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MG-20374: Like, Be My Guest / Rozelle Gayle

[Front Cover] Label Type : black Mercury type A
Matrix Number : SIDE-A MG-20374A-1    MS1    M    C
SIDE-B MG-20374B-1    MS1    M    A



Comments

with original Mercury inner sleeve.

Inside The Groove

A true good-old entertainment accompanied with piano trio.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

Rozelle Gayle, formerly known as a nice pianist in the pre-war era, later became famous for his entertaining talk and narration playing piano. This album concentrates on his latter side - he sings, talks and jumps, playing his honky-tonky piano, backed up with a bass and drums. A very enjoyable entertainment!

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

7 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 16835 I Want A Big Fat Mama 5:20
A-2 16838 Vesta la Giuba (R. Leoncavallo - R. Gayle) 6:00
A-3 16839 Caledonia (F. Moore - Cherrosin) 5:24
A-4 16840 The House Of Blue Lights (D. Raye - F. Slack) 4:34
SIDE-B
B-1 16837 Down The Road A Piece (D. Raye) 5:37
B-2 16833 I Hadn't Anyone Till You (R. Noble) 2:50
B-3 16836 It Ain't Necessarily So (Geo. & Ira Gershwin) -
B-4 16841 Like, Be My Guest (R. Gayle) 3:27
B-5 16834 Autumn Leaves (Mercer - Prevert - Kosma) 4:10

Personnel


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

Ruppli doesn't mention the instrument organ, but we can actually hear the sound, at least on A-2, A-4, B-1, B-2, B-3, B-4 and B-5.

UPDATE (Sep. 26, 2008):
updated the personnel and the location of this recordings. This is because of the following information.

(1) Liner-notes on the back cover says:

“ . . . Rozelle played all of the top clubs in Chicago and New York and on December 3, 1948 he opened in Los Angeles and he remained in the City of Angels ever since. Playing in top sopts in Hollywood and other cities, Rozelle has made a great hit on TV and appeared on the Betty White Show for two years . . . ”

(2) At least on two tracks (A-1 and B-1), we can hear the chit chats between Rozelle and players, where the name of “Leroy” and “Shelly” can be quite plainly heard - in one occasions Rozelle mentions like “Shelly The Manne”.

Thank you so much for Hugh Hunter-san in New Zealand for letting me know about this via kind e-mail.

A-1, B-2, B-3, B-5:
Rozelle Gayle (p, org, vo),
highly possibly with unknown Leroy Vinnegar (b), unknown Shelly Manne (ds).
Recorded in New York City Los Angeles, CA on January 9, 1958.

A-2, A-3, A-4, B-1, B-4:
same personnel as above.
Recorded in New York City Los Angeles, CA on January 11, 1958.






Jackets

Front Back
[MG-20374 FRONT] [MG-20374 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MG-20374 A] [MG-20374 B]



Inner Sleeve

Front Back
[MG-20383 FRONT SLEEVE] [MG-20383 BACK SLEEVE]

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