who originally recorded the compositions, so in addition to his unique talent, what comes through is Jefferson's love for jazz and his reverence for the artists whose work he interprets.

This 18 track CD is a collection of historic dates from 1959-65.

Album Credits:
Eddie Jefferson Primary Artist
John "Johnny" Adriano Acea Piano
Johnny Coles Trumpet
Frank Galbreath Trumpet
Matthew Gee Trombone
Babs Gonzales Background Vocals
Honi Gordon Background Vocals
Honey Gordon Background Vocals
Bill Graham Baritone Saxophone
Ned Gravely Background Vocals
Clarence Johnson Drums
Osie Johnson Drums
Musa Kaleem Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Gene Kee Piano
John Latham Bass
John McFarland Trumpet
Howard McGhee Trumpet
Tom McIntosh Trombone
James Moody Tenor Saxophone
Peck Morrison Bass
Louisiana Red Guitar
Sahib Shihab Alto Saxophone
Tommy Tucker Piano
Herb Abramson Producer
Leonard Feather Liner Notes
Jerry Gordon Producer, Reissue Producer
Dave Shirk Pre-mastering Engineer

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