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MG-20088: Rock 'N Roll / Red Prysock

[Front Cover] Label Type : black Mercury type A
Matrix Number : SIDE-A MG 20088A    MF2    MII    A1    I
SIDE-B MG 20088B    MF5    A1    I



Comments

A-1 “Jump, Red, Jump” also issued on EmArcy 16004 (78rpm), 16004x45 (45rpm), Mercury 70367 (78rpm) and 70367x45 (45rpm).

A-2 “Happy Feet” and A-3 “Blow Your Horn” also issued on Mercury 70419 (78rpm) and 70419x45 (45rpm).

B-2 “Fats Place” also issued on Mercury 70460 (78rpm) and 70460x45 (45rpm).

A-4 “Little Jammie” and A-6 “Rock 'N Roll” also issued on Mercury 70540x45 (45rpm).

A-5 “Zonked” also issued on Mercury 70602x45 (45rpm).

B-4 “That's The Groovy Thing” and B-6 “Handclappin'” also issued on Mercury 70674x45 (45rpm).

B-5 “Jumbo” and B-6 “Handclapping” also issued on Mercury 70698x45 (45rpm).

Inside The Groove

“The Super-Bad Honker” Red Prysock's awesome honkin' album.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

Red Prysock. One of the most famous famous honkers. He was a member of Cootie Williams' band, a member of a horn section of Tiny Grimes Rocking Highlanders, and a player of a Tiny Bradshaw's organization.

He left finest example of blowin', honkin' style of black Jazz ensemble in his Mercury era in the early 1950s. Of course a 45rpm single records were much common in such category of music (and thus Prysock also left a sort of singles), but this album, a compilation of four sessions circa 1954-1955, also features his nice honking sound.

It's interesting to see the name of Blue Mitchell (appeared as “Dick Mitchell” in the liner note on the back cover): he was also a pal in the Tiny Bradshaw's organization.

Anyway, I love such hard, blowing, rocking, honking sounds heard on this vinyl. If you love R&B, Jump music or something, you'll like this album.

Strictly Personal Rating (to what extent I could enjoy this album)

10 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 10409 Jump, Red, Jump (Herbert Gordy) 2:24
A-2 10411 Happy Feet (Herbert Gordy) 2:25
A-3 10412 Blow Your Horn (Benny Green) 2:56
A-4 11111 Little Jamie (Red Prysock) 3:00
A-5 11112 Zonked (Red Prysock) 2:37
A-6 11114 Rock 'N Roll (Red Prysock) 2:56
SIDE-B
B-1 11113 Zip (Red Prysock) 2:17
B-2 10936 Fats Place (Herbert Gordy) 2:37
B-3 11911 Alright, Okay, You Win (Wyche-Watts) 2:29
B-4 11910 That's The Groovy Thing (Earl Bostic) 2:10
B-5 11912 Jumbo (Red Prysock) 2:14
B-6 11913 Hand Clappin' (Red Prysock) 2:38

Personnel


Personnel/recorded date/master numbers confirmed with the Ruppli's discography.
(“The Mercury Labels - A Discography” by Ruppli and Novitsky, Greenwood Press, 1993)

A-1, A-2, A-3:
“Ludwig” Joe Jordan (tp), Donald Cole (tb), Red Prysock (ts), Clarence Eugene Wright (bs),
Roland Johnson (vib), James Neeley (p), Herbert Gordy (b), Cornelius Thomas (ds).
Recorded at Fine Sound Studios, New York City on March 26, 1954.

B-2:
Frank Gailbreath (tp), Julius Sparrow (tb), Red Prysock (ts), Clarence Eugene Wright (bs),
Roland Johnson (vib), Jimmy Neeley (p), Herbert Gordy (b), Cornelius Thomas (ds).
Recorded in New York City on September 13, 1954.

A-4, A-5, A-6, B-1:
Harold "Money" Johnson (tp), Red Prysock (ts), Clarence Eugene Wright (bs),
Roland Johnson (vib), Joe Oliver Blair (p), Herbert Gordy (b), Purnell Rice (ds).
Recorded at Fine Sound Studios, New York City, on January 12, 1955.

B-3, B-4, B-5, B-6:
Blue Mitchell (tp), Red Prysock (ts), Clarence Eugene Wright (bs),
Joe Oliver Blair (p), Raymond Kitz (aka Raymond Ritz) (g), Herbert Gordy (b), Purnell Rice (ds).
Recorded in New York City on July 8, 1955.

The Artist Also Appears on...

Red Prysock (ts) :
  • Mercury MG-20088 : Rock 'N Roll
  • Mercury MG-20211 : Fruit Boots (reissue of Wing MGW-12007)
  • Mercury MG-20307 : The Beat
  • Mercury MG-20434 / SR-60106 : Battle Royal!! / Sil Austin and Red Prysock
  • Mercury MG-20512 / SR-60188 : Swing Softly Red
  • Wing MGW-12007 : Fruit Boots
  • Mercury MG-20089D : Hit Parade, Vol.7 / Various Artists
  • Mercury MG-20167 : The Best In Bands - Sweet & Solid / Various Artists
  • Mercury PPMD-1-12 / PPSD-1-12 : Mercury Perfect Presence / Various Artists
  • Mercury SRM-2-600 : Original Gold Soul: 21 All Time Soul Greats / Various Artists



Jackets

Front Back
[MG-20088 FRONT] [MG-20088 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MG-20088 A] [MG-20088 B]



MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji <shaolin@rhythmaning.org>
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