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MG-20364: Honky Tonk Piano The Stein Way / Lou Stein

[Front Cover] Label Type : black Mercury type B
Matrix Number : SIDE-A MG-20364A-1    MSI    M
SIDE-B MG-20364B-1    MSI    M2



Comments

Equivalent release: Mercury SR-60054 (stereo).

Monaural-only jacket: different from Stereo edition's jacket.

Song orders are also different from Stereo edition.

with Mercury inner sleeve.

Inside The Groove

A fine blend of Honky Tonk piano with Dixieland style ensemble.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

Although the title says “Honky Tonk Piano”, it's a kind of Dixieland style ensemble. Lou Stein's honking upright piano jumps so well, while a great George Barnes' nice ringing of guitar and banjo are fine.

The arrangements in all tunes tend to be in a monotone, so some may feel a little boring. I like this ensemble though.

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

6 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 16450 (PB445) Heartaches (Al Hoffman & John Klenner) 2:33
A-2 16448 (PB443) I Cried For You (Gus Arnheim, Abe Lyman & Arthur Freed) 2:36
A-3 16479 (PB450) Bye Bye Blackbird (Dixon & Henderson) 2:31
A-4 16451 (PB446) You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want To Do It) (James V. Monaco & Joseph McCarthy) 2:43
A-5 16446 (PB441) I Can't Give You Anything But Love (Jimmy McHugh & Dorothy Fields) 2:30
A-6 16481 (PB452) When The Saints Go Marching In (Public Domain) 3:13
SIDE-B
B-1 16478 (PB449) My Melancholy Baby (Ernie Burnett, George A. Norton & Maybelle E. Watson) 2:52
B-2 16447 (PB442) In The Mood (Joe Garland) 2:36
B-3 16476 (PB447) My Blue Heaven (Walter Donaldson & George Whiting) 2:20
B-4 16477 (PB448) I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover (Woods & Dixon) 2:23
B-5 16480 (PB451) It Had To Be You (Jones & Kahn) 2:31
B-6 16449 (PB444) One O'Clock Jump (Count Basie) 2:41

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-4, A-5, B-2, B-6:
Lou Stein (upright piano), Mel Davis (tp), Milt Yaner (sax), George Berg (sax), George Barnes (g, banjo), Sid Block (b, tuba), Bunny Shawker (ds).
Recorded in New York City on December 2, 1957.

A-3, A-6, B-1, B-3, B-4, B-5:
same personnel as above.
Recorded in New York City on December 5, 1957.






Jackets

Front Back
[MG-20364 FRONT] [MG-20364 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MG-20364 A] [MG-20364 B]



Inner Sleeve

Front Back
[MG-20673 FRONT SLEEVE] [MG-20673 BACK SLEEVE]

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