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MG-20422: The River Boat Five Take The Train / The River Boat Five

[Front Cover] Label Type : black Mercury type A
Matrix Number : SIDE-A MG 20422A MS1    FF
SIDE-B MG 20422B MS1    FF



Comments

Equivalent release: Mercury SR-60094 (stereo).

two small tears on back cover.

with original Mercury inner sleeve.

Inside The Groove

River Boat Five's third LP on Mercury - a very happy Dixieland session.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

The rivival of Traditional Jazz, or Dixieland Jazz, would be more common in the 1940s - 1950s. There were so many Dixie-style albums left in the era. This is maybe one of them.

Sometimes I don't come to think which band, which album is “artistically” or “technically” superior ... it doesn't mean anything to me when talking about at least about Dixie. As the jacket cover design shows, it's full of happy moods. Actually on this album, The River Boat Five, although they are not a quintet but a septet, plays so fine. Everybody who listen to this album will get very happy feelings and walk in the line along the music. That's enough.

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

7 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 18237 (PB1693) Wabash Cannonball 2:23
A-2 18238 (PB1694) Sentimental Journey 3:33
A-3 18233 (PB1691) Farewell Blues 3:18
A-4 18242 (PB1698) On The Atchison, Topeka And Santa Fe 2:23
A-5 18232 (PB1690) Toot Toot Tootsie Goodbye 2:53
SIDE-B
B-1 18240 (PB1696) Alabamy Bound 2:01
B-2 18239 (PB1695) Take The “A” Train 2:33
B-3 18243 (PB1699) Casey Jones 2:50
B-4 18241 (PB1697) I've Been Workin' On The Railroad 3:35
B-5 18234 (PB1692) Night Train 3:16

Personnel


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

The River Boat Five (actually a septet) :
Ted Butterman (tp), Wray Thomas (tb), unknown (tuba), Ed Reed (cl, ts),
Keller Merck (p), Milt Fitch (banjo), Jim Lunsford (ds).
Recorded at Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, IL in 1959.

The Artist Also Appears on...

River Boat Five (dixie group) :
  • Mercury MG-20378 / SR-60030 : From Natchez To Mobile
  • Mercury MG-20379 / SR-60034 : Ma! They're Comin' Down The Street
  • Mercury MG-20422 / SR-60094 : River Boat Five Take The Train
  • Mercury MG-20509 / SR-60186 : River Boat Five On A Swinging Date
  • Mercury MG-20629 / SR-60629 : Roaring Twenties
  • Mercury MG-20670 / SR-60670 : In Person At The Banjo Palace



Jackets

Front Back
[MG-20422 FRONT] [MG-20422 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MG-20422 A] [MG-20422 B]



Inner Sleeve

Front Back
[MG-20422 FRONT SLEEVE] [MG-20422 BACK SLEEVE]



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